Third American with Ebola to be treated in Omaha

Sep 4, 2014
Katie Knapp Schubert / KIOS-FM

A Massachusetts doctor who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia is in Omaha for treatment.

The VA of Nebraska-Western Iowa recently announced that community partners in the Omaha metro area and throughout the state were awarded grants totaling more than $2.7 million to help provide supportive services for veterans and their families.

The director of UNMC’s Physician Assistant program says the need for PA’s and physicians is growing in rural areas.

Researchers at UNMC and UNL are working to develop robotic telesurgery.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A new report says the number of doctors practicing in Iowa has risen again.

UNMC, UNL team testing mini-robots in space-like conditions

May 6, 2014

UNMC and UNL researchers are testing whether mini-robots could perform surgery in space.

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.

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.