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Health/Medical
2:36 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

No evidence of misconduct found in study involving UNMC researchers

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.

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Government
6:21 am
Sat March 30, 2013

IA Governor approves mental health funding plan

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.

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Health/Medical
2:53 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

March is Low Vision Month

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

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Health/Medical
6:06 am
Thu March 7, 2013

Relief from Decades of Pain

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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Health/Medical
8:48 am
Fri December 7, 2012

Medicare Open Enrollment deadline is Friday

About 300 Douglas County residents will have to find a new Medicare plan next year.

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Health/Medical
6:06 am
Thu November 1, 2012

American Legion says VA does a great job

Overall the VA is providing quality healthcare to the nation’s veterans. 

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Politics & Elections
12:55 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Second Congressional District candidate wants changes to Medicare system

The Democratic candidate for Nebraska’s Second Congressional District says changes are needed to the Medicare system to keep it solvent.

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Health/Medical
5:06 am
Mon July 2, 2012

UNMC to open a new large-scale biobank this winter

A new biobank at UNMC will allow researchers access to a larger number of blood samples that aren't specific to any one disease. Dr. Jennifer Larsen, vice chancellor for research, says a biobank holds biologic samples to be used in future research. 

Currently, UNMC has several condition-specific biobanks. But this new biobank would contain blood samples obtained from individuals when they go to the doctor for a routine visit.

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Health/Medical
1:57 pm
Fri June 29, 2012

American Red Cross: blood, platelet donations urgently needed

The American Red Cross says there’s an urgent need for donations of blood and platelets.

April Oppliger, Program Manager for the Mid-American Blood Services Division, says there have been 50,000 fewer donations in June than anticipated. She says that’s about half the blood supply the Red Cross had at this time last year.

Oppliger says a pint of whole blood has a shelf life of 42 days. Platelets have a shelf life of only five days, and Oppliger says those donations are always in high demand. She says donations of all blood types are needed.  

Health/Medical
5:06 am
Wed June 13, 2012

Trauma First Response Classes at MCC

What can people do to render aid before the ambulance arrives?  Metro Community College’s new Trauma First Response class provides the training to help answer that question.  

MCC’s Fremont campus is offering numerous eight-hour courses in Trauma First Response this summer.  Craig Jacobus, EMS Program Coordinator for the Fremont campus, says the classes are geared toward the non-traditional first responder. 

He says the courses take complex information and put it at a level that is immediately applicable.  Jacobus says this is not a sit down class.

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