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Moments in Medicine - The Nebraska Medical Center

Important Facts About this Year's Flu Vaccine

When should you get the flu shot, how long does it last, what are the new types of vaccines on the market? Infectious disease specialist Mark Rupp, MD, answers these questions and more about this year’s flu vaccine. Read blog.

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Bariatrics Surgery Gives Patients a New Life

Our patients share their amazing stories about how they got a second chance at a full life through medical weight loss and bariatric surgery at our new Bariatrics Center. Watch Joyce’s story.


New Lung Screening Raises Cure Rate up to 90 Percent

The Nebraska Medical Center is now offering lung cancer screenings that can detect lung cancer nodules when the cure rate is as high as 90 percent or more. New guidelines now recommend that individuals ages 55 to 74 who have smoked a 20-pack history should be screened. Learn more about this important test. Watch video.

"The influenza vaccine is not perfect, but it is very safe and helps prevent the flu and complications from the flu. Keep in mind that even if the flu is not completely prevented, the illness may be lessened.This means you’ll feel less ill and get better more quickly."

Mark Rupp, MD, infectious disease specialist

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Grey Matters: Together with Courage

Saturday, Oct. 19

8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Sorrell Center for Health Science Education
42nd and Emile Streets
Registration required by Oct. 14. Call 800-922-0000.


Attend this free seminar that will discuss common issues cancer patients and their families face including treatments, clinical trials, talking to children about cancer, dealing with the emotional impact of cancer, caregiving and a Q&A panel.

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