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.

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.