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Nebraska News

News stories from the past 60 days.

Nov 29, 2023 - Highlights the potential connection between environmental contaminants in water and health, particularly pediatric cancer, in rural Nebraska and other parts of the Midwest. Discusses the current standard for nitrates, efforts to re-evaluate the standard, and the potential impact on rural communities.
Source: WVPE
Oct 26, 2023 - Offers an overview of comments to legislators regarding issues with access to maternal care in Nebraska. Discusses long travel times, time off work, childcare, recruitment, and Medicaid reimbursement rates.
Source: Nebraska Public Media
Oct 25, 2023 - Offers an overview of comments to legislators regarding ambulance services in rural Nebraska. Notes that distance between hospitals, funding, shortages of volunteers, and scope of practice make access to emergency services limited for rural residents.
Source: Nebraska Examiner
Oct 16, 2023 - A rural Nebraska family medical clinic has added a psychiatrist to the staff in an effort to improve uptake of mental healthcare. Notes the local farming culture means stigma and independence act as barriers to mental healthcare.
Source: NTV News

Last Updated: 11/30/2023