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Preparing For Flu Season

Updated: 12/17/2014 - Flu season is upon us but this season could be worse than others.

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Report: Feds Should Keep Running Nebraska Exchange

Posted: 12/04/2014 - A commission created to monitor Nebraska's new health insurance marketplace is recommending that the state continue to let the federal government run the operation.

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CDC Reporting Flu Vaccine May Not be as Effective This Year

Updated: 12/04/2014 - The Centers for Disease Control has just come up with a new warning, reporting this year's flu vaccine may not provide good protection. The CDC is saying the reason why is much of the influenza virus has mutated, making the vaccination less effective.

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Pregnant Women to Get Better info from Drug Labels

Posted: 12/03/2014 - Pregnant and worried about your medication? The Food and Drug Administration is revamping confusing labels on prescription drugs to make it easier to understand which medications may pose risks to the baby.

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CDC: Circumcision Benefits Outweigh Risks

Posted: 12/02/2014 - U.S. health officials say the benefits of circumcision outweigh the risks, so parents of baby boys should consider it and health insurers should pay for it.

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Nebraska Doctors Share Ebola Lessons in Paper

Posted: 11/21/2014 - When the Nebraska Medical Center began treating patients with the deadly Ebola virus this fall, experts had to figure out how to safely conduct lab tests and handle samples.

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Study Ties Dental Drugs, Heart Infection Risk

Posted: 11/19/2014 - A study suggests that curbing the routine use of preventive antibiotics before dental work may have contributed to a rise in heart valve infections in England.

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New Approaches Made for Health Care Enrollment

Updated: 11/19/2014 - With enrollment now open for the federally run health insurance marketplace, Nebraska community groups are taking a new approach to reach out to those who lack coverage.

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Cleveland Clinic Does Its 2nd Face Transplant

Posted: 11/18/2014 - The Cleveland Clinic has performed its second face transplant. In an operation in late September, surgeons replaced nearly the entire face of a middle-aged man severely disfigured in a car accident.

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CHI Health Sends Proposal To BCBS

Updated: 11/18/2014 - CHI Health systems has made an offer to Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) that could end the impasse between the two groups.

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Hand Transplant Recovery Sheds New Light on Touch

Posted: 11/17/2014 - Recovery of feeling can gradually improve for years after a hand transplant. That's the suggestion from a small study that points to changes in the brain, not just the new hand, as a reason.

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UNMC, Nebraska Medicine Partner with Madonna

Posted: 11/13/2014 - The University of Nebraska Medical Center and its clinical partner, Nebraska Medicine, will provide physician and academic services to the new Madonna rehabilitation and long-term care hospital being built in west Omaha.

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Blue Cross OKs 5 Hospitals Despite Contract Fight

Updated: 11/13/2014 - A major health insurer is trying to help customers in rural Nebraska deal with the fact that it has been unable to agree on a new contract with one of the biggest medical networks in the state.

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