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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.

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.

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