Health/Medical

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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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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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Health/Medical
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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Health/Medical
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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Health/Medical
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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6:06 am
Tue November 13, 2012

13 cases of flu reported in Douglas County

The Douglas County Health Department is encouraging everyone to get a flu shot.

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Health/Medical
2:20 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

Science Cafe to focus on Immunizations

Childhood and adult immunizations are the focus of tomorrow’s Omaha Science Café

Dr. Ally Dering-Anderson, Clinical Assistant Professor at the UNMC College of Pharmacy, is the guest speaker. 

She’ll discuss types of diseases people are immunized against and the benefits of adult and child immunizations. 

Dr. Dering-Anderson says she’ll also talk about the changes in mortality rates as a result of vaccines.

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Health/Medical
8:26 am
Fri November 9, 2012

UNMC dean says need for nurses continues to grow

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska already faces a nursing shortage. But a top dean at the University of Nebraska Medical Center says the need will grow even more under the federal health care law.

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6:06 am
Fri November 9, 2012

Binge Drinking Up, Youth Drinking Down in Nebraska

Nebraska ranks number two in the country in terms of the binge drinking rate among adults.

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