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October 28, 2014

Quick, Tasty, Healthy, 5-Ingredient Recipes

Presented by Alice Henneman, MS, RDN

Five is the magic number for ingredients we want in a recipe. Whether we’re talking about a main dish, soup, salad, sandwich or side dish, our eyes begin to glaze over as the number of ingredients goes beyond five. Learn to cook delicious dinners in less time (and for less money!) than it takes to eat out. In addition, you’ll probably have or can easily stock up on most of the staples so there’s little shopping for extra ingredients.
Join Alice Henneman, registered dietitian nutritionist and UNL Extension Educator, as she shares tips, recipes and an extensive handout for making quick, delicious, and nutritious 5-ingredient dishes.

Click here for a copy of the handout.


August 26, 2014

Arthritis That is Really in Your Head

Presented by Robert M. Valente, MD

Board Certified Rheumatologist, Dr. Robert Valente, will discuss how Polymyalgia Rheumatic (PMR) and Giant Cell Arthritis can affect the head, neck and shoulders, and why early detection and treatment are crucial to managing these diseases.  Click here for a copy of the handout.


March 27, 2014

Wills, Trusts and Fiduciary Administration (and Other Life and Death Issues)

Presented by Don Janssen and Kara Ronnau

What are your estate planning options now, and what will happen to your estate after your death? The answer varies depending on the type of planning you have implemented. Whether you are single, married, retired or planning for retirement years, planning now is essential. Join Don Janssen and Kara Ronnau, attorneys at Cline Williams Wright Johnson & Oldfather, as they discuss how to help guide your loved ones and ensure your legacy is implemented according to your wishes. Click here for a copy of the handout.


January 23, 2014

Forget about Diets and Focus on Lifestyle

Presented by Ashley Houtwed, RD

Wouldn’t it be great if all you had to do was follow a simple diet for a month and you’d never have to worry about weight again? Forget about it. To lose weight and keep it off, you need to make better food choices and engage in physical activity nearly every day of your life. Ashley Houtwed, registered dietitian at Bryan LifePointe, will talk about making better food choices, the importance of meal planning, which includes controlling portion sizes, and self-monitoring. Click here for a copy of the handout.


January 16, 2014

Snoring: More ZZZ's Please

Presented by Dr. Timothy Lieske

Snoring is a fairly common affliction, affecting around 90 million people in the United States. It isn’t just a nighttime annoyance; as many people who snore will wake up tired and grumpy the next day, and their partner often does as well. Some people snore so loudly that they even wake themselves up in the middle of the night. Join Timothy Lieske, MD, pulmonologist with Lincoln Pulmonary and Critical Care Associates, as he discusses causes of snoring and how to get a better night’s sleep. Click here for a copy of the handout.


November 19, 2013

Fall Prevention

Presented by Polly Kubik, PT

Every year one-third to one-half of people ages 65 or older experience a fall. Polly Kubik, physical therapist at Bryan Health, will discuss systems involved in maintaining balance, fall risk factors and how to decrease them. Click here for a copy of the handout.


September 28, 2013

Safe Care for Grandchildren

Presented by Becky Loewe

Grandparents often act as caregivers for their grandchildren, and there are many new safety products and recommendations available to use as resources. Whether you watch your grandchildren occasionally or daily, attend this program to learn more about how you can provide the safest care possible.


September 17, 2013

Compassion Fatigue ... A Diagnosis For You?

Presented by Deborah A. Boyle

Compassion fatigue, better known as “burnout”, is a gradual cumulative stress that can develop in healthcare providers over time from work stressors (workload, additional hours) to the emotional toll from caring for complex patients. Join Deborah A. Boyle, Clinical Nurse Specialist at the University of California Irvine Medical Center, as she gives an overview of what is currently known about the phenomenon of compassion fatigue in health care workers. It will also present a 'menu' of intervention options for the participants to consider for implementation in their work settings. Click here for a copy of the handout.


September 10, 2013

High Blood Pressure Solutions and Prevention

Presented by Dr. Ryan Whitney

Millions of Americans are diagnosed with hypertension (high blood pressure) every year but it’s not something that should be taken lightly.. Join Dr. Ryan Whitney, cardiologist with Bryan Heart as he discusses various treatments for high blood pressure as well as how you can proactively work to prevent this “silent killer”. Click here for a copy of the handout.


