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Women & Strokes

Posted: 02/07/2014 - For the first time in its history, the American Heart Association has developed guidelines to help women reduce their risk of stroke. The scientific statement says women share some of the same risk factors for stroke as men. But there are also risk factors unique to women.

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Unlinked From Nevada Health Link

Posted: 02/06/2014 - Nevada's health insurance exchange has been up and operational for about 4 months now. But it hasn't been without problems. Computer glitches, follow-up and payment snafus have meant some real frustrations. Just ask one woman whose personal experience would make most people simply throw up their hands and give up.

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Judge Orders Records Released on Health Exchange Workers

Updated: 02/06/2014 - A state judge has ordered the Nevada Division of Insurance to release some documents sought by two media groups involving the backgrounds of workers hired as navigators for the state health insurance exchange.

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Couple Charged After Girl Dies from Drinking Soda

Updated: 02/06/2014 - An East Tennessee couple is charged with murder in the death of the man's 5-year-old daughter after an autopsy revealed the girl died from being forced to drink nearly more than 2 liters of grape soda and water.

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Heroin Use on the Rise in Nevada

Updated: 02/06/2014 - The recent death of esteemed actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, has pushed the drug heroin into the limelight. Unfortunately in Nevada, the highly addictive drug has been slowly growing in popularity for the past few years, and has replaced meth as the drug of choice for many people.

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Sanitized Cruise Ship Ready to Sail

Updated: 01/31/2014 - A cruise ship that cut its voyage short because of an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness is set to sail from New Jersey with heightened surveillance and steps taken to prevent a recurrence.

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Reno Arch Goes Red

Posted: 01/31/2014 - The City of Reno has turned the Reno Arch red for the month of February to recognize American Heart Month and National Wear Red Day on February 7, 2014.

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Jails, Hospitals on Frontline of Mental Health

Posted: 01/29/2014 - On any given day about 140 people are taken to hospital emergency rooms in Nevada for a mental evaluation. Only about half of them have problems, psychiatric or physical, requiring inpatient care.

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Washoe Burn Code Still Green

Updated: 01/31/2014 - The wood burning color code is GREEN. It is okay to use your fireplace, wood stove, or pellet stove.

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H1N1 Flu Deaths Hit 123 in Mexico

Posted: 01/27/2014 - Mexico is worried about a spike in the number of H1N1 flu cases and deaths, in the country that was the epicenter of the 2009 outbreak of the strain.

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Shopping Cart Injuries Send Average of 66 Kids to ER Each Day

Posted: 01/27/2014 - Parents, be mindful when you put your child into your shopping cart! A new study finds that shopping cart injuries send about 24,000 kids to the emergency room each year or, an average of 66 children each day. Watch for more information and safety tips from the researchers.

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Health Law Tricky for Parents of Medicaid Kids

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Posted: 01/26/2014 - Parents shopping for health insurance through the new federal marketplace are running into trouble when their children might be eligible for Medicaid but they are not.

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