Punching Back Against Parkinson’s

February 23, 2018 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Fitness, Health

The up-tempo music pulsating from the rehabilitation wing at Life Care Center of Elkhorn doesn’t signal “party time” for physical therapists ending their shift; it signals the start of another Rock Steady Boxing session for […]

Legislating Health Care Solutions for Small Businesses

February 4, 2018 · Posted In: B2B Magazine, Business, Health

Health care consultant Sean McGuire has a background in political science. “My first job out of college was working in Washington, D.C., which is what I always wanted to do,” McGuire says. The Iowa native […]

The Hidden Menace of Elder Abuse

January 29, 2018 · Posted In: Health, Omaha Magazine

During Labor Day weekend in 2014, Jill Panzer and her youngest aunt set out for a seven-hour drive to Hemingford, Nebraska, to pick up Jill’s grandmother, Edna. The two were going under the guise that […]

Urgent!

January 28, 2018 · Posted In: FamilyGuide, Health

It happens. A child who spent the day happily, healthily, playing with his friend wakes up at night with a fever of 102 degrees. When the child and family can’t get in to see the […]

Strong Medicine, Community Healing

January 23, 2018 · Posted In: Giving, News, Omaha Magazine

“My grandmother—who was my first mentor, and I idolize her to this day—was a shaman,” says Donna Polk, a licensed mental health practitioner who has a Ph.D. in administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. “I […]

No Sick Days Allowed

December 8, 2017 · Posted In: FamilyGuide, Health, Parenting

A badly congested and bleary-eyed man pokes his head through a door and intones, “Dave, I’m sorry to interrupt. I’ve got to take a sick day tomorrow.” The recipient of the man’s pronouncement isn’t his […]

New Technology

Posted In: FamilyGuide, Health

When Dr. Manju Hapke finished medical school more than 40 years ago in India, the latest technology at her school was an X-ray machine. Since then, the CHI Health Clinic physician completed residencies at New […]

Caregiver’s Golden Years, Between a Rock and a Hard Place

November 5, 2017 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Health

When Franklin Delano Roosevelt presented America with the Second New Deal, he created a national social safety net to prevent vulnerable senior citizens from dying in poverty. Social Security came into being with the Social […]

MeanStreets Omaha

September 13, 2017 · Posted In: News, Omaha Magazine, Social Media

“Forecast: random mid-air explosions with a chance of the neighbors setting your house on fire.” This post from July 4 captures the sarcastic-but-informative tone of MeanStreets Omaha, “a group of passionate volunteers live-tweeting the Omaha […]

Angling For Safe-To-Eat Fish

May 25, 2017 · 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 […]


 
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