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Remote medicine in rural Nebraska

Posted at 12:11 PM, Sep 05, 2019

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — In our ongoing series, the 3 News Now Investigators have looked at rural healthcare and how low budgets, declining services, isolated locations and other factors have impacted the people who live there. But what if there was another option for those who live off the beaten path?

Fewer babies, dollars in rural areas mean fewer OB services

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Tonight on 3 News Now Live at 6, the 3 News Now Investigators dive into the world of telemedicine and how it's connecting patients in rural locations with specialists in remote areas.

We'll also be looking into:

  • Shark fin soup - Why the traditional dish is considered gruesome and controversial plus how a local animal expert hopes to raise awareness about it.
  • Historic flooding - How a Nebraska community is continuing to bounce back after the flood and the hurdles they're still facing.
  • An area business owner faces charges of prostitution - Where it happened and why out-of-state law enforcement agencies are getting involved.

Critical rural hospitals operate on thin margins across state

Available on-air, on our website and on the 3 News Now Apps for mobile and streaming devices.