Health Notes

Know Your Skin Cancer Alphabet

by Katina Granger on May 20, 2016

As the calendar rolls closer towards hot summer months filled with fun in the sun, it’s time to shine a light on a deadly consequence. It can start as a dark spot, a funny bump or a raised area you simply don’t think looks right. All are early warning signs of skin cancer.

Melanoma is a dangerous cancer that’s caused mainly by exposure to UV light – either by sunlight or by tanning. If it’s recognized and treated early, cure rates for melanoma are very high. If not, it can advance and spread to other parts of the body, becoming hard to treat and deadly.

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“She’s The Meaning of Care 125%”

by Katina Granger on May 18, 2016

Methodist Employee to Throw Out First Pitch at Storm Chasers Game

It was probably the last thing Methodist CNA Kerri Williamson expected to see when she walked into the Acute Rehab gym.

“She will be very embarrassed,” said Mandy Stockdale, RN, one of Kerri’s co-workers, “but overall she will be excited.”

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What Does 125 Mean to You?

May 17, 2016
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This year, Methodist Health System is proud to celebrate its 125th year of providing The Meaning of Care. It’s a milestone that means so much to all of us – no matter what our role is here at Methodist. In honor of Methodist’s 125th Anniversary, we asked employees, “What does 125 years of caring mean […]

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Senior Patients Receive Specialized Care

May 13, 2016
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Methodist nurse coordinator Karen Huston speaks with a patient at the ACE (Acute Care for Elders) Unit. Eighty-six year-old Betty Jane McMahon is finally home recovering after a nasty bout with pneumonia that sent her to Methodist Hospital. “The nurses were excellent,” said Betty Jane. “They had me walking the halls, exercising my arms, feet […]

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Concussions: Safety from the Sidelines

May 10, 2016
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When it comes to summertime sports, or any time of year, safety is always number one. In addition to the shin pads and cleats, having knowledge about an injury that protective gear cannot prevent is equally important. Concussions are a very real danger for young athletes. A blow to the head with a ball, bat, […]

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Oh, Those Aching Joints! Five Ways to Find Relief

May 6, 2016
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Let’s face it. Aging isn’t easy on our joints. Aching knees, hips, shoulders – it’s something many people deal with on a regular basis. “Americans are living longer, so our hips and knees need to work longer,” said Tom Franco, MD, a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist with Methodist Physicians Clinic HealthWest. “Those joints go through […]

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“I had the very best care.”

May 2, 2016
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I am writing to let you know what a good experience I had at Methodist Hospital. I had outpatient surgery on Wednesday, Jan. 20. From the admissions desk to the transportation gentleman who took me to the car, I had the very best care. Special thanks to these members of the medical staff. Emily, my […]

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Methodist Team Breaks Record Marching for Babies

April 25, 2016
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Max and Madelynn Ivey had the perfect way to celebrate their first birthday – with 4,000 of their closest friends and supporters. Under sunny Omaha skies on Sunday, thousands of people – including the Ivey family – gathered at Lewis and Clark Landing for the annual March of Dimes March for Babies. Each family was […]

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A Focus on Staying Alcohol-Free

April 25, 2016
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Did you know that April is Alcohol Awareness Month? Established in 1987, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence has used Alcohol Awareness Month to increase public awareness of alcoholism and alcohol-related issues. This year the focus is on teen alcohol use and the role parents and all adults can play in preventing underage […]

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Like One of the Family

April 18, 2016
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Julie Frolio shares playtime with her oldest daughter, Danielle, and grandson Knox. “Right away I knew he was the one for me. I just knew.” Julie Frolio doesn’t mince words when it comes to her relationship with Dr. Thomas Martin, an OB/GYN with Methodist Physicians Clinic. “No matter how many good doctors are out there, […]

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