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Surgeon’s Legacy Continues, 45 Years after First Kidney Transplant in Nebraska

Richard Steenburg, MD was destined to be a physician from the time he was a child, following in the footsteps of both his father and his grandfather. “My grandfather was a horse and buggy doctor who provided health care for a 60-mile radius covering most of the middle of the state of Nebraska. My father […]

How Breast Cancer Research Saved My Life

In September 2015, Janet Tinney was diagnosed with breast cancer. As you listen to the news, read the paper, check Facebook or talk to others, you’re frequently made aware of someone that’s been diagnosed with cancer. You think about them often, pray for them and their family, but then go on with your day-to-day life. […]

Computer Aided Detection: New tools to help your doctor find cancer

Neil Hansen, MD Prostate and breast cancer are two of the most common cancers around. Unfortunately, most people know someone who has one of these. Many doctors have spent their careers trying to design screening tests to find these tumors at an early stage when they are still curable. This usually means finding them when […]

Look How Far We’ve Come!

Our skyline is changing! The photo to the left was taken Nov. 20, 2015 of the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center. It’s a dramatic comparison to the next photo, which was taken on July 15. The new cancer facility, which is expected to open May 2017, will ensure Nebraskans and patients throughout the region will have convenient […]

After Losing My Husband to Cancer, Nursing Saved My Life

Sara Weging is a nurse on the Oncology Hematology Special Care Unit at Nebraska Medicine. I always knew I was meant to help people, but it wasn’t until I met a very special person that I was able to recognize how I was supposed to achieve that goal. As a new undergrad, fresh out of […]

Mother Hears Son’s Heart Beating for First Time in Three Years

April is National Donate Life Month, a time to raise awareness about organ donation and celebrate those who have given the ultimate gift of life. On April 1, a unique event took place at Nebraska Medicine – Nebraska Medical Center involving heart transplant patient Terry Hooper and his donor’s family. In June 2003, Hooper was […]

Nature study suggests pathway to possible HIV-1 cure

Kalani Simpson Courtney Fletcher, Pharm.D. An international team of scientists – among them Courtney Fletcher, Pharm.D., dean of the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy – this week published a study in the journal Nature, which shows findings that suggest a pathway to a possible cure for HIV-1 infection. The print edition of […]

Dr. Grant elected councilor-at-large for ASTS

By Tom O’Connor, UNMC public relations Wendy Grant, M.D. Wendy Grant, M.D., a transplant surgeon for UNMC/Nebraska Medicine, has been elected councilor-at-large for the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, an organization that includes more than 2,000 transplant surgeons, physicians, scientists and allied health professionals from around the globe. Dr. Grant has been active in ASTS […]

Nebraska Medicine Offers Cure for Hepatitis C that is 95 Percent Effective

Mark Mailliard Mark Mailliard, MD, chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Nebraska Medicine and director of the Hepatitis C Clinic, discusses exciting new treatments for Hepatitis C. Is there an actual cure for hepatitis C? How effective is this drug cocktail? Instead of “cure,” I like to use the word “eradicate.” With the drugs we […]

New Solutions for Congestive Heart Failure

As one of the largest heart failure centers in the U.S., Nebraska Medicine is participating in a nationwide clinical research trial of an investigational LVAD called HeartMate 3. For patients with advanced congestive heart failure, the heart is weak and unable to keep adequate blood circulating in the body, resulting in symptoms such as fatigue, […]

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