Nettles, and Ivy, and Ticks—Oh My!

April 28, 2017 · Posted In: Family Guide, Health

Christine Jacobsen likes to see parents taking their kids outside. “There’s more of a risk to keeping them inside,” she says, citing obesity and other problems. Jacobsen, the education specialist for the Papio-Missouri River Natural […]

A Professor in Motion Stays in Motion

April 27, 2017 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Fitness, Health

The sun barely penetrated the narrows of the canyon. Kris Berg, Ph.D., scrambled over dusty red rock, carefully avoiding the steep cliffs that plunged down 50 yards on either side of him. History and geology […]

Angling For Safe-To-Eat Fish

Posted In: Entertainment, Health, Omaha Home, Recreation

Eating wild-caught fish from rivers, streams, and dam sites is almost as fun as catching them. But consuming too much of certain fish species is not advised. Mercury, polychlorinated biphenyls, and other pollutants can bioaccumulate […]

In Bloom

April 13, 2017 · Posted In: Chefs, Nutrition, Omaha Magazine

Just as bright yellow dandelions emerge throughout the city in spring, Dandelion Pop-Up will re-emerge in the Greater Omaha Chamber Courtyard, adding a dash more culinary color to Omaha (at 13th and Harney streets). Dandelion […]

New Agriculture Program Aimed at Youth

April 12, 2017 · Posted In: Health, Nutrition, Online Exclusive

People are increasingly moving away from farms and into suburban areas and cities, but a need for farming still exists. USDA Deputy Undersecretary Ann Bartuska and Rep. Don Bacon toured the Omaha Home for Boys’ […]

On Bread

April 10, 2017 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Health

It was the story I didn’t want to write—that one about what I call “my malady,” my three episodes of severely restricted eating. The first bout struck when I was 15, when, in response to […]

Colonoscopy Cocktail

February 24, 2017 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Health

Gary Kropf, 62, spent the entire evening reading Wine Spectator magazine cover to cover. On the toilet. “It was a busy day,” Kropf recalls. A powder laxative mixed in 64 ounces of Gatorade helped clear […]

Parkinson’s Disease

January 26, 2017 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Health, News, Publications

The way Terry Currey looks at it, Parkinson’s disease is a battle of the mind versus the brain. Diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2009, Currey describes his brain as an antagonist that controls his body. […]

Dying for Opiates in Omaha

October 11, 2016 · Posted In: Health, News, Omaha Magazine, Publications

Getting high on injected heroin—or one of the several synthetic equivalents—does not feel like an orgasm or a dozen orgasms. That is a mythical description the average non-user appreciates, so it gets repeated. The truth […]

Half-Monkey Pose

August 26, 2016 · Posted In: Family Guide, Fitness, Health, Publications

Half Monkey pose stretches and strengthens the hamstrings, hips, lower back, and calves. It also tones the leg muscles and increases blood circulation in the hamstrings and hips. FamilyGuide Begin in downward-facing dog (by making an […]


 
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