An American health care worker will spend the next three weeks in the biocontainment unit at Nebraska Medical Center after being exposed to Ebola.

Nebraska among the healthiest states in the nation

Dec 24, 2014

A new report says Nebraska is the tenth healthiest state in the nation.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Advocates who want to expand Medicaid say a lack of insurance is driving many of Nebraska's personal bankruptcies.

About 2,000 Nebraskans live with HIV and AIDS. 200 of them are part of a program helping low-income patients get care and medication.

Results of a recent study conducted by UNMC staff indicate it’s better to be an ex-smoker who is overweight than a smoker at a normal weight when it comes to the risk of death.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska is rejecting the latest contract offer from one of the state's biggest medical networks because the insurer says the offer still costs too much.

Sierra Leone doctor dies of Ebola at Omaha hospital

Nov 17, 2014

Nebraska Medical Center doctors say they did all they could to try to save the life of a Sierra Leone surgeon who died of Ebola.

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal government source says a surgeon working in West Africa's Sierra Leone has been diagnosed with Ebola and will be flown to the United States for treatment on Saturday.

UNMC and Nebraska Medicine are partnering with Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital on a new program.

One in three Nebraska families low-income

Nov 3, 2014

A new report from Nebraska Appleseed says 37 percent of low-income families have at least one parent without health insurance.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska Medical Center and affiliated Nebraska Medicine clinics have launched a free online public education course on Ebola.

Free of Ebola, NBC cameraman released from the hospital

Oct 22, 2014

A little more than two weeks after arriving at Nebraska Medicine-Nebraska Medical Center for treatment, Ashoka Mukpo is out of the hospital.

An Omaha hospital says an American video journalist is free of Ebola and will be released soon.

Creighton doctor studying flu vaccine effectiveness in children

Oct 21, 2014

A Creighton doctor is studying whether children will respond better to a flu vaccine with an added ingredient called an adjuvant.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The American video journalist being treated for Ebola in Nebraska spent part of Thursday watching a Congressional hearing on the deadly virus.

Two confirmed flu cases in Douglas County

Oct 15, 2014

Two cases of the flu have been confirmed in Douglas County.

Omaha Health Summit focuses on future of community

Oct 14, 2014

A healthy future for Omaha is the focus of an upcoming health summit.

Nebraska Medical Center officials say the condition of a NBC cameraman with Ebola continues to improve.

A 33-year-old cameraman for NBC who contracted Ebola in Liberia will be treated at Nebraska Medical Center.

This year’s flu vaccine is a quadrivalent, with four strains of vaccines instead of the usual three.

Creighton University and four community partners have received a grant for programs to reduce health disparities in Omaha's African-American community.

Prescription drug take-back day Saturday

Sep 26, 2014

More than 780,000 pounds of unwanted, unused, or expired prescription drugs were turned in during drug take-back days nationwide in April.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Officials say Iowa and Nebraska medical records networks have been connected so records can be quickly shared over a secure link.

UNMC, Nebraska Medical Center expanding two campuses

Sep 23, 2014

UNMC and the Nebraska Medical Center are expanding their midtown and Village Pointe campuses.

The Douglas County Health Department has reported the first confirmed case of enterovirus D68 in a Douglas County resident. The patient was a child less than a year old who was hospitalized with coughing and difficulty breathing and later released.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska licensing board has proposed adding language to its rules to prevent mental health professionals from discriminating against clients based on gender identity.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A major Nebraska health insurer remains unable to come to terms with one of the state's biggest medical networks, so thousands of people are either facing significantly higher costs or changing doctors.

An American doctor being treated at Nebraska Medical Center after contracting Ebola is expected to make a full recovery.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's rate of uninsured people stayed relatively flat last year while those in neighboring states and the nation declined slightly.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Officials at the Nebraska Medical Center where an American aid worker infected with Ebola is being treated say the patient is getting his appetite back.