Our Health

A Caring Community

Through generosity and respect, COPE helps those in need Individuals and families throughout Omaha need assistance at times. There are many dedicated organizations ready to help, especially throughout Eastern Douglas County. However, for those families living in Western Douglas County communities such as Valley, Waterloo, Bennington, and Elkhorn, options have […]

Inspiration with Words

Author Melissa Minassian shares her literary talent Natural talent comes in many forms—artists, singers, musicians, athletes—and most of those who are blessed with it will attest that it started at an early age. Omaha author Melissa Minassian said her love for writing began at age five when she wrote stories, illustrated […]

Enabling Entrepreneurs to Thrive

Salon Z Studios owner Zach Scribner nurtures small businesses As is so often the case, life takes us down a career path we never imagined. That was certainly true for Minnesota native Zach Scribner, who moved to Omaha to play hockey for UNO. He decided to stay after college and […]

Success Through Discipline

Sean Harley helps build better lives Everyone knows the dedication it takes to develop a fitness routine and then stick with it. Committing to daily workouts and a healthy diet has its challenges, but it also has infinite rewards. Sean Harley, professional body builder and owner of ithinkfit gym in […]

Quarterback for Life

After succeeding on the field, Sage Rosenfels is a leader off the field.   You know what a football looks like. But do you know how it feels? Or, more accurately, how it’s supposed to feel? Why quarterbacks monitor the ball’s weight, elasticity and texture with such zeal that in January […]

Omaha OB-GYN

Omaha OB-GYN offers personalized care focused on women Melissa Dahir wishes more women realized they don’t need to suffer in silence. Dahir, nurse practitioner at Omaha OB-GYN Associates, P.C., specializes in treating health issues that are frequently difficult for women (and their doctors) to talk about. Pain during intercourse, vaginal […]

Jakopovics’ passion benefits kids and community

Photos by J. Leonard Photography Youth sports programs have exploded in the past few years with more kids competing now than ever before. That’s due in part to the rapid growth of school districts and thanks to parents and community leaders like Todd Jakopovic, President of the Elkhorn Youth Sports Association […]

Paleo Not Just A Fad Diet

The Paleo diet — you may have heard the term and think it’s just another low-carb, fad diet. But those who have made it a part of their healthy lifestyle will tell you it’s simply about eating “real food” like our ancestors did during the Paleolithic Era. The results can […]

Massage Therapy Offers Numerous Benefits

What was once considered a luxury, often during vacation, massage therapy is now a necessary part of overall health and well-being — similar to exercise and eating right. It is also affordable and available to anyone through membership programs. But not all massages are created equal, and Jamie Burrow, owner […]

Building Basketball Champions

Hoffman’s Hoops Academy helps athletes make it For more than a decade Brian Hoffman has trained kids of all ages how to become better basketball players. Whether first grade youth league teams or former Creighton University star Doug McDermott, he has helped players develop every aspect of their game from […]