With the number of children diagnosed with autism continuing to rise (currently 1 out of every 68 children), a new law in Nebraska could not come at a better time.

Coughs and sniffles are common for January, but doctors and medical personnel across Sarpy County are cautioning prospective patients to be wary of a high fever, body aches and a persistent cough.

To give parents and family some direction, Gretna’s Alegent Health Clinic northwest of the Highway 370 and Highway 6 intersection is getting a new pediatrician, Dr. Katie Vollmuth, on Aug. 1.