A Day in the Life at UNMC

A good day to be a quitter

Today is the 37th annual Great American Smokeout – an event organized by the American Cancer Society that encourages smokers to either quit or make a plan to quit today. UNMC and The Nebraska Medical Center tout a smoke free campus, and that’s great. While that status may discourage some smokers from lighting up as often or even spur them to quit, the fact is… Continue Reading

The (Ahem) Flu Shot

There are lots of reasons people don’t get flu shots. Reason #1: Because one time, their second cousin’s Grandma’s mailman got the flu from the flu shot.  As UNMC’s infectious disease specialist Dr. Mark Rupp will tell you, this is one of many flu shot fables. Consider Dr. Rupp one of these guys: And Reason #2 through lots: Needles = Painful. Therefore, no thanks! Well,… Continue Reading

Why I give to the United Way

Today I’d like to introduce my blog family to one of my actual family members. Meet my Aunt Donna. Aunt Donna has Multiple Sclerosis, or MS for short. We’ve been close all my life. She’s my Godmother, my seamstress and was my pen pal all through college (yes, we wrote actual letters). Over the years, whenever I would ask how’s she was doing, she never… Continue Reading