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Even the fittest should get their hearts checked

Every year thousands of people lose their life to sudden cardiac arrest. This is a condition that is developed when the heart beats slower or faster than normal. And someone can seem to be healthy meaning they exercise regularly and eat well but may not even know they are at risk.

Posted: June 03, 2014
Is it really dangerous to hold your pee?

Did you know that thinking about going pee often creates the impulse?

Posted: June 02, 2014
Get weird in the kitchen

I have to admit, Travel Channel's Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern kind of grosses me out. It features Zimmern traveling the world to try different and “bizarre” foods, in hopes of making its viewers say, “Ewwwww!” Maybe that isn’t his only intention, but he sure gets a lot of that response from my family.

Posted: May 28, 2014
May is National Masturbation Month

May is a great month for many reasons: Mother’s Day, graduation and Memorial Day. What many don’t know is that it also is National Masturbation Month.

Posted: May 22, 2014
Eating more fat will help you lose weight

The fat in your diet isn’t what matters so much as the fat that you keep in your body. In other words, the fat that you eat may not necessarily be deposited in your arteries, and it is the fat in your arteries that increases your risk for heart disease.

Posted: May 21, 2014
Local athletes in Ironman movie

Everyone has a dream. What’s yours? What are you doing to make it a reality? Right now, two of my dreams are coming together.

Updated: May 12, 2014 - 3:01 pm
6 tips to naturally cleanse your body

Spring clean your body with these tips.

Updated: May 28, 2014 - 12:41 pm
6 websites for parents and kids that are pediatrician-recommended

It's no wonder that I'm so frequently asked my professional opinion on where parents can go to find good, credible advice on how to raise happy, healthy, responsible and engaged children.

Updated: May 28, 2014 - 12:39 pm
5 lies to stop telling girls about sex

Research has indicated that parents have an influence on their teenager's sexual behaviors as does society and friends.

Updated: June 02, 2014 - 12:51 pm
5 ways to burn more calories while exercising

Active, physical activity and structured exercise can mean very different things! Many people tell me they are active, that they run around all day long and never sit down. That is great, but the difference between being active and fitting in structured workouts can make a big difference in your health.

Posted: March 05, 2014
6 tips to be a healthier eater

If you already consider yourself a healthy eater, congratulations! Here are some tips to challenge yourself even more.

Updated: May 28, 2014 - 12:41 pm
Omaha woman, 22, gets double mastectomy to prevent breast cancer

Read about how a medical test has helped an Omaha woman live without the fear of breast cancer.

Posted: January 29, 2014
Weight lifting gains popularity among younger athletes

Weight lifting has become extremely common among youth athletes today.

Updated: May 28, 2014 - 12:40 pm
Worldwide efforts to battle childhood obesity

We are raising the first generation of youth who will live sicker and shorter lives than their parents, according to Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Updated: May 28, 2014 - 12:30 pm
3 reasons lifting weights will help you lose weight

Strength training is an important component to changing your body composition and losing weight.

Updated: May 28, 2014 - 12:41 pm
Stop hating your body; 5 ways to feel sexy

Read about five ways to feel more sexually empowered about your body.

Updated: June 02, 2014 - 12:51 pm
6 tips for successful breastfeeding

There are simply no substitutes that rival the invaluable health benefits of breast milk, which explains why the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends feeding babies breast milk exclusively for the first six months, and as long as possible.

Updated: May 28, 2014 - 12:39 pm
New blogger: You don't have to spend a lot to start cycling, commuting

Read LiveWellNebraska's newest blogger, Mark Crown, a cycling enthusiast and experienced commuter.

Updated: May 28, 2014 - 12:48 pm
Healthy snacks: 5 things to think about

Find out what you should be considering when choosing a healthy snack.

Updated: May 28, 2014 - 12:41 pm
Omaha triathlete helps train Afghan Cycling Team

Even though he lives more than 7,000 miles away and doesn't speak the language, an Omaha man has become an honorary coach for the Afghan Cycling Team.

Updated: June 02, 2014 - 12:57 pm
3 ways to increase mobility, alleviate joint pain

Read about three methods to relieve muscle tightness and increase your mobility.

Updated: May 28, 2014 - 12:40 pm
The top 10 tips for weight loss success

Read weight loss tips from people who have been successful at losing weight and getting healthier.

Updated: May 28, 2014 - 12:41 pm
5 tips to be a better lover, partner in 2014

Check out these five tips to help you be a better partner this year.

Updated: June 02, 2014 - 12:51 pm
5 facts about your body in freezing weather

Check out how to protect your body and your health in frigid temps.

Updated: May 28, 2014 - 12:30 pm
Year-round bicycle commuter isn't fazed by frigid temps

Though not all bike commuters do so year-round, the practice is growing in Nebraska. Omaha has seen a 124 percent increase in the number of local bike commuters since 2000.

Updated: May 28, 2014 - 12:48 pm

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