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91 Fall Ill At Pine Middle School

Posted: 08/29/2014 - Washoe County School District has confirmed to KOLO 8 News Now that roughly 90 Pine Middle School students and staff became ill Friday while on school grounds.

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Experimental Ebola Drug Cures Monkeys

Posted: 08/29/2014 - An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the outbreak raging through West Africa.

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MDA Helps Northern Nevada Residents

Posted: 08/28/2014 - Sunday KOLO will be broadcasting the MDA “Show of Strength” telethon that benefits locals like Sparks resident Timothy Bennett who has been battling a condition called Charcot Marie Tooth Disease. It has affected Bennett’s muscle tissue since he was ten years old.

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Liberian Priest in Reno Asking for Donations, Prayers

Updated: 08/29/2014 - The Rev. Fr. Elijah Bobby Washington, a Liberian priest, is temporarily stuck in the United States because of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. In the meantime, he's asking donations and prayers be sent to the people there.

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More Beds Planned for Vegas Psych Hospital

Posted: 08/28/2014 - Officials say there will soon be more hospital beds for psychiatric patients in Las Vegas, after state officials doubled the Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement rate for mental health treatment.

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Regents Back $26M for UNLV Medical School

Posted: 08/27/2014 - The Nevada Board of Regents wants the state spend $26 million to jump-start a UNLV medical school that proponents say would help alleviate the region's shortage of medical specialists.

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Ebola: Ivory Coast-Sierra Leone Game Now in Doubt

Posted: 08/26/2014 - Ivory Coast's African Cup of Nations qualifier at home to Sierra Leone is in doubt because the Ivorian government doesn't want players and officials from an Ebola-hit country to enter its territory.

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Two Have Died Of Ebola In Congo

Updated: 08/25/2014 - Congo's health minister says two Ebola deaths have been confirmed in the Central African country.

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Many Without Residency Proof Could Lose Obamacare

Posted: 08/22/2014 - State officials say about 100,000 Californians who haven't yet proved their citizenship or legal residency in the U.S. face losing health care coverage this fall.

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Doctor: No Health Risk from Two US Ebola Patients

Posted: 08/21/2014 - A doctor at the hospital that treated two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa says their discharge poses no public health risk.

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Mobile Destruction Van Helps People Relieve Stress

Posted: 08/19/2014 - We all have our breaking points; we we just need to let out some frustration and steam. But rarely is it okay to smash items. Unless you're in the Das Breakroom mobile destruction van.

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Ebola Puts Focus on Drugs Made in Tobacco Plants

Posted: 08/15/2014 - It's an eye-catching angle in the story of an experimental treatment for Ebola: The drug comes from tobacco plants that were turned into living pharmaceutical factories.

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Study of Nevada Health Insurance Under Scrutiny

Posted: 08/14/2014 - Nevada officials are challenging a recent study on state employee health insurance benefits, saying Nevada workers pay a much smaller share of their premiums - and much closer to the national average - than the report suggests.

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19-Year-Old Gets A Second Chance

Updated: 08/19/2014 - The word "miracle" is used a lot these days. But we have a story that truly fits the bill. You may remember a near-drowning at Sand Harbor. It happened just two days after one man lost his life at Lake Tahoe. For the 19-year-old, however, everything went right that day.

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