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.

ConAgra Foods and Omaha Public Schools are partnering to expand the Grab ‘N Go breakfast program.

Kori Reed, Vice President of the ConAgra Foods Foundation, says child hunger is an important issue to ConAgra. 

She says statistics indicate 30,000 children in Douglas and Sarpy Counties are food insecure, which means they don’t have consistent access to food throughout the year. 

Flu activity widespread in Nebraska

Jan 14, 2014

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services says flu activity is widespread.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Officials have reported the flu death of an otherwise healthy Iowa child.

The state of Nebraska comes in 27th in the nation for protecting kids from tobacco.

A Creighton University Medical School expert on colon cancer says age 50 may be too late for some people to wait to have a colonoscopy.

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Bergan Mercy Medical Center in Omaha will be the site of an academic medical center and a Level One trauma program.

A new study by UNMC shows the number of pedestrians and bicyclists killed in collisions with distracted drivers increased from 2005 to 2010.

Healthy Families America program launched in Douglas County

Nov 21, 2013

100 low-income pregnant and new moms in Douglas County will be a part of the Healthy Families America program.

A Creighton University pharmacology professor will spend the next two years studying the role of a protein in the development of autism.

VA, UNMC conducting 4-year study on Vitamin D and diabetes

Oct 28, 2013

VA and UNMC researchers are teaming up to study whether Vitamin D can help prevent or delay the onset of diabetes in high-risk pre-diabetic patients.

Teen behavior survey results released

Oct 25, 2013

Douglas County health officials say more needs to be done to address the mental health needs of teenagers.

First confirmed flu case in Douglas County

Oct 22, 2013

Douglas County has its first confirmed flu case of the season.

1 in 4 families in our community are affected by mental illness.

Nebraska's child poverty rate edges downward

Sep 20, 2013

New Census data figures show child poverty rates are down slightly in Nebraska.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's regulatory authority on the state's insurance industry has announced plans to travel around Iowa to help residents understand the new health insurance exchange.

The VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System is holding its first ever Mental Health Summit on Friday at the Lincoln VA.