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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.

Meet the Doctors

News Channel Nebraska’s Grant Otten brings another Meet the Docs segment featuring Dr. Kevin Reichmuth.

Prevnar & Pneumovax – Pneumonia Vaccinations

The CDC recommends vaccination with Pneumovax 23 alone for everyone at or after age 65 and for people age 19 through 64 who are at increased risk for pneumococcal infection. Learn more in this blog post about other vaccine recommendations.

Flu Season

The CBS Evening News (9/17, story 12, 1:45, Pelley) reported that this year’s influenza vaccine may be more effective than last year’s. According to Dr. Jon Lapook, “Last year, the vaccine was only 23% effective because the predominant strain mutated after the vaccine had already been manufactured.”