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The eighth annual Omaha Health Summit takes place October 22nd at the Embassy Suites Omaha-Downtown.

Public meetings set on State Alzheimer's Plan

Sep 15, 2015

A series of public meetings begin tonight on a state plan to address the needs of patients with Alzheimer’s Disease, and their caregivers.

This year’s flu vaccine will protect individuals from four different flu strains.

The Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center is getting a new building which is set to open in the first quarter of 2017.

A new report from the American Cancer Society says Nebraska could do better when it comes to policies to help prevent and fight cancer.

The report, released Thursday, looks at state policies regarding items such as smoking cessation programs, coverage for Medicaid patients, and access to screening. The report says Nebraska spends only 11 percent of what the CDC recommends on tobacco control programs.

Douglas County has its first confirmed West Nile Virus case of the season.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A group of tanning salon owners is suing the Nebraska Cancer Coalition, accusing it of making false, defamatory statements about tanning that have hurt the businesses.

The business owners operate 30 tanning salons in Omaha and Lincoln and said Wednesday they will file the lawsuit in Douglas County District Court.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Governor Pete Ricketts has named two division directors to serve in the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.

Secondary health conditions a factor in surviving lung cancer

Jun 16, 2015

A new study by a UNMC researcher has found that having a comorbid condition directly impacts a patient’s chances of surviving lung cancer.

Every year approximately one in 10 older Americans is a victim of elder abuse.

Fewer Nebraska, Iowa adolescents smoking cigarettes

Jun 2, 2015

A new report says fewer adolescents are smoking cigarettes.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts declared an emergency to make sure state agencies have what they need to battle bird flu in the state.

UNO, UNMC team wins award from DARPA for chikungunya research

May 13, 2015

A team of UNO and UNMC researchers has received an award from DARPA for their work on a strategy to prevent the spread of a mosquito-borne illness.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The ongoing bird flu outbreak has spread into northeast Nebraska, and officials are planning to kill 1.7 million chickens on a farm where the disease has been confirmed.

On June 18th, the Scott Conference Center will be the site of a one-day disaster preparedness symposium.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa public health officials say the number of new HIV diagnoses fell dramatically last year, but it's too soon to tell if the drop represents a sustained trend.

A new report gives Douglas County a C grade when it comes to air pollution from ozone.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Game bird producers in the Midwest are ramping up disease prevention measures in an effort to shield their multi-billion-dollar industry from the highly contagious avian influenza outbreak sweeping the region's poultry producers.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have advanced a bill designed to increase Medicaid reimbursements from the estates of recipients with large amounts of money or property.

The Respite Education and Support Tools training program or REST will be offered at the end of the month on the UNMC campus.

Early diagnosis of Ebola is key to stopping its spread, according to a Centers for Disease Control public health expert.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — All five American aid workers being monitored in Nebraska for exposure to Ebola have completed their quarantine periods free from symptoms of the deadly virus.

The Visiting Nurse Association kicks off its Senior Speaker Series on April 9th with “Ten Tips for Better Brain Health."

Keeping seniors healthy and out of the hospital is the goal of Home Instead Senior Care’s latest public education program.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Catholic Health Initiatives officials say they're confident that Creighton University Medical Center's trauma center soon will be certified for Level 1 patients.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska health officials say 215 cases of whooping cough were diagnosed in January alone.

The first project of the Nebraska Primary Care Practice-Based Research Network will focus on the relationship between patient activation and the management of weight.

Patient being monitored at NMC has not developed Ebola

Jan 13, 2015

Nebraska Medical Center officials say an American health care worker being monitored for Ebola has not developed the virus.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska doctors treating an American health care worker who was exposed to the deadly Ebola virus in Sierra Leone won't discuss the case because of privacy concerns.

Flu widespread in Nebraska

Jan 5, 2015

Three people have died from flu-related illness in Nebraska, and state health officials say the virus is widespread.

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