Health and Medical stories

Kids will be trick-or-treating next Monday night and Jason Kerkman, Safe Kids Nebraska Coordinator for the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, wants them to be safe when they do.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Two Omaha health systems plan to create a network for pediatric clinical trials.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A state agency that serves people with developmental disabilities says it has taken new steps to prevent the kind of billing errors that could force Nebraska to repay millions of dollars to the federal government.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska health officials are exploring how to use technology to provide mental health and substance abuse treatment for rural patients who must otherwise travel for hours to access behavioral health care.

Dr. Cheng Wang, assistant professor in UNMC’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, recently received a $40,000 grant from Colleen’s Dream Foundation to continue his work in developing an early detection test for ovarian cancer. 

The Missing Senior Network is a free service created by Home Instead designed to help families locate an elder family member who has wandered off.  

A new report from US Census Bureau data says 50,000 more Nebraskans were insured in 2015 than in 2013, but roughly 154,000 remain uninsured.  

“Strength and Motivation for Life’s Challenges” is the theme of the 19th annual Omaha Women’s Health & Wellness Conference.

A new report released by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine calls for changes in the area of family caregiving of elders, something it says nearly 18 million Americans are involved in.  

  Two medical start-up companies affiliated with UNMC will present their technologies at the first-ever University Start-Ups Demo Day in Washington, D.C. next week.  

The Visiting Nurse Association will begin its Flu Immunization Clinics starting next Monday, September 12th.

Tonight’s Omaha Science Café focuses on Sex Trafficking in Nebraska.

A new partnership between UNMC and Purdue Pharma, LP will increase graduate student research opportunities and hopefully bring some UNMC researchers’ drug therapies to market sooner. 

The College of St. Mary has a new Physician Assistant program this year, and along with its first cohort of 30 students, it has a new 8-cadaver lab.  

The VNA Senior Speaker Series continues next week with the topic “End of Life Decisions,” and is geared toward seniors, caregivers and health-care professionals. 

With more and more people getting immunizations at their local pharmacies, having access to accurate records about who needs what can be challenging.   

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

Aug 3, 2016

The new school year is right around the corner and because of that, August has been deemed National Immunization Awareness Month.

A new study conducted in part by the University of Nebraska Omaha’s Department of Biomechanics took on the task of better understanding the relationship between calf muscles and feet.

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.