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Risk Associated with Unapproved Products Derived from Stem Cells, Placenta, and Umbilical Cord Blood

Recent events in our state and others have highlighted the risks to patients treated with unapproved stem cell, placental and umbilical cord blood-derived products. A recent incident involved individuals treated in Nebraska who became ill after receiving a product derived from C-section placentas, a subset of whom became bacteremic. The FDA recently issued a warning regarding unapproved products derived from stem cells.

The Great American Smokeout® – November 21

Quitting smoking isn’t easy. It takes time. And a plan. You don’t have to stop smoking in one day. Start with day one. Let the Great American Smokeout event on November 21 be your day to start your journey toward a smoke-free life. You’ll be joining thousands of people who smoke across the country in taking an important step toward a healthier life and reducing your cancer risk. Plus, the American Cancer Society can help you access the resources and support you need to quit.

E-cigarettes are gaining traction in the research sector

E-cigarettes are gaining traction in the research sector. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has issued a study which shows the use of e-cigarettes to enhance lung cancer in mice. Read on for more information. https://www.pnas.org/content/early/2019/10/01/1911321116

Electronic-Cigarettes: Health Impacts and Emerging Policy Implications

LaDeana Smedlund, APRN, Dr. Radu Neamu, and Jennifer Miller, PhD, APRN of Nebraska Pulmonary Specialties, have collaborated to showcase the dangers of e-cigarettes and the unfortunate expansion of use. Current policy does not address the severe dangers and implications this can have on public health.  Read the article below for more information!

The Great American Smokeout®

Quitting smoking isn’t easy. It takes time. And a plan. You don’t have to stop smoking in one day. Start with day one. Let the Great American Smokeout event on November 15 be your day to start your journey toward a smoke-free life. You’ll be joining thousands of smokers across the country in taking an important step toward a healthier life and reducing your cancer risk. Plus, the American Cancer Society can help you access the resources and support you need to quit.

How to Manage Your Severe Asthma

In this segment, Dr. John Trapp, pulmonologist with Nebraska Pulmonary Specialties and Dr. Vinay Mehta, allergist-immunologist with Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Associates, discuss how Bryan Medical Center offers innovative severe asthma treatment with proven results that include fewer visits to the ED and fewer asthma attacks so that you can start enjoying life.