NET’s ‘Good, Healthy Life’ Examines Cancer Research, Treatment in Nebraska

News Release Date: 
February 7, 2019

For Immediate Release
NET’s ‘Good, Healthy Life’ Examines Cancer Research, Treatment in Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (Feb. 7, 2019) – There are few Nebraskans whose lives or families have not been touched by cancer. With more than 100 types, the disease is one of medicine’s biggest challenges.

To help Nebraskans understand more about cancer prevention, detection and new treatments, NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations, offers expert guidance on the television series “Good, Healthy Life.” The February episode premieres in primetime on NET World at 6 p.m. CT on Wednesday, Feb. 20.

The Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center in Omaha is the only cancer center in Nebraska designated by the National Cancer Institute. Research at the center allows patients to benefit from some of the latest treatments. “Good, Healthy Life” will feature some of the work being done at the Buffett Cancer Center and explore how new treatments, medicine and research impact cancer care in the state.

The “Good, Healthy Life” series is hosted by television anchor and medical reporter Melanie Dawkins. In February, the panel of health and wellness experts includes Dr. Alan Thorson, a colon and rectal surgeon from Omaha and past president of the American Cancer Society, and Dr. Josue Gutierrez, a family physician at Saline Medical Specialties in Crete, Neb.

“Good, Healthy Life” also airs on NET World at 5:30 p.m. CT on Saturday, Feb. 23 and 10 a.m. CT on Sunday, Feb. 24.

New “Good, Healthy Life” episodes are produced to air each quarter of the year. As part of NET’s commitment to help educate Nebraskans on health care solutions, information from community organizations and experts is available anytime at netNebraska.org/goodhealthylife.

“Good, Healthy Life” is sponsored in part by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska.

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MEDIA CONTACT: Kim Rogers, 402-660-5521, krogers@netNebraska.org

NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations, is the statewide public media service dedicated to creating opportunities for Nebraskans to engage with critical issues, compelling stories and quality entertainment. NET serves each of Nebraska’s 93 counties with 52,560 hours of programming each year on four television and two radio channels, plus online and mobile content. In addition to providing free, high-quality educational programming for children, NET provides programming in the arts, award-winning news and current affairs information and emergency alert services. For more information about NET, visit netNebraska.org.