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Moments in Medicine - The Nebraska Medical Center

Stay Hydrated this Summer

Exercising and heat can be a dangerous combination if the proper precautions and hydration practices are not taken.  And with Nebraska’s high humidity levels, heat exhaustion can happen quickly.  Learn how to navigate the plethora of vitamin waters, energy drinks and sports drinks on the market to properly rehydrate a tired, thirsty body. Read more.


Polo Event a Success for Hospital Patients

The June 9 Polo for Patients event, raised more than $500,000 to benefit the hospital's Patient Assistance Fund. The fund is a way to help patients and their families with non-medical expenses. First National Bank chairman Bruce Lauritzen and his wife, Gerry, were the honorary chairs of this year’s event. Lexus of Omaha was the presenting sponsor.


For more information on how you can help, contact the Office of Development.


Do Probiotics Really Deliver?

Probiotics are appearing on a growing number of food labels and in supplement form, touting everything from curing diarrhea and calming the bowels to boosting the immune system and reducing the severity of colds and flu. But do they really deliver? Medical Nutrition Therapist Laura Beerman helps us sort out the facts. Read more.

"Unless you are exercising strenuously for more than an hour and sweating excessively, water is the best choice to rehydrate your body combined with a piece of fruit to provide carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals."

Sarah Keegan, medical nutritionist at The Nebraska Medical Center

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Complete Vascular Screening

An estimated 20 to 30 million Americans are at risk for various vascular diseases, including stroke, peripheral arterial disease (PAD), carotid artery disease and aortic aneurysms. The Nebraska Medical Center offers a complete vascular screenings with no doctor referral needed.


Vascular screenings are not often covered by insurance. The medical center offers a three test comprehensive vascular screening for only $75. Read more.

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