The uptick in illnesses caused by viruses can be attributed to people venturing out more and masking up less.
UNMC is recruiting volunteers as part of a clinical trial to test a drug that someone with COVID could take soon after symptoms emerge to head off the worst of the illness.
Nebraska's COVID case count continued to decline last week, with the weekly total dropping under 300 for the first time since the pandemic's earliest days.
UNMC researchers have shown that a smaller dose of a drug used as a Parkinson’s disease treatment still worked even as it produced fewer side effects than a larger dose.
The state tallied 378 new COVID cases for the week ending Friday, down from 536 the previous week and 1,002 the week before that.
State officials announced that all Nebraskans covered by the Medicaid expansion program will get the full range of benefits, beginning Oct. 1.
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The mask mandate will expire as scheduled at the end of the day on Friday, meaning people can go without masks in most indoor places.
Dr. Mark Rupp said the CDC guidelines rely on unvaccinated people to act responsibly and continue to wear their masks. "And I just don’t know if that’s going to be uniformly followed,” he said.
Dr. Lydia Kang, an Omaha internal medicine physician, has written a book on medical quackery and says it's unlikely to diminish anytime soon.
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The Midwest was hit harder than any other part of the country during the polio epidemics of the 1940s and '50s. Now the generation that fought polio in their youth is up against COVID-19 as senior citizens.
The Marathon Health clinic in Lexington is one of seven the company is opening nationwide as part of a pilot program.
UNMC and Nebraska Medicine plan to enroll up to 50 adolescents ages 12 to 17 in a national clinical trial testing the safety of a vaccine candidate by Novavax. Other trials are expected to enroll even younger participants.
The woman, in her 80s, lived in the Two Rivers Health District based in Kearney and had underlying health conditions.
Before vaccines, nursing home residents who got COVID often became ill — and many died. But with widespread vaccinations, a recent outbreak at a Kearney home resulted in no serious illness.
The walk-in appointments are available at all four Lincoln Walmart locations and both Sam's Clubs.
When Trevor Larson arrived at the hospital, his blood pressure was low and his heart wasn't functioning the way it should, a cardiologist said. He had to be put on a heart pump as well as kidney dialysis and a ventilator.
A Gordon man who has epilepsy has been free of seizures since since undergoing a procedure more than a year ago.
Health experts say signs are encouraging, but they worry about variant strains and declining rates of vaccination among younger people.