Help For Behavioral Health Issues is Just a Few Doors Away

August 16, 2013 · Posted In: Family, Health, HerFamily, News

Getting help for a child with behavioral health problems is just a few doors away at your pediatrician’s office at Boys Town Pediatrics clinics. All of the Omaha-area clinics staff one to two psychologists who […]

Food Allergies Abundant in a Purell Society

Posted In: Family, Health, HerFamily, Lifestyle, News

Food allergies are on the rise, and there are many theories as to why. “We are too clean,” says Carlos Prendes, M.D., family medicine physician with Alegent Creighton Clinic. “We do not let our immune […]

Concussions and Young Athletes

Posted In: Family, Health, HerFamily, News, Parenting

Here’s a question for parents—Can you describe a concussion? It’s more than a headache or a momentary blackout. Doctors consider it a traumatic brain injury, ranging from mild to severe, caused by a blow or […]

Button Batteries

July 22, 2013 · Posted In: Family, Health, HerFamily, News, Parenting

Button batteries can be found in a variety of electronic devices. Things like wristwatches, calculators, toys, and even recorded birthday cards all use button batteries. Unfortunately, their small size means that they can be easily […]

Watch Out for Heat Stroke

June 20, 2013 · Posted In: Health, HerFamily, Lifestyle, News

Most people—especially those of us who know how muggy and hot Nebraska summers can be—have suffered from heat exhaustion at least once. It usually hits us after we’ve spent too much time outdoors in the […]

Shingles

Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Health, News

Most of us weathered childhood chickenpox years ago with no worse than some intense itching and a few missed days of school. But for approximately one out of three people who’ve had chickenpox—99 percent of […]

Feeling the Heat

Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Health, Lifestyle, News, Retirement

Everyone loves a little fun in the sun, but when people linger in the sun’s rays a little too long, it can have harmful effects on their health, especially for seniors. Heat-related illnesses, collectively known […]

Bed Bugs

May 25, 2013 · Posted In: Family, Health, HerFamily, Lifestyle, News

You have probably heard the expression “Sleep tight and don’t let the bed bugs bite!” Although once all but unheard of in the United States, bed bugs are being uncovered in many places and have […]

Hearing Impairment

April 25, 2013 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Health, Lifestyle, News, Retirement

The laughter of little children, family chatter at the dinner table, a favorite song on the radio, or even the breeze rustling through the trees…All of these are sounds that we often take for granted. […]

E-Cigs

March 25, 2013 · Posted In: Health, HerFamily, News

With the implementation of Omaha’s indoor smoking ban in 2006, electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) have become a popular option for many patrons in local bars and businesses. Kiosks in the mall have started selling the so-called […]