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UNMC physician takes part in recent HIV study

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The result of a recent study suggests there is pathway to a possible cure for HIV-1 infection. University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Dr. Courtney Fletcher is dean of the College of Pharmacy and took part in this study that questioned why powerful drugs administered to patients didn’t wipe out the infection.  Dr. Fletcher says the […]

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UNMC researchers seek volunteers for study on older motorists (AUDIO)

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Elderly drivers are needed to volunteer for a study at the University of Nebraska Medical Center on driver mobility and safety. Dr. Matt Rizzo, director of UNMC’s Mind & Brain Health Labs, says they hope to improve the understanding of how brain aging affects driver behavior. “It’s primarily a study of older drivers, ages 65 […]

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Nebraska DCS & DHHS respond to ACLU’s solitary confinement study

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The Nebraska departments of Correctional Services and Health and Human Services are outlining their use of solitary confinement with juveniles. The ACLU of Nebraska is seeking an end to the practice after a review of its use in nine state and county facilities showed some teens were isolated for as long as 90-days. The Nebraska […]

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Omaha tribe moves forward with plan for Iowa pot farm

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Members of the Omaha Tribe are moving ahead with a feasibility study on a proposed marijuana-growing operation in western Iowa that would provide pot for medical, industrial and recreational uses. Tribal members have voted on three referendums now giving the Tribal Council the authority to legalize marijuana on the reservation in northeast Nebraska. Chairman Vernon […]

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Brother, can you spare a tire? Better check your trunk…

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As winter weather approaches, one of the last things Nebraska motorists want to hear is the whup-whup-whup of a flat tire on their vehicle, but a new study finds more than a third of all new cars being sold don’t come equipped with spare tires. Gail Weinholzer, spokeswoman for AAA-Nebraska, says if you’ve bought a […]

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Study seeks dementia patients & caregivers in Nebraska

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Researchers examining quality of life for dementia patients and their caregivers are looking for participants in Nebraska. Some families enrolled in the study will have access to around-the-clock consultations, online education and remote monitoring of dementia patients. The leader researcher is Dr. Steve Bonasera, who specializes in geriatrics at the University of Nebraska Medical Center […]

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National Teen Driver Safety Week

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This is National Teen Driver Safety Week and State Farm Insurance released their results of a study of young drivers and their behaviors behind the wheel. State Farm Nebraska spokesperson Ann Avery says the results are concerning. It shows that 90% of those taking part know it is dangerous to drive and text but 44% […]

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Nebraska loses ground, gains pounds, in obesity rankings

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Nebraska ranks as the 20th most obese state in the country, according to a new study from the Trust for America’s Health. The state ranked 23rd on last year’s report, so the situation is worsening. Rich Hamburg, deputy director of the trust, says this study focused only on adults, but he says the obesity numbers […]

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Study: The odds of hitting a deer with your car in Nebraska are rising

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Fall arrives next week, a dangerous time of year as it’s much more likely Nebraska motorists may collide with deer. A new study shows the odds Nebraska drivers will hit a deer are rising. Ann Avery is spokeswoman for State Farm Insurance, which compiled the numbers. “Nebraska is ranked 25th this year,” Avery says. “It […]

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