American Red Cross says blood donations urgently needed

Jul 24, 2014

The American Red Cross says blood donations are urgently needed.

Chikungunya case confirmed in Douglas County

Jul 18, 2014

Douglas County has its first confirmed case of the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus.

Changes to school health screenings for 2014-15 year

Jul 1, 2014

Changes are coming to the health screenings Nebraska children have before starting school.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A new report says the number of doctors practicing in Iowa has risen again.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska has received its first report of a rare, mosquito-borne virus.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Some patients at Veterans Affairs medical centers in Iowa and Nebraska are on waiting lists for treatment, but the facilities say they're unaware of any unauthorized lists like those uncovered in other states.

At the last Douglas County Board Meeting, Dr. Adi Pour, Director of the Douglas County Health Department, discussed the State of Public Health.

GO! Challenge encourages teens to make healthy choices

May 21, 2014
Matthew Thielker

Encouraging healthy behavior is the goal of a Douglas County initiative called the GO! Challenge.

Live Well Omaha’s Commuter Challenge is underway through the end of September.

Prescription drug take-back day Saturday

Apr 22, 2014

You can dispose of unwanted or unused prescription drugs at one of at least a dozen metro area sites this weekend.

The Bed is Dead is a social-media based campaign focused on raising awareness among teenagers about the link between indoor tanning and malignant melanoma, the most dangerous of the skin cancers.

A new study finds nearly 45 percent of Nebraskans ages 19 to 25 report binge drinking in the past month.

CSAs connecting businesses, employees with healthy food options

Mar 27, 2014

Omaha’s Partners for a Healthy City program is helping organizations access local, healthy food for their employees.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's latest attempt to expand Medicaid may have died this year, but the issue is certain survive through the November elections and beyond.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A proposal to expand health care coverage to low-income Nebraskans won't make it out of the Legislature this year.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa House has approved a bill that would require state educators to provide schools with information on radon safety and encourage them to test for the gas.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A proposal to extend health-care coverage to low-income Nebraskans is once again stirring debate among lawmakers.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A group of faith leaders is calling on lawmakers to pass the Wellness in Nebraska Act, which would allow more low-income residents to qualify for Medicaid or subsidized private health insurance.

Wellness in Nebraska Act looks to expand Medicaid

Mar 17, 2014

Debate is set to begin Tuesday in the Legislature on a bill that would expand Medicaid in Nebraska.

"Whoops! Gotta Go” is the title of the first presentation in this year’s VNA Senior Speaker Series.

Two UNMC programs get top-ten national rankings

Mar 14, 2014

UNMC has received two top ten rankings in a new U.S. News and World Report ranking of graduate schools.

UNMC expert shares tips to deal with allergy season

Mar 12, 2014

A UNMC allergist says now is the time to start preparing for allergy season.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A proposal to ban minors from using e-cigarettes has sparked a debate in the Nebraska Legislature.

After loss, Sioux City family gives back to cancer patients

Feb 24, 2014

A Sioux City family is honoring their husband and father’s memory with a donation to Nebraska Medical Center cancer patients.

Norovirus outbreaks reported in Nebraska

Feb 19, 2014

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services says several outbreaks of norovirus have been reported.

Bipolar disorder the focus of upcoming presentations in Omaha

Feb 14, 2014

Two upcoming performances at the Omaha Community Playhouse focus on the struggles of a family dealing with mental illness.

The Malcolm X Foundation is holding a special testing and treatment event for the community Friday in recognition of  National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) — Sarpy County commissioners have decided to extend health insurance benefits to spouses of gay county employees who have legally married in another state but live in Nebraska.

More smoke-free housing options in Omaha

Jan 24, 2014

Two more Omaha apartment complexes are now smoke-free.

OPS superintendent diagnosed with skin cancer

Jan 23, 2014

OPS Superintendent Mark Evans has been diagnosed with skin cancer.