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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Faith, Miracles, and New Hope for Stroke Patients

January 16, 2017 · Posted In: Health, News, Omaha Magazine, Science

For most of human history, suffering a stroke has been a death sentence. It’s the No. 5 cause of death in the United States (according to the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association) killing […]

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 […]

Summer!

August 11, 2016 · Posted In: Health, News

The symptoms of heat exhaustion can develop swiftly and suddenly. If you are age 60 or older, not only does your risk for developing heat exhaustion intensify, but the symptoms can develop more rapidly and […]

Geriatric Nurses

April 21, 2016 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Health, News, Publications

Some people just don’t get it when it comes to the health of older adults. Many believe that elderly people are always tired. But that’s a myth. “It’s also not true that an older person […]

Alzheimer’s Disease

December 10, 2015 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Health, News, Publications

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease can be both physically and emotionally demanding. “As the disease progresses, the amount of care the Alzheimer’s patient requires rises dramatically, as does the toll it takes […]

Is Testosterone Replacement

September 3, 2015 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Health, News, Publications

This article appears in Sept./Oct. 2015 60-Plus. Todd Weber was typically a fairly active man. A senior radiation protection technician for Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) by day, he often spent his weekends racing stock […]

Skin Cancer Continues to Rise

August 20, 2015 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Health, News, Publications

This article appears in July/August 2015 60-Plus. Tony Lazzaretti kept an eye on the mole on his chest for some time. When it started getting bigger, he made an appointment with his doctor to get […]


 
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