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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska has signed contracts to offer three health plans under the state's new integrated Medicaid managed care program.

Dr. Tanya Morgan, Director of the Master of Public Health Program at Creighton University, says the American Public Health Association’s goal is to make the United States the healthiest nation in the world by 2030. 

As the trees, weeds and grasses bloom and grow, so do allergies.  Dr. Jill Poole, Allergist with UNMC, says about 20 to 40% of Americans suffer from seasonal allergies. 

Cases of chlamydia in Douglas County are at an all-time high, according to a new report.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Even though officials say Omaha's tap water has met federal standards for lead for years, a local health organization is planning to test tap water for lead in light of the widespread contamination in Flint, Michigan.

The Munroe-Meyer Institute at UNMC and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services’ Nebraska Respite Program are looking for individuals across the state who are interested in being trained to provide respite care services.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska state agency says it has improved how quickly it processes applications for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program after it failed to meet federal standards last year.

Health officials say there’s a very low risk of contracting the Zika virus following a report of two cases in Nebraska.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Health officials say two travel-related cases of Zika virus have been reported in Nebraska.

Nebraska public health officials say the Zika virus poses very little threat to residents.

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