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Few infections reported, COVID-19 variants increasing

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — According to a news release from the Douglas County Department of Health, the latest numbers from the COVID-19 pandemic are extremely positive and can be expected to get better. The statement continued:. The Douglas County Health Department (DCHD) continues to encourage vaccination due to the appearance...
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Test Iowa closing down testing clinics

One of the last Test Iowa sites closed in Council Bluffs today. That has Pottawattamie County Planning Director, Matt Wyant, worried. "Information has been key throughout this entire pandemic, and it has been one thing we've struggled with from a state level to a local level," said Wyant. Wyant also...

'Moving in the right direction'

COVID-19 numbers continue to improve across the state. "We're moving in the right direction," UNMC Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, MD, said during Tuesday's campus forum. At the same time, he said, the U.S. is seeing an uptick in the more communicable B.1.617.2 (Delta) variant and some vaccine breakthrough; vaccines, however, remain highly effective and are strongly recommended.

Children's Hospital and Medical Center helping to prevent childhood obesity

OMAHA, Neb. (KPTM) — Children's Hospital and Medical Center announced Thursday the recipients of Preventing Childhood Obesity (PCO) Community Grant, according to a press release from Children's Hospital and Medical Center. The winners include ten regional non-profit organizations who focus their efforts to prevent obesity and support healthy lifestyles among...
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Council Bluffs schools among COVID relief fund recipients

(Des Moines) -- Governor Kim Reynolds is using $30 million in federal pandemic relief money on three school-related initiatives. Twenty million will be used for a new Iowa Center for School Mental Health at the University of Iowa to help train current and future Iowa teachers. Iowa Department of Education director Ann Lebo said over the past year, many schools saw increasing levels of anxiety and depression among their students.
Papillion, NEGretna Guide & News

New hospital opening in Papillion

PAPILLION — New patients often come into Dr. Demetrio Aguila’s office crying. They’ve been told they tried everything for their chronic pain, he said, until they meet Aguila. These patients come to him from all over the world as he’s one of the few doctors who specializes in treating chronic pain through peripheral nerves. He identifies what nerves are causing […]

A guide to all things CWS: from selfies to food to traffic to COVID

OMAHA, Neb. (KPTM) — Here's a guide help you navigate your way to and around the College World Series (CWS) this year. CWS, like everyone, is taking certain COVID-19 precautions. The is a lot going on around Omaha, so traffic is really tricky this time of year. Omaha Baseball Village...