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A Ho-Ho-Holiday Open House
Enjoy free pictures with SANTA, fun activities, holiday refreshments and tours at the newly opened Lauritzen Outpatient Center.
Connected Forever to Donate CuddleCot System
October is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, a time for parents who have lost a child to talk about their grief and help educate the community.
Nebraska Medicine Earns Elite National Quality Award
Nebraska Medicine is honored to announce its recognition by Vizient, Inc., as a recipient of the 2016 Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD Quality Leadership Award. 
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New Huntington’s Disease Center Brings Hope for Family
WOWT
A person's strongest qualities are often learned from their parents. Some qualities are mimicked because a child wants to be more like their parent; but other qualities, self-taught in an attempt to be different.
Bone marrow donor ‘would do it again’ after saving teen's life
Livewell Nebraska
That’s all Nick Magyar knew about the life he could save. He didn’t know the boy’s name — Kobe Dicus — or that Kobe loved gaming and had two little sisters and a newborn brother.
Transplant survivors celebrate 25 years of marriage
KETV
Diabetes had taken both David and Donna Hunt’s eyesight when they were in their early 20s They met at a National Federation of the Blind Convention through mutual friends.
Mother of Twins Faces Near Paralysis with Tumor During Pregnancy
KETV
This Thanksgiving a Lincoln woman is thankful for her two healthy baby boys and her ability to walk. Her doctors called her recovery from major spinal surgery remarkable.
Father Beats Cancer, 4 Strokes, To Dance with Daughter at Wedding
KETV
Through two cancer fights, heart surgery, and four strokes, a father fights back to recover what he’d lost so he could dance with his daughter at her recent wedding.
Man Remarkably Recovers From Stroke After Innovative Procedure
KETV
Thanks to an emergency procedure at Nebraska Medicine, a man is walking and talking just weeks after suffering a stoke. Jim Arbuckle recent stood up to greet his doctor. Ten weeks ago, he was in the emergency room, showing signs of a massive stroke.
Music Therapy Helps Premature Babies
KETV
For babies and parents, time spent in the neonatal intensive care unit, or NICU, can be stressful. Experts say music therapy can help premature babies grow and develop in a relaxed environment.
Omaha nurse grateful for second chance thanks to Nebraska Medicine co-workers
KETV
An Omaha man is convinced guardian angels saved him from an accident that nearly cost him his life. A collision during a softball game left him paralyzed and critically hurt and now he is sharing his story of recovery.
Why doctors are prescribing legal aid for patients in need
PBS
Though lawyers are often the last people doctors want to see involved in patient care, across the country, many medical systems have begun establishing special legal partnerships. Lawyers become allies for disadvantaged patients who need help navigating problems with landlords and insurers.
Special Report: Matters of the Heart
KMTV
We've all had those conversations with our spouse, 'maybe you should do this, honey' kind of talks. But one wife's honey do list potentially saved her husband's life.
Omaha Doctor Spreading Awareness for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
KETV
Many people have no idea what Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is but Nebraska Medicine's Dr. Jeff Cooper letting cancer patient know the benefits it can have for them.
Doctors say Ebola patient is making progress
Omaha World-Herald
Nebraska Medical Center doctors caring for an Ebola virus patient said Sunday that they’ve seen positive signs in his condition but that his chances for recovery still are uncertain.
American Dr. Rick Sacra, Sickened With Ebola, 'Slightly Improved'
NBC News
He contracted Ebola in Liberia while volunteering there as an obstetrician. The disease has killed more than 2,000 people across West Africa.
Concern for ill doctor, but pride in Omaha
The Boston Globe
Behind wooden doors in a section of Nebraska Medical Center, protected by security guards, Massachusetts physician Dr. Richard A. Sacra is fighting for his life.
American Ebola patient first to be treated in Nebraska center built for SARS outbreak
Fox News
The third American infected with the Ebola virus, Rick Sacra, arrived at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha early Friday. The doctor from Massachusetts was infected while working at a hospital in Liberia.
Breakthrough could spare patients from open heart surgery
KETV
An Omaha surgeon calls it a groundbreaking change that means less pain, less recovery time and eventually, the chance to save money.
Christmas Comes Early for Nebraska Med Center Pediatric Ward
KMTV
Makenna Blanton is like any other five year old. Her mom says she's silly, smart, caring, and creative. Makenna should be in her kindergarten class. Instead, she's hopping around with an IV in her foot and wearing hospital bracelets.
Music Therapy Helps Heal Youngest Patients During The Holidays
Livewell Nebraska
Sometimes it takes more than medicine to put a smile on the faces of our pediatric patients. Jessie Habluetzel is the hospital's music therapist. She was joined by a few of her friends to bring carols to the halls.
On The 40th Anniversary Of Her Transplant, A Big Surprise
Omaha World-Herald
Darlene Miller thought she was just going out for Mexican food with her brother. A few moments after she arrived at the southwest Omaha establishment, 40 people popped out and screamed "Surprise!"
Premature Baby Finally Heads Home
WOWT
Jared was born five months early - one of the smallest babies ever born at The Nebraska Medical Center. He barely weighed more than a pound. But after nine months in the NICU at The Nebraska Medical Center, his parents were ready to take Jared home.
Should You Get the Flu Shot?
Wallet Hub
Ladies and gentlemen, it’s flu season. That’s great news for the good folks at Kleenex, but the rest of us have to deal with runny noses, congestion, and the threat of serious illness
Intestinal Transplant Allows Teen to Eat for First Time in Years
Tyson Smith got sick with H1N1 when he was 11 years old. Doctors aren't sure exactly why, but for some reason he couldn't fight that illness. He just got sicker and sicker.
Pediatric heart patients surviving thanks to breakthrough medicine
Twenty years ago, children born with heart defects had a limited future. But better medicine and better techniques changed the prognosis.
Because he could
Wesleyan employee donates kidney to co-worker's wife
Hundreds gather for annual transplant reunion
Patients meet, reconnect with doctors
Scrub Caps Being Used To Comfort Pediatric Transplant Patients
Nurses are using old scrub caps to make blankets to give to children staying at The Nebraska Medical Center.
Cutting Edge Breast Cancer Treatment
KMTV
Marcia Shanahan of Omaha loves to take long walks in her quiet West Omaha neighborhood and travel. But last summer her world was turned upside down with the diagnosis that she had breast cancer.
Buffett Name (Not That Buffett) Going On Omaha Cancer Center
WOWT
The Buffett name is going on a new cancer center being built in Omaha, thanks to a relative of billionaire Warren Buffett.
Pediatric patients get hospital snow day
KETV
Imagine being a kid, seeing all that snow fall, and not being able to go outside and play in it.
Cancer survivor, heart patient reaches out to heart patients
KETV
Every Valentine’s Day and every week, a Bellevue man reaches outs to heart patients at the Nebraska Medical Center.
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