Health Notes

Cancer Center Receives Delicious Donation

March 24, 2017
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Patients will have a tasty treat as they wait for their next appointment at Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center. And it’s all thanks to a very generous group of girls who know a thing or two about cookies. Members of Girl Scouts Troop 45513 delivered 37 boxes of donated cookies to the cancer center on Friday. […]

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“Life could be quite different.”

March 24, 2017
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Michael Lyon, cancer survivor Michael Lyon uses his voice to make his living. As a professional radio announcer and entertainer, you could say his voice is a pretty important part of his life. So when a lump on his neck came back with a diagnosis of stage 4 tonsil cancer, answers and expectations for the […]

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Next Doctor’s Visit

March 20, 2017

The average doctor’s appointment lasts around 15-20 minutes. Sometimes, that just doesn’t feel like enough time to discuss all your concerns. Have you ever walked out of an appointment only to realize you forgot to ask an important question? It is so frustrating! Having a successful appointment and getting the information you and your doctor […]

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Better Nutrition… from the Freezer Aisle?

March 13, 2017
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When you think about healthy fruits and veggies, where do you head first? To the fresh produce section? New research shows you may want to explore other areas at the grocery store first. The research was done by Methodist dietitian Martha Nepper and University of Nebraska researcher Weiwen Chai. During their study, they asked parents […]

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Here It Comes… Allergy Season

March 9, 2017
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Ok so, technically it’s still winter. But with all the warm weather we’ve seen so early this year, spring feels like it’s right around the corner. For many of us, that also means spring allergies. “It can be something very difficult to diagnose,” said Dr. Bret Hays, an internal medicine provider at Methodist Physicians Clinic […]

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Nurse Becomes the “Other Brother” Caring for Grandma

March 6, 2017
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At 94 years old, Grandma had never been in the hospital. Matt Meyer, BSN, RN, from the Cardiac Care unit at Methodist Hospital, wanted to make sure she and her family felt at home. “There was at least one family member staying with grandma at all times,” wrote the patient’s granddaughter, herself a nurse. “Matt […]

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Tears, Joy as Methodist Nurse is Celebrated

March 3, 2017
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“She is the most incredible nurse/person I’ve ever met and without her I wouldn’t have my son.” Those words written by a grateful Methodist Women’s Hospital patient were met by a room full of tears, knowing the care and compassion delivered by nurse Christine Broghammer, BSN, RN, C-EFM, meant the difference between life and death. […]

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Anyone Can Fall – Reduce Your Risk

March 3, 2017
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It’s probably not something you’ve thought much about – how to prevent a fall. But with each passing year, knowing how to stop a fall or prevent one from happening in the first place becomes increasingly important. “Falls are dangerous for a variety of reasons,” said Brenda Keller, MD, internal medicine and geriatrics provider at […]

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UNO Takes on Top-Ranked Team and Brain Cancer Awareness

March 1, 2017
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When the UNO Mavericks take on the #1 ranked Denver Pioneers, they will also be taking on an even more formidable foe: Brain cancer. This Friday, March 3, Leap-for-a-Cure and Methodist are teaming up to stick it to brain cancer at the brain cancer awareness game. It’s your chance to help benefit brain cancer awareness, […]

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Fun, Fashion as Survivors Strike a Positive Pose

February 23, 2017
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They spent the afternoon in hair and makeup. By nightfall, they were at center stage. Cancer survivors of every age walked down the runway to whoops, cheers and even a few tears at the Cancer Survivor Style Show. The annual event kicks off Omaha Fashion Week with a vengeance. Among the survivors was Izabella Voelker, […]

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