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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.
The first Deborah Lowndes knew anything was amiss, she was sitting across from an Omaha police detective. He began relaying allegations that during routine hip surgery, Dr. Mark Dietrich had touched Lowndes' breast and vagina while she was under anesthesia. "Wait, what?" Lowndes thought, in the ultimate wait-what moment.
This would be the fifth year in a row that the Corporate Cup will have exceeded its fundraising goal, said Julia McCarville, executive director of the Nebraska chapter of the American Lung Association.
The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis says Americans spent $2.6 billion on medical and dental tourism in 2018. That's up from just $757 million in 2008.
She thinks she’s dispensing valuable insights, but her comments are often tactless and insulting.
Cheese has long gotten a bad rap because of its high saturated fat content, which is considered bad for heart health. Research is starting to suggest, however, that the issue may be more complex.
She is probably his closest friend. The problem is that she refuses to meet me, or to include me in any social activities they engage in.
A case of mumps has been confirmed in a resident of the St. John Paul II Newman Center near the University of Nebraska at Omaha campus.
Starting Wednesday, public vaping will be banned in Grand Island. The Health Department is responsible for enforcing the city ordinance on smoke-free and vape-free workplaces and public places. Violations can carry penalties of up to $500.
Organizers hope to raise more than $340,000 at the event, which is in its 39th year.
When the Iowa Hawkeyes take the field Saturday to face off against Rutgers, Jackson Tijerina of Council Bluffs will be there.
3D-printed models, made from patients' own images, are becoming more common in U.S. hospitals, allowing doctors to better plan for complicated cardiovascular and orthopedic surgeries. The 3D-printing technology also is used to make custom prosthetic limbs and surgical tools, and even a drug to treat epilepsy.
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.
Here are a few of my favorite ways to break the fitness monotony, without breaking the bank.