VA opens new Community Resource and Referral Center

Sep 3, 2013

Homeless and at-risk veterans in the Omaha metro have a new place to receive community services.

Creighton program helps families discuss end-of-life issues

Aug 30, 2013

A program at Creighton University seeks to help families talk about end-of-life issues.

Creighton University researchers want to know if Hatha Yoga can help smokers quit, and keep them smoke-free.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska health officials say they've recorded 11 human cases of West Nile virus in the state this year.

Businesses and ACA the focus of panel discussion next week

Aug 21, 2013

A panel discussion next week focuses on what businesses need to know about the Affordable Care Act.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Food safety experts say they're not surprised by a recent outbreak of a stomach bug that two states have linked to bagged salad.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska health officials say a prepackaged salad mix is the source of a cyclospora outbreak that has sickened 78 people in the state since mid-June.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The number of people reporting a food-borne intestinal illness believed to have come from a contaminated vegetable has climbed to 62 in Nebraska.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The number of Iowans sickened by a food-borne intestinal illness continues to increase. The Iowa Department of Public Health says 71 cases of cyclosporiasis have now been confirmed.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The number of confirmed cases of a rare food-borne illness in Nebraska has climbed to 35 as state and federal public health agencies try to figure out where it's coming from.

American Red Cross says blood donations are urgently needed

Jul 12, 2013

The American Red Cross says there’s an urgent need for blood donations in the Midwest Region.

Everyone has the power to change someone’s life---that’s the message astronaut Clayton Anderson had for a group of UNMC graduates on Friday.

One in three elderly people will experience a fall.  And most of these falls will take place in the home.

A new study led by the VA of Nebraska-western Iowa found that more expensive drug therapies for rheumatoid arthritis don’t necessarily work better than generic ones.

UNMC's new College of Pharmacy to open in 2015

Jun 14, 2013

UNMC is building a new College of Pharmacy.

Play Streets comes to south Omaha Sunday

May 25, 2013

The second of four Play Streets events is set for Sunday afternoon in south Omaha.

Douglas County seeking public input on health improvement plan

May 24, 2013

Douglas County Health officials want to know which health issues are most important to residents.

National Bike to School Day celebrates the benefits of daily exercise and safe routes for kids.  It takes place this Wednesday across the state.

UNMC hosts its 2013 Bike for Sight event this Saturday. Jessica Feilmeier, from UNMC's Opthamology Department, says the purpose of the event is to raise awareness of and support for a vision restoring cataract camp in Addis, Ethiopia. 

Douglas County Health Center moving forward with four priorities

Apr 24, 2013

The Douglas County Health Center is moving forward with four recommendations to address revenue and efficiencies.

The Douglas County Health Center Board of Trustees could vote Tuesday to move forward with some recommendations in a report on the Health Center.

Douglas County will form a committee to focus on how to prioritize and implement the recommendations in a comprehensive report on the Health Center.

April is STD Awareness Month

Apr 4, 2013

April is STD Awareness Month, and the Douglas County Health Department says there are 34 locations available this month for testing.