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September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.  Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska fights every day to help individuals who are suffering with mental health disorders or having thoughts of suicide.

This month is the 5th global World Alzheimer’s month, and September 21st is World Alzheimer’s Awareness Day. 

The VNA Senior Speaker Series continues next Thursday, September 14th with a presentation called: “Taking Care of YOU: Suggestions on Self Care during times of Sadness, Loss and Grief.”

Community 360 is a local non-profit that has been recruiting, screening and training skilled volunteers for area nursing homes for 25 years.  

Hillcrest Hospice Care will offer a free Kids’ Grief Camp next Thursday, August 31st

  

Eight female physicians and a second-year medical student from the University of Nebraska Medical Center went to Girls Inc. last week to speak with 40 young women about the exciting career options available in the health care field. 

When a person undergoes a cardiac arrest, often the person nearest to them is a family member or bystander with no medical expertise.

Art to Remember is a program offered by the Joslyn Art Museum that serves people dealing with memory loss.

WEST POINT, Neb. (AP) — Authorities are investigating an outbreak of salmonella in northeast Nebraska.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's only provider of individual health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act wants to raise its monthly rates by an average of nearly 17 percent, and some rates could increase by more than 50 percent.

UnitedHealthcare and National 4-H Council’s Food Smart Families program focuses on food insecurity as well as obesity.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's largest state agency has unveiled an initiative to improve services for children, low-income families and residents with mental health problems and developmental disabilities.

A recent study published in the “Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency,” indicates positive correlations between head injuries in childhood and delinquent behavior later in life.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers are looking for ways to increase mental health services in areas that lack psychologists, psychiatrists and counselors, but that could prove difficult amid a tight state budget.

UNMC is currently seeking 20 women who have new breast cancer diagnoses and live in rural areas to take part in an Internet support program.

Summer means vacation for a lot of people in the United States.  Some people opt to road trip across the country while others will fly to international destinations.

Summer weather offers lots of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors.  Fresh air and sunshine are great.  Unfortunately, with the outdoors also comes ticks sometimes.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska school district has a new program to help refugee students deal with the trauma that made them flee their home countries.

The VNA’s Senior Speaker Series continues with “Dinner for One: Adding Mealtime Appeal” on Thursday, June 8th.

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.

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