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What’s Life Like After Lung Transplantation?

Aleem Siddique, MD Lung transplantation is a life-changing event. Before transplantation, the lung transplant recipient will have been very limited in his/her day-to-day activities because of severe lung disease. They might have required assistance for even the simplest of tasks, such as having a shower or changing clothes. That degree of limitation leads to significant […]

Hope for Stroke Patients: Recent Treatment Advances Offer Better Chances for Recovery

Stroke is a severely debilitating disease that can permanently change the lives of patients and their families. Everyone knows a family member or a friend whose life has been permanently changed by stroke. Stroke is a very common disease around the world. Every year more than 795,000 people in the United States will suffer a […]

Dr. Kalil is lead author on new pneumonia guidelines

By Stephanie Goldina, Infectious Diseases Society of America Andre Kalil, M.D. ARLINGTON, Va. — Hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) and ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) — which account for 20 to 25 percent of hospital-acquired infections — should be treated with shorter courses of antibiotics than they typically are, according to new guidelines released by the Infectious Diseases Society […]

Life After A Double Lung Transplant

Andrea Mayberry I was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF) at birth. I was in and out of hospitals my entire life. As my disease progressed, doctors said I would not live to be 16-years-old. I was put on the double lung transplant list at Nebraska Medicine – Nebraska Medical Center at the age of 12. I […]

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 […]

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