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Moments in Medicine - The Nebraska Medical Center

Sitting is the New Smoking

Research shows that sitting all day—without frequent breaks—is as dangerous to your health as smoking can be. But what can you do if your job requires you to sit at a desk most of the day? Obesity medicine specialist Birgit Khandalavala, MD, tells us how to beat this new health epidemic. Read blog.


Skin Cancer in the Winter?

Most people don’t think about skin cancer in the winter. But with the increasing use of indoor tanning beds, skin cancer is something you should think about all year round. Medical oncologist and skin cancer expert Alissa Marr, MD, shares the facts about indoor tanning beds and the damaging effects they can have on your skin.  Watch video.


Advanced Therapy Improves Speed and Accuracy of Cancer Treatment

No one wants to hear the word cancer. But if you do, you want to be confident you are getting the most advanced treatment available today. Learn more about the most advanced radiosurgery technology recently adopted at The Nebraska Medical Center that can deliver radiation with more accuracy and up to six times faster than standard therapies. Read blog.

"Sitting is the new smoking if we are talking about how it affects your health. If you’re trying to lose weight, you have to add more physical activity as part of your everyday life. Even the smallest amounts of activity can make a difference."

Birgit Khandalavala, MD, obesity medicine specialist

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Holiday Open House

Clarkson GIft Shop and CornerStone Gifts

on The Nebraska Medical Center campus

Nov. 5, 6 and 7

9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Receive a 25 percent discount on one regular-priced item in either store. Discount excludes sundries, flowers, magazines and candy.

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