Health/Medical

Health/Medical
6:06 am
Tue January 29, 2013

Fewer Minorities Getting Screened for Colorectal Cancer

Fewer minorities are getting colorectal cancer screenings, according to a new study conducted in the Center for Health Policy at UNMC.

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Health/Medical
2:55 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

Flu cases widespread in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A top Iowa health official calls this the worst flu season the state has seen in many years.

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Health/Medical
1:00 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

Two flu deaths in Nebraska this season

The flu is now widespread in Nebraska, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.

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Health/Medical
6:06 am
Wed January 9, 2013

Rural Nebraskans have less health insurance

  

The Center for Rural Affairs is out with a new report on the Rural Implications of Health Insurance Coverage in Nebraska. 

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Health/Medical
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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Health/Medical
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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Health/Medical
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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Health/Medical
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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Health/Medical
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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Health/Medical
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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