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CCHS join NeHII to improve patient info. sharing

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March 18th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Cass County Health System has announced it recently joined hospitals and healthcare providers throughout the state as a member of the statewide health information exchange known as Nebraska Health Information Initiative, or NeHII. Steve Stark, Cass County Health System Chief Information Officer says “NeHII is an interconnected health information exchange where CCHS staff can send and receive vital patient information to authorized care-givers resulting in quicker, safer care.  Stark says the web-based system “Securely displays important medical information to clinics, hospitals, and other healthcare providers.”

Relevant patient information, such as lab results, past medical history, X-ray reports, allergies, and medication prescriptions are available in real-time to authorized physicians and clinicians.  Starks says that will reduce duplicate testing, reduce calling back and forth between providers, and improve patient outcomes.  He says it’s especially helpful in emergencies or when CCHS receives a patient from another NeHII participant hospital or sends a patient to one.

According to Dr. Harris Frankel, President of the NeHII Board of Directors, “Patient participation in NeHII is optional.” Frankel says while   they would like everyone to recognize the benefits of participation, “A patient may decide not to share their medical information and may opt-out of the exchange simply by contacting NeHII.”

Drug-related arrest in Atlantic Sunday

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March 18th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Atlantic Police Department reports the arrest on Sunday of 58-year old Rodney Rasmussen, of Atlantic. Rasmussen faces Possession of a Controlled Substance/Marijuana, Possession of a Controlled Substance/Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia charges, along with a charge of Driving Under Suspension. He was booked into the Cass County Jail and held pending an initial court appearance.

And, the A-PD reports 49-year old Brenda Buboltz, of Atlantic, was arrested today (Monday), on Public Intoxication and Interference with Official Acts, charges.  In addition, 41-year old Gregory Jennings, of Atlantic, was arrested for Simple Assault. Jennings and Buboltz were booked into the Cass County Jail.

Northern Iowa travelers warned about bad weather

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March 18th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) – Travelers in northern Iowa have been advised to take extra care because of a possible blizzard.  The Iowa Transportation Department says the 25-35 mph winds and snowfall on Monday will lead to drifting snow and reduced visibility. The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for several northern Iowa counties.

Winter weather advisories have been issued for most of the counties in the eastern quarter of Iowa.

3 arrested on drug & other charges in Fremont County

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March 18th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Three people were arrested Saturday evening in Fremont County. Sheriff’s deputies from Fremont and Mills Counties, along with the Iowa DNR, assisted Tabor Police in arresting:

24-year old Brendan James Minor, of Council Bluffs, who was charged with Possession of a Schedule 1 substance, Failure to affix a drug tax stamp, Driving While Barred, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia;  26-year old Jami Kristen Garber, of Council Bluffs, who was charged with Allowing an unauthorized person to operate a motor vehicle; and, 21-year old Larry Joseph Tyler West, of Randolph, who was arrested Saturday for  Possessing a concealed weapon.

Garber and West bonded out of jail, while Minor remained at the Fremont County Jail this (Monday) morning. His bond was set at $50,000.

Fremont County snow plow rolled into a ditch last week

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March 18th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Fremont County Sheriff’s Department said Monday (Today), no injuries were reported after a County plow rolled into a ditch last Monday. Officials say Anthony Pitzen, of Hamburg, was driving a 1996 International truck equipped with a plow on Bluff Road, when the blade caught the soil on the shoulder of the road. The impact caused the southbound plow to slide into a ditch before it rolled onto its side. There was no dollar of amount of damage provided in the Sheriff’s report.

Theft and trespassing arrests in Fremont County

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March 18th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Fremont County Sheriff’s Department reports three Nebraska City, NE residents were arrested Friday afternoon, on 5th Degree Theft and Trespassing charges. Taken into custody was 40-year old Verrell Rusty Clark, 33-year old Ryan Allen Kurtzer, and 41-year old Brian Keith Nerison. The trio was arrested after a citizen reported persons allegedly stealing scrap metal in the 2600 block of 225th Avenue in Fremont County. Clark posted a $600 bond and was released. Nerison and Kurtzer plead guilty to the charges and were sentenced to 10-days in jail.

Also arrested Friday on a separate charge of 5th degree theft not connected to the other incident, was 34-year old Kevin Lewis Culley, of Hamburg.

Shelby County Chamber awards presented Friday

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March 18th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce presented two women with awards for being Citizens of the Year, Friday. The awards were handed to Barb Onnen and Jann Reining during the Shelby County Chamber’s Awards banquet. Dawn Cundiff, Executive Director of the Shelby County Chamber, told the audience both women brought a great deal of tourism and pride to Shelby County. Onnen and Reining received grant money from the Hotel/Motel Tax and created the barn quilt brochures, which highlight barn quilts throughout the county.

In the other big award of the evening, Myrtue Medical Center received the Business of the Year. Cundiff said the hospital has contributed to the quality of life and is also a great enticement for families, singles and kids. Myrtue has certainly been busy with renovations and the addition of the Wellness Center a few years ago has incorporated to the economy of the county.

Other awards presented during the event held Friday, include:
Business with Best Curb Appeal – Town and Country Credit Union
Business with Best Customer Service – Camblin Plumbing & Hearing
Business Mentor of the Year – JoAnn Boltinghouse Boltinghouse Enterprises

(Joel McCall/KNOD)

8AM Newscast 03-18-2013

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March 18th, 2013 by Chris Parks

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March 18th, 2013 by Chris Parks

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Spring arrives on Wednesday but allergy season is already hitting Iowa

Ag/Outdoor, News

March 18th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Winter isn’t officially over until Wednesday, but allergy season has already arrived in Iowa as the trees are starting to pollinate. Dr. Jill Poole, an allergist in Omaha/Council Bluffs, says allergy sufferers are beginning to feel the effects. Dr. Poole says, “This is the time of year when the trees start and so this is the exact time for them to get their allergy medications out of the cabinet and start their nose sprays and antihistamines to try to fend off the allergy symptoms before they get behind the eight ball.”

Spring arrives on Wednesday. While everyone’s body is affected a little differently, Poole says tree pollen hits many people in similar ways.
“Sneezing, nasal congestion, itchy nose, itchy, watery eyes are the main symptoms that can be experienced now,” she says. Known as seasonal allergic rhinitis, allergies are reactions of the body’s immune system to a normally harmless substance. Poole says you’ll know it if you have a tree pollen allergy. “If you’re having the classic symptoms of the itchy nose, the sneezing, the itchy, watery eyes that start in March and get real bad in April, that’s really indicative of allergies and you can start taking over-the-counter medications,” she says. “If those don’t hold you or work well for you, that’s the time to get allergy tested.”

Between 20 and 40-percent of Americans suffer from seasonal allergies. Poole offers a few tips on how to lessen the uncomfortable effects of allergies. “Tree pollen is pretty hardy and once it gets in the home, it can be a longer-lasting pollen,” she says. “By closing the windows, that will keep the pollen from being in your bedroom where you’re sleeping and spending a lot of the time. After you’ve been outside, changing your clothes or washing your hands and face can be helpful.”

She also recommends over-the-counter nasal-sinus irrigations and over-the-counter antihistamines that are the non-sedating. Learn more about allergies at the website of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: www.aaaai.org

(Radio Iowa)