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New Test to Cause Spike in Illness Cases in Kids

Posted: 10/15/2014 - Health officials say a national wave of severe respiratory illnesses caused by an unusual virus is about to start looking a whole lot bigger, but that's because a new test will be speeding through a backlog of cases.

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NEW: Second Person Tests Positive For Ebola

Posted: 10/15/2014 - The Texas Department of State Health Services says that a second health care worker at a Dallas hospital who provided care for the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. has tested positive for the disease.

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Officials: About 80 Being Monitored For Ebola

Posted: 10/02/2014 - Health officials in Texas say about 80 people are being monitored for symptoms of Ebola, those who came in contact with the infected man and their contacts.

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Massachusetts Doctor Cleared Of Ebola Is Home

Posted: 09/26/2014 - A Massachusetts doctor who was successfully treated for Ebola in Omaha returned to Massachusetts. Dr. Rick Sacra was released from University of Nebraska Medical Center on Thursday.

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Gov. Heineman Recognizes 2014 Governor’s Wellness Award Recipients

Posted: 09/24/2014 - Gov. Dave Heineman has announced the 2014 recipients of the Governor’s Wellness Award. This year, 50 Nebraska employers will be honored for successful efforts in promoting workplace wellness. A total of 252 awards have been given since the program began seven years ago. Nebraska is one of only a handful of states nationwide honoring wellness efforts of employers.

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FDA Warns Doctors to Beware Fake Drug Distributors

Posted: 09/23/2014 - U.S. health regulators are trying to help doctors spot counterfeit and unapproved drugs by raising awareness of illegal operations that peddle bogus drugs to health professionals.

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New Health Clinic Sought For Fremont Area

Posted: 09/15/2014 - A Fremont-based organization has joined forces with Good Neighbor Community Health Center in Columbus to set up a community health clinic in Fremont.

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FDA May Examine Electric Shock Treatment

Posted: 09/15/2014 - The Food and Drug Administration is considering whether to ban electrical skin shocks as treatment for people with developmental or intellectual disabilities.

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USDA Boosts Corn, Soybean Harvest to New Records

Updated: 09/12/2014 - The nation's corn and soybean farmers will harvest by far the largest crops ever this year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Thursday in a new report.

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Study: Many Hospitals Use Too Many Antibiotics

Posted: 09/11/2014 - A new study suggests that doctors in many hospitals are unnecessarily prescribing multiple antibiotics for several days when just one would do the job.

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Children's Hospital-linked Infections Fall Sharply

Posted: 09/08/2014 - A new study suggests efforts to improve patient safety and reduce preventable health care linked infections in hospitals are meeting with success, especially for children.

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Thyroid, Kidney Cancers Up in Kids But Still Rare

Posted: 09/08/2014 - Federal researchers say childhood kidney and thyroid cancers have increased in recent years. And although the diseases are rare, researchers are wondering if the rising rates could be related to obesity.

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