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Nebraska’s Ebola Team Honored by Board of Regents

Posted: 5:14 PM - The University of Nebraska Board of Regents Friday put forth a resolution honoring Nebraska’s Ebola team, the Nebraska Biocontainment Patient Care Unit at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and its primary clinical partner, Nebraska Medicine.

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DHHS: Measles Cases Showing Up in Nebraska

Updated: 7:37 AM - The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services received reports of two confirmed measles cases in eastern Nebraska within in the last week.

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Study: Insurers May Be Using Drug Costs to Discriminate

Posted: 01/28/2015 - A new report warns that insurance companies -- perhaps more than initially thought -- may be charging the sickest patients extra for drugs under the federal health law to discourage them from choosing certain plans.

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UPDATE: Smith Seeks Answers on CoOportunity Health Liquidation

Posted: 01/28/2015 - Nebraska Congressman Adrian Smith sent a letter to Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell with questions about how the potential liquidation of CoOportunity Health will impact Nebraskans.

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Study: Small Doses of Resistant Starch Make Big Difference

Posted: 01/22/2015 - Consuming even modest amounts of resistant starch can lend a significant punch to the gut microbes that benefit human health, according to a new study by University of Nebraska-Lincoln food scientists.

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Health Worker Exposed to Ebola Released from Omaha Hospital

Updated: 01/22/2015 - The patient under observation here after a high-risk exposure to the Ebola virus did not develop the disease and was discharged from the hospital Thursday morning. The patient is no longer in the Omaha metropolitan area.

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State Senator Introduces Cannabis Compassion and Care Act

Updated: 01/21/2015 - State Senator Tommy Garrett of Bellevue introduced the Cannabis Compassion and Care Act, LB643. The proposed bill would define the parameters regarding prescription, possession, and use of cannabis for medical purposes.

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Measles Case Confirmed In Nebraska

Updated: 01/22/2015 - An individual who recently spent time in Omaha and Blair has been diagnosed with a confirmed case of measles. The individual was at several locations in the past week when they could have infected people who are not immune to measles through either vaccination or history of illness.

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Sasse Welcomes Nebraska’s Ebola Doctor to State of the Union

Posted: 01/20/2015 - United States Senator Ben Sasse will welcome Dr. Philip Smith, Medical Director of the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Biocontainment Unit, to tonight’s State of the Union Address. Dr. Smith leads the specialized Nebraska team that treated three Ebola patients last year.

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CHI Health Invests $149M in Community Benefit

Posted: 01/20/2015 - Since integrating 15 hospitals and two provider networks across Nebraska and southwestern Iowa in 2013, CHI Health has increased its total community benefit investment by 7.4 percent over the prior year.

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Young Students Tour Mary Lanning Healthcare

Updated: 01/20/2015 - Kids often have a lot of questions about their health and about visiting a hospital. Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings is holding educational tours for students all week.

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