There's not much you can do to stop the common cold except wait it out. But a new study may have lit the path to discovering a drug that can stop the virus in its tracks, scientists say.
Dear Amy: I’m 52 years old, divorced for 10 years with young-adult children in their early 20s. For the first time in over 30 years, I live completely alone. And I love it!
Drug dealers are turning to Facebook and other popular social media sites to peddle steroids, raising more questions about whether the companies are properly policing their platforms.
When they do invite us to get together, they talk about kids exclusively and to such an extent that it leaves me and my spouse feeling isolated, almost as if we are inferior for not having children.
State Sen. Adam Morfeld of Lincoln labeled the department’s failure to appear “despicable” and “completely unacceptable.” Sen. Machaela Cavanaugh of Omaha said she was troubled as well.
Papillion city officials have not been able to verify reports of a dog death linked to a lake at Walnut Creek Recreation Area. A city spokesman said the water will be tested next week out of caution.
She is adamant, hostile and attacking when I broach the subject, and she recently called me a whacko for suggesting that I pay for a tree trim with an arborist of her choice.
As a result, tissues become blue and the blood that is now "selfishly holding onto the oxygen" darkens from a "bright brilliant red color" to a "chocolatey brown."
An ongoing study at UNMC is showing that so-called microbubbles may be able to help break up attack-causing blockages in heart arteries.
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They go on “sales calls” for hours and hours every few days. Not once have they brought back a lead. When I go on a sales call, I am mandated to file a report and do follow-up.
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a bill in May that reversed an Iowa Supreme Court ruling guaranteeing protection under the Iowa Civil Rights Act for Medicaid-funded gender reassignment surgery.
What started as a quick trip to shoot hoops at the Downtown YMCA turned into a major lifestyle change for Justin Peffer.
Mumps persists in troubling the state as another college student, this one at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, has been confirmed with the disease. The measles, mumps and rubella vaccine series is required for UNL students.
The Immanuel Rehabilitation Institute has partnered with the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium in using virtual care technology to allow hospital-bound patients to experience the zoo.
My family tries to be close, but when it comes to me (the youngest) and my oldest sister (eight years older), we just don’t click. I will be civil, but I don’t feel we can be regular friends. Should I keep trying? I just don’t see the point.
"Overwhelming is the best way to explain it," Andy Hoffman said. "We're just so thankful that God gave Jack this opportunity."
She just revealed to me that on several occasions during her visitation with him, she has asked a friend’s parents to pick her up and sleep over at their house out of fear of her father.
The decline was seen in both conservative-led states that have restricted the procedure, including Nebraska, and liberal-led states that have expanded access.
With the threat of flooding looming, runners should prepare for an alternate race course at this Sunday’s Heartland Marathon.
Activist John Maisch recently purchased a cluster of buildings in the remote village with the intention of creating a “trauma center” that treats children and families affected by fetal alcohol syndrome and other alcohol-related maladies.
The teenager opted for a grilled chicken breast, but just to be safe, Owen alerted the Byron chain staff about his dairy allergy.
He admitted it and he said that he is wrong for doing this. My problem is that now I can’t look at him. I keep thinking about what he did to me.
The biomechanics program grew from a 300-square-foot hideaway on campus to its own, 23,000-square-foot building on the southeast corner of the Dodge Street campus. Now it has grown again, with a three-level, $11.6 million, 30,000-square-foot addition.
The time to make those changes — known as Medicare open enrollment — starts Oct. 15 and runs through Dec. 7. But people can start viewing plan options on medicare.gov starting Oct. 1.
Ideally, it would be great to meet someone who is at a similar place in their life as I am with mine, but I wonder, at this age in my life and given the length of time I’ve been single, am I asking too much?
Mark Dietrich, the Omaha surgeon, “adamantly denies” he touched patients inappropriately, his attorney has said.
Dear Amy: We are an older, retired couple living in a townhouse condominium complex.
Luckily, writes Indiana University medical professor Richard Gunderman, there's a test that can save smokers' lives, even among those who have been on cigarettes for years.
“The supply has increased pretty dramatically, but changes in people’s health and health care are resulting in more demand,” said Juliann Sebastian, dean of the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s College of Nursing.
It isn’t unusual in larger cities to see marathons stacked one after another on the running calendar, said Rich Harshbarger, CEO of Running USA, a national trade association. But it’s surprising to see the stacked marathon schedule in a market like Omaha, with fewer than a million people in its metro area, Harshbarger said. Especially in light of race registration numbers dropping nationally.
Several parents and grandparents of disabled children told the Health and Human Services Committee how the new standards were affecting their families.
I don’t feel entitled to his money. I don’t care if I get the money or not. I am more worried about my mother. She lives on a very meager income, and I know she was counting on the inheritance from her father so she could think about retiring herself.
Advisers to the Food and Drug Administration voted Friday to recommend approval of a first-of-its-kind peanut allergy treatment, which can desensitize children to potentially life-threatening allergies.
The Gene Leahy Mall, Heartland of America Park and Lewis & Clark Landing each will retain its name under the branding effort.
Dear Amy: I love my job and career.
Stephanie Kopecky started hitting the gym three days a week. Each workout was a challenge. But after more than a year at the gym, she's noticed improvements, and now going to work out is a morning habit.
The sun rises and sets on my husband's older brother, in spite of failure after failure. Their mom is constantly bailing him out.
Iowa’s 4.7% rate remains among the lowest in the country, ranking seventh best among the states. Nebraska’s 8.3% uninsured rate continues to rank in the bottom half of the country.
The species is common in more tropical areas where it transmits not only Zika virus but also chikungunya, dengue and yellow fevers.
She left home before she turned 16. I’ve seen her maybe five times in 15 years. She is a virtual stranger to me, and I feel that my efforts are useless.
Sarpy County has confirmed its first human West Nile infection of the year, health officials said Tuesday. The individual, who is under 40, was not hospitalized, according to the Sarpy/Cass Health Department.
Eric Samuel Timm of Rochester, Minnesota, combined art, humor and wisdom in a presentation Thursday at a Council Bluffs school.
Bats are at peak activity this time of year, which increases the possibility of exposure.
In written minutes, the court explained that it is “primarily an appellate tribunal for purpose of reviewing matters tried in lower courts” and that it does not ordinarily consider cases that could be filed first in a lower court.
Our only daughter, who is due to marry a very decent guy, is a perfect clone of my wife. She demonstrates ALL of the abusive behaviors, exactly like my spouse.
The number of Americans without health insurance edged up in 2018 — the first evidence from the government that coverage gains from President Barack Obama’s health care plan might be eroding under President Donald Trump.
Drinking a smoothie is a great way to get lots of nutrition in a tasty treat, and in the hot summer months, they tend to sound even more enticing.
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