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Study shows long work days increase risk of stroke

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A new study shows that working long hours can increase your risk of stroke and heart disease. Dr. Pierre Fayad is the director of the Nebraska Stroke Center at the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Department of Neurological Sciences and says this study shed light on how increased stress can impact the risk of stroke. […]

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Kids with “learning trouble” may actually have vision problem

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As tens of thousands of Nebraska children head back to school, a study finds one in four of them has a vision problem. Optometrist Dr. Beth Triebel says kids may not be up-front about having a problem with their sight so parents need to be watchful for warning signs. “A lot of times you’ll notice the […]

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UNMC clinical study to help caregivers

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There are an estimated 33,000 Nebraskans currently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia and that number is projected to increase by 21% in 2025 to 40,000. The University of Nebraska Medical Center and the University of California San Francisco recently received a $10-million grant through the US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid […]

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Corrections workers will be asked to assess their culture (AUDIO)

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What is the culture of the Department of Correctional Services? A study hopes to find out. State Corrections Director Scott Frakes says an independent agency will conduct a department-wide culture study. “Just kind of getting a good, overall sense of how the staff views the agency they work for,” Frakes tells Nebraska Radio Network. Frakes […]

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More people spending vacation time working

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Employment experts at Robert Half International recently conducted a study of more than 2,200 chief financial officers in the nation’s largest cities and it shows 68% of them contacted the office or checked work email while on vacation. Regional Vice President Mike Gremmer says that is a 20% increase from three years ago. He says everyone […]

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Warning goes out to all drivers as we’re now in 100 Deadliest Days

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A new study finds almost two-thirds of people injured or killed in crashes involving a teen driver are people -other- than the teen behind the wheel. Rose White, traffic safety director at AAA-Nebraska, says we’re now in what’s considered the “100 Deadliest Days,” the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day when teen crash fatalities […]

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Eastern Nebraska firm touts wind and solar to lock in power prices

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As communities across Nebraska search for cheaper power sources, an Omaha-based firm is working to study wind and solar options to accent the existing electrical grids. Adam Herink, a vice president at Bluestem Energy Solutions, says they focus on smaller projects that connect renewable energy at the point of consumption. “We have a free fuel […]

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Nebraska hospitals tout Medicaid expansion as economic development

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The Nebraska Hospital Association says the state is passing up an economic opportunity by refusing to expand Medicaid. Nebraska Hospital Association is touting a study by University of Nebraska-Kearney professors which concludes Medicaid expansion would draw down billions of federal funds and sustain nearly 47,000 jobs. The Unicameral will once again consider expanding Medicaid under […]

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Study: More teens are driving (and crashing) while distracted

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A new study of hundreds of dash-cam video recordings of teenage drivers in Nebraska and elsewhere who were involved in crashes finds they’re a lot more distracted than originally thought. Gail Weinholzer, at AAA-Nebraska, says the comprehensive research found significant evidence that distracted driving is likely a much more serious problem than previously known. “We […]

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Nebraska ranks 49th in US for school breakfast program

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Nebraska placed near the very bottom of a new study ranking the states for the percentage of low-income students who take part in government-funded school breakfast and lunch programs. Crystal FitzSimons, spokeswoman for the Food Research and Action Center, says only two states had a worse showing. “Nebraska is feeding about 50,000 low-income kids for […]

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UNMC – Nebraska Medicine’s $4.2B impact on Nebraska’s economy

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The University of Nebraska Medical Center and Nebraska Medicine have a combined $4.2-billion annual impact on Nebraska’s economy. University of Nebraska Medical Center Chancellor Dr. Jeffrey God says they recently hired a national consulting firm, Tripp Umbach to conduct a study on how both entities benefit the state’s economy. Dr. Gold says, “Our work impacts […]

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Norton City Council Notes

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THE SWIMMING POOL PROJECT WAS THE MAJOR AGENDA ITEM FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNCIL LAST NIGHT.  RICK ENSZ FROM COOPER, MALONE AND MCCLAIN ONCE AGAIN TALKED ABOUT BEING THE BOND UNDERWRITER FOR THE POOL PROJECT.  HE WENT OVER THE COSTS THAT WOULD BE ASSOCIATED WITH GETTING BONDS FOR A NEW POOL.  WHILE THE CITY COUNCIL HAS NOT DECIDED ON A ...

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Norton County Hospital Notes

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The tour of the second floor of the Hospital and the newest board member were items for the Norton County Hospital Board of Trustees at their meeting Wednesday night.  Jean Ann Wilson, the director of the Colby Community  College Nursing program gave a tour of the area that the College has been using for years.  They will be moving to ...

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Special School Board meeting

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  The USD 211 Norton Board of Education held a special meeting thursday to meet with Doctor Karl Clauset.  Doctor Clauset was at the meeting to discuss the Professional Learning Communities in general and particularly the whole facility study group.  Due to previous appointments and plans of staff as well as Thursday’s uncertain weather, the staff meeting that was scheduled for ...

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KDOT SURVEY BEGINS

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KDOT SURVEY  2/21/11  DW  Beginning tomorrow and continuing through Thursday, a representative with TranSystems of Kansas City will be obtaining data along US-36 Highway east of Norton for a traffic impact study associated with the development of the Ag Valley grain expansion project.  The traffic study is intended to gather information that is necessary to determine the impact that truck ...

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