UNMC hosting largest study ever done on rare movement disorder

More than 50 patients from around the world have come to Omaha It’s a debilitating disorder that causes people to feel like they are going to fall down when they are standing. It’s called primary orthostatic tremor (OT), and this week the University of Nebraska Medical Center is hosting more than 50 OT patients from […]

State of Nebraska Certifies The Nebraska Medical Center as a Comprehensive Level Trauma Center

The state’s largest hospital becomes its only certified Comprehensive Level center Less than one month after beginning to offer full-time trauma coverage, The Nebraska Medical Center has earned Comprehensive Level status with the State of Nebraska. State inspectors visited the medical center in July, just before it began offering 24/7 trauma care. Among the medical […]

Virus-free, Dr. Sacra leaves med center

by Taylor Wilson, The Nebraska Medical Center Rick Sacra, M.D. As UNMC Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., put it, Nebraska 1, Ebola 0. Rick Sacra, M.D., pictured below, the patient who has been treated at The Nebraska Medical Center for the Ebola virus over the past three weeks, has left his room in the Biocontainment […]

New cancer screenings available

by John Keenan, UNMC public relations Jennifer Sanmann, Ph.D., Tanner Hagelstrom, Ph.D., and Amber Carter. The UNMC Human Genetics Laboratory at the Munroe-Meyer Institute has developed a new set of hereditary cancer tests that can pinpoint genetic mutations that predispose people to certain types of cancer. These tests are now available to providers across campus. […]

Cancer: No Longer a Death Sentence

Chandrakanth Are, MD   The six letter word “cancer” can still hit a serious blow to the mind, heart and soul. Even for someone blessed with enormous fortitude, the diagnosis of cancer can be devastating. But there is good news around. While we may not have found the magic bullet for treating cancer we are […]

Neurosurgery Training Program is Part of What Makes the Med Center Special

William Thorell, MD is an associate professor of neurosurgery at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. As surgeons, we’re always gratified to hear from patients who’ve had great recoveries from serious injuries or diseases. Treating those conditions and helping people down the road to recovery are the reasons my colleagues and I became neurosurgeons. And […]

U.S. News & World Report Again Ranks The Nebraska Medical Center as One of America’s Best Hospitals

Omaha, Neb – U.S. News & World Report surveyed nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide to come up with this year’s list of Best Hospitals. For 2014-15, U.S. News evaluated hospitals in 16 adult specialties and ranked the top 50 in most of the specialties. Just 3 percent of the hospitals analyzed for Best Hospitals earned national […]

Biocontainment Unit Uniquely Qualified to Assist with Ebola Outbreak if Needed

A representative from the U.S. State Department visited the med center this morning to take a closer look at the capabilities of The Nebraska Biocontainment Patient Care Unit located on campus here. This was strictly a fact-finding mission, to make government officials aware of the unit’s capabilities in case the need arises for treatment of […]

In the Bubble

Curtis Ledbetter was a three-year starter at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, earning first-team All-Big 12 honors. In 2005, he helped the Huskers win their first College World Series game in school history. It started at the age of six. All he needed was a ball and glove. Baseball was life. “Dad coached me, and my […]

Neck manipulation may be associated with strokes

August 11, 2014 Pierre Fayad, M.D. Pierre Fayad, M.D. Treatments involving neck manipulation may be associated with stroke, though it cannot be said with certainty that neck manipulation causes strokes, according to a new scientific statement published in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke. Pierre Fayad, M.D., professor in the UNMC Department of Neurological Sciences […]

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