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The ultimate goal of Nebraska Medical Association member physicians is to advocate for the health of all Nebraskans.


Breast Cancer Screening
Colon Cancer Screening
Lung Cancer Screening
Skin Cancer Screening


NET Good Healthy Life - The NMA and NMA Immediate Past President Rob Rhodes, MD, are proud to be content advisors on this series. Visit the link to see upcoming air times.


American Academy of Pediatrics updates car seat recommendations  - August 30, 2018

NEW CAR SEAT LAW effective January 1, 2019

LB42 took effect on January 1, 2019. The key points to the law are:

  • Rear-facing until age 2 or until the child reaches the upper weight or height limit allowed by the child safety seat manufacturer.
  • Children up to age 8 must be correctly secured in a federally approved child safety seat. This includes booster seats for older kids.
  • Children up to age 8 must ride in the back seat unless the back seat of the vehicle is not available. (Children are recommended to ride in the backseat until age 13)

Affordable Care Act resources -  Nebraska specific information 

Enroll Nebraska  

How much will it cost you? (Zip code specific calculator) 
Estimate cost 

Health and safety links:

Zika Virus

Child restraint:  

Nebraska Child Passenger Safety 
American Academy of Pediatrics Car Safety Seats  
Teen driver resources

Motor vehicle safety 

Drive Smart Nebraska
Distracted driving - Please don't text and drive! 
Buckle up!

Every teen killed in Nebraska last year was not wearing a seat belt (June 9, 2017 article) 

Immunizations and vaccines:
School requirements
HPV facts 
Where to find science-based vaccine information on the web:
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
World Health Organization

Reducing Sudden Infant Death Syndrome - safe sleeping practices

American Academy of Pediatrics 
Safe to sleep 
AAP updates policy to discourage use of crib bumpers 

Sun safety

Protect your skin from the sun
Parents needs to be 'voice of reason' to keep teenagers healthy, out of tanning beds

Tobacco Use

Stop smoking
Concussion awareness      

Nebraska Concussion Awareness Act

Health provider training modules (physician CME available) 

CDC – Centers for Disease Control   
ConcussionWise (Courses for Coaches, Athletes, Parents, Athletic Trainers, Physicians, and Nurses)  
ACTive™Athletic Concussion Training for Coaches  
Injury prevention website  
Brain Injury Association of Nebraska  
Heads up to Parents website 
Download the Heads Up app

When in Doubt Nebraska


You're not alone: medical conspiracies believed by many

The danger of the medical celebrity

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