Health Care

Health/Medical
2:07 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

1 in 3 Omaha metro area children are overweight or obese

Live Well Omaha officials hope metro area families will take a Family Dining Pledge.

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Government
9:31 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Lawmakers approve STD partner treatment legislation

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Sexual partners of patients who are diagnosed with chlamydia or gonorrhea could receive prescription antibiotics without a medical exam, under a bill that won first-round approval from Nebraska lawmakers.

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Health/Medical
1:00 am
Wed March 20, 2013

VA hospital temporarily closes operating rooms

Nebraska and western Iowa veterans who need surgery will undergo those procedures somewhere other than the Omaha VA hospital for the time being.

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Health/Medical
2:32 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Report looks at role of a school's design in reducing childhood obesity

A new study from a UNMC expert on childhood obesity asks whether a school’s design can reduce childhood obesity.

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Government
8:15 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Nebraska lawmakers consider Medicaid expansion

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Health care advocates are urging Nebraska lawmakers to expand Medicaid coverage as part of the federal health care law, while the state's Medicaid chief says the program is too expensive.

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Government
10:02 am
Thu February 28, 2013

Gov. Heineman maintains opposition to Medicaid expansion

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Governor Dave Heineman is holding firm in his opposition to a proposed Medicaid expansion that could come as a result of the federal health care law.

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Health/Medical
1:00 am
Tue February 26, 2013

State of Public Health report looks at Douglas County's overall health, well-being

Seven outbreaks of norovirus were reported in Douglas County last year, according to a new report.

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Education
8:06 am
Mon February 25, 2013

Attorney for school districts: ACA could cut employees' hours

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A lawyer for public school districts in Nebraska say some are considering cutting hours for part-time employees who work between 30 and 40 hours per week to avoid offering them health insurance benefits.

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Government
8:55 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Iowa lawmakers to discuss Medicaid expansion

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Democratic proposal to expand Medicaid in Iowa is coming up for debate in a Senate subcommittee.

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Health/Medical
6:06 am
Thu February 7, 2013

UNMC Study Examines Heart Failure Patients and Exercise

UNMC’s College of Nursing Lincoln Division recently received a $3.36 million grant to fund a 5-year study looking at the adherence to exercise in heart failure patients.

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