Our Health

Comforting Care

Male-centered clinics seek to lure reluctant patients: MEN   Research shows that when it comes to doctors, most men are quick to dodge any encounter. Three Omaha-area clinics are hoping to change that tendency by focusing on treatments and services related to men’s health. Specialty clinics like NuMale, a Wisconsin-based […]

Summer Skin Treatments

Experts share tips on keeping skin beautiful all summer long Kristen Hammes, Dreams MedSpa Village Pointe Aesthetic Surgery | Dreams MedSpa 17617 Burke Street, Omaha, NE 68118 (P) 402-596-4000   C.Q. Thompson, M.D., Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery Clarkson West Medical Center, 2727 S. 144th St., Suite 205 (P) 402-778-5555, cqthompson.com […]

Crossing Over

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 […]

Skin Doctor

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, […]

Dancing with Heart

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. […]

Fighting Through Tragedy

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 […]

Health and Wellness

Health and Wellness will be back for our January 2014 issue! Check back later!!

Life After Retirement

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 […]

Surviving Stroke

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 […]

A Healthy Balance

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 […]