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Team Performs First Lung Transplant

Serious Medicine Back in November, we announced that Nebraska Medicine has re-implemented its Lung Transplant Program after a 17-year hiatus. Transplant team members recently performed the first lung transplant on a patient in need of this life-saving procedure. This marks the first time the procedure has been performed here since the relaunch of the program. […]

Lung Transplant Program Begins at Nebraska Medicine

One of a Few Institutions Nationwide Offering All Solid Organ Transplants Nebraska Medicine is home to one of the most reputable and well-known organ transplant programs in the country. In the decades since the first transplant in 1970, its nationally and internationally renowned specialists have performed thousands of heart, liver, kidney, pancreas and intestinal transplants. […]

Experimental treatment regimen effective against HIV

University of Rochester public relations UNMC’s Howard Gendelman, M.D. Protease inhibitors are a class of antiviral drugs that are commonly used to treat HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Scientists at UNMC designed a new delivery system for these drugs that, when coupled with a drug developed at the University of Rochester School of Medicine […]

UNMC researcher: Top arthritis drug underused

by Tom O’Connor, UNMC public relations James O’Dell, M.D. A UNMC rheumatologist revealed study results at a major national conference earlier this month which showed that physicians are underutilizing methotrexate, the leading drug for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), or not keeping patients on the drug long enough before switching them to more expensive biologic drug options. […]

From refugee to M.D.: Dr. Nguyen and his family come to America

Posted by Kalani Simpson During UNMC International Week, Dr. Nguyen told the story of his family’s immigration to the U.S. Dr. Quan Dong Nguyen’s first step toward becoming an American began when his father went in to report to the new communist government and disappeared for the next 42 months. During the early 1970s, despite […]

The Truth About Lung Cancer

  Alissa Marr, MD There are many myths surrounding lung cancer, one of the deadliest of all cancers. While the death rate still remains very high for lung cancer, we are making tremendous strides in diagnosing and understanding the underlying genetic changes in the different types of lung cancer that are helping us provide new […]

Stroke Center Receives Fifth Consecutive Recertification

For the fifth consecutive time, Nebraska Medicine’s Stroke Center has been recertified by the Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center. The program has been certified by the Joint Commission since 2005 and was the first nationally certified stroke center in the state. “This certification signifies that the services we provide have the critical elements […]

Nebraska Medicine Named Best in State

U.S. News & World Report Releases 2015-16 Best Hospitals It’s happened again. U.S. News & World Report has named Nebraska Medicine – Nebraska Medical Center the state’s top hospital. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 26th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients. In rankings by state […]

75 Percent of Top Cancer Doctors in State are at Nebraska Medicine

When you’re battling cancer, you want to know you’re receiving care from the best. Now you can be sure. According to Newsweek’s list of “Top Cancer Doctors 2015,” 75 percent of the top cancer doctors in the state are at Nebraska Medicine. “This recognition reinforces the commitment we have made to quality cancer care with […]

Medical Center Proud to Have Six Programs Recognized as Blue Cross Distinction Centers

When you need to make a physician referral, the hospital you select can have a direct impact on the care your patient receives and his or her outcome. To help you with these important decisions, Blue Cross Blue Shield developed the Blue Distinction Centers recognition program to identify hospitals with proven expertise in delivering specialty […]

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