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Multidisciplinary Breast Cancer Clinic Offers Comprehensive, Convenient and Personal Care

  Conveniently located at 175th and Burke St., just west of the Village Pointe shopping center, the Multidisciplinary Breast Cancer Clinic offers easy access with care provided in an intimate and comfortable environment. Today, there are numerous choices available for breast cancer treatment. The new Multidisciplinary Breast Cancer Clinic at Nebraska Medicine – Cancer Center […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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