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Children Leukemia Specialist Omaha NE

Electricity keeps our lives humming, but since the late 1970s, scientists have been concerned that magnetic fields generated by electrical power lines may cause cancer—particularly childhood leukemia.

Harold Maurice Maurer, MD
(402) 559-4200
986605 Nebraska Medical Ctr
Omaha, NE
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1961
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Hospital: Clarkson Memorial Hosp, Omaha, Ne; N H S Univ Nebraska Med Ctr, Omaha, Ne; Childrens Mem Hosp, Omaha, Ne
Group Practice: University Medical Associates Univ Of Nebraska Medical Ctr

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Aaron R Sasson
(402) 559-9800
988095 Nebraska Medical Ctr
Omaha, NE
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General Surgery, Surgical Oncology

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(402) 559-7257
982168 Nebraska Medical Ctr
Omaha, NE
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1968

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James Olen Armitage, MD
(402) 559-7290
987680 Nebraska Medical Ctr
Omaha, NE
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Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
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Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1973
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Hospital: N H S Univ Nebraska Med Ctr, Omaha, Ne
Group Practice: University Medical Associates Univ Of Nebraska Medical Ctr

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(402) 559-4627
982360-2360 Nebraska Medical Center,
Omaha, NE
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Urology, Medical Oncology
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Male
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Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1968
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Hospital: N H S Univ Nebraska Med Ctr, Omaha, Ne; Veterans Affairs Medical Ctr, Omaha, Ne
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Fausto R Loberiza, MD, MS
(402) 559-8013
987680 Nebraska Medical Ctr
Omaha, NE
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Male
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Graduation Year: 2007

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Saaib Al Shehadat, MD, MRCP
(402) 559-5163
987680 Nebraska Medical Ctr
Omaha, NE
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Male
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Graduation Year: 2007

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Lori Jo Maness, MD
(402) 559-3742
987680 Nebraska Medical Ctr
Omaha, NE
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Female
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Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1997

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Alfred Carlos Grovas, MD
(402) 559-7257
982168 Nebraska Medical Ctr
Omaha, NE
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1985

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Philip Jay Bierman, MD
(402) 559-5520
987680 Nebraska Medical Ctr
Omaha, NE
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Medical School: Univ Of Mo-Kansas City Sch Of Med, Kansas City Mo 64108
Graduation Year: 1979

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The Hidden Danger of Electrical Power Lines

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Electricity keeps our lives humming, but since the late 1970s, scientists have been concerned that magnetic fields generated by electrical power lines may cause cancer—particularly childhood leukemia.

The latest electromagnetic study reveals a shocking possibility: Children who live within 200 meters (about 220 yards) of high-voltage power lines at birth have a 69 percent higher risk of leukemia than those who live farther than 600 meters (656 yards) from the lines. Infants who lived between 200 and 600 meters had a 23 percent higher risk of leukemia.

The study’s authors, from the University of Oxford’s Childhood Cancer Research Group, readily admit that their results, while important, could be due to chance since they did not factor in any socioeconomic or environmental factors other than magnetic fields. Still, it’s the largest power-line study to date. Between 1962 and 1995, the researchers statistically analyzed the health records of more than 29,000 English and Welsh children with cancer (9,700 of whom had leukemia) and cross-referenced that information with Britain’s National Grid records.

Little is understood about how or why magnetic fields pose health risks, yet there appears to be a correlation between childhood cancer and high-voltage power lines.

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