Breast Cancer Screening

Breast cancer affects many homes in the United States. Chances are, most of us have a relative or a friend that has been diagnosed with breast cancer. In fact, it is the most common type of non-skin cancer for women in the US. Early cancer detection leads to better outcomes. Thus, it is very important to…

Concussions and Return to Play

If you live in Nebraska, it is nearly impossible to escape the hype and excitement that comes with Husker football. Every fall, Memorial Stadium is full of passionate and eager fans, ready to cheer on one of America’s favorite sports. In fact, the fans at Memorial Stadium are heard from miles around. Yet, nothing quiets…

Poison Ivy

Everyone remembers a bad case of poison ivy. The itchy rash is not easily forgotten. Yet, the plant is hard to spot and there are many misconceptions on how it is spread. Allergic rashes caused by plants are usually a result of poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac. All of these plants contain the…

Outdoor Summer Tips

Summer. After a long winter, nothing beats playing outside in the sun with your family and friends. Here are a few tips for making your outdoor activities even more enjoyable. 1. Stay hydrated! Remember to pack a water bottle. This is particularly important if you plan on working or exercising outside. Too many forget to stay…

The Mediterranean Diet

Fad diets are everywhere. You can’t turn on the TV, flip through a magazine or even have a friendly conversation without hearing about the “latest and greatest” way to lose weight. From fasting to gluten free, the marketplace is full of messages on what we “should” or “shouldn’t” eat. So what exactly is a “good…

Seasonal Allergies

Spring is finally here! After a long, cold winter you can’t wait to get outside and experience all of its glory. But, about halfway through the yard work, your eyes start to itch. Really itch! In fact, just looking at your neighbor’s tree will cause you to sneeze. Before you know it, your nose is so stuffy…

AMERICAN HEART MONTH

February is American Heart Month- a month to pause and consider our heart health. Heart disease remains the number one cause of death for Americans, both male and female. Males are at greater risk above age 45, while women are at greater risk above age 55. Other risk factors for heart disease include elevated blood…