A time to reflect, an occasion to celebrate. Or, a time to dread, an occasion to ignore.

As people age, loss of bone health can greatly decrease the quality of life. Because bones are constantly breaking down and rebuilding themselves, the body needs a continuous supply of all the nutrients required for bone regeneration.

'So you fell and you couldn't get up?" I asked.

It took my 83-year-old mother a second to get my reference to the alarm company's infamous TV commercial, but, luckily, she often shares my dark sense of humor.

The Jackson County Medical Examiner's office is investigating another death suspected to be heat related, the Kansas City Health Department said today.

Christiane, a mother from New Jersey, had endured years of conflict with her husband when the couple met Portland psychologist John Stewart.

The Kansas City Health Department on Tuesday reported the first suspected area heat death of the year.

The Jackson County medical examiner’s office notified the Health Department about three weeks ago that it was investigating the death of a woman born in 1947 as possibly heat related.


Dermatologists make no bones about the fact that there’s no safe way to get a tan through ultraviolet light.

“Any exposure to ultraviolet light is too much exposure to ultraviolet light,” said Dr. Christopher Obeime, a dermatologist at St. Vincent Health. “Ultraviolet light is not a good thing.”

When Caitlin Ryan was a teenager in the 1960s, "lesbian" and "bisexual" weren't in the mainstream lexicon. The library was virtually the only place someone could go for accurate information about homosexuality. And when she came out to her own parents, they had no idea how to react.


The placenta usually isn’t given much thought after the birth happens. It’s just thrown away.

But researchers are taking a new interest in it. A growing number of studies suggest that this organ, which feeds nutrients to the fetus and removes waste from its blood, may reveal a lot about the baby’s possible health complications.

Older residents in the Omaha area now can plug into a program new to Nebraska that provides the medical help they need to stay in their own homes rather than live in a nursing home.

Immanuel Pathways is opening the state's first PACE center Wednesday in a former grocery store space at 5755 Sorensen Parkway in north-central Omaha.


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