Health Care

Government
9:31 am
Mon April 22, 2013

Nebraska lawmakers seek common ground on Medicaid expansion

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers who support expanding Medicaid to more low-income adults are uncertain if the Legislature will get another chance to debate the issue.

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Government
12:52 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Nebraska lawmakers continue debate on Medicaid expansion

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers began a second day of debate on a proposal to expand Medicaid to more low-income adults.

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Government
2:43 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Nebraska lawmakers begin debate on Medicaid expansion bill

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers began debating a proposal to expand Medicaid as part of the federal health care law.

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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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