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Caffeine and carrots may be the two newest secret weapons to help protect yourself from the sun.

For those who pay a third or more of their income for a roof over their heads, there’s a lot less money available for food, transportation and medical care costs.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Groups that treat people with addictions, mental health problems and developmental disabilities are bracing for state budget cuts they say could force them to reduce staffing and services for some of Nebraska's most vulnerable residents.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A judge has ordered Nebraska officials to reinstate an Omaha college student's Medicaid coverage.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Aetna Health says it will be leaving the individual health plan market in Nebraska.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center and Nebraska Medicine have launched a new youth violence prevention program, Dusk to Dawn or D2D, which will be the only hospital-based program of its kind in Omaha.

If you or somebody you know provides caregiving for a veteran, VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System has programs and resources that may help. 

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The last carrier of individual health insurance policies in most of Iowa might stop offering them to residents.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An attempt to slash funding for abortion providers could force health centers throughout Nebraska to cut services or close.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The City of Lincoln will begin a program to keep veterans or active duty military members facing felony criminal charges out of prison and to get them the support and services they need to stay out of trouble.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A state agency says a second case of measles has been confirmed in Nebraska.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska Medical Center is creating a facility that will give those in the medical field high-tech visualization and virtual reality tools to teach and learn.

At Project Harmony’s annual luncheon, they will recognize three individuals whose work has improved the lives of children in our community.

Parkinson’s disease affects nearly one million Americans and costs around 25 billion dollars a year in the United States alone.  It’s a progressive neurodegenerative disease for which there is currently no cure, but a UNMC research team has evidence their new drug therapy can bring about improvements in patients with Parkinson’s.

Research has shown that sitting is extremely harmful to a person’s health. 

Parenting University returns to Children’s Hospital & Medical Center this spring.

United Way of the Midlands is addressing the issue of food insecurity this week at a symposium on Wednesday morning at UNO.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha-based cancer research network that's administered clinical trials at eastern Nebraska hospitals for the past 20 years is reorganizing as a statewide group.

Enjoy St. Patrick's Day

Mar 15, 2017

St. Patrick’s Day is one of our most popular days of celebration, the food, the music and the green beer.

Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance started 10 years ago with one full-time employee, President & CEO Kara Eastman.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts is recognizing the American Red Cross for 100 years of service in Nebraska, including its preparedness efforts and response to recent natural disasters.

The National Children’s Advocacy Center recently released a position paper about the declining rates of child sexual abuse throughout the country.

Dr. Soonjo Hwang, a neuroscientist and Assistant Professor in the Department Psychiatry at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, will present the next Omaha Science Café on Tuesday, February 7th . 

“Next Generation Services” is the topic of the UNO Department of Gerontology’s upcoming “Aging with Passion and Purpose” conference, to be held March 21st on the UNO campus. 

An upswing in Norovirus cases in Douglas County

Jan 26, 2017

The Douglas County Health Department has investigated nine outbreaks of norovirus since the middle of December.  Norovirus is highly contagious and is often referred to as “the stomach flu.”

Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska, in partnership with UNL’s Public Policy Center, has received a $400,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center is part of a seven-university consortium working on a three-year, $8.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to map the heart’s nervous system.

The Adolescent Health Project, a program of the Women’s Fund of Omaha, was started in 2014 as a direct response to the alarming STD rates Douglas County had had for more than two decades.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Checking your home for radon is important to protecting your family's health.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A lack of health care in rural Nebraska is prompting a new push by lawmakers to expand telehealth services.

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