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“I didn’t have anything to lose," says Jessie Green, who enrolled in the nonprofit's Fresh Start program, turned her life around and now helps others in need.
Crystal Dosher said that moment changed her life, because she had just started school and was watching her son begin his career as well.
Over the years, Enrique Galvan had numerous surgeries in Paraguay to try to remove the large, heavy tumors hanging from his body. But because of the extensive nature of his case, the procedures were not successful. Ultimately, doctors in his home country told him that there was nothing more they could do for him.
This isn’t the first time I’ve felt unimportant to him. Sometimes I feel as if people just don’t care about me in general.
The city is one of two finalists vying to host U.S. Quidditch’s Midwest Regional Championship, an event that would draw more than a dozen collegiate teams to the area and spur a few hundred thousand dollars in spending in Sarpy County.
The head of the National Institutes of Health announced Wednesday that he would no longer appear on all-male panels at public scientific meetings, saying the effort to include women and other underrepresented people "must begin at the top."
She arrives without saying hello, picks at her food and, worst of all, picks her fingernails and split ends before and after the meal at the table.
New research finds that throughout a dog’s life, the stress levels of a canine and his or her human tend to rise and fall together. In fact, stress in a dog appears to be more closely linked to the stress of its owner than it is to the dog’s own temperament.
One night, I was enjoying a mini-vacation. The next, a doctor told me my 59-year-old dad might die.
Several competitors with Nebraska ties will appear on Monday's episode, including Creighton student Mike Galeski, former Husker track athlete Maggi Thorne and Nebraska native Leigh Jahnke.
Now, fast-forward eight months later, and I have not heard a word from the bride. I apologized profusely for what I did — and nothing.
"Consumers accept practices in health care that they would not tolerate in any other area," said Elisabeth Rosenthal, editor-in-chief of Kaiser Health News and a trained doctor.
Biel said she worries about people such as her friends, whose child has a medical condition that requires exemption from vaccinations.
I’ve been friends with “Sandra” for about a year now. Recently, she revealed to me that she is gay. I am totally supportive of her. However, she also told me that she has grown to be very attracted to me.
Doris Aylor will fulfill a dream Thursday when she gets to watch her beloved Royals, live and in person, for the first time.
Baseball fans can tackle a lap inside TD Ameritrade Park — and some downtown Omaha streets — during the ninth annual Road to Omaha Run.
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.
Here are a few of my favorite ways to break the fitness monotony, without breaking the bank.
Here are the most important changes to make whatever life stage you're in and the most important things to work on if you’re 40 and beyond.