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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.

Condition of American doctor with Ebola 'improving daily'

Sep 11, 2014
Nebraska Medical Center

The wife of an American doctor being treated at Nebraska Medical Center for Ebola says he’s steadily improving.

Four states neighboring Nebraska, including Iowa, have confirmed cases of a serious strain of enterovirus that’s making children sick.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Public health officials on Monday said they're monitoring a high number of reports of a respiratory virus in several Midwest states including Iowa.

American doctor with Ebola stable, alert and talkative

Sep 7, 2014

NMC officials say a Massachusetts doctor with Ebola is stable and showing signs of improvement.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha-based health care organization is receiving money from the federal government to fund a program aimed at reducing infant mortality.

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

Aug 28, 2014

Douglas County has its first human case of West Nile Virus this season.

The Prevention of Falls is the subject of the next VNA Senior Speaker Series event on September 9th.

Legal, policy issues surround Ebola discussion

Aug 20, 2014

An Ebola outbreak in four west African nations has killed more than 1,300 people.

New Alegent Creighton facility coming to Omaha

Aug 19, 2014
Alegent Creighton

A new medical clinic and academic center will replace Alegent Creighton University Medical Center in 2016.

UNO has received its largest research grant in school history for a new facility in the Biomechanics Research Building.

UNMC and the Nebraska Medical Center have been contacted by the State Department about the capabilities of the hospital’s biocontainment unit.

Omaha students take peer-to-peer approach to fighting obesity

Jul 29, 2014

A new program at Omaha’s Northwest High School uses a peer-to-peer approach to target obesity prevention.

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