Health Notes

Zika Virus At A Glance

by Katina Granger on February 8, 2016

Methodist Physicians Clinic health care providers are fielding lots of questions about the Zika virus. so we are working hard to make the information available and easy to understand. Check out this infographic for the latest information on symptoms, prevention and treatment for Zika. (Click the image to enlarge.) You can also check the links below for more blogs from our infectious disease and travel medicine experts.

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Cold and Flu Season: When Do You Need Antibiotics?

by Katina Granger on February 5, 2016

When you’re suffering with cough and cold, the first impulse is to get on medication… and fast. But with superbugs on the rise, antibiotics aren’t the first or best line of defense.

“Over the last 60 years, antibiotics have helped reduce the number of illnesses and deaths,” said Dr. Kent Johnson, a family practice physician at Methodist Physicians Clinic – Millard, “but they have now been used so widely and so long that many strains of bacteria have become resistant to them, making them harder to cure.”

Superbugs – or drug-resistant bacteria – infect at least 2 million people each year according to the CDC. That’s why doctors’ groups have issued new advice on when antibiotics should be prescribed for respiratory infections – they are trying to be more prudent about how and when they hand out antibiotics.

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Thank You for Your Pink Passion

February 3, 2016
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Images courtesy Creighton Athletics. A sea of pink took over the CenturyLink Center on Jan. 30, and the passionate cheers weren’t just for the Creighton Bluejays. They were for friends, family and loved ones who fought courageous battles with cancer. The fifth annual Pink Out, proudly co-sponsored by Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center,  raised $21,816 to […]

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Family’s Lifesaving Care Makes her “Methodist Proud”

January 28, 2016
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Cheryl and Michael Dowd say they are grateful for the life-saving care they received at Methodist. I want to share with you my family’s story and let you know how very grateful and proud I am of Methodist Health System. Last summer, my brother was diagnosed with prostate cancer.  He is from Rapid City, S.D. […]

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Creighton Crowd to Think Pink

January 27, 2016
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It’s one of the biggest games of the year. Creighton fans join together to cheer for one common goal – and it’s not just for their favorite boys in blue. In fact, those Bluejays will be wearing pink. This Saturday, January 30th, Creighton takes on Seton Hall… and cancer! Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center is a […]

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Mavs Help Put Brain Cancer on Ice

January 25, 2016
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A sold-out crowd of UNO Mavs fans filled Baxter Arena on Friday. While they didn’t to see a Mavericks victory, they helped Leap-for-a-Cure on their way to a big goal for brain cancer treatment and awareness. Leap-for-a-Cure, a local non-profit with a goal of improving awareness, education, and treatment of brain cancer in the Omaha […]

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1,000th Patient Receives Life-Saving Screening

January 24, 2016
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At 69, Ken Petersen is a healthy, happy, energetic guy. Other than a knee replacement a year ago, he has no complaints when it comes to his health. “I’m never short of breath and I don’t cough a lot unless I have a cold. I think I’m in excellent health,” said Ken, who lives with […]

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Students Share Cards of Hope with Cancer Survivors

January 22, 2016
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“We are thinking about you.” “We believe in you.” “You’re tough.” “Stay strong.” Powerful messages for those who are battling a devastating illness, from young people who want to help them along the way.

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Eat Healthy in the New Year… For Less

January 18, 2016
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This is the time of year when we start to not only watch our waistlines, but our bank accounts as well.  There are many ways to eat healthier while staying on a budget. Here are some of my best tips to save money on foods at home:

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Nurse’s Kindness Brings Family Peace

January 13, 2016
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There is no doubt that nurses play a vital role in the care of patients. At Methodist, The Meaning of Care extends to the loved ones who care for them. Haleigh Zyzda, BSN, RN, from the Methodist Hospital Progressive Care Unit, knows how important healing is for all. Last November, Haleigh was caring for a […]

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