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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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Health/Medical
1:00 am
Mon July 2, 2012

UNMC ophthalmologist urges safety when using fireworks

courtesy Creighton University

The Nebraska State Fire Marshal's office says 144 people were injured in 2010 by misuse of fireworks.

 

In the city of Omaha, residents can shoot off fireworks from 8 am to 11 pm through Wednesday. An ophthalmologist at the University of Nebraska Medical Center says if you choose to do so, wear eye protection and don't let children use fireworks.

 

Dr. John Peters says 1,300 people suffered eye injuries nationwide last year due to misuse of fireworks. He says about half of those injuries were to people under age 19.

 

Health/Medical
1:57 pm
Fri June 29, 2012

American Red Cross: blood, platelet donations urgently needed

The American Red Cross says there’s an urgent need for donations of blood and platelets.

April Oppliger, Program Manager for the Mid-American Blood Services Division, says there have been 50,000 fewer donations in June than anticipated. She says that’s about half the blood supply the Red Cross had at this time last year.

Oppliger says a pint of whole blood has a shelf life of 42 days. Platelets have a shelf life of only five days, and Oppliger says those donations are always in high demand. She says donations of all blood types are needed.  

Health/Medical
5:06 am
Mon June 25, 2012

Hotter temperatures have arrived

Hot summer temperatures preceded the official start of the season last week. So it’s important to protect yourself while enjoying outdoor activities.  With more, here’s Omaha Public Radio’s Cheril Lee…

Health/Medical
2:33 pm
Thu June 21, 2012

VA of Nebraska-western Iowa hiring additional mental health care clinicians

The VA Medical Center in Omaha.

The VA of Nebraska-western Iowa plans to add 16 additional personnel to provide mental health care to veterans.

It’s part of a nationwide initiative by the VA to add 1,600 mental health clinicians nationwide.

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Health/Medical
5:06 am
Wed June 13, 2012

Trauma First Response Classes at MCC

What can people do to render aid before the ambulance arrives?  Metro Community College’s new Trauma First Response class provides the training to help answer that question.  

MCC’s Fremont campus is offering numerous eight-hour courses in Trauma First Response this summer.  Craig Jacobus, EMS Program Coordinator for the Fremont campus, says the classes are geared toward the non-traditional first responder. 

He says the courses take complex information and put it at a level that is immediately applicable.  Jacobus says this is not a sit down class.

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