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.

Neurological Sciences

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Decompressing Pain

Winter | 2014
Susie Young doesn’t know what it feels like to be stabbed. But if she could describe the feeling, she thinks she would come very close. It’s a pain she endured for years — a sharp, piercing pain that started in the back of her neck and traveled to her eye — “like someone was stabbing me with a knife,” she says.

A Special Connection

Spring | Summer 2013
When Sandy Washa’s sister fell to the floor in the middle of Walmart while she and her family were vacationing in Greeley, Colo., she initially felt a rush of fear and panic. Her sister, Julie Wichman, had experienced several seizures prior to this incident, but her doctors were always nearby — not 500 miles away.

Keeping the Spine Aligned

Fall | Winter 2011
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.

Unlocking Secrets of the Brain

Spring | Summer 2011
For many of her childhood years, 39-year-old Kim Jansen kept a secret. She was different from her friends, but she wasn’t sure why.

Charting a Familiar Course

Spring | Summer 2011
The first time George Greene accompanied his father to the operating room, it imprinted a memory and helped map a career.

Life in Motion

Fall | Winter 2009
The Movement Disorders Clinic, the most comprehensive in the Midwest, is helping restore independence and quality of life to many patients who thought they had to live with the debilitating effects of excessive or involuntary movement disorders.


Fall | Winter 2008
Last fall, when Amy Most felt something odd below her rib cage “like a little hiccupping going on inside,” it was such a vague sensation that she simply dismissed it. Even after it happened six times in three weeks.

Shedding New Light on Epilepsy

Spring | Summer 2008
Since ancient times, man has been seeking to understand the inner workings of the human brain. Weighing in at about three pounds with an estimated 100 billion cells, the human brain still remains a mystery in many respects.