Dr. Oleg Militsakh

As Second-Nature as Swallowing

January 2, 2020 · Posted In: Health, Omaha Magazine

Mention the term plastic or reconstructive surgery, and images of Cher, Botox injections, and liposuction to combat that extra 20 pounds that can’t be worked off come to mind. The procedure tends to be thought […]

Dr. Channabasavaiah B. Gurumurthy, feature image

Using Cut-and-Paste to Edit Out Human Disease

Posted In: Health, Omaha Magazine

What if we could remove or correct the genes in humans that are responsible for chronic genetic diseases such as sickle cell anemia or cystic fibrosis? Or snip out genes of infectious disease agents like […]

Angie Jorgensen, Sarah Conaway, Tamsen Butler

Isn’t It Stromantic?

Posted In: Health, Omaha Magazine

Many 34-year-old women are starting to see not-as-smooth skin around their eyes or an unwanted hair or two in unsightly places. Sarah Conaway saw her life flash before her eyes in a way most won’t […]

Zach Willard at his home No Weapons Required | Art Conquers All

No Weapons Required

Posted In: Art, Health, Omaha Magazine

Warranted or not, creative ability and mental illness are viewed as traveling companions. Since Lord Byron’s day, many literary critics have leaned into a poetic notion connecting “genius” and “madness.” Many artists have been posthumously […]

David Murphy at home

A Timeless Voice

December 31, 2019 · Posted In: Health, Music, Omaha Magazine, People

A self-described creator of “original songs and gibberish,” David P. Murphy is a jack of all trades—and master of them all. Writing is writing, Murphy insists. Listening to the torch songs, tributes, and satirical asides […]

Michelle Kaiser, MarQ Manner, Becky Grey

Losing Weight, Gaining Perspective

Posted In: Health, Omaha Magazine, People

Fibromyalgia. Fatty liver disease. Seizures. Depression. Raynaud syndrome. Walking pneumonia. These ailments plagued Michelle Kaiser day in and day out for a decade. Even her resting hours were disrupted by back spasms. It was enough […]

Diving In and Pushing Through

Posted In: Fitness, Omaha Magazine

A moment before Robert Chandler completes a dive—inches and milliseconds before his fingers break the surface tension and he slips between air and water—the doubts and uncertainty of his own limitations snap to silence and […]

woman in pain, abstract black and white

Alleviating Pain and Pressure

Posted In: Health, Omaha Magazine

“For a person who’s ill with something serious, there’s a feeling of desperation,” said Greta Eckstrom, who lives about a mile outside of Stanton, Nebraska. The small town in the northeast part of the state […]

Variety of juices from The Grove

A Candyland for Health Food Lovers

December 16, 2019 · Posted In: Health, Nutrition, Omaha Magazine

Even those who haven’t been to The Grove Juicery have likely seen photos of it. Its snap-friendly aesthetic and decor—combining modern elements of white walls and a navy velour sofa with the organic element of […]

Daisy Hutzell-Rodman 2019 A+C

Editor’s Letter: Quit Smoking? Lose Weight?

Posted In: Health, Omaha Magazine

Double-digits. Like many, I’ve been saying, “I can’t believe it’s 2020.” It’s a new year, a time to better oneself. The most common resolution is to become healthier—45% of resolution-makers decree that they will lose […]