August 8, 2013

Bring Harmony to your Life through Music

Presented by Rachel Rotert

Experience fun, healing and motivation through the power of music! Have you ever heard a song that seems to cause you to dance, relax, laugh or cry? Have you ever wondered why music can be so powerful? Board certified music therapist Rachel Rotert, with Piano Peace, reveals the answers to these questions and more! Attend this free workshop and learn how music can positively impact our brains and our quality of life. You’ll also have the chance to experience these benefits firsthand! Join us for an evening of increased joy, profound relaxation and meaningful life change through music therapy. Click here for a copy of the handout.


July 25, 2013

Palliative Care Medicine: Returning the Focus of Care to You

Presented by Dr. Lisa Mansur

In our high-tech world, palliative care is a return to the values of old-fashioned medicine. It focuses on improving overall quality of life for patients and families facing serious illness. Studies have shown the palliative care process not only improves the quality of life, it actually extends it. Join Dr. Lisa Mansur as she discusses how palliative care guides families to step back, look at the big picture, and evaluate the end-of-life period for their loved ones as well as understand advance directives. Click here for a copy of the handout.


May 9, 2013

Rheumatoid Arthritis: New Advances for Diagnosis and Treatment

Presented by Dr. Melvin Churchill

Rheumatoid Arthritis, or RA, is an autoimmune disease that typically affects joints on both sides of the body. If rheumatoid arthritis is diagnosed early, it can help prevent irreparable joint damage. In this presentation, Dr. Melvin Churchill, rheumatologist with the Arthritis Center of Nebraska, will discuss the basics of rheumatoid arthritis, how it is diagnosed and new treatment options that are available. Click here for a copy of the handout.


April 9, 2013

The Social Security Claiming Decision

Presented by Michael Johnson

In this presentation, Executive Wealth Management consultants Michael Johnson and Jeff Johnson will discuss the basics of social security, why social security is so important from a personal financial perspective and some of the methods you can use to maximize social security benefits. If you have ever thought “I’m going to take it as soon as I can get it” or “social security won’t be around when I need it” or “since I’m retired now, I may as well take social security early,” this is a presentation worth attending. Click here for a copy of the handout.


March 28, 2013

2013 Health Care Reform Update

Presented by Bruce Rieker, VP of Advocacy at Nebraska Hospital Association

There have been many changes to
health care in the past couple years
and it is difficult to get relevant
consumer facts from a neutral
source. Bruce Rieker, the Nebraska
Hospital Association vice president
of advocacy, will provide an
overview of Health Care Reform
including the status of its
implementation, insurance exchanges,
essential health benefits of
qualified health plans and Medicaid
expansion. In addition, Mr. Rieker
will analyze the impact that current
state and federal political
environments may have on Nebraskas
hospitals and their ability to
provide high quality

care.Click here for a copy of the handout.


Due to technical difficulties we were unable to record this presentation.

March 8, 2013

Heart Mission in Rwanda

Presented by Dr. Robert Oakes, Bryan Heart cardiologist

Dr. Robert Oakes, cardiothoracic surgeon with Bryan Heart, and Bryan employees Vic Grdina, perfusionist and Sheryl Sanders, RN are back from an amazing journey. They were part of the Team Heart mission to provide heart surgery to Rwandan people who don’t have access to this level of care. The team reports the trip was a huge team effort and success that included: 16 cardiac surgeries for very sick and very young patients, tropical storms and power outages, transporting patients from the OR to the ICU under umbrellas, celebrating how well all our patients did and their great progress, working from 6:30 am to midnight or later, enjoying the local culture and making new friends, looking forward to seeing our patients again next February when we return…God willing. “I’d like to thank my Bryan co-workers and the community who followed us on Facebook for your support throughout our trip. It means a great deal to us,” shares Dr. Oakes. “ We’re eager to share more about our experience with you.”


