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Statewide plan for Alzheimer’s disease is subject of town hall meetings

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The first of four town hall meetings on a statewide plan for Alzheimer’s disease will be held tonight. The Unicameral approved legislation (LB 320) this spring that calls for creating a statewide plan. Clay Freeman, program director for the Alzheimer’s Association Nebraska Chapter, explains the motive. “The goal of this plan is to really find […]

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Dress like a “nerd” to avoid tick bites & disease exposure

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Nebraskans are spending a lot of time outdoors now which may expose them to a tiny insect that could mean big trouble. Epidemiologist Dr. Patty Quinlisk says ticks are very active during the summer months and carry several diseases — the most common is Lyme disease. Dr. Quinlisk says it’s fairly easy to prevent bites […]

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Cross-country cyclist raises funds for killer childhood illness

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The dean of the University of Notre Dame’s College of Science will be pedaling his bicycle across Nebraska this week to raise awareness and money about a rare childhood disease that’s always fatal. Dr. Greg Crawford is about halfway through his cross-country Road to Discovery ride that’s taking him from New York to California. Dr. […]

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No new bird flu cases in Nebraska with nearly 5M chickens destroyed (AUDIO)

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No new bird flu cases have been reported in Nebraska as state agriculture officials hope the hot weather keeps the disease from spreading. The numbers are staggering. Two flocks of laying hens in Dixon County, one 1.7 million head, the other 1.8 million wiped out by avian influenza. Both are in the clean-up stages. One […]

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Nebraska bat designed by feds as “threatened”

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Federal officials are now designating a type of bat that lives in Nebraska as a threatened species, because a fungal disease is wiping out large populations of the furry, flying creatures. Kristen Lundh, a biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, says the northern long-eared bat will have new protections in Nebraska and 25 […]

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Infectious disease – Ebola symposium in Omaha

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Experts in Ebola and other infectious disease and several government agencies will gather in Omaha on Wednesday for a one day symposium. Dr. Ken Bayles is associate vice chancellor for basic science research at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and says this symposium includes physicians and world leaders in treating Ebola. Dr. Bayles says, […]

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Infectious disease & Ebola symposium

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Members of the University of Nebraska Medical Center / Nebraska Medicine’s Biocontainment Unit will share their experiences of treating Ebola and other infectious disease at a one-day symposium on March 11th. Several organizations are teaming for the event including the US Strategic Command. U-S Air Force Retired Lt. General Bob Hinson is the director of […]

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Influenza – part two

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Just when we thought we were out of the woods regarding influenza, here comes part two. Dr. Mark Rupp is an infectious disease specialist at the University of Nebraska Medical Center / Nebraska Medicine in Omaha and says earlier this season an A strain was the culprit. He says now health officials are starting to […]

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Baseball to Stand Up To Cancer during Game 3

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Major League Baseball will dedicate Game 3 of the 110th World Series on Friday to advancing the fight against cancer and specifically to help Stand Up To Cancer -- empowering a population of fans and Fall Classic participants who all share a goal of er...

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Honorary Bat Girl receives Royal treatment

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Missouri native Paige Lollar, the Royals' winner of the 2014 Honorary Bat Girl Contest, which recognizes baseball fans who have been affected by breast cancer and demonstrate a commitment to eradicating the disease, was honored before Friday's game.

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DOCTORS ON CALL

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Menopause heart disease is the topic for this week’s program in the sixth season of Doctors on Call on Smoky Hills Public Television.  Doctor Erin Baxa,  Family Practice physician at Goad Clinic in Osborne and Doctor Shelly Gruenbacker,  Family Practice physician at Bluestem Medical in Quinter will answer questions in this live viewer call-in program.  The half-hour-long program will air tomorrow ...

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