Fast-paced and physical, lacrosse lures youth to the field Watch out, football. Lacrosse, the fastest-growing sport in the U.S., is making headway in Nebraska. Nebraska’s youth lacrosse teams have grown in number since the sport first emerged in the state about a decade ago. More than 400 high school boys and […]
Dermatologist Joel Schlessinger balances a bustling practice and business Joel Schlessinger, M.D., puzzles over Post-it notes. He’s mapping out a possible warehouse design, tweaking the formula until he’s satisfied it’s optimal. Schlessinger, king of a perpetually expanding skin care empire, is enmeshed in every aspect of his kingdom — including, […]
Cancer no match for determined dancer The world shifted under her feet when Elizabeth Edwards, owner of Omaha Ballroom, found out last November that the egg-sized nodule in her neck was filled with malignant cells. She needed surgery, doctors told her, to remove her thyroid. Radiation would likely follow. […]
After baby’s death, Michelle Skillings finds strength to fight for her own life Five weeks into her program at Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping in Bellevue, Michelle Skillings was ready to quit. She ran alongside a coach, but each step was so hard. She wanted to give up. “Do this for […]
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A woman with snow-white hair whistles as she strolls—walker in tow to steady her steps—down the hallway. A suspender-clad gentleman catches up on the day’s news, his coffee and World-Herald in hand. In the dining room, a party of four flings hearts and spades around a table. Walk inside Elk […]
Aear ago, then-39- year-old Michelle Reitz was in her athletic prime. A working mother of twins, Reitz counted dozens of half- and full marathons, triathlons and an Ironman among her accomplishments. She ate unprocessed, healthy foods. She had enviably low cholesterol and blood pressure. But one day, she realized she […]
When the word “hormones” is uttered, visions of raging menopausal women come to mind for most. Truth be told, hormonal changes affect everyone—both men and women—from birth to death, yet we seem to have a very negative association with that word. Hormones play an important role in our health, in […]