Put your family on a path of discovery and good fitness this summer. Here are 10 destinations with kid-friendly things to see and do along the foot trails.
One rare disease left an Omaha doctor eating a shakelike formula to supplement her diet. A friend said it tasted like cat food. An Omaha man woke up after his family took him off life support. And a Lincoln teen is allergic to almost everything.
There's the woman with MS who runs despite her diagnosis. The 7-year-old born without his left hand who plays baseball just like the other kids his age. The refugee who turned to Zumba to help her recover from cancer treatments. Check out their inspiring stories and others below.
On a day off for the College World Series on Sunday, runners took the field as part of the Road to Omaha Run. The 5K run/walk began and ended near Lewis & Clark Landing and included views of the Missouri River, Gene Leahy Mall and Heartland of America Park.
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Bekah Jerde “kind of thought life was over" until she found herself doing community service at Radio Talking Book Service. Today, "life is so much fuller than I would have ever imagined."
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I’ve given her three choices: She can either give her weapon to me, sell it or move out in three weeks.
The $1 million the county set aside for land could now go to construction or operating costs if the partnership moves forward.
The nation's opioid addiction crisis has prompted every state except one to file claims or promise to sue drugmakers, distributors or pharmaceutical companies.
Apple cider vinegar is thought to have several medicinal effects on our health, including better blood glucose control and improved weight loss. Due to its fermented properties, it may help with digestion and improve the balance of healthy bacteria, which maintains gastrointestinal health.
States that allowed marijuana use for medical purposes actually had 23 percent more deaths from opioid overdoses, when they looked over a longer period of time.
I almost feel obligated to tell Curt what his wife said so that he can save his marriage if he wants to. My other option is to leave well enough alone, but that feels like betrayal.
In January 1966, The Washington Post ran a four-part series on how women in the Washington area obtained abortions. At the time, abortion was illegal with few exceptions in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. Now, nearly a half-century after Roe v. Wade, new abortion restriction…
Mounting research suggests that disrupting the typical sleep-wake cycle may contribute to poor health, increasing risks for high blood pressure, diabetes, depression and obesity.
At work and in my personal life, I frequently get asked, “So when are you finally going to have kids?” and “Are you thinking about having kids with you getting older?”
The parental permission required for a child to use sunscreen varies from school district to school district.
Five days a week, Julianne Schmitt leaves her kindergarten classroom and heads to the La Vista gym. Once she's there, the 30-year-old doesn't have to worry about planning lessons or teaching the pint-sized students.
Such restrictions in contracts are widespread in many industries - including, anecdotally, in medicine.
My thinking is, even if it’s a very minor bump, it shows them that I see they are in pain or upset, and it gives them something tangible to do about it. Plus, sometimes it’s necessary (although not always).
On Memorial Day — more than a week after the bite — the couple took him to a nearby emergency room. He was soon diagnosed with a very rare tick-borne illness, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, his mother said.
Despite being in their teens and early 20s, professional gamers are at risk for injuries that most people associate with middle-age office workers who spend their days planted in front of a computer screen: carpal tunnel syndrome, elbow, shoulder and neck pain, eye strain, as well as musculoskeletal injuries like tendinitis and back pain.
We hit traffic and were late by 30 minutes. We had been in near-constant contact with my sister throughout, so she was aware of the fact that we were running behind.
The clinic’s aim is to identify patients with certain conditions that place them at risk of stroke and, working together, determine the appropriate steps to prevent it
The surgeons removed it from Rachel Palma's brain and placed it under a microscope to get a closer look. Then they sliced into it — and found a baby tapeworm.
Two of my friends always doing things together with their children. They are always going over to each other’s houses, going on outings and such. The problem is that they never invite us!
A new gateway at 42nd and Leavenworth Streets will feature 18 colorful Jun Kaneko-designed "columns" and a walkway with benches meant to give people — patients, family, visitors, staffers and the public — a place to relax.
The county had approved a $1 million purchase agreement for a six-acre plot of land near 25th Street and Highway 370 in Bellevue. But, the county announced Thursday, they've decided against purchasing the Bellevue plot.
My wife and I host a family dinner every Friday night. There’s only one problem: my sister’s ill-mannered eating habits.
A new outpatient health care facility is under construction to better serve the needs of veterans in the Norfolk area.
"We want to do whatever it takes for runners to have a great experience. ... For us, people not noticing that stuff is a compliment," said Ben Cohoon, an organizer with Pink Gorilla Events.
With this year's reports of crowding on the mountain, Alex Harz realizes how lucky he was to spend 45 minutes at the summit alone with his Sherpa. He says it changed his life forever.
Jocelyn Bailey, an internal medicine doctor at Methodist Hospital, will appear on an episode of "House Hunters" on Thursday.
Duane Linn has been operating his own martial arts school, Chung Shin Warrior Tang Soo Do, at the Sarpy Community YMCA since 2015. He hopes to coach some of his students toward their own black belts.
The event allows those ages 9 and up to work with golf professionals on the fundamentals of the game.
He claims to be single and not looking for marriage. He wants to come to the U.S. to see if he wants to live here permanently.
He shared his daughter’s experience as evidence that life-saving medical innovation can be possible while also guarding against unintended consequences and ethical dilemmas. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., countered, speaking of her own breast cancer and the possibility that science will advance to a point where genetic mutations that cause illness could be eliminated.
An epidemiological investigation led to the Omaha childcare center.
Fontenelle Forest in Bellevue was recently listed as number 27 on Prevention magazine's list of top 50 "Best Walks in America."
The genetic mutation that a Chinese researcher claimed he used on a human embryo to create HIV-resistant twins may be linked to a shorter lifespan, according to new research.
The moment was brief, but we both saw pictures saved on the iPad of nude young girls. My gut instinct told me that something wasn’t right. Should I leave it alone?
Some neonatal intensive care units, or NICUs, have established quiet times, during which certain activities are verboten. Some have also switched to single-occupancy, carpeted rooms and added sound monitors. But until now, researchers haven’t looked closely at how well such techniques work.
The Rev. Daniel Hendrickson, described Lynch, who stood 6-foot-5 in his prime, as a towering figure at Creighton in more ways than one — and one who was humble in spirit, deeply passionate in his work and gracious to all.
I have expressed to my parents and other siblings my wishes not to have a relationship with him. It is very painful for me.
But before Ryan Barrett can enroll in an accelerated flight training program, he’ll have to meet a strict weight limit of 250 pounds. At his heaviest, the 6-foot Omaha man weighed 323 pounds. Since July, he’s down about 40 pounds and hopes to drop about double that.
The last two gatherings turned ugly when my son got into an argument with my daughter. He can’t let small things go and he tends to overanalyze anyone’s behavior.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration’s first broad testing of food for a worrisome class of nonstick, stain-resistant industrial compounds found substantial levels in some grocery store meats and seafood and in off-the-shelf chocolate cake, according to unreleased findings that…
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