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Mother of Possible Measles Victim in Fallon Speaks Out

Updated: 02/04/2015 - A possible case of measles is under investigation in Fallon. Now, state health officials are warning people they could have been exposed if they were in certain buildings last week. The mother of the child who possibly has the measles contacted KOLO 8 News Now.

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Measles: Symptoms to Watch For

Updated: 02/04/2015 - With three suspected cases of measles in northern Nevada, it's good to know what symptoms to watch for.

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Ebola: Sierra Leone Officials Criticize Travel Relaxation

Posted: 02/03/2015 - Although Ebola cases are declining in West Africa, Sierra Leone officials are worried that the president's decision to lift travel restrictions may re-ignite the spread of the deadly disease.

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Events Raise Awareness to Fight Heart Disease

Updated: 02/16/2015 - Red will be the color in northern Nevada on National Wear Red Day, Friday, Feb. 6, and throughout the next few weeks to celebrate American Heart Month.

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More Arizona Patients Exposed To Measles

Posted: 02/01/2015 - Health officials have disclosed that patients at a health center in Mesa were exposed to a measles outbreak that originated at California's Disney parks nine days before the first alerts to the public.

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Toxic Algae At California Lake Linked To 3 Dog Deaths

Updated: 02/02/2015 - A San Francisco Bay Area park district plans to install bigger signs warning people to keep their dogs away from an algae-filled lake after three dogs that were exposed to its waters died.

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Measles, Emergency Rooms And Adults

Updated: 02/04/2015 - In Arizona, health officials are telling anyone who is ill and not vaccinated: do not attend the Super Bowl there this Sunday. This comes after 1,000 Arizona residents could have come in contact with a confirmed measles patient in that state.

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GOP: House to Begin Work on Health Care Alternative

Posted: 01/29/2015 - The House will vote next week to repeal the health care law Republicans have vowed to undo. They'll also direct work to start on a replacement bill the GOP promised more than four years ago.

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Governor's School Breakfast Challenge

Updated: 01/28/2015 - It's the most important meal of the day: Breakfast. If you feel sluggish without your morning meal, imagine how a grade school child feels trying to learn math or spelling. That's why Nevada's governor is challenging our schools to improve their breakfast programs.

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Study: Insurers May Use Drug Costs to Discriminate

Posted: 01/28/2015 - A new report warns that insurance companies - perhaps more than initially thought - may be charging the sickest patients extra for drugs under the federal health law to discourage them from choosing certain plans.

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CA Declares E-Cigarettes a Health Threat

Posted: 01/28/2015 - California health officials say electronic cigarettes are a health threat, especially to children, and should be strictly regulated like tobacco products.

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Donors Pledge $7.5M for Global Vaccine Program

Posted: 01/27/2015 - Governments and private donors, among them the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, have pledged a record $7.5 billion to replenish a global vaccination program for the poor.

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