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Step Into Running

April 19, 2019 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Fitness, People

Bea Sides has been running for more than half her life, but joy is not the word she would use to describe the feeling that running evokes. “It’s not so much joy, it’s a sense […]

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“CBD Madness” Sweeps Nebraska

February 22, 2019 · Posted In: Health, Omaha Magazine

Fact of life in Nebraska: If a police officer catches you buying, possessing, or smoking pot, you’re looking at anything from a ticket to a jail sentence. Second fact of life in Nebraska: If you […]

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2019 Medical Cannabis Op-Eds

February 19, 2019 · Posted In: Health, Web Exclusive

Omaha Magazine‘s March/April issue offers an in-depth look at the legality of cannabidiol (CBD) in Nebraska. Because CBD is sourced from cannabis, the magazine’s coverage in the article touches upon discussions of medical cannabis legalization ongoing […]

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600 Dives and Counting

February 14, 2019 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Fitness, People

Native North Dakotan Shirley Ortman was 19 before she learned to swim. “I’m a pretty good swimmer, but I don’t enjoy it,” she says. “And I do not like to lie on the beach; I’m […]

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Opiate Addiction and Seniors

Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Health

Substance use disorders occur when at least one substance or drug leads to distress or impairment that is clinically significant. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of opioid addicts in […]

Sexual Justice Warrior

December 21, 2018 · Posted In: Health, Omaha Magazine, People

Sex videos are popular on the internet. Even academic ones. Just ask Dr. Sofia Jawed-Wessel, an associate professor at the University of Nebraska-Omaha’s School of Health & Kinesiology. Her 2016 TEDx talk has been viewed […]

Vaccines for Seniors

October 29, 2018 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Health

Vaccines are not only for children. That’s one of many confusions about vaccinations, says Dr. Mark Rupp, a professor and chief of the Infectious Diseases Division at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. “Certain vaccinations […]

Have you Herd of the Goat Yoga Craze?

October 24, 2018 · Posted In: Health, Omaha Magazine, People

Megan Roth sits cross-legged on her mat in black shorts, a white tank, and a blue baseball hat with the words “Live Simply” etched into the front. “We know why you are here and it’s […]

Elderberry Bounty

August 20, 2018 · Posted In: Health, OmahaHome

Foraging berries is one of many underappreciated outdoor activities that Nebraska offers. Putting one’s kids to work on a ripe berry bush with a couple of pails will give them an opportunity to appreciate the […]

Curing Cancer One Machine At a Time

July 26, 2018 · Posted In: B2B Magazine, Business, Health

Driving down Leavenworth or Dodge streets, the average person might see the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, located on the UNMC/Nebraska Medicine campus, as something of a museum because of its notable artwork and […]