Medical

Strokes, chronic leg ulcers and blood clots are just a few of the complications caused by sickle cell disease.  Those who have the disease are also more susceptible to infections. 

A study released last month indicated that the quality of medical treatment for mental disorders in the VA exceeds that of the private sector.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska will receive $1.48 million from a pharmaceutical company to settle allegations that the drug maker knowingly underpaid rebates owned to the Nebraska's Medicaid drug rebate program.

A national leader on Alzheimer’s disease says clinical trials are important to finding new and better treatments for Alzheimer’s disease. 

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents recently approved plans to establish the Center for Patient, Family and Community Engagement in Chronic Care Management.

Prescription opioids can be part of effective pain management but they also have serious risks.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha man has been the first to receive a lung transplant at the Nebraska Medical Center in nearly 20 years.

The Munroe-Meyer Institute at UNMC and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services’ Nebraska Respite Program are looking for individuals across the state who are interested in being trained to provide respite care services.

A new health clinic in Omaha focuses on the specific needs of teenagers and young adults.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska could abandon its title as one of only two states without a program to monitor prescription painkillers.

A collaboration between researchers from UNMC and the University of Memphis recently published an article in the American Journal of Men’s Health.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska students will not be required get vaccinations against meningitis, despite senators who argue the disease is a public health concern.

Nebraska Medicine-Nebraska Medical Center is one of 60 hospitals nationwide taking part in a clinical trial for a new heart pump device.

Blood and platelet donations needed

Dec 31, 2015

The American Red Cross says blood and platelet donations are needed.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska health care experts are developing a program that will help hospitals and other facilities in the state continue reducing infections.

Thanks to a major donation from Ruth and Bill Scott, UNMC will expand its current Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center.

The Open Enrollment period for the Health Insurance Marketplace is underway and runs through January 31, 2016.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha hospital has been included in a settlement with more than 450 hospitals over inappropriate use of a heart device.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska Medical Center is unveiling its new initiative that will use driving and vehicle simulators and black box devices to study the neurological sciences by assessing behavioral health in a realistic environment.

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a team of researchers at UNMC an $8.8 million grant to continue their work developing long-acting medicines targeting HIV/AIDS.

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A collaborative of more than 30 Nebraska hospitals is focusing on reducing complications and death following childbirth and a baby’s first month of life.

Your dentist may soon be able to use a simple diagnostic liquid solution on your teeth to determine whether you need a filling or not.

UNMC students, faculty get up close with new medical technology

Oct 21, 2015

3D and virtual reality technology could be part of future training at UNMC.

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — Experts say the lack of access to mental health care in rural areas of Nebraska isn't improving.

Two Omaha cancer centers named in honor of Dr. Henry Lynch

Sep 24, 2015
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Cancer centers at two Omaha hospitals will be named in honor of a longtime Creighton University doctor and cancer researcher.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa company has been awarded the first license by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to develop a bird flu vaccine.

This year’s flu vaccine will protect individuals from four different flu strains.

For the first time ever, Creighton University will host the annual meeting of the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences – North American Section later this week.

Researchers at UNMC and the University of California San Francisco are studying a new model of care for Alzheimer’s patients and their families.

The Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center is getting a new building which is set to open in the first quarter of 2017.

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