Health/Medical

Health/Medical
5:06 am
Thu August 30, 2012

UNMC report details what Medicaid Expansion would mean in Nebraska

A new report released by UNMC looks at the expansion of the state’s Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act.

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Health/Medical
5:06 am
Wed August 29, 2012

Alzheimer's Association Works to Find Cure and Combat the Illness

67,000 people in Iowa and 40,000 individuals in Nebraska are currently suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

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Health/Medical
2:38 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Douglas County Health Department reports the season's first West Nile Virus death

A Douglas County man in his mid 60s has died after contracting West Nile Virus.

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Health/Medical
5:06 am
Wed August 22, 2012

New Three-Foot Bike/Pedestrian Passing Law in Effect

A new law requires motorists to give 3-feet of space when they pass bicyclists, pedestrians or someone using a motorized wheelchair on the road.

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Health/Medical
9:40 am
Thu August 9, 2012

Costs, services at Douglas County Health Center to be studied

The Douglas County Health Center provides assisted living and long-term care for up to 275 people.
Douglas County Health Department

The Douglas County Health Center is the subject of a study on costs and efficiency.

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Health/Medical
5:06 am
Tue August 7, 2012

Swap Your Old Gas Can for a New One on Wednesday

The City of Omaha is hosting a Gas Can Exchange Event on Wednesday at Tranquility Park. 

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Health/Medical
5:06 am
Wed August 1, 2012

UNMC Team Develops Long-Acting Nanomedicines for HIV Infection

A UNMC team led by Dr. Howard Gendelman, has developed long-acting nanomedicines for treating the HIV infection.

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Health/Medical
1:00 am
Wed July 25, 2012

Survey of teens' behavior finds fewer smoking or drinking, more being sedentary

A survey of Nebraska teens’ behaviors and activities shows fewer are smoking or drinking.

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Health/Medical
11:34 am
Thu July 19, 2012

School-based health center coming to Bryan High School

OPS

Building Bright Futures plans to add a school-based health center at Bryan High School.

It’ll be the second facility located in an OPS high school, and the eighth school-based health center. Jeanee Weiss, Director of Healthy Futures for Building Bright Futures, says the seven existing sites served 4,300 children and families last school year. In addition to medical care, staff at the health centers can provide referrals and help families get enrolled in programs such as Medicaid.

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Health/Medical
5:06 am
Mon July 2, 2012

UNMC to open a new large-scale biobank this winter

A new biobank at UNMC will allow researchers access to a larger number of blood samples that aren't specific to any one disease. Dr. Jennifer Larsen, vice chancellor for research, says a biobank holds biologic samples to be used in future research. 

Currently, UNMC has several condition-specific biobanks. But this new biobank would contain blood samples obtained from individuals when they go to the doctor for a routine visit.

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