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OneThousandOne represents the amount of time, verbally, that it takes to count to one second. In this one second of time, a great thing happened at Nebraska Medicine. In fact, several great things probably happened. A patient was cured, a researcher found the missing link, a nurse treated an injury, a doctor comforted a family or maybe a child just smiled.
MOMENTS IN MEDICINE
Fall | Winter 2011

Fall | Winter 2011

  • Keeping the Spine Aligned
    Rich Kyler is living his dream. A detective and member of the Omaha SWAT team, Rich had dreamed of working on the police force since he was 15 years old. Nothing was going to take that from him now. Not even a broken back.
  • Renewing Life
    About halfway into her six-month treatment regimen, Rhonda Peterson arrived on schedule at the Village Pointe Cancer Center for her weekly chemotherapy treatment. Peterson usually left feeling tired and fatigued. But today she left with a renewed sense of self-confidence, a smile on her face and sporting a beautiful head of new, silky blonde hair.
  • The Sound of a Whistle
    It wasn’t so much a calling that Richard Hurd, MD, was responding to when he chose family practice medicine. It was a whistle.
  • A Deep Breath
    For as long as Karen Behrens can remember, she has caught a cold or suffered from bronchitis nearly every month of her life. The colds would often linger longer than normal and sometimes they would progress to pneumonia.
  • Limitless Possibilities
    Stored in a liquid nitrogen freezer at temperatures below -150°C are several thousand small bags of human hematopoietic stem cells. They are the link to life and a possible cure for many patients with cancer or other life-threatening illnesses.