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Insurance mergers could mean higher rates

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Blue Cross – Blue Shield insurer Anthem has agreed to acquire Cigna in a $54-billion deal. Earlier this month Aetna and Humana struck a merger deal for $37-billion. University of Nebraska – Omaha’s Finance, Banking and Real Estate Development Chairman Dr. David Volkman says there is one thing that has spurred these mergers. Dr. Volkman […]

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UNL suspends fraternity over alcohol abuse

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A longtime fraternity on the Lincoln campus of the University of Nebraska has been suspended. UNL suspended Alpha Tau Omega for two years, stating the fraternity needs to change its climate and culture on campus. Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Juan Franco says the fraternity violated the university alcohol policy. “A couple of incidents; one, […]

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A bad season for allergies

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Those who suffer from allergies can’t get a break. University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Dr. Jill Poole   is an allergist and says those sensitive to pollen have been suffering for months. Dr. Poole says tree pollen started in January. Grass pollen just started about a week-and-a-half ago in Nebraska and that typically sticks around until […]

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Bounds sees University of Nebraska as a world-changer (AUDIO)

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University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds says the possibilities in Nebraska attracted him to the position. Bounds says he’s still in the listening phase, but knows he wants the university campuses to find the areas in which they can be the best in the world. “As we would say on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi, […]

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University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Perlman praised as he announces he will step down

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University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Harvey Perlman is receiving wide-spread praise in wake of the announcement that he will step down as chancellor next year. Perlman announced in a university-wide email on the date of his 14th anniversary of his installation at the university he would step down as chancellor on June 30th of 2016. Perlman […]

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Email heart attack survival hoax

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“How to Survive a Heart Attack When Alone” is in the subject line of an email making the rounds. That email recommends those alone and fear they are having a heart attack should cough repeatedly until help arrives. University of Nebraska Medical Center – Nebraska Medicine cardiologist Dr. Shikar Saxena says, “It is absolutely ludicrous […]

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Riley hires former Maryland DC as defensive backs coach

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University of Nebraska Head Football Coach Mike Riley announced Tuesday the hiring of Brian Stewart as the Huskers’ defensive backs coach. Stewart brings defensive coordinator experience at both the college and professional levels to the Husker staff. Stewart comes to Nebraska after spending the past three seasons as the defensive coordinator and secondary coach at the […]

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Winery & Grape Growers Forum March 5 – 7

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The 18th annual Nebraska Winery and Grape Growers Forum and Trade Show is rapidly approaching. University of Nebraska – Lincoln Extension viticulture specialist Paul Read says Nebraska has seen a nice sustainable growth in the wine industry. In just over 20 years the number Nebraska wineries has grown to 30 and there are more than […]

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More flexibility in smoking cessation drug shows success

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A study of more than 1,500 cigarette smokers who were not ready to quit smoking but were willing to cut back on cigarette consumption and combine their approach with varenicline (Chantix) increased their long-term success of quitting smoking. University of Nebraska Medical Center researcher and lung specialist Dr. Stephen Rennard co-authored the report and says […]

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Hansen Scholarship Winners

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The Dane G. Hansen Foundation of Logan, Kansas has named 250 high school seniors from 59 Northwest Kansas schools as winners in its 36th annual scholarship competition.  In addition, eleven scholarships have been awarded to Kansas Community College students who are planning to continue their education at a Kansas four-year college or university.  One hundred Hansen Student winners were selected.   ...

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