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PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan., July 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Artio Medical, Inc., a medical device company developing innovative products for the peripheral vascular, neurovascular, and structural heart markets, announced today it has completed enrollment in its first-in-human study evaluating the company's Amplifi™ Vein Dilation System. Five patients were treated by Dr. Adrian Ebner, the Head of the Cardiovascular Department at Sanatorio Italiano Hospital in Asuncion, Paraguay. The Amplifi System is designed to stimulate arm vein enlargement in hemodialysis patients using rapid, non-pulsatile venous blood flow. After 7 days of treatment, the device is removed during surgery to create an arteriovenous fistula (AVF). The Amplifi System aims to make more hemodialysis patients eligible to receive an AVF, increase AVF maturation success, reduce maturation time, and prolong the usable life of AVFs.

MIAMI, July 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Simply, Inc. (OTCQX: SIMP) (the "Company") announced the grand opening of its new Simply Mac retail store in Lawrence, Kansas.  This 2,600 square foot official Apple Premier Partner Store is located at 3221 Iowa Street, Lawrence, Kansas, and will offer the entire suite of Apple products, as well as third party accessories and Simply Mac's signature service and warranty repairs on all product categories by our trained team of Apple-certified technicians.  Simply Mac also offers customer financing and extended warranty coverage on all Apple products.

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The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is relocating the Lincoln DHHS Vital Records Office from the Gold’s Building, located at 1050 N. St., to the Nebraska State Office Building, 301 Centennial Mall South (first floor), Lincoln, on Monday, Aug. 2.

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LINCOLN, Neb., July 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Midwest Holding Inc. ("Midwest") (NASDAQ: MDWT) today announced plans to host a conference call to discuss financial and operating results for the second quarter 2021 on Friday, August 13, 2021, at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The Company also plans to release its second quarter fiscal year 2021 results on the investor relations section of its website at https://ir.midwestholding.com after the close of the financial markets on Thursday, August 12, 2021.

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Life expectancy fell by 1.5 years in the United States in 2020. The decline, driven by the COVID-19 pandemic and the opioid crisis, represents the most pronounced regression in public health in the United States since World War II. While the most recent dip in life expectancy in the U.S. is alarming, there are many […]

Life expectancy fell by 1.5 years in the United States in 2020. The decline, driven by the COVID-19 pandemic and the opioid crisis, represents the most pronounced regression in public health in the United States since World War II. While the most recent dip in life expectancy in the U.S. is alarming, there are many […]

Life expectancy fell by 1.5 years in the United States in 2020. The decline, driven by the COVID-19 pandemic and the opioid crisis, represents the most pronounced regression in public health in the United States since World War II. While the most recent dip in life expectancy in the U.S. is alarming, there are many […]

Jul. 28—Health officials will meet with Wyandotte County leaders in a special session Thursday evening to discuss COVID-19 and any health order recommendations, a spokeswoman for the Unified Government said Wednesday. Unified Government mayor and CEO David Alvey called the special session to be held at 5 p.m. Thursday in the Fifth Floor conference room at City Hall, 701 N. 7th Street in Kansas ...

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OMAHA, Neb., July 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- PRC, leader in the healthcare intelligence space, announced today the finalists for the 2021 Healthcare Leadership Awards, which recognizes exceptional leaders in healthcare for exemplifying their commitment and dedication to healthcare excellence.

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WICHITA, Kan., July 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The proposed Kansas Health Science Center – Kansas College of Osteopathic Medicine (KHSC-KansasCOM), currently under construction in downtown Wichita, recently named James Joseph, Jr., M.D., as assistant professor of surgery and Adam Dean as its director of admissions.

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LINCOLN — The running mate for Nebraska governor hopeful Charles Herbster announced Tuesday that she’s bowing out of the race, citing the time commitment required to campaign.

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LINCOLN — Public health officials expressed growing concern Tuesday about a recent increase in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations in Nebraska, primarily among residents who haven’t been vaccinated.

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., July 27, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Aria Care Partners, the leading provider of integrated ancillary medical services for skilled nursing facilities, today announced that it has acquired Outreach Eye Care and SeniorWell. Aria Care Partners collaborated with HealthDrive, a Bain Capital Double Impact portfolio company, on the acquisition of SeniorWell.

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OMAHA, Neb., July 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Earlier today, Farmland® recognized the Nebraska FFA Association and its positive impact in the community and across the state through a check donation of $5,000. The gift is part of the 2021 Honoring the Heartland Tour, an initiative launched by Farmland in June to show appreciation for the honest work and tireless commitment in Midwest farming communities, agriculture industries, and retail establishments, and to support the next generation of farmers.

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Dr. Cary Ward, CHI Health's chief medical officer, said the hospital system is "seriously considering" requiring its employees to get a COVID-19 vaccine and believes other large health systems in the state are considering doing the same.

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CHICAGO (AP) — Winter Wheat futures on the Chicago Board of Trade Mon:

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MISSION, Kan., July 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) Although good nutrition is essential for human life, food production has a significant impact on the environment. Taking a more sustainable approach to sustaining your body can help protect the Earth and its climate.

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MISSION, Kan., July 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) Before a global pandemic reshaped education across America, many students followed the "expected" path: complete primary education, earn a high school diploma and transition into a career or further learning.

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LINCOLN, Neb., July 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- A new Sandhills Global Market Report notes the stabilization of used construction equipment, farm machinery, and heavy-duty truck inventories within Sandhills Global marketplaces in June, following steady declines since Q2 2020. After more than a year of month-over-month decreases, inventory level improvements are noted across all three markets, with late-model assets leading the increases in used construction equipment and truck inventories.

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LINCOLN — Marie Kondo, the famous organizer who has encouraged millions to look at items and discard them if they don’t spark joy, has clearly never been in Tim Linke’s position.

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