He pays little attention to it, and when other kids ask him about it, Oliver simply says, "I was born that way." He's not thinking about it on this day, in the thick of the summer on a ball field in South Omaha.
Nearly half of patients who go to urgent care clinics seeking treatment for a flu, cold or other conditions that don't require antibiotics received a prescription for one anyway.
New research suggests that teens who spend more time toggling among a growing number of digital media platforms exhibit a mounting array of attention difficulties and impulse-control problems.
With several bats testing positive for rabies this year, state health officials are reminding Nebraskans about possible exposure to rabies.
Cornhusker Carpfest fishing tournament, Head for the Cure 5K and Run Happy Hour.
Immanuel Medical Center has become the fourth hospital in the country to earn a new certification indicating that it meets rigorous standards for treating stroke patients using a procedure that targets clots blocking large vessels in the brain.
New research is shedding light on how women can better manage this often-unsettling time in their lives.
Mutual of Omaha’s first Medicare Advantage plan will go on sale this fall in Cincinnati, the company said Tuesday, the start of Mutual’s strategy to create a nationwide Medicare Advantage product.
Dr. Daniel DeBehnke, Nebraska Medicine’s CEO, said there is a clear need for access to health care in the area with the current residential and business growth downtown.
The positive test for the mosquito-transmitted illness was reported to county health officials the week of July 7 through July 14.
The late-night relay of a rare, lifesaving medication from Omaha to a children’s hospital in Colorado earned high praise for eight Nebraska State Patrol troopers Monday.
There are many reasons connecting with nature is good for mind and body, but electricity probably is not one you have considered.
Judge Brett Kavanaugh has only one major abortion ruling in his 12 years on the federal bench, but that forceful opinion will define the coming debate on what his elevation to the Supreme Court would mean.
Their relationship has spanned a decade and crossed continents. Now it also involves a slew of monitors, doctors and hospital stays.
"Structural racism experienced vicariously can be very consequential for [black] mental health."
Nebraska health officials have set themselves a goal of reducing infant deaths and increasing the number of full-term births in the state during the coming year.
When Elaine Cox came to, the medical receptionist she was speaking to — who happened to be more than 200 miles away — was still on the line, telling Cox she’d sent help.
A Republican state lawmaker and former lawmaker filed suit Tuesday to try to keep a Medicaid expansion proposal off this fall's ballot.
Campuses in the University of Nebraska system have talked about collaboration for a long time, but sometimes they seemed more interested in competing with each other. Now it appears they genuinely are committed to working together.
Science is clearly on the side of not using corporal punishment. Intuitive parents know to use consistent, loving and compassionate discipline — but what does that look like?
Experts say that while most physicians may recognize that diet is influential in health, they don't learn enough about nutrition in medical school or the training programs that follow.
While it’s difficult to track, the use of the plant-derived, scented oils has begun cropping up in some health systems in Nebraska and across the country.
The bills that would move the United States to a single-payer health system — dubbed “Medicare for all” by supporters — are short on details, but it’s clear that they would create a radical shift for patients, doctors and employers.
Even as the movement to promote a single-payer or Medicare for all system grows, there are a lot of details that haven’t been worked out yet. Here’s what we know and don’t know.
"Gag clauses" buried in the fine print of pharmacy contracts prevent many pharmacists from telling customers when the cash price for a medicine may be less expensive than their insurance co-pay unless the customers directly ask.
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"Mountain climbers look at mountains and think, 'I can climb that,'" the 52-year-old said. "Swimmers look at (water) and think, 'I could swim that.'"
Omaha man Paul Shadle is one of 25 individuals featured in a national campaign from the nonprofit Fight Colorectal Cancer. The campaign, which features video and images of the individuals, runs through the month of March.