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Pancreatic Cancer Team Provides Patients Best Fighting Chance

Pancreatic cancer is expected to become the No. 2 cause of cancer death in the United States within the next few years. It’s a cancer that’s been difficult to beat. In most cases, it has no symptoms until it has reached advanced stages. The multi-disciplinary team of specialists at the Nebraska Medicine Pancreatic Cancer Program […]

Sentinel Device Reduces Stroke Risk for TAVR Patients

At Nebraska Medicine, we are serious about heart health. With state-of-the art cardiovascular care, we lead the state with outstanding results and the latest in minimally-invasive surgical techniques. For patients undergoing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), we are the first and only hospital in the region to offer the Sentinel Cerebral Protection System to reduce […]

UNMC Joins Network to Combat Viral Diseases

The University of Nebraska Medical Center have joined the Global Virus Network (GVN), a worldwide network of members from 29 countries combating major threats posed by various human viruses. The network represents experts at 45 Centers of Excellence and seven affiliates in 29 countries recognized for expertise in infectious diseases in every class of virus […]

U.S. Air Force, Nebraska Medicine, UNMC Collaborate on C-STARS Omaha

U.S. Air Force, Nebraska Medicine, UNMC Collaborate on C-STARS Omaha December 17, 2018 In The Community The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Nebraska Medicine and the Air Force Research Laboratory are partnering to form the Center for Sustainment of Trauma Readiness Skills (C-STARS) Omaha. C-STARS Omaha focuses on advancing the readiness skills and competency of […]

Hip Replacement Relieves Patient’s Physical, Mental Anguish

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 outside or the crowds of people we have to maneuver past, but Cathy Sickler isn’t complaining – not anymore. “Every day when […]

With Right Treatment, Most Epilepsy Patients Can Live Normal Lives

Treatment and management of epilepsy continues to evolve and improve. With the right diagnosis and treatment, most patients can live a normal life. We have made great advancements in epilepsy treatment over the last 20 years with more medications, advanced diagnostic tests and more precise surgical techniques. While the treatment of epilepsy has made great […]

New BrainPath® Technology for Treating Hemorrhagic Stroke Now Available at Nebraska Medicine – Nebraska Medical Center

  Andrew Gard, MD There are two common types of strokes, ischemic and hemorrhagic (bleeding) stroke. Ischemic stroke is the most common type of stroke, accounting for the majority of stroke cases. Although hemorrhagic strokes account for only 15 percent of all stroke cases, it is the deadliest form of stroke. The location of the bleeding is […]

Cancer Research Accelerates New Therapies

  From left to right; Chi Lin, MD, PhD, radiation oncologist, Michael Hollingsworth, PhD, researcher and Surinder Batra, PhD, researcher One of the differentiators of the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center is the integration of scientists and clinicians, which allows them to collaborate in the evaluation of our cancer patients to design new treatments. […]

Nebraska Medicine Once Again Ranks Among the Best

  Becker’s Hospital Review recently released the 2018 edition of the “100 hospitals and health systems with great oncology programs” list and Nebraska Medicine holds an esteemed spot on it. The hospitals and health systems selected for this list are at the forefront of cancer treatment and research. Like many of the institutions featured, Nebraska […]

UNMC leading national study to test drug to treat life-threatening illness

Stem cell transplants have saved countless lives of patients with blood cancers and other diseases. But, a side effect of the life-saving treatment also can rob patients of quality of life and in some cases, their life. Vijaya Bhatt, M.B.B.S., University of Nebraska Medical Center assistant professor of internal medicine and oncology/hematology, has received a […]

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