Author: Kathy Rygg

Happier Healthcare

When Nicole Ascanio and Brandon Baartman met in medical school at Wake Forest University, they felt a calling to provide exceptional care and a connection with their patients. Ascanio followed a path to primary care and Baartman to ophthalmology. Their journey took them from the East Coast to the Midwest—first […]

Election Day

Many Omaha citizens may not have realized that two mayoral elections took place last month in the community. One was for the City of Omaha, and a second election voted in 17-year-old Maddie Hagan as this year’s Mayor of Boys Town—a tradition the small city has held the majority of […]

Empower your Health

During the pandemic, an interesting trend was the move from big box gyms and fitness centers to smaller fitness boutiques, due in large part to social distancing. Sculpt Studio in Elkhorn, which opened mid-pandemic in August of last year, is an example of a fitness boutique success. Owned by Emily […]

Jazz up your job site

If you’ve ever remodeled a home, commercial office space, or had a roof replaced, you know that having a dumpster—and often a porta potty—parked in your driveway or parking lot is often part of the project. They can be unsightly, and contractors are familiar with their pitfalls, which can include […]

Hightower Reff Law helps navigate life’s toughest events

Some of the most stressful events in life require the assistance of an attorney: divorce, death of a loved one, facing a criminal charge, or a workplace injury. Finding someone experienced who you can trust is critical, but you also want to ensure they have an entire legal team that […]

Comprehensive Cancer Care

When faced with a cancer diagnosis, fear and uncertainty can make navigating next steps difficult. Having an entire care team at your side is critical to your journey back to health. Nebraska Cancer Specialists has a comprehensive approach that includes a dedicated physician team, integrative services, a cutting-edge research department, […]

Smart Fitness

The single greatest barrier to health is often time. Not just finding time to exercise, but time itself with regard to the natural aging process. Loss of strength is the biggest problem as we age. It leads to weakened cardiovascular health, decreased bone density, and a slower metabolism. But there […]

Distinguished Decks

The home improvement industry saw a big increase last year, as people spent more time at home during the pandemic. Outdoor living as an extension of the home has become popular, especially one that can be relatively maintenance-free. Composite decking is not new to the market, but not all composite […]

A Second Chance

Dr. Zach Kucera knows what it’s like to come back after facing adversity. During his junior year at Doane University, his baseball career came to a screeching halt after suffering a herniated disc that required emergency surgery. Told he would be limited to only daily living tasks and would never […]

Defy All Odds

The word “believe” is prominently displayed throughout seventeen-year-old Emily Koesters’s home. And for good reason: at age four she was diagnosed with Schimke Immunoosseous Dysplasia (SIOD), which is a rare genetic, life-threatening dwarfism disease with an average life expectancy of nine years old. The disease is so uncommon, Emily is […]