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Nevada Board Delays Vote on Special Enrollment

Posted: 03/14/2014 - The board overseeing Nevada's troubled health insurance exchange board has delayed a vote on whether to give people stuck in the system more time to complete enrollments.

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Painkillers Often Supplied by Friends

Updated: 03/12/2014 - A recent study shows about one in 20 people 12 years and older abuses prescription painkillers. The number has held steady throughout the last couple of years. Where are these people getting their painkillers? The answer: You've got to have friends.

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Cannabis Business Set Up in West Reno

Updated: 03/11/2014 - While medical marijuana dispensaries are becoming legal under state law in Nevada in April, a cannabis business is already setting up in west Reno.

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Japan Lab Mulls Retraction of Stem Cell Paper

Posted: 03/11/2014 - A Japanese government-funded research laboratory has announced that it is considering retracting a research paper describing a simple way of turning ordinary cells from mice into stem cells.

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Deloitte to Review Nevada Health Exchange

Posted: 03/07/2014 - The board overseeing Nevada's health insurance exchange is recommending another contractor be retained to assess the state's problem-plagued online market system.

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Experimental Treatment Could Benefit Toddler

Posted: 03/06/2014 - To see her smile, Lennah looks like any healthy 2-year-old, but she's already fighting a battle most of us couldn't imagine. She was born with gastroschisis, a birth defect that caused her intestines to be outside of her abdominal wall.

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Home Means Delicious: Eating Healthy in Nevada

Updated: 03/05/2014 - In the 40 days between Fat Tuesday and Easter, many people give up consuming unhealthy foods, like sugar, processed food, and alcohol. But eating healthy doesn't have to be difficult, especially in Nevada.

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Centering Pregnancy Programs

Updated: 03/04/2014 - These days there is a lot of talk about reining in health care costs. But does reining in costs necessarily mean lowering quality care? One concept called “Centering Pregnancy” may ultimately prove the opposite.

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Xerox Says System Is Improving

Updated: 02/27/2014 - Xerox says its system is improving by the week and more and more Nevadans are signing up for health insurance through Nevada Health Link. But some of those claims are in dispute.

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Suit in Hospital TB Exposure Moves Forward

Posted: 02/27/2014 - Employees, patients and visitors who say a Las Vegas hospital's negligence exposed them to tuberculosis over the summer are moving forward with their lawsuit.

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Boxer Asks CDC to Look Into Paralysis Cases

Posted: 02/27/2014 - Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer is asking the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to initiate a formal investigation into what has caused polio-like paralysis in about 20 children in California over the past 18 months.

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Syphilis on the Rise in Northern Nevada

Updated: 02/27/2014 - A potentially deadly disease is on the rise in northern Nevada, as a nationwide sexually transmitted disease outbreak arrives in the area. The Washoe County Health Department needs help from local health providers to bring down the numbers

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Final Push To Get Nevadans Enrolled for Health Care

Updated: 02/26/2014 - By the end of March, about 118,000 Nevadans should be signed up and paid for their health insurance. That was the goal. But so far, only about 18,000 have accomplished the task. With a deadline looming, there's an urgent call to action by the exchange.

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