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New Minimally Invasive Procedure Provides Significant Results for Obese Patients

New Minimally Invasive Procedure Provides Significant Results for Obese Patients A new noninvasive bariatric procedure that can be performed endoscopically has been approved by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) and is available to patients at the Bariatrics Center at Nebraska Medicine. The Orbera® intragastric balloon is providing obese patients with another option to achieve significant […]

Melanoma on the Rise

Early Detection and Staging of Melanoma is Key to Successful Outcomes Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers. While melanoma accounts for only one percent of skin cancer cases, it is responsible for the majority of skin cancer related deaths. Nicole De Rosa, MD The incidence of melanoma has been steadily increasing for at […]

Revolutionary Cancer Care that’s the Right Care for Your Patient

  When you have a patient who has been diagnosed with cancer, you want to make sure he or she is not only receiving the best and most cutting-edge care, but also the right care. Roger Belohlavy is a case in point. Belohlavy was critically ill. All treatments for his acute lymphoblastic leukemia had failed. […]

Cardiac Anesthesiologists Expand Surgery Options for Cardiac Patients

Cardiac patients who need other types of surgical procedures are often denied surgery due to the risks and complexity of their cases. But that is no longer the case at Nebraska Medicine. Sasha Shillcutt, MD Cardiac anesthesiologists have specialized training in monitoring the function of the heart during surgery using advanced cardiac monitoring tools called […]

Training Exercise for Highly Infectious Patient Transport

U.S. State Department Training Exercise Involved 5 Aircraft and 11 Mock Patients In the April 12 drill, one mock patient is seen arriving in a Gulfstream jet operated by Phoenix Air for the U.S. State Department. The Nebraska Biocontainment Unit was one of five treatment centers that received patients during a practice drill organized by […]

Scientists Achieve Research Milestone with Parkinson’s Disease

The three key people on the phase I clinical trial were (left-right) Howard Gendelman, MD, Pamela Santamaria, MD, and R. Lee Mosley, PhD. In an early phase human clinical trial, researchers at UNMC tested a drug that transforms the immune system for diagnostic and therapeutic gain in Parkinson’s disease (PD). The medicine was proven safe […]

Emerging Therapies for Multiple Myeloma: ASH 2016 Update

The ASH meeting emphasizes the critical importance of continued research efforts. Although 2016 was a very exciting year for multiple myeloma, with the approval of four new drugs, the reality is that the majority of patients will become resistant to all available drugs. Therefore, it is still vitally important that new treatment strategies and new […]

Three Heart Transplants in 34 Hours

When transplant surgeon John Um, MD, walked into Nebraska Medicine – Nebraska Medical Center the morning of April 11, little did he know, it was the start of two very long days. By the evening of April 12, Dr. Um had performed three heart transplants in 34 hours – a personal best for himself and […]

Twin Diagnosed With Rare Form Of Cancer, Brother’s Stem Cells Save Life

By: Channing Barker Posted: Feb 17, 2017 07:39 PM CST Updated: Feb 18, 2017 12:36 AM CST   FAYETTEVILLE, AR. — – Bruce and Blair Johanson have been together since the moment of conception. They now work side by side in Fayetteville. They look, talk and even walk alike. They were told at birth they […]

Longtime UNMC supporter Nancy Armitage dies

by Tom O’Connor, UNMC public relations Nancy Armitage One of UNMC’s longtime supporters, Nancy (Roker) Armitage, died Monday at her home following more than a year-long battle with pancreatic cancer. Armitage, who is the wife of James Armitage, M.D., a legendary oncologist at UNMC and its clinical partner, Nebraska Medicine, was 70. Service information A […]

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