The growing use of anti-anxiety pills reminds some doctors of the early days of the opioid crisis.
Couple goes through rough divorce, now sister feels caught in the middle; girlfriend of five years feels alienated from boyfriend's kids from first marriage.
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.
Cornhusker State Games is a family affair. “Our house is a wrestling house,” the champ says. “I’m surprised we don’t have holes in the walls.”
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.
Sisters-in-law borrow items without returning them; late husband excluded names of estranged children from first marriage in obituary, widow takes flak for it.
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.
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With several bats testing positive for rabies this year, state health officials are reminding Nebraskans about possible exposure to rabies.
My boyfriend never answers her texts — ever. She texts him on his phone number and also on WhatsApp. She still tries to talk to him, even when he doesn’t reply. She has even called him various times.
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.
Hy-Vee is voluntarily recalling its Hy-Vee Spring Pasta Salad due to the potential that it may be contaminated with salmonella, a press release from the company said Tuesday.
Adult son abruptly cuts off communication with parents without explanation; Fourth of July party host is frustrated with too many guests bringing food.
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.
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The positive test for the mosquito-transmitted illness was reported to county health officials the week of July 7 through July 14.
Our son wasn’t goofing off, he wasn’t being stupid and he didn’t do anything wrong, except not know how to maneuver the car safely in reverse.
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.
Coaches for both teams say the Nebraska-Iowa rivalry motivated their players, but ultimately the camaraderie is what they appreciated most.
Before I started each of these conversations, I told her that if she was uncomfortable talking to her dad about this, I would be happy to arrange it so she could talk to her doctor. My daughter told me she would rather talk to me about these personal things.
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.
I am not sure whether I have a crush on this person at my school, or if I am just longing for someone to fill the empty space.
Their relationship has spanned a decade and crossed continents. Now it also involves a slew of monitors, doctors and hospital stays.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people who served in the military are invited to a social event at 4 p.m. Saturday to learn about Department of Veterans Affairs medical programs that may benefit them.
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"Structural racism experienced vicariously can be very consequential for [black] mental health."
Last week I discovered two emails on his phone where he has ordered almost $1,000 of lingerie AND women’s clothing.
On Wednesday, she walked out of Madonna with a #McKinleyStrong T-shirt, a pink helmet protecting her skull and a supportive family by her side.
The event raises money for pediatric brain cancer research.
I’m so scared I’ll be beaten or killed that I end up allowing men to just do what they want. It’s wearing my soul down, and I deserve better.
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.
Katie Pufahl was drawn to Baby Boot Camp classes because she could bring along Millie and her 9-month-old son, Max.
Items to be fixed include loose concrete in the “lazy river” feature, a chemical imbalance in a jacuzzi, a missing first aid kit and life guard certifications, broken shower heads, sand in the bottom of a pool and malfunctioning water pumps, according to the inspection report.
This is extremely off-putting to me, so I have distanced my family from theirs.
A Republican state lawmaker and former lawmaker filed suit Tuesday to try to keep a Medicaid expansion proposal off this fall's ballot.
President Donald Trump says pharmaceutical company Pfizer is “rolling back price hikes, so American patients don’t pay more.”
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?
Our plan has always been for him to move this summer in order to be with me in my career following school. He was on board with our plan to reunite until two weeks before my first day at work. Now, he is hesitant, and possibly not going to move with me.
A Lincoln Regional Center psychiatrist is claiming that violations of state rules and regulations affected the care of patients at the state mental hospital.
In a complaint filed with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Ben Salazar said the City of Omaha and Step-Up Omaha jobs program "have continued to discriminate against Hispanic/Latino youth."
I am in shock. I am so afraid for her future if her employer, or someone else, makes the same discovery. What should I do?
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.
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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.
The Medicaid petition collected about 56 percent more signatures than the total that was needed to get on the ballot, providing the effort a sizable cushion if some signatures are declared duplicate or otherwise invalid.
Supporters can pay to have a small, medium, large or supersize flock of purple flamingos placed in a friend’s yard.
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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.