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Strokes, chronic leg ulcers and blood clots are just a few of the complications caused by sickle cell disease.  Those who have the disease are also more susceptible to infections. 

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.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new federal report says Nebraska's uninsured rate for adults younger than 65 declined over a two-year period.

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 will receive $1.48 million from a pharmaceutical company to settle allegations that the drug maker knowingly underpaid rebates owned to the Nebraska's Medicaid drug rebate program.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska has signed contracts to offer three health plans under the state's new integrated Medicaid managed care program.

A national leader on Alzheimer’s disease says clinical trials are important to finding new and better treatments for Alzheimer’s disease. 

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. 

The Nebraska Medicaid program has been selected to participate in the Federal Innovation Acceleration Program or IAP.

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents recently approved plans to establish the Center for Patient, Family and Community Engagement in Chronic Care Management.

Prescription opioids can be part of effective pain management but they also have serious risks.

Cases of chlamydia in Douglas County are at an all-time high, according to a new report.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha man has been the first to receive a lung transplant at the Nebraska Medical Center in nearly 20 years.

The Munroe-Meyer Institute at UNMC and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services’ Nebraska Respite Program are looking for individuals across the state who are interested in being trained to provide respite care services.

Health officials say there’s a very low risk of contracting the Zika virus following a report of two cases in Nebraska.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Health officials say two travel-related cases of Zika virus have been reported in Nebraska.

Nebraska public health officials say the Zika virus poses very little threat to residents.

A new health clinic in Omaha focuses on the specific needs of teenagers and young adults.

A collaboration between researchers from UNMC and the University of Memphis recently published an article in the American Journal of Men’s Health.

The “2016 in 2016 Enrollment Campaign” is an effort to enroll or renew more than 2000 people in health care coverage this month.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Department of Public Health says flu activity is on the rise in Iowa. Three flu viruses are active in the state, including two types of influenza A and an influenza B strain, all of which are covered by this year's flu shots.

Nebraska Medicine-Nebraska Medical Center is one of 60 hospitals nationwide taking part in a clinical trial for a new heart pump device.

Blood and platelet donations needed

Dec 31, 2015

The American Red Cross says blood and platelet donations are needed.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska health care experts are developing a program that will help hospitals and other facilities in the state continue reducing infections.

Thanks to a major donation from Ruth and Bill Scott, UNMC will expand its current Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center.

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