Rotavirus: Symptoms and Prevention

October 26, 2013 · Posted In: Family, Health, HerFamily, News

Rotavirus gastroenteritis is the most common cause of severe diarrhea in children less than 5 years of age. By age 3, most children have been infected by at least one strain of this virus. Transmission […]


September 24, 2013 · Posted In: Family, Health, HerFamily, News, Parenting

One of the most common neurobehavioral disorders found among children is Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And rates are on the rise. Dr. Ashley Harlow, psychologist at […]

The Affordable Care Act

August 26, 2013 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Health, News, Retirement

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), better known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA), is a federal statute signed into law in 2010. The objective of the Act is to increase affordability and […]

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 […]


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 […]