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SRMC CEO Shares Hospitalization and Transfer Experiences for COVID Patients

Jason Petik, CEO of Sidney Regional Medical Center (SRMC) based in Sidney, Nebraska, joined the November 17 briefing to discuss what hospital care and patient needs have looked like for them with the...

 

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Lincoln – According to the National Cancer Institute, breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women (after lung cancer.) October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, provides an ideal opportunity to promote healthy habits that can lessen the...

 

CDC, FDA Authorize Pfizer-BioNTech Booster

Lincoln – On Thursday, September 23, 2021, Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a recommendation for a booster shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in populations who are at highest risk for COVID-19. The CDC...

 

DHHS Reports First 2021 Human Case of West Nile Virus

Lincoln – The first human case of West Nile virus for the 2021 season has been found in the Elkhorn-Logan Valley Health Department area (Burt, Cuming, Madison, and Stanton Counties). The person who tested positive was not hospitalized, according...  Website

 

Celebrating Moms and Working Mothers Around the Panhandle with World Breastfeeding Week, Aug. 1-7

The World Breastfeeding Week is August 1-7, 2021. Join us in celebrating this week by supporting moms and working mothers around the Panhandle. Breastfeeding is one of the best investments for healthier moms, babies, families, organizations, and...

 

COVID Risk Dial Sees Slight Regression

The COVID-19 Risk Dial shows steady improvement for the Panhandle region. As of April 5, the Risk Dial was at 1.38, down from 1.53 the week before. The Risk Dial is a summary of conditions for the Pan...

 

COVID Variant Found in Panhandle

The B117 COVID variant has been confirmed in the Panhandle. Confirmation was received late today of a teen male, teen female, and female in her 30s from the Nebraska Public Health Lab testing and notification from the Nebraska Department of Health...

 

Good Angler Stewardship Means Picking Up Shoreline Little, Recycling Line

LINCOLN – As anglers, we mean to be good stewards of our environment. Sometimes, though, we leave something behind. It could be a bait container lid that blew off or a small wad of fishing line in a...

 

State Announces Launch of Coronavirus Vaccine Registration Website

LINCOLN – On Monday, Feb. 1, Gov. Pete Ricketts announced that the State has launched an online portal where Nebraskans can register for coronavirus vaccinations (vaccinate.nebraska.gov).   While Nebraskans are encouraged to register in a timely...

 

COVID Dial Sees Slight Improvement

The Panhandle Public Health District reported three more COVID-related deaths as of Monday afternoon, Dec. 7. Two were females from Dawes County; one in her 80s and one in her 90s, and a Sheridan...

 

It's Time to Review Your Medicare Coverage

Medicare’s annual Open Enrollment season is underway, and I want to encourage all people with Medicare to review their current health and prescription drug coverage. Under President Trump’s...

 

SRMC to Expand TestNE

Sidney Regional Medical Center (SRMC) in a partnership with TestNebraska has increased the availability of the program from two days to three. TestNE is a State of Nebraska program that provides free COVID-19 testing to eligible residents. To...

 

Rainbow Trout Stockings Schedule This Fall

LINCOLN – Rainbow trout are being stocked in city ponds and state park and recreation area lakes across the state by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. These stockings will enhance fishing opportunities this fall and winter. Stocking...

 

Eight More COVID Cases Confirmed

The Panhandle Public Health District and Unified Command reported Aug. 27 eight new positive COVID-19 cases. All close contacts will be quarantined and actively monitored for symptoms by public...

 

Creek Valley Hosting Blood Drive

OMAHA — Beginning today and for a limited time, the American Red Cross is testing all blood, platelet and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies, providing donors insight into whether they have been exposed to this coronavirus. At the same time,...

 

Disability Advocates Call on Insurance Companies to Protect Autism Services

Lincoln – Families of individuals with disabilities were informed in May that many would no longer receive Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) at the Munroe-Meyer Institute that is vital for children with disabilities starting in September. ABA is...

 

Project Investigation Fever-Related Data as Early Indicateor of COVID-19 Outbreaks

Lincoln — Putting a smart thermometer to the ear could mean putting an ear to the ground for future COVID-19 outbreaks and the consequences of relaxing social distancing, says a University of Nebraska–Lincoln engineer. Alongside colleagues from...

 

DHHS COVID-19 Update

LINCOLN – During the past seven days, the total number of COVID-19-related deaths in the state increased by 16 to 186, according to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) data dashboard. The state case total, as of 5:45 p.m. Ce...

 
 By Casey Cortney    Community    May 3, 2016

Physical Therapy Today: Vestibular rehabilitation therapy

The loss of any of the five senses is especially distressing, and one of the most frightening for any individual is the loss of balance and equilibrium due to a vestibular disorder. The condition...

 

Physical Therapy Today: Physical therapy for post hysterectomy adhesions and pain

Abdominal adhesions are bands of scar tissue that form in the abdomen between organs. They can develop following any type of pelvic surgery, from a C-section or cyst removal to exploratory laparoscopic procedures. The bands of fibrous tissues...

 

Physical Therapy Today: A new year, a new you - Final tips

I hope you are well on your way to achieving a healthier, happier and longer life by the lifestyle changes you have made so far in this New Year. If you have yet to start, you still have time. In this final “New Year, New You” article I would lik...

 

Physical Therapy Today: A new year, a new you - Part II - Exercise for life

In the last Physical Therapy Today article, "A new year, a new you - Part I - Lifestyle changes," I wrote about how to accomplish permanent lifestyle changes so you can have a healthier, happier, and...

 

Physical Therapy Today: A new year, a new you – Part I

We all want to live a healthier, happier, and longer life. What better time to renew our motivation than in the New Year 2015. Now, I am not talking about New Year’s resolutions, I am talking about true motivation to make the changes in your life t...

 

Physical Therapy Today: How to protect and strengthen the knee and foot

Knee and foot injuries are common for people of all ages. They tend to occur during day-to-day activities such as walking, climbing stairs and running. In most cases, people tend to ignore the pain and just ‘carry on’ leading to more injury and...

 

Physical Therapy Today: How to prevent wrist fractures

A wrist fracture has the potential to impact daily life for an extended period of time. Wrist fractures can result from falls, sports activities and improper lifting. Owing to the complex architecture of the bones, muscles and ligaments in the wrist...

 

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