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An upswing in Norovirus cases in Douglas County

Jan 26, 2017

The Douglas County Health Department has investigated nine outbreaks of norovirus since the middle of December.  Norovirus is highly contagious and is often referred to as “the stomach flu.”

Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska, in partnership with UNL’s Public Policy Center, has received a $400,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

The Adolescent Health Project, a program of the Women’s Fund of Omaha, was started in 2014 as a direct response to the alarming STD rates Douglas County had had for more than two decades.

Researchers have developed an Ebola vaccine that is predicted to have approval from the FDA and the World Health Organization by 2018.

Despite the fact Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska is pulling out of the Health Insurance Marketplace, there are still about 15 plans to choose from in the state.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Regional Poison Control Center says it's important to keep kids away from holiday hazards like alcohol, disc batteries and visiting relatives' medications.

According to the National Alliance for Caregiving, nearly 43 million adults in the United States provided unpaid care to an adult or disabled child in the last 12 months.

The VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System will hold a Veterans’ Town Hall tomorrow (Tuesday) at 6:30.

A lot of the controversy over prostate cancer screening tests started several years ago when the US Preventative Services Task Force came out with a recommendation saying men should not be screened for prostate cancer.

Open enrollment season is here for both the National Health Insurance Marketplace as well as for employers.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Two Omaha health systems plan to create a network for pediatric clinical trials.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A state agency that serves people with developmental disabilities says it has taken new steps to prevent the kind of billing errors that could force Nebraska to repay millions of dollars to the federal government.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska health officials are exploring how to use technology to provide mental health and substance abuse treatment for rural patients who must otherwise travel for hours to access behavioral health care.

Dr. Cheng Wang, assistant professor in UNMC’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, recently received a $40,000 grant from Colleen’s Dream Foundation to continue his work in developing an early detection test for ovarian cancer. 

The Visiting Nurse Association will begin its Flu Immunization Clinics starting next Monday, September 12th.

Tonight’s Omaha Science Café focuses on Sex Trafficking in Nebraska.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A $5.5 million grant will provide four new mobile classrooms to help improve training for emergency responders in rural parts of Nebraska over the next three years.

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — Officials have confirmed the first human case of West Nile virus this year in western Nebraska's Scotts Bluff County.

Dr. Sam Sanderson, Research Associate Professor in UNMC’s Pharmaceutical Sciences department, recently received a $2.25 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.

A third case of travel-related Zika, a mosquito-borne virus, was reported to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A third travel-related case of the Zika virus has bene confirmed in Nebraska.

The Visiting Nurse Association was awarded a $15,000 grant from Immanuel Vision Foundation to create a caregiver education program.

Creighton University is normalizing its interprofessional programs through its new Center for Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research, also known as CIPER.

Children’s Hospital & Medical Center will undergo a transformational expansion.

UNMC is offering nursing summer camps this week

Jun 20, 2016

UNMC’s College of Nursing will host a summer camp in hopes of shaping future nurses.  With more, here’s Omaha Public Radio’s Krista Johnson…

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Someone in Dodge, Saunders or Washington counties was diagnosed with the state's first confirmed case of West Nile virus for 2016.

With a heat advisory in effect until 7:00 this evening and a series of 90-plus degree days ahead, it’s important that people know the best ways to keep cool.

Nebraska has had the West Nile Virus since the early 2000s and in the first couple years, the numbers of people who got the virus were in the thousands.

The Behavioral Health Division of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services wants the public’s input. 

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An advocacy group for affordable health care has sued the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services on behalf of a 21-year-old Omaha college student denied Medicaid benefits.

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