Health Notes

Healing for Body, Mind and Spirit

by Katina Granger on November 30, 2015

Methodist Health System provides healing for the whole person – body, mind and spirit. Ministering to those of every faith or belief, The Meaning of Care can be seen everyday in our hospital chaplains, especially Rev. Melissa Strong.

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Finding the “Healthy” in the Holiday

by Dr. Lindsay Northam on November 23, 2015

Welcome to the highest calorie season of the year!  It is reported that the average American will eat up to 4,500 calories and 229 grams of fat on Thanksgiving Day!

For all the things for which we are thankful, holiday pounds rarely make the list. In order to combat the somewhat inevitable barrage of calories this season, get creative with healthy substitutions and low calorie/low fat options.

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Students Accept Methodist No Tobacco Challenge

November 20, 2015
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Some school lessons go far beyond the classroom. Methodist hopes its latest challenge issued to Omaha students lasts well into the future. This year, 1,579 students in 75 classrooms across the metro took on the No Tobacco Challenge. The annual Challenge from Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center Lung-Thoracic Oncology Clinic asks students to pledge to remain […]

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What Not to Say to a NICU Parent (And What You Should Say Instead)

November 17, 2015
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The day expectant parents find out about their pregnancy, they begin dreaming about their baby’s future: the day their new little one arrives and all the excitement surrounding their delivery and homecoming. What no one expects is an early arrival or complications that land a newborn baby in the NICU. However, this year, Methodist Women’s […]

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NICU Grads Help Make Way for Expansion

November 13, 2015
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Click here to view a slideshow of the Methodist Women’s Hospital NICU groundbreaking event. 3… 2… 1! Eight tiny tots busted through the wall at Methodist Women’s Hospital on Nov. 12 to help create space for more kids just like them. The laughter and cheers that followed were the perfect way to announce a $19.3 […]

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“The Best I Have Ever Experienced.”

November 10, 2015
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Ron Petersen is no stranger to hospitals. As a Registered Cardiopulmonary Technologist, he worked in health care both as a provider and in sales for years before retirement. Recently, a situation with his own health landed him as a patient at Methodist Hospital. “I can say with confidence that I recognize good nursing staff when […]

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Hospice Brings Peace to Parents’ Final Life Journeys

November 6, 2015
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Flipping through the poignant photographs of her father’s final days, Lori Bataglia is simply grateful. Death and dying is never easy, but these moments – although painful – were beautiful and peaceful. “He was surrounded with love and he had impeccable care from our Methodist Home Health and Hospice team,” said Lori. “They made it […]

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Managing Diabetes for LIFE

November 2, 2015
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Making good, healthy choices when it comes to managing your diabetes is all about education. “We’re often not thinking about how we need to be taking care of ourselves more,” said Martha Nepper, MS, RDN, LMNT, CDE, a registered dietitian at Methodist. “Are you testing your blood sugars? Do you have a meal plan? Are […]

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Family Thankful for Candid, Sincere and Empathetic Care

October 29, 2015
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Dear Dr. Reilly, On behalf of my dad and my family, I wish to extend my sincere thanks to you personally and to your staff for the excellent care you have given our father. We have certainly been through some challenging times in the past couple of years since we began to notice changes in […]

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Care and Compassion Beyond Bedside

October 27, 2015
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Thea Kyhnn, RN, isn’t your typical Methodist nurse. She doesn’t visit patients at their bedside or administer medications as prescribed by a patient’s physician. Thea is a nurse in the Methodist Hospital Pre-Surgery Department, helping to arrange for patients’ much-needed care. Her impact on the lives of patients is just as great. “Even though Thea […]

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