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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... Full story

 

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...

 

Physical Therapy Today: October is National Physical Therapy Month

We can’t stop time. Or can we? The right type and amount of physical activity can help stave off many age-related health problems. Physical therapists, who are movement experts, prescribe physical activity that can help you overcome pain, gain and...

 

Physical Therapy Today: Get back to your prenatal body

Giving birth is a life changing experience. From a physical standpoint, childbirth has a significant impact on a woman’s body. Symptoms can vary greatly, and range from pain and headaches to tightness and incontinence. Aches and pains are common...

 

Physical Therapy Today - Yes, physical therapy can help urinary incontinence

Incontinence is an embarrassing condition that affects men, women and children of all ages. A common symptom is the loss of bladder control when coughing, sneezing, lifting and laughing. Incontinence can be temporary or persistent. Temporary loss of...

 

Physical Therapy Today: Why space matters – in your spine

You may know that physical therapy helps in the treatment of low back pain, but did you also know that physical therapy can help treat conditions such as spinal stenosis? Spinal stenosis is a condition in which the space surrounding the spinal cord...

 
 By Casey Cortney    Community    May 5, 2015

Physical Therapy Today: Pre- and post-operative physical therpy for total hip replacement

Total hip replacement (THR) is a surgical procedure to replace a damaged hip joint with a new artificial/prosthetic implant. Physical therapy is essential before and after surgery in order to minimize complications. Therapy also reduces recovery...

 

Physical Therapy Today - Role of physical therapy in women's health

Ever since the No. 1 New York Times bestseller entitled “Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus” by John Gray was published, more and more people have asked the question, “What makes men and women so different?” Gray’s use of analogies...

 

Physical Therapy Today - New Year, 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...

 

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 longer life. Today, we will consider one important...

 

Regional West Cancer Services offer breast cancer survivorship program

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. – Like cardiac rehabilitation benefits a patient after a heart attack, many women need and want support and information following breast cancer treatment. Regional West Cancer Services will offer post-treatment survivorship...

 

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...

 

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