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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.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad says he worries drug abuse would increase if medical marijuana became legal in Iowa.

In honor of Heart Health Month, the American Heart Association has developed a new app that helps users identify the symptoms of a stroke. 

A recent UNMC workforce study finds there’s a shortage in the number of pediatric oncologists in Nebraska.

The science of brain surgery is the focus of the Omaha Science Café tonight.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The chancellor of the medical college at the University of Toledo has been named to lead the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

A team at UNMC is studying the differences in the types of glaucoma most prevalent in Caucasians versus Asians.

The Charles Drew Health Center is holding a series of forums on the new Affordable Healthcare Act.

UNMC is now the clinical coordinating center for a new $12.2 million dollar study targeting aortic aneurysms.

Jeff Trewhitt, spokesman for the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, authored the new report “Research in your Backyard: Developing Cures, Creating Jobs.”

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.

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day event Saturday

Oct 21, 2013

Saturday is the DEA’s National Drug Take-Back Day.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska Medical Center has been awarded a more than $11.2 million grant to continue and expand its nanotechnology research.

Beginning today (Monday) the VNA is opening its flu vaccination clinics.

The National Institutes of Health recently awarded Creighton University nearly $5 million in grants to the School of Medicine. 

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Officials have reported the first human case of West Nile virus in Lancaster County this year.

UNO opens biomechanics research facility

Sep 5, 2013

A dedication will be held Thursday for the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s new biomechanics research building.

The number of dentists in the state is on the decline.  Nationally, there are 62 dentists for every 100,000 people.  In Nebraska, there are 55. 

UNMC in  partnership with Project Extra Mile, co-authored a report on underage drinking in Nebraska.  Data was collected from a variety of sources. 

UNMC’s stroke center is one of 11 centers that is part of a novel national study that will use adult stem cells to treat stroke patients.

The Osteoporosis Research Center at Alegent Creighton University Medical Center will be the home of a new state-of-the-art high resolution 3D X-ray microscope.

All of the cancer centers in the Big 10 are joining forces to create the Big 10 Cancer Research Consortium.

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

UNMC is building a new College of Pharmacy.

VA Research Week: 155 studies ongoing at Omaha VA Medical Center

May 13, 2013
VA of Nebraska-Western Iowa

The VA of Nebraska-Western Iowa received $10 million in grants last year for research in to treatment for diabetes, battlefield injuries, and more.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska Medical Center has found no evidence of research misconduct after questions were raised about data integrity in an academic article.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Governor Terry Branstad has signed into law a bill that would give some counties a share of $11.6 million to continue treatment of mental health patients as the state transitions to a regional system.

The General Assembly approved the bill, which aids 26 of the 32 counties seeking extra funding to get them through this fiscal year.

Branstad signed the measure Thursday, though he had earlier voiced support for $3.8 million, a figure recommended by the Department of Human Services.

The most common causes of low vision are macular degeneration and glaucoma.

A new clinic at the Nebraska Medical Center treats patients who have non-malignant issues or conditions with their pancreas or biliary tract. 

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