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Nebraska Researchers Get $10M to Study Infections

Posted: 07/23/2014 - Researchers at the University of Nebraska Medical Center have received a $10 million grant to study antibiotic-resistant infections linked to implanted devices.

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First West Nile Virus Case for Southeast Nebraska

Posted: 07/17/2014 - The first human case of West Nile Virus in the Public Health Solution's 5 county health district including Fillmore, Gage, Jefferson, Saline and Thayer counties was reported on Sunday.

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Number of People with HIV Unchanged Since 2012

Posted: 07/16/2014 - The U.N. AIDS agency says the number of people living with HIV worldwide has remained virtually unchanged in the past two years and AIDS-related deaths are at their lowest since peaking almost a decade ago.

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Study: US Alzheimer's Rate Seems to Be Dropping

Posted: 07/15/2014 - New studies show that the rate of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias is falling in the United States and some other rich countries even though the total number of cases continues to rise because more people are living to an old age.

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Tips for Preventing Child Deaths in Hot Cars

Posted: 07/09/2014 - More than three dozen children die of hyperthermia in cars annually in the United States, and since 1998 more than 500 children have died in hot cars. Heatstroke can happen when the temperature is as low as 57 degrees, and car interiors can reach well over 110 degrees even when the outside temperature is in the 60s.

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Lincoln Woman Credits New Technology for Saving Her Life

Posted: 07/08/2014 - Verna Curry was getting a traditional 2D mammogram. But after doctors found what looked like calcification in her breast tissue, Verna did some research on her own and decided she wanted a 3D mammogram.

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Moms Everyday Minute: Schedule Health Screenings Now

Updated: 07/07/2014 - The first day of school is a little more than a month away. Most students in Nebraska need an annual health screening. Doctors say right now is a good time to schedule that appointment.

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No Practicing on Patients: New Docs Get Boot Camp


Posted: 07/07/2014 - New doctors at a hospital in Chicago can't practice on patients. The interns must first pass a boot camp with fake patients, fake wound stitching and fake emergencies.

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Healthy Seniors Tested in Bid to Block Alzheimer's

Posted: 06/12/2014 - Scientists are beginning a major study to see if an experimental drug can protect healthy seniors whose brains harbor silent signs that they're at risk of Alzheimer's disease.

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Making Embryos from 3 People Doesn't Look Unsafe

Posted: 06/03/2014 - Britain's fertility regulator says controversial techniques to create embryos from the DNA of three people "do not appear to be unsafe" even though no one has ever received the treatment, according to a new report released on Tuesday.

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