Errant tennis serve toss might be symptom of parkinsonism

I have played tennis for 44 years and began teaching tennis lessons 30 years ago. Three years ago, I began to notice tremors in my hands when writing or typing.

One exercise that tones your tush, tummy and hamstrings

Fitness expert Cindy Leos let us in on one exercise that tones several muscle areas at once and can also be done three different ways.

OPS criticized for allowing students to attend sex ed event that distributed condoms

Omaha Public Schools is facing criticism from community members over a teen sex education event last month where a number of students received “goodie bags” with condoms.

UNK health students plan to give back to rural Nebraska

You can see it in their faces. How they light up when you ask, "Why do you want to be a nurse or a physician's assistant?"

Posted: November 28, 2015
The workout that can tone your arms in three weeks

I used to think there were two possible subtexts when it comes to getting toned fast: This doesn't actually work, and it works, but you'll push yourself to the brink of misery and despair in the process. Pick your poison.

Posted: November 28, 2015
Boys Town Pediatrics to host Parent Talk classes, Fiesta De Navidad Party

December is fast approaching and Boys Town Pediatrics is wrapping up 2015 with a special Christmas party and two more free Parent Talk classes for new and expecting parents.

Posted: November 28, 2015
Outdoor ice rink at UNMC opening Saturday

Grab your skates. The University of Nebraska Medical Center’s outdoor ice skating rink will open Nov. 28.

Posted: November 27, 2015
Are you an 'active couch potato'? How to squeeze more activity into your day

It is possible to be physically active and still be highly sedentary. Follow these simple strategies at work and at home to sit less and move more.

Posted: November 27, 2015
The importance of passing on healthier eating habits to our kids

We know they'll do their best if they're eating nutrient dense, unprocessed, whole food that will help them get through that incredibly long, demanding day.

Posted: November 27, 2015
The Thankful Edition: Win Finegan is a caring listener for patients

Win Finegan, age 76: “It’s OK to cry as long as you aren’t the person who has to be consoled.”

Posted: November 26, 2015
'I was walking on blood': The incredible work by doctors to help Paris victims

As the scale and severity of the attacks became clear, the director of a network of public hospitals in Paris took an unprecedented step: He activated the city's Plan Blanc, mobilizing all 40 hospitals to call in extra staff members and free up resources by emptying beds and canceling nonessential procedures. 

Posted: November 26, 2015
4 tips to handle a pulled hamstring

A hamstring strain is typically the result of pushing too hard and, most important, not paying enough attention to pain cues.

Posted: November 26, 2015
Unexpected bowel movements? Up to 1 in 10 suffer from this debilitating condition

Those suffering from fecal incontinence have little control of their bowels and can leak stool. It’s a problem affecting 5 to 10 percent of the population and can be debilitating.

Posted: November 26, 2015
Medicaid expansion discussed at community meeting

The chief executive officer of Memorial Community Health in Aurora spoke in favor Monday of Medicaid expansion in Nebraska, saying, “We can’t afford to not do something.”

Posted: November 26, 2015
5 ways to deal with annoying family members over the holidays

There's a little secret that many share but rarely speak of: Some of our relatives are downright annoying. Why not plan ahead for how to manage those difficult situations with frustrating family members? Here are a few suggestions.

Updated: November 26, 2015 - 11:29 am
With lungs in repertoire, the Nebraska Medical Center could join hospital elite

The Nebraska Medical Center had not joined that club as of Tuesday afternoon, but it announced that it had put together the team and received the United Network for Organ Sharing’s approval to start transplanting lungs, the organ that it hasn’t transplanted since 1998.

Updated: November 25, 2015 - 1:09 am
Omaha woman's nephew died while running; despite that, she still finds strength in the sport

 In my mind, running is the greatest sport on earth. But on Friday, Nov. 13 my love for running was thrown a curveball. My nephew was hit by a car while out running and died.

Updated: November 25, 2015 - 3:52 pm
What does a serving of stuffing look like? A guide to Thanksgiving portion control

It’s hard to pass on your favorite Thanksgiving dishes, despite the calories threatening to derail your diet. The trick is portion control.

Posted: November 25, 2015
Omaha man wins $10,000 prize in national contest after losing 100 pounds; 'I'm healthy again for my family'

Eric Scott and his family will use the $10,000 to pay his wife's medical bills from battling thyroid cancer and give their 18-month-old daughter, Devany, a special Christmas.

Updated: November 25, 2015 - 3:51 pm
Run off Thanksgiving dinner before you eat: A list of Turkey Trots in the metro

Local runners can get in a few miles before gobbling down turkey and snoozing on the couch on Thanksgiving.

Updated: November 25, 2015 - 9:47 am
Red Cross seeking blood, platelet donations

Blood donors with all types, especially O negative, B negative and A negative, are being urged to give, the Red Cross said. Platelet donors and those with type AB blood also are needed.

Updated: November 25, 2015 - 7:24 pm
Why you should run a Thanksgiving Turkey Trot

On the fence about running your Thanksgiving turkey trot? We get it. The family-filled holiday is one best spent with loved ones, but there's no reason you can't make the morning 5K a family affair.

Posted: November 25, 2015
Nebraska Medical Center revives lung transplant program, dormant since 1998

The physicians running the program say the med center will serve patients in Nebraska, western Iowa and elsewhere in the region who have faced inconvenience and travel costs and sometimes have decided against pursuing lung transplants. Patients in the region typically have gone to Iowa City, Minneapolis, Denver and St. Louis for lung transplants.

Updated: November 25, 2015 - 3:52 pm
No more blisters, blackened toenails: 6 tips to find the right running shoes

It’s become one of my running traditions. After an endurance race, I get ready to say goodbye to some close friends and kick out some uninvited guests who showed up for the run. I’m talking toenails and blisters.

Updated: November 24, 2015 - 2:14 pm
Children’s Hospital & Medical Center to open first-of-its-kind outpatient surgery center in Omaha

The surgery center, at 110 N. 175th St., will be the first of its kind for the Omaha hospital for children. Children’s has 13 primary care offices around the metro area.

Updated: November 24, 2015 - 9:52 am
Expensive running shoes are no better, and often worse, than cheaper ones

"If money is a matter to you, you will not get more in expensive running shoes," says the website's founder, Jens Jakob Andersen. "Affordable mid-range running shoes are very nearly the same as expensive running shoes."

Updated: November 24, 2015 - 9:53 am
One way restaurants can help fight child obesity

No magic silver bullet exists to reduce childhood obesity. Instead, progress will have to come from the accumulation of many small changes, like the Silver Diner's new menu.

Posted: November 24, 2015
Omaha man drops 100 pounds, is named finalist for $10,000 prize in national weight-loss contest

Eric Scott, 29, is one of four male finalists in the national contest’s weight-loss category. The winner of the grand prize will be announced this week.

Updated: November 24, 2015 - 2:34 pm

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