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Pregnant women are usually told by their doctor's to take their pre-natal vitamins. But, one local health organization says that advice usually comes too late. More>>

West Nile shows up in Siouxland

The West Nile Virus has shown up in Siouxland.
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Skin cancer on the rise in the U.S. Video included

Dermatologist Dr. Raymond Kuwahara with Tri-State Specialists share tips on how to protect ourselves from this health threat. More>>

Could an Ebola outbreak spread to the U.S.? Health experts say it's not likely Video included

West Africa is dealing with the deadliest Ebola outbreak on record as international health organizations struggle to contain it.
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Company turns waste into opportunity for autistic workers Video included

A Colorado company turns electronic waste into opportunities for autistic workers. A Colorado company turns electronic waste into opportunities for autistic workers.

A Colorado company turns electronic waste into opportunities for autistic workers. More>>

INFORMATION: Ebola 101 Video included

Do we in the U.S. need to worry about the virus harming us here? More>>

North Carolina woman working in Liberia treated for deadly virus Video included

A Charlotte, North Carolina woman who contracted the deadly ebola virus in Liberia had served as a missionary overseas with her husband for more than a dozen years, according to her pastor. More>>

Boosting Your Brain

(NBC News) It's predicted the number of people with Alzheimer's disease will nearly triple in the coming decades. More>>

Health care changes in America proceed with a lot of uncertainty

There will be several factors to consider before enrolling in plans under the Affordable Care Act and not all the details are clear at this point. More>>

The vaccines you still need as an adult

The CDC recommends adults get a tetanus booster shot every ten years. The CDC recommends adults get a tetanus booster shot every ten years.

Many vaccines are required for kids starting school, but even as you get older, there are several you need to keep up to date on. More>>

Study says melanoma survivors need to be more careful

A new study finds that many melanoma survivors still go outside without protection. A new study finds that many melanoma survivors still go outside without protection.

Even though more people are living after a melanoma diagnosis, they have to be careful, especially when it comes to being out in the sun. More>>

Keeping kids safe from child abuse

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Child abuse is completely preventable, and getting the word out to parents and caregivers can keep kids safe. More>>

Brushing up on healthy dental habits for your kids

Flavored toothpaste, flossing aids, and Xylitol  suckers can help encourage healthy oral hygiene. Flavored toothpaste, flossing aids, and Xylitol suckers can help encourage healthy oral hygiene.

February is National Children's Dental Health Month to bring awareness about good oral hygiene, and to brush up on healthy dental habits for kids. More>>

App allows patients to request prescriptions refills on smartphones

Patients can request prescription refills through a new app and website. Patients can request prescription refills through a new app and website.

An app called Refill Rx makes it easier for patients to request prescription refills. More>>

Wear your red for heart disease awareness

Wear Red Day kicks off American Heart Month. Wear Red Day kicks off American Heart Month.

Friday, February 1st is National Wear Red Day. More>>

Keeping young athletes safe from head injuries

Players need to do a better job communicating news of their injuries. Players need to do a better job communicating news of their injuries.

The threat of head injury has become a serious topic of discussion among young athletes. More>>

Exercise-triggered asthma shouldn't keep you from working out

Tests can determine if you have exercise-triggered asthma. Tests can determine if you have exercise-triggered asthma.

Don't give up on exercising because you're short of breath, because doctors can test to see if you suffer from exercise-triggered asthma. More>>

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    Huskers unveil new football uniforms for homecoming

    Huskers unveil new football uniforms for homecoming

    Nebraska will wear new uniforms for their homecoming game.Nebraska will wear new uniforms for their homecoming game.
    The University of Nebraska and adidas unveiled new Red Rising TECHFIT football uniforms that the Huskers will wear on Sept. 27 when they host Illinois at 8 p.m. on Homecoming.More >>
    The University of Nebraska and adidas unveiled new Red Rising TECHFIT football uniforms that the Huskers will wear on Sept. 27 when they host Illinois at 8 p.m. on Homecoming.
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    Headid All-Stars drop first regional game in Indiana

    Headid All-Stars drop first regional game in Indiana

    The Headid All-Stars lost 4-0 to Minnesota on Friday in regional play.The Headid All-Stars lost 4-0 to Minnesota on Friday in regional play.
    The Headid Little League All-Stars started regional play in Indianapolis on Friday. The 11 and 12-year olds from Sioux City lost their first game to the state champs from Minnesota, 4-0, with Minnesota scoring all four runs in the fifth inning.More >>
    The Headid Little League All-Stars started regional play in Indianapolis on Friday. The 11 and 12-year olds from Sioux City lost their first game to the state champs from Minnesota, 4-0, with Minnesota scoring all four runs in the fifth inning.
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    Sgt. Bluff-Luton drops 2-1 decision in 3A state semifinals

    Sgt. Bluff-Luton drops 2-1 decision in 3A state semifinals

    Sgt. Bluff-Luton lost a 2-1 decision to Dallas Center-Grimes in the 3A semifinals on Friday.Sgt. Bluff-Luton lost a 2-1 decision to Dallas Center-Grimes in the 3A semifinals on Friday.
    Dallas Center-Grimes returns to the Class 3A state championship game for the second time in three years with a 2-1 win over Sergeant Bluff-Luton in the semifinals Friday afternoon at Principal Park.More >>
    Dallas Center-Grimes returns to the Class 3A state championship game for the second time in three years with a 2-1 win over Sergeant Bluff-Luton in the semifinals Friday afternoon at Principal Park.More >>

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