February 18, 2013

Scaling Fiscal Cliffs and Other Cliffs in Estate Planning

Presented by Kent Endacott, Jeffery Peetz and Patrick Timmer

Join attorneys Kent Endacott, Jeffery Peetz and Patrick Timmer, Woods & Aitken LLP, as they discuss the current status of federal estate and gift tax law and recent changes in Nebraska laws affecting estate planning. In addition, they will discuss current changes in Nebraska law regarding Conservatorships, Guardianships, and the new Nebraska Uniform Power of Attorney Act. This presentation will be of value and interest to those of both modest and larger estates. Please call 402-437-8500 to request a packet.


Scaling Fiscal Cliffs and Other Cliffs in Estate Planning from Bryan Health on Vimeo.

February 12, 2013

Loss, Grief and the Quest for Meaning

Presented by Robert Neimeyer, PhD

When someone we love dies, one world ends and another begins. In this presentation Robert Neimeyer, PhD and Professor of Psychology at the University of Memphis we will explore the idea that loss often casts us into a changed life, one in which we struggle with the meaning of the death and the meaning of our lives now. As we do so, in a sense reinventing ourselves and our worlds in the process, we commonly find that loss entails growth as well as grief, calling on deeper capacities for compassion, revised priorities and greater wisdom in the wake of unwelcome change. Click here for a copy of the handout.


Loss, Grief and the Quest for Meaning from Bryan Health on Vimeo.

October 30, 2012

Quick, Delicioius One-Dish Meals

Presented by Alice Henneman, RD

One-dish meals offer several advantages: your entire meal often can easily be made in advance, once it is assembled, you have only one cooking process to monitor, clean-up can be simpler, and they are a delicious way to use leftovers and “planned”-overs. Alice Henneman, registered dietitian and UNL Extension educator, will share tips, recipes, and an extensive handout for making quick, delicious, and nutritious one-dish meals. Click here for a copy of the handout.


Quick, Delicious One-Dish Meals from Bryan Health on Vimeo.

August 21, 2012

Generic Drugs: Are They the Same

Presented by Scott Rasmussen, MD & Michelle Combs

With the skyrocketing costs of numerous things in our everyday life, use of generic drugs can save you money. But is there any differences between generic drugs and their non-generic counterparts? Join Dr. Scott Rasmussen, Medical Director for Celerion Lincoln and Michelle Combs, Vice President of Clinical Pharmacology Sciences at Celerion Lincoln as they describe how generic drugs are developed, define the FDA’s standard for “bioequivalence”, discuss items that patients need to consider in conjunction with their provider regarding generic drugs, and present case studies of generic drug use. Click here for a copy of the handout.


8-21-12 Community Program - Generic Drugs: Are They Really the Same from Bryan Health on Vimeo.

April 24, 2012

Multiple Sclerosis

Presented by John Puente, MD and Mary Filipi, PA, APRN.

When loss enters your life, you are
faced with many choices. The questions
you ask and the choices you make will
determine whether you become among the
“living dead” or go on to live until you die. If
you are going to integrate grief into your life,
it helps to recognize what questions to ask
yourself on the journey. Dr. Alan Wolfelt,
director and founder of the Center for Loss,
will provide the answers that will help you
clarify your experiences and encourage you
to make choices that honor the
transformational nature of grief and loss.
Click here for a copy of the handout.

Due to technical difficulties we were unable to record this presentation.

April 23, 2012

Getting Ready for Life's Inevitable Changes and Challenges

Presented by Judy Pigott and Dr. John Gibson

Personal Safety Nets are the web of people, papers, and plans that prepare us for life’s inevitable changes,challenges and opportunities. They can catch us in hard times and crises and help us quickly get back on our feet. Authors Judy Pigott and Dr. John W. Gibson’s book Personal Safety Nets, will educate, entertain, challenge and strengthen you.Click here for a copy of the handout.

