FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 11, 2022 CONTACT Julie Naughton, Office of Communications, 402-471-1695 (office); 402-405-7202 (cell);  julie.naughton@nebraska.gov Start the Conversation Before School Starts: Talking to Your College-Bound Teen About Alcohol Use Attention newsroom managers: Nebraska DHHS shot an on-camera interview with Danielle Wing, prevention system administrator for the Division of BehavioralContinue Reading

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer and the number of cases seen is increasing. However, the earlier it’s identified, the more effective treatment can be. Some people are at higher risk of skin cancer than others, but anyone can get it. The two main causes of skinContinue Reading

Many of the organizations in our community have a focus on wellness. How wellness is addressed at each place can look different. Overall, wellness often has a focus on care of the whole person. Such as emotionally, physically, and spiritually. One of the many organizations that care for the wholeContinue Reading

In 2020, the U.S. had one death by suicide every 11 minutes. For people ages 10-34, suicide is a leading cause of death. There are people who are impacted every day. Too many have crises without the support and care they need. Sadly, the pandemic has only made a badContinue Reading

Being a parent, grandparent, or child caregiver is a rewarding role.  You want to keep your child healthy and happy.  Here are a few tips to do that: Make sure your child gets enough sleep. Each child is unique, with distinct sleep needs.  Very young children may also benefit fromContinue Reading

One of the best things about living in Nebraska in the summer is visiting the county fairs.  There are so many wonderful things to see and do, and so many delicious foods to smell and taste.  The experiences are endless and often provide happy memories for years to come. ManyContinue Reading

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 13, 2022CONTACT Julie Naughton, Office of Communications, 402-471-1695 (office); 402-405-7202 (cell); julie.naughton@nebraska.gov New Three-Digit Suicide Prevention Line, 988, Goes Live July 16 Lincoln – After two years of planning and preparation, the new three-digit suicide prevention line, 988, will go live on Saturday, July 16. InContinue Reading

West Nile Virus is the leading disease carried by mosquitos in the continental United States. It is spread through the bite of a mosquito that has picked up the virus by feeding on an infected bird.  In turn, the mosquito can pass the virus to humans.  Finding the virus inContinue Reading

This press release is being sent in lieu of Zoom COVID Community Briefings. Four Corners is adding vaccine clinic options to meet the needs of the community. The new schedule includes two days each week for offering the COVID-19 vaccine and begins on July 6th: Wednesday, 12PM to 4PM. PfizerContinue Reading

Bats sometimes end up in our homes, most of the time they are as unhappy about being there as we are at finding them there. Warmer weather outside often means that more bats are out and active. This is a good thing as some types of bats can eat betweenContinue Reading