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. […]

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 […]

Half-Monkey Pose

August 26, 2016 · Posted In: FamilyGuide, 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 […]

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 […]

Dolphin Pose

August 3, 2016 · Posted In: Family, Fitness, Health, HerFamily, Publications

Dolphin pose strengthens the arms and shoulders, tones the abdomen, stretches the hamstrings, and reverses blood flow. 1. Begin on hands and knees. Place your knees directly below your hips, and your wrists directly under […]