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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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Study: Young People More Likely to Survive Ebola

Posted: 10/30/2014 - A new study gives fresh knowledge about who survives Ebola and why. The report by 47 health workers treating patients in Sierra Leone in West Africa is the most detailed description yet of the medical aspects of the current epidemic.

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Nebraska Doctors Will Share Ebola Lessons Online

Posted: 10/28/2014 - The Nebraska doctors who successfully treated two Ebola patients this fall plan to share lessons about how they protected health care workers from the deadly virus.

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Local Health Clinics Prepare for Ebola

Updated: 10/28/2014 - While many doctors say the odds of contracting Ebola are very slim, it still is important to know what local health care services are prepared to protect us all from the potentially deadly illness.

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