February 9, 2012

Atrial Fibrillation: An Overview

Presented by W. Michael Kutayli, MD.
BryanLGH Heart Institute

Atrial Fibrillation (AF or afib) is the most common irregular heart rhythm, affecting 2.2 million Americans. Afib is a condition that can cause a stroke and is very dangerous because there are so many potential triggers to consider - in some people it's simply drinking a cold beverage after exercise, for others it's coffee or alcohol, while others don't see any specific trigger points. Join Dr. Michael Kutayli, cardiologist from the BryanLGH Heart Institute, as he gives an overview of atrial fibrillation, diagnosis and treatment options available. Below are the links to the websites  of the first two videos Dr. Kutayli used during his presentation:
Video 1: Atrial Fibrillation
Video 2: Atrial Fibrillation Ablation

January 26, 2012

It's Not Just Food Affecting Your Weight

Presented by Katie Walz, RD
BryanLGH LifePointe

Many people think if they eat better they will lose weight. While proper nutrition is one component of losing or maintaining your weight there are many issues that can influence this. Age, genetics, nutrition, physical activity, amount of sleep, and stress level are a few of the numerous factors that can contribute to weight fluctuations. Katie Walz, registered dietician with BryanLGH LifePointe, will discuss why passing on that piece of cheesecake isn’t the only thing needed to drop the extra five pounds.  Click here for a copy of the handout.

January 10, 2012

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Presented by  Ruth Few, LCSW
BryanLGH Mental Health

Seasonal affective disorder (also called SAD) is a type of depression that occurs at the same time each year. Symptoms usually begin in late fall or early winter and go away by summer. Between 4% and 6% of people in the United States suffer from SAD. Another 10% to 20% may experience a mild form during the winter. Come listen as Patty Sandoval, therapist at BryanLGH, as she discusses the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of seasonal affective disorder. Click here for a copy of the handout.

August 11, 2011

Radon: What You Need to Know

Presented by Sara Morgan
Indoor Air Qualigy Program Manager
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

Radon is a cancer-causing radioactive gas. You cannot see, smell or taste radon, but it may be a problem in your home. Join Sara Morgan, Indoor Air Quality Program Manager for Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, as she provides a basic overview of radon such as what it is, where it’s found, how a person tests for it, and how you fix the home. Interested participants will also be given information on how to obtain a low-cost do-it-yourself test kit. Click here for a copy of the handout.



July 26, 2011

Bed Bugs

Presented by Barb Ogg
Lancaster County Extension Agency 

For the last decade, entomologists in developed countries have seen an exponential increase in bed bug infestations. Join Barb Ogg, educator with Lancaster County Extension Agency as she discusses why bed bugs disappeared for so long and some of the possible reasons they have come back. To help understand this problem, she will discuss bed bug biology and behavior and how today's bed bugs are different from those of 80 years ago. Control options and simple precautions that will prevent bed bugs being introduced into dwellings will also be discussed.
  July 14, 2011

Palliative Care Medicine - Returning the Focus of Care to You

Presented by Lisa Mansur, MD, FCCP
Medical Director of Palliative Care
BryanLGH Medical Center

In our high-tech world, palliative care is a return to the values of old-fashioned medicine. It focuses on improving overall quality of life for patients and families facing serious illness. Studies have shown the palliative care process not only improves the quality of life, it actually extends it. Join Lisa Mansur, MD, Palliative Care Service of Nebraska, as she discusses how palliative care guides families to step back, look at the big picture and elevate the end-of-life period for their loved ones. Click here for a copy of the handout.


June 23, 2011

Facebook Basics: You can do it!

Presented by Chrystal Houston
Digital Marketing Coordinator
BryanLGH Health System

Are your children and grandchildren encouraging you to connect with them on Facebook? Maybe you've created a profile, but don't know how to upload a profile image or find friends. Perhaps you have put off joining Facebook, thinking "not one more new computer thing to have to learn!" Chrystal Houston, BryanLGH Digital Marketing Coordinator, and Sue Roush, Director of Alumni and Communication at York College, go over the basics of Facebook to help get you started.  Topics discussed will be what is Facebook and why should I bother, how to create a profile, how to upload images, how to find "Friends", how to post updates, send messages, and write on others' walls and how to "Like" BryanLGH and other businesses you're interested in to keep in-the-know.

May 12, 2011

Dancing with the Wolf--New Techniques for the Treatment of Lupus

Presented by Dr. Robert Valente
Arthritis Center of Nebraska

Lupus, which is latin for wolf, is a chronic inflammatory disease that occurs when your body's immune system attacks your own tissues and organs. Inflammation caused by lupus can affect many different body systems, including your joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, heart and lungs. In this video, Dr. Valente discusses signs, symptoms, causes, and new treatments available for lupus. Click here for a copy of the handout 

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