CAR T-cell Therapy Moves from Trial to Treatment

Amy Cheese (center) shares her story about how CAR T-cell therapy helped her get in remission and back to her job as a third-grade teacher. Cheese was joined by Julie Vose, MD, chief of Hematology/Oncology and Matthew Lunning, DO, Hematology/Oncology. New Therapy Offers Another Chance for Patients with Blood Cancers A promising therapy for people with recurring […]

Nebraska Medical Center First Hospital in Omaha to Implant Heart Device

Jessica Delaney, MD, cardiac electrophysiologist, and Andrew Goldsweig, MD, interventional cardiologist, work together to implant the new WATCHMAN device. New Device Reduces Stroke Risk in Irregular Heartbeat Patients Nebraska Medical Center is the first hospital in Omaha to offer patients with a type of irregular heartbeat, also known as atrial fibrillation (afib), an alternative to […]

New Technology Results in Faster Treatment for Stroke Patients

Nebraska Medicine’s telestroke program is designed to improve stroke care in Nebraska. Telestroke is the use of electronic audio and video communication in order to provide care for stroke patients, not only at Nebraska Medicine, but for other hospitals throughout the region that do not have a stroke-experienced neurologist available 24/7. Telestroke provides real-time expert neurological […]

New Procedure Stops Fatal Bleeding

When it comes to treating trauma patients, seconds matter. Trauma is the leading cause of death in individuals ages 50 and younger. Uncontrolled bleeding is the number one cause of preventable death from trauma. For the first time in Nebraska, a minimally invasive procedure created in the military, has successfully been used to stop one […]

Named Top 100 for Great Women’s Health Programs

Nebraska Medicine Only Health System in Nebraska to Make the Prestigious List for 2017 Laura Cudzilo, MD, is seen checking in with one her patients. The Olson Center for Women’s Health offers full-service, well-women care. Nebraska Medicine is honored to be named to the 2017 edition of “100 hospitals and health systems with great women’s […]

Hip Replacement Relieves Patient’s Physical, Mental Anguish

Beau Konigsberg, MD, checks Cathy Sickler’s range of motion in her right leg, during her one-year checkup after having her hip replaced. You know that short walk you take to get your mail, or the steps you take from one end of the grocery store to the other? We complain about it being too cold […]

Paying it Forward: Husband Donates Kidney to a Stranger

When Tim Nowak’s wife, Judy, needed a kidney transplant, it started a chain reaction that no one saw coming. Pictured are back row, left to right: Tim Nowak (donor), Mark Howard (donor) and Joey Large (recipient), front row, Amanda Canning (recipient), Colette Tesar (recipient) and Regina Pederson (donor). After His Wife Received a Kidney Transplant, […]

FDA Learns from UNMC’s Orthopaedic Implant Lab

Ten FDA staffers visit UNMC to study orthopaedic implant testing techniques and developments. They are pictured with Hani Haider, PhD, professor and lab director, center, and Joel Weisenburger, research engineer, left. Ten implant reviewer experts from the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) visited Omaha Dec. 6 to 7 to study the orthopaedic […]

Strength in Mothers and Numbers

After welcoming a new baby, Jackie Holscher of Ankeny, Iowa, was diagnosed with breast cancer in May. Ashli Brehm (left), breast cancer survivor, put out the call to support Jackie Holscher, who could not breastfeed her child because of her cancer treatment. The response was overhwhelming. The mother of three met with a medical team […]

Melanie Stewart Named One of ’40 Under 40’

Melanie Stewart, campus sustainability manager, was recently named 40 Under 40 by Midlands Business Journal. Melanie Stewart, sustainability manager for Nebraska Medicine and UNMC, has been chosen as one of the 2017 recipients of the Midlands Business Journal’s annual 40 Under 40 Award. The award honors 40 Greater Omaha, Council Bluffs and Sarpy County entrepreneurs, […]

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