First in Omaha to Perform New Heart Procedure

Interventional cardiologist Haysam Akkad, MD, is the first to use the absorbing stent in Omaha. Jim Makey is competitive by nature. He loves winning and being first. However, being first in Omaha to receive a new absorbing stent, is not something he had in mind. “I bragged to my friends and family that I was […]

Therapy Shows Promising Results for Lymphoma Patients

Julie Vose, MD, chief of Hematology/Oncology, is seen talking with WOWT reporter Brian Mastre and lymphoma patient Amy Cheese, who has experienced tremendous results in Dr. Vose’s clinical trial. It’s the fifth most common type of cancer in U.S. adults. For years, traditional therapies to treat non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) have included chemotherapy, radiation and a […]

HPV-Associated Cancers Continue To Rise; Preventive Vaccine Underused

Omaha’s Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, 68 other national cancer centers urge action to increase national vaccination rates Recognizing a critical need to improve national vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus (HPV), the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center in Omaha again unites with 68 other National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers in issuing […]

One Year Later, Lung Transplant Patient Shares Journey

Phil Sauvageau Says God and Team at Nebraska Medicine Saved His Life (From left to right:) Aleem Siddique, MD, lung transplant surgical director; Phil Sauvageau, lung transplant patient; and Heather Strah, MD, lung transplant medical director. To find yourself on the brink of death is bound to be a life-changing experience. That’s how Phil Sauvageau […]

Partnerships That Foster The Exchange Of Healthcare Professionals

Mr. Nizar Mamdani, Executive Director, International Healthcare Services, Nebraska Medicine   The University of Nebraska Medical Center/ Nebraska Medicine’s International Healthcare Services (“UNMC”) is a renowned leader in patient care excellence in the United States and is internationally recognized for its innovative programs. It has world-class experts in patient-care, research, education, training and management to enhance […]

Fostering Educational Collaboration in Neurology at UNMC

The Department of Neurological Sciences at University of Nebraska Medical Center/Nebraska Medicine (UNMC), offers highly specialized and individually customized Neurology Preceptorship programs in Parkinson’s, Huntington, Botulinum Toxin Chemo-denervation, Movement Disorders, Deep Brain Stimulation surgery and continuous Levodopa infusion pump therapy. Participation by international healthcare professionals in such program experiences help enhance their skills in specific […]

Oxygen Under Pressure – a future adjunct option for refractory wounds

By Dr. Lon W. Keim   Imagine being at risk of losing one of your feet. That’s what a mother of seven from Kuwait with advanced diabetes mellitus recently faced before coming to Nebraska Medicine and the University of Nebraska Medical Center, through the assistance of the Office of International Healthcare Services. She presented with […]

Multiple Myeloma 2016: where do we stand?

Multiple myeloma (MM) is the second most common hematologic malignancy in the United States, with rising incidence and prevalence, and is fast becoming an expanding health care burden globally. At a median age of 69, it may manifest differently, however, detrimental effects of abnormal plasma cells invariably involve the bone marrow, skeleton, kidneys, electrolytes and […]

Cancer Diagnosis Changes One Nurse’s Outlook

The following blog is written by Diane Cox, staff nurse at the Peggy D. Cowdery Patient Care Center. She has spent years treating our patients, but recently the roles were reversed following a breast cancer diagnosis. After being diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer, Diane Cox changed her approach in caring for cancer patients. I […]

New Procedure a First for Nebraska

A neck injury sent Scott Winter to the ED, only to discover he suffered from atrial fibrillation. His cardiologist, Shane Tsai, MD, recommended a new procedure that would prevent his heart from beating irregularly. Winter would be the first patient in the state to undergo this procedure, performed by HelenMari Merritt, DO. Watch more in this […]

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