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6:06 am
Fri December 21, 2012

Faster Recovery for Breast Cancer Patients

Intrabeam is a new treatment option for breast cancer patients.  The procedure allows patients to have their surgery and radiation in a session lasting about 90 minutes.

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6:06 am
Thu December 20, 2012

Pain Medication Addiction on the Rise

The availability of pain medications and a lack of stigma associated with taking them are causing addiction levels to reach epidemic proportions in Nebraska.

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3:00 pm
Mon December 17, 2012

UNMC therapist shares tips for talking with children about school violence

A UNMC therapist says a child’s age and maturity level should guide conversations with them about last week’s school shooting.

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6:06 am
Wed December 12, 2012

UNMC Researchers Study Nicotine Dependence

Researchers at UNMC will study the genetic risk for nicotine dependence thanks to a $40,000 grant.

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8:48 am
Fri December 7, 2012

Medicare Open Enrollment deadline is Friday

About 300 Douglas County residents will have to find a new Medicare plan next year.

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1:00 am
Wed December 5, 2012

UNMC study finds a critical shortage of primary care physicians in rural Nebraska

A new study by UNMC’s Center for Health Policy found that 11 Nebraska counties have no primary care physician.

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6:06 am
Tue November 27, 2012

November is National Hospice Awareness Month

Hospice is a philosophy of care aimed at providing a network of support for people with a life threatening or terminal disease. 

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6:06 am
Fri November 23, 2012

UNMC Officials Talk Health Care Reform

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With the election past, UNMC is looking toward what impact the results will have on health care reform.

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3:08 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

Douglas County Health Department focusing on smoke-free housing

The Douglas County Health Department wants 11,000 people to have access to smoke-free housing by the fall of 2014.

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1:00 am
Tue November 20, 2012

March of Dimes report shows fewer premature births, but more uninsured women

A new report shows Nebraska is making some progress when it comes to lowering the rate of babies born prematurely.

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