Health/Medical http://kios.org en Changes to school health screenings for 2014-15 year http://kios.org/post/changes-school-health-screenings-2014-15-year <p>Changes are coming to the health screenings Nebraska children have before starting school. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 13:03:50 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 49532 at http://kios.org AARP report focuses on long-term care services for older adults http://kios.org/post/aarp-report-focuses-long-term-care-services-older-adults <p>An AARP report gives Nebraska mixed results when it comes to meeting the long-term health care needs of older adults and the disabled. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 13:12:44 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 49359 at http://kios.org DHHS sees 1st case of rare, mosquito-borne virus http://kios.org/post/dhhs-sees-1st-case-rare-mosquito-borne-virus <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska has received its first report of a rare, mosquito-borne virus. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 13:44:17 +0000 Associated Press 48471 at http://kios.org Iowa, Nebraska VA facilities under scrutiny http://kios.org/post/iowa-nebraska-va-facilities-under-scrutiny <p></p><p>DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Some patients at Veterans Affairs medical centers in Iowa and Nebraska are on waiting lists for treatment, but the facilities say they're unaware of any unauthorized lists like those uncovered in other states.</p><p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 12:32:34 +0000 Associated Press 48321 at http://kios.org Dr. Adi Pour Reports on State of Douglas County Health http://kios.org/post/dr-adi-pour-reports-state-douglas-county-health <p>At the last Douglas County Board Meeting, Dr. Adi Pour, Director of the Douglas County Health Department, discussed the State of Public Health.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 11:06:06 +0000 Cheril Lee 48287 at http://kios.org Dr. Adi Pour Reports on State of Douglas County Health GO! Challenge encourages teens to make healthy choices http://kios.org/post/go-challenge-encourages-teens-make-healthy-choices <p>Encouraging healthy behavior is the goal of a Douglas County initiative called the GO! Challenge.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 21 May 2014 19:30:00 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 47541 at http://kios.org GO! Challenge encourages teens to make healthy choices VA working to re-establish medical foster home program http://kios.org/post/va-working-re-establish-medical-foster-home-program <p>44 states have a medical foster home program where elderly veterans receive care in a private home.</p><p> Tue, 06 May 2014 06:00:00 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 46724 at http://kios.org Nearly 43,000 Nebraskans enroll in marketplace http://kios.org/post/nearly-43000-nebraskans-enroll-marketplace <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new federal report says nearly 43,000 Nebraskans signed up for health insurance in the six months since the federal marketplace was launched. Thu, 01 May 2014 18:29:27 +0000 Associated Press 46544 at http://kios.org Prescription drug take-back day Saturday http://kios.org/post/prescription-drug-take-back-day-saturday <p>You can dispose of unwanted or unused prescription drugs at one of at least a dozen metro area sites this weekend.</p><p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:30:00 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 46071 at http://kios.org The Bed is Dead Campaign Aimed at Teen Girls http://kios.org/post/bed-dead-campaign-aimed-teen-girls <p><a href="http://www.thebedisdead.org">The Bed is Dead</a> is a social-media based campaign focused on raising awareness among teenagers about the link between indoor tanning and malignant melanoma, the most dangerous of the skin cancers.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:06:06 +0000 Cheril Lee 45802 at http://kios.org The Bed is Dead Campaign Aimed at Teen Girls