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Summer weather offers lots of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors.  Fresh air and sunshine are great.  Unfortunately, with the outdoors also comes ticks sometimes.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska school district has a new program to help refugee students deal with the trauma that made them flee their home countries.

The VNA’s Senior Speaker Series continues with “Dinner for One: Adding Mealtime Appeal” on Thursday, June 8th.

Caffeine and carrots may be the two newest secret weapons to help protect yourself from the sun.

For those who pay a third or more of their income for a roof over their heads, there’s a lot less money available for food, transportation and medical care costs.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Groups that treat people with addictions, mental health problems and developmental disabilities are bracing for state budget cuts they say could force them to reduce staffing and services for some of Nebraska's most vulnerable residents.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Aetna Health says it will be leaving the individual health plan market in Nebraska.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The last carrier of individual health insurance policies in most of Iowa might stop offering them to residents.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An attempt to slash funding for abortion providers could force health centers throughout Nebraska to cut services or close.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A state agency says a second case of measles has been confirmed in Nebraska.

At Project Harmony’s annual luncheon, they will recognize three individuals whose work has improved the lives of children in our community.

Research has shown that sitting is extremely harmful to a person’s health. 

Parenting University returns to Children’s Hospital & Medical Center this spring.

United Way of the Midlands is addressing the issue of food insecurity this week at a symposium on Wednesday morning at UNO.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha-based cancer research network that's administered clinical trials at eastern Nebraska hospitals for the past 20 years is reorganizing as a statewide group.

Enjoy St. Patrick's Day

Mar 15, 2017

St. Patrick’s Day is one of our most popular days of celebration, the food, the music and the green beer.

Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance started 10 years ago with one full-time employee, President & CEO Kara Eastman.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts is recognizing the American Red Cross for 100 years of service in Nebraska, including its preparedness efforts and response to recent natural disasters.

The National Children’s Advocacy Center recently released a position paper about the declining rates of child sexual abuse throughout the country.

An upswing in Norovirus cases in Douglas County

Jan 26, 2017

The Douglas County Health Department has investigated nine outbreaks of norovirus since the middle of December.  Norovirus is highly contagious and is often referred to as “the stomach flu.”

Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska, in partnership with UNL’s Public Policy Center, has received a $400,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center is part of a seven-university consortium working on a three-year, $8.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to map the heart’s nervous system.

The Adolescent Health Project, a program of the Women’s Fund of Omaha, was started in 2014 as a direct response to the alarming STD rates Douglas County had had for more than two decades.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Checking your home for radon is important to protecting your family's health.

Researchers have developed an Ebola vaccine that is predicted to have approval from the FDA and the World Health Organization by 2018.

Heartland B-Cycle will partner with the City of Omaha to expand its bike sharing program across the city.

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A Nebraska man accused of threatening to stab someone with a syringe that he said held HIV-tainted blood has pleaded guilty to a reduced Iowa robbery charge.

Despite the fact Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska is pulling out of the Health Insurance Marketplace, there are still about 15 plans to choose from in the state.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Regional Poison Control Center says it's important to keep kids away from holiday hazards like alcohol, disc batteries and visiting relatives' medications.

According to the National Alliance for Caregiving, nearly 43 million adults in the United States provided unpaid care to an adult or disabled child in the last 12 months.

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