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Late last month the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new enzyme substitution therapy for adults with a rare and serious genetic disease known as phenylketonuria or PKU.  

Tips for Better Hearing

Jun 6, 2018

Hearing loss affects more than 48 million people nationwide. 

Cholangiocarcinoma is a cancer of the bile ducts that extends from the liver to the small intestine. 

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — More than 600 Nebraska youths have received treatment through a new state initiative designed to help those who struggle with emotional and mental-health problems.

During the month of April, many organizations, including the Henry Doorly Zoo and Woodmen Life, are shining blue lights in honor of Child Abuse Awareness Month.

The 2018 VNA Senior Speaker Series starts with “Tips for Keeping Your Mind Sharp” on Thursday, April 19th.

Trauma Matters Omaha is a new website focused on providing information and resources to trauma victims.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska has adopted federal guidelines on avoiding opioids as painkillers.

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April is STD Awareness Month.  In preparation, the Adolescent Health Project is encouraging teens to get tested for STD’s in a variety of ways.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Public Health Department says in its latest report that 157 Iowa residents have died of flu-related illnesses since Oct. 1 — the worst flu season since the swine flu outbreak in 2009.

The Adolescent Health Project’s Sweet Talk campaign is meant to normalize conversations teens have with their parents or guardians about sexuality and relationships.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nine organizations covering several states have filed lawsuits seeking to reverse a decision by President Donald Trump's administration to cut short funding for teen pregnancy prevention programs.

The lawsuits were filed Thursday on behalf of three Planned Parenthood affiliates, including those covering Alaska, Idaho, Iowa, Hawaii, Nebraska and Washington state, as well as organizations in North Carolina, South Carolina, Louisiana, Texas and Maryland.

The Visiting Nurse Association will host its annual Art & Soup fundraiser Sunday, February 25th.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska is planning to move its health clinic and administrative offices from Omaha to a campus southwest of the city in an effort to offer health care services to more people.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Some Nebraska residents could see their health insurance premiums spike in future years now that Congress has effectively repealed a legal requirement to purchase coverage, but advocates say it's too early to know by how much.

Iowa Flu Update

Feb 1, 2018

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Department of Public Health says it's received numerous reports of norovirus illnesses in the past few weeks.

Next Tuesday, the Douglas County Health Department is holding a free forum called, “The Prediabetes Predicament: What Business Leaders Can Do To Take Action.” 

This Friday, UNMC’s College of Dentistry will host its annual Children’s Dental Day at the college in Lincoln.

Phil Rooney, Spokesman for the Douglas County Health Department, says the flu is a serious disease and it needs to be taken seriously. 

Neena Nizar is the Supervisor at the Learning and Tutoring Center South Campus for Metropolitan Community College.  

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A group that supports families of those wounded or killed in combat is planning a 24-bed residential home in eastern Nebraska for wounded veterans who have no one to provide day-to-day care.

The Omaha Children’s Museum is one of three across the country to participate in a pilot program called Experiential Science for Families Affected by Autism.

The new 2017 Omaha Metropolitan Area Bicycle Map is available at a number of locations around the metro.

Filmmaker Stephanie Howard is presenting her film, THE WEIGHT OF HONOR, at two different venues in Omaha next week.  With more, here's KIOS News Director Cheril Lee...

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Educators say the wrist monitors some Lincoln middle school students are wearing are reinforcing the children's efforts to get fit.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The annual campaign to sign Nebraska residents up for health insurance through the federal marketplace could hit more snags than usual this year under new Trump administration policies, and advocates say rural areas will be hardest-hit.

Children’s Hospital & Medical Center was one of two programs nationwide to receive a “Project ECHO” grant from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs officials say an unauthorized, secret waiting list for psychotherapy appointments at Omaha's VA hospital delayed care for 87 veterans this year.

HOUSTON (AP) — A public-private partnership is granting nearly $1.4 million to test treatments to halt a disease threatening the nation's bat population.

The Visiting Nurse Association is offering Flu Immunization Clinics at its office at 125th and West Center Road.

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