Residents and workers in the Mead area got a glimmer of hope Tuesday when health officials explained a University of Nebraska/Creighton University proposed study.
MaryBeth Cronkleton organized the event after hearing reports of an Omaha man being harassed with racial slurs while walking his dog. She called it the "straw that broke the camel's back."
Vaccinating Nebraska teachers is a key step in protecting the wider public, a Public Pulse writer says.
Medicaid expansion has been marked by more than enough uncertainties. Nebraska officials should prepare to move forward, clearly and efficiently, to provide full coverage to those who qualify.
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Getting Nebraskans healthy will mean reducing our rates of diabetes, obesity and excessive drinking. It will mean boosting the number of people who have health insurance and physical activity.
Gov. Pete Ricketts says it’s time to strike a balance between containing the virus’s spread and continuing Nebraskans’ compliance with the voluntary rules.
Omaha has 197 playgrounds, and the city doesn't have enough staff to clean them every day, said Brook Bench, director of the city’s Parks and Recreation Department.
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Dr. Ali Khan said his purpose in delivering such reminders is not to scare people but to educate them about the importance of vigilance and of maintaining the kind of robust public health infrastructure that can conduct the surveillance and response needed to keep threats at bay.
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Nurses with that training would be expected to work in communities to help improve public health programs, develop programs and coordinate patient care.
Khan is dean of public health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center; Pour is Douglas County health director; and Schaefer is chief medi…