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Moments in Medicine - The Nebraska Medical Center

Finish the Summer Safe and Healthy

While summer offers an abundance of fun outdoor activities, the sun, heat, bugs, pollen and food-borne illnesses can sometimes get the best of us. Ensure your summer is healthy, safe and trouble-free with these important health tips. Read more.


Diving Accidents Top List for Spinal Injuries

Two out of every three spinal sports injuries are a result of a diving accident caused by people diving into shallow pools, rivers or lakes. According to Peter Lennarson, MD, brain and spine surgeon at The Nebraska Medical Center, diving accidents are very serious and can cause life-changing injuries. To learn more about diving accidents and how to prevent them, watch this video.


Finding a Cure for Childhood Cancer

Did you know that cancer is the number one disease killer of children in the U.S. and Canada? The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancer and give survivors long and healthy lives. Find out why Jordan and Paul, employees at The Nebraska Medical Center, chose to show their support for pediatric cancer research by shaving their heads and raising more than $6,500 for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

Read Jordan’s blog posting.

Read Paul’s blog posting.

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Robert Frost

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We asked how you would spend the holiday weekend and about 40 percent of you celebrated with family and friends. Another 40 percent of readers relaxed at home. Sounds like the perfect long weekend to us! Hope you had great time.

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