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Study: Breast Cancer Overtreatment Costs US $4B a Year

Posted: 04/09/2015 - A new report estimates that the U.S. spends $4 billion a year on unnecessary medical costs due to mammograms that generate false alarms, and on treatment of certain breast tumors that are unlikely to cause problems.

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An Apple a Day May Not Keep the Doctor Away, Study Says

Posted: 03/30/2015 - An apple a day doesn't necessarily keep the doctor away. That's according to new research that found daily apple eaters had just as many doctor visits as those who ate fewer or no apples.

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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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