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Millions Paid To Dead For Medical Care

Posted: 4:53 PM - An internal state government memo says auditors have found the Illinois Medicaid program has paid an estimated $12 million for medical services for people listed as deceased in other state records.

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Allergy Death Results In Lawsuit

Posted: 3:12 PM - A Northern California couple has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the City of Sacramento in connection with the peanut allergy-related death of their 13-year-old daughter at a city operated camp.

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Broadcaster Wins Battle Against Obama Administration

Updated: 04/17/2014 - Christian radio broadcaster James Dobson has won a temporary injunction preventing the federal government from requiring his ministry to include the morning-after pill and other emergency contraception in its health insurance.

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Tapas Chain Firefly Closes Henderson Location

Updated: 04/15/2014 - A popular tapas restaurant with three locations in the Las Vegas area is closing one its branches shortly after it received a bad evaluation from health inspectors.

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Diabetics At Center Of Health Care Battle

Posted: 04/13/2014 - As hundreds of thousands of diabetics get health coverage under the federal law, insurance companies are aggressively targeting this glut of new patients.

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Bay Area Doctor Busted For Prescription Sales

Updated: 04/12/2014 - A San Francisco Bay Area doctor who met patients at Starbucks, Burger King and other chain restaurants has been indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly selling prescriptions to patients who didn't need them.

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OSHA Cites Summerlin Hospital After TB Exposure

Posted: 04/11/2014 - The Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Administration is proposing nearly $40,000 in fines against a Las Vegas hospital where employees were exposed to tuberculosis over the summer.

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Parkinson's Awareness Day To Be Celebrated Friday

Posted: 04/10/2014 - The American Parkinson Disease Association, Dedicated Veterans Information & Referral Center and the Sierra Nevada Health Care System invite you to attend presentation of a Governor’s Proclamation declaring April as Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month in Nevada and April 11th as Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Day in Nevada.

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Norovirus Attacks Las Vegas

Posted: 04/09/2014 - Health officials say a stomach bug is going around in the Las Vegas area, and they've identified norovirus as the cause.

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Spring Skiing Skin Safety

Updated: 04/08/2014 - The spring-like temperatures let skiers and snowboarders know their season is about to come to an end. And instead of bundling up, many choose to dress down, stay cool and head down the hill uncovered. When it comes to protecting yourself from skin cancer, that may be the worst thing you can do.

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Officials Say Ebola Outbreak Could Last Months

Posted: 04/08/2014 - Health officials say the Ebola outbreak in West Africa could last for months in what they called one of the most challenging episodes of the disease that the international community has faced.

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Chili's Pulls Out of Autism Fundraiser

Updated: 04/07/2014 - Chili's is backing away from plans to donate funds to a group that says autism can be triggered by vaccinations, a position that has been widely discredited by the medical community.

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Local Business Hits Home at Ball Park

Updated: 04/07/2014 - The next time you go the ball park, you'll find a new healthy option among the choices at the concession stand. A new protein drink is not only fit for athletes, but also for your family. The best part-- it's made in northern Nevada.

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Gay Men Divided Over Use of HIV Prevention Drug

Posted: 04/06/2014 - A drug hailed as a lifesaver for many people infected by HIV is at the heart of a rancorous debate among gay men, AIDS activists and health professionals over its potential for protecting uninfected men who engage in gay sex without using condoms.

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Measles Scare Continues In Berkeley

Posted: 04/05/2014 - Health officials at the University of California, Berkeley say another student has been diagnosed with measles, and they are concerned others may have been exposed to the virus

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