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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.

The VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System will hold a Veterans’ Town Hall tomorrow (Tuesday) at 6:30.

Last week, a student attending classes at Benson High School went to a doctor’s appointment and tested positive for active Tuberculosis.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha health officials have confirmed that a Benson High School student has tuberculosis, exposing nearly 200 students and a dozen school staff members to the contagious lung disease.

Last week was the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout.  It’s a day that encourages tobacco users to give up the habit.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers who have fought for years to expand Medicaid coverage under the federal health care law are backing off their effort now that Donald Trump has won the presidential race and Republicans held their majority in Congress.

A lot of the controversy over prostate cancer screening tests started several years ago when the US Preventative Services Task Force came out with a recommendation saying men should not be screened for prostate cancer.

Open enrollment season is here for both the National Health Insurance Marketplace as well as for employers.

Kids will be trick-or-treating next Monday night and Jason Kerkman, Safe Kids Nebraska Coordinator for the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, wants them to be safe when they do.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Two Omaha health systems plan to create a network for pediatric clinical trials.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A state agency that serves people with developmental disabilities says it has taken new steps to prevent the kind of billing errors that could force Nebraska to repay millions of dollars to the federal government.

Dr. Cheng Wang, assistant professor in UNMC’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, recently received a $40,000 grant from Colleen’s Dream Foundation to continue his work in developing an early detection test for ovarian cancer. 

“Strength and Motivation for Life’s Challenges” is the theme of the 19th annual Omaha Women’s Health & Wellness Conference.

The Visiting Nurse Association will begin its Flu Immunization Clinics starting next Monday, September 12th.

Tonight’s Omaha Science Café focuses on Sex Trafficking in Nebraska.

The College of St. Mary has a new Physician Assistant program this year, and along with its first cohort of 30 students, it has a new 8-cadaver lab.  

The VNA Senior Speaker Series continues next week with the topic “End of Life Decisions,” and is geared toward seniors, caregivers and health-care professionals. 

With more and more people getting immunizations at their local pharmacies, having access to accurate records about who needs what can be challenging.   

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

Aug 3, 2016

The new school year is right around the corner and because of that, August has been deemed National Immunization Awareness Month.

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