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Survey: Uninsured Rate Hit New Low in 2014

Posted: 02/24/2015 - An extensive new survey says the share of Americans without health insurance dropped to its lowest level in seven years in 2014 as President Barack Obama's overhaul took full effect.

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Creighton Medical Center Receives Approval as Trauma Center

Posted: 02/21/2015 - Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha has been approved again as a state-certified trauma center. The hospital lost the designation as an adult comprehensive level trauma center in January after a review team found the trauma center filed to meet four of 160 standards.

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Heart Event at CHI Health St. Elizabeth

Updated: 02/23/2015 - February is heart health month and CHI Health St. Elizabeth hosted a free community event to teach people about keeping their heart healthy.

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FDA Issues Warning as Peanuts Found in Cumin Spice

Posted: 02/19/2015 - Hundreds of products are being pulled from store shelves after traces of peanut were found in cumin spice -- a life-threatening danger to people with peanut allergies.

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Preparing for End of Life Care

Updated: 02/19/2015 - The Judiciary Committee heard arguments for and against adopting the Providers Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment Act, better known as POLST, Wednesday afternoon.

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A Voice For Medical Cannabis

Updated: 02/17/2015 - Legalizing the use of marijuana is a nationwide hot topic. Its medicinal uses are still being discovered, but for one North Platte man they are clearly evident.

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Heart Health Apps May Save Your Life

Posted: 02/16/2015 - The tools to count calories or add up steps are at your fingertips these days, and with millions of health apps it's almost like putting a medical professional in your pocket. There's an app for everything, so when it comes to heart health, you guessed it, there's an app for that! Each year, around 600,000 Americans die from heart disease and it turns out that digital apps can help make a difference.

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UNMC, Nebraska Medicine Leaders Invited to White House for Ebola Recognition

Posted: 02/10/2015 - University of Nebraska Medical Center Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., and Phil Smith, M.D., medical director of the Biocontainment Unit at Nebraska Medicine – Nebraska Medical Center, will participate in an event at the White House on Wednesday that recognizes the U.S. response to the Ebola crisis.

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Measles in America

Posted: 02/10/2015 - A common disease sweeping the nation has taken a turn for the worse. Measles is preventable, but if you are not vaccinated, the virus can be very dangerous.

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Nebraska Bill Would Protect Pregnant Workers

Updated: 02/10/2015 - News that UPS fired a pregnant employee made national headlines in December. The woman says she was terminated after she presented a doctor's note saying she couldn't lift more that 20 pounds.

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Nebraska Seeing Uptick in Whooping Cough Cases

Posted: 02/02/2015 - Whooping cough cases are on the rise in eastern and southeastern Nebraska. Some other areas of the state also have confirmed cases. State health officials stress the need for Nebraskans to remain vigilant when it comes to vaccination.

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