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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A $5.5 million grant will provide four new mobile classrooms to help improve training for emergency responders in rural parts of Nebraska over the next three years.

About 80% of drivers expressed significant anger, aggression or road rage last year, according to a new report released by the AAA Foundation.

The Women’s Fund of Omaha recently commissioned UNMC to conduct a study on sex trafficking in Nebraska.

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — Officials have confirmed the first human case of West Nile virus this year in western Nebraska's Scotts Bluff County.

Dr. Sam Sanderson, Research Associate Professor in UNMC’s Pharmaceutical Sciences department, recently received a $2.25 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.

A third case of travel-related Zika, a mosquito-borne virus, was reported to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A third travel-related case of the Zika virus has bene confirmed in Nebraska.

The Visiting Nurse Association was awarded a $15,000 grant from Immanuel Vision Foundation to create a caregiver education program.

Camp Erin is a special free camp for children ages 6 through 17 who are grieving the loss of a loved one. 

Nebraska ranks 46th among the 50 states and the District of Columbia for participation in the Summer Food Service Program.

Creighton University is normalizing its interprofessional programs through its new Center for Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research, also known as CIPER.

Children’s Hospital & Medical Center will undergo a transformational expansion.

The Annie E. Casey Foundation released its 2016 Kids Count Data Book yesterday.

UNMC is offering nursing summer camps this week

Jun 20, 2016

UNMC’s College of Nursing will host a summer camp in hopes of shaping future nurses.  With more, here’s Omaha Public Radio’s Krista Johnson…

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Someone in Dodge, Saunders or Washington counties was diagnosed with the state's first confirmed case of West Nile virus for 2016.

With a heat advisory in effect until 7:00 this evening and a series of 90-plus degree days ahead, it’s important that people know the best ways to keep cool.

Nebraska has had the West Nile Virus since the early 2000s and in the first couple years, the numbers of people who got the virus were in the thousands.

The Behavioral Health Division of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services wants the public’s input. 

The new Active Commuting Toolkit is designed to help local businesses enable their employees to leave their cars at home and utilize healthier modes of transportation, when they can.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An advocacy group for affordable health care has sued the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services on behalf of a 21-year-old Omaha college student denied Medicaid benefits.

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.

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