Check out the changing world of medicine or catch up with an Omaha icon who is going strong at 97.

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Elaine Jabenis has never really retired. It wasn’t until she was 80, she says, that she started writing with passion. The “grande dame” of the Omaha Community Playhouse was acting in plays until age 84. Now, at 97, three years after publishing her first work of fiction, she’s working on her autobiography.

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Technological advancements are in every part of our lives, including the medical field. X-rays once made on film now are digital and can be transmitted anywhere in seconds. The amount of oxygen in one’s blood can be measured by sliding a soft, thimble-like device onto the end of a finger.

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Though doctors have been performing robotic surgery for some time, such procedures still involve using large machines outside the body. The next stage will involve further shrinking that technology.

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Cellphones are practically glued to our hands. Workdays are spent behind computer screens. And free time is spent with tablets and gaming systems in hand. All of that extra time with technology could lead to injuries.

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