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Moments in Medicine - The Nebraska Medical Center

Getting Enough Vitamin D?

Vitamin D has been linked to a variety of health benefits including strong bones, a healthy immune system and a reduced incidence of certain cancers and heart disease. If you’re not getting enough sunshine or vitamin D rich foods, you may be vitamin D deficient, which can cause a variety of health issues. Learn more about the benefits of vitamin D and what you can do to ensure your body is getting enough. Read more.


New Heart. New Kidney. New Life.

An avid outdoorsman and hunter, Mike Willet had always been active. However, a massive heart attack in early 2011 would shift Willet's focus from hunting to a fight for his life. By the time Willett reached The Nebraska Medical Center, he was barely alive. But with the help of a heart pump and the expertise of doctors at The Nebraska Medical Center, Willett is alive today with a new heart and a new kidney. Watch video.


Exercising Safely with Changing Temperatures

While it may be time for fall sports, our bodies still need time to adjust to the wide temperature swings we often experience during this time of the year. Whether you are a serious athlete or a casual exerciser, Rusty McKune, sport medicine coordinator at The Nebraska Medical Center, offers these recommendations to acclimate your body and prevent injuries and heat-related illnesses. Read blog.

""I’d go back there [The Nebraska Medical Center] anytime for anything. If you’re going to have a chance, that’s where I want to be. Every day you wake up...be thankful that you’re here and enjoy your family…while you can because there’s no guarantees how long you’re going to be able to do that. "

Mike Willet, heart and kidney transplant patient

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Diabetes Center Health Fair

Successfully Manage Diabetes


Saturday, Nov. 3, 8 to 11 a.m.
Sorrell Center for Health Science Education
42nd and Emile Streets


Take advantage of these services:
• foot screenings
• fitness assessments
• cholesterol and blood glucose screenings, $26


Registration is required for blood glucose, cholesterol and AIC level screening. Call 402-552-2611 to reserve your appointment time.

Serious Medicine. Extraordinary Care.