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Find It, Fix It, Fund It is an initiative from the National Safe and Healthy Housing Coalition and the National Center for Healthy Housing committed to eliminating lead poisoning.

Nebraska Medicine has been named to the 100 Great Hospitals List by Becker’s Hospital Review for the third year in a row.

A recent study by UNMC professor and HIV researcher, Dr. Howard Fox, and his collaborators, investigated something medical personnel have observed – that people with HIV seem to be getting age-related illnesses earlier than would be expected. 

Children’s Hospital & Medical Center’s Transport Team was recently awarded “Gold Standard” accreditation for safety and quality.

A study released last month indicated that the quality of medical treatment for mental disorders in the VA exceeds that of the private sector.

The Child Vision Collaborative began in February 2015. 

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.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Department of Public Health says flu activity is on the rise in Iowa. Three flu viruses are active in the state, including two types of influenza A and an influenza B strain, all of which are covered by this year's flu shots.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska health care experts are developing a program that will help hospitals and other facilities in the state continue reducing infections.

Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance recently received a $15,000 grant from the Fund for Omaha through the Omaha Community Foundation.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A legislative committee is recommending the elimination of a state program that was supposed to encourage Nebraska residents to save for their long-term care needs.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Public health officials say two central Iowa men have died from the flu and the state now has one of the highest influenza virus activity rates in the nation.

Nebraska earned a “B” letter grade on this year’s March of Dimes Premature Birth Report Card.

Douglas County health officials want public input on priorities

Nov 10, 2015

The Douglas County Health Department and Live Well Omaha want to know what residents think are the county’s most pressing health issues.

Together Incorporated of Metro Omaha recently received a $30,000 grant from the Environment Protection Agency Region 7.

UNMC and Nebraska Medicine are partnering to launch a Mind and Brain Health Lab.

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a team of researchers at UNMC an $8.8 million grant to continue their work developing long-acting medicines targeting HIV/AIDS.

Your dentist may soon be able to use a simple diagnostic liquid solution on your teeth to determine whether you need a filling or not.

The 18th annual Omaha Women’s Health &Wellness Conference takes place Friday, October 30th at the LaVista Conference Center from 8 to 4:30.

The eighth annual Omaha Health Summit takes place October 22nd at the Embassy Suites Omaha-Downtown.

Public meetings set on State Alzheimer's Plan

Sep 15, 2015

A series of public meetings begin tonight on a state plan to address the needs of patients with Alzheimer’s Disease, and their caregivers.

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