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"Legalizing" Pot Not So Easy

Posted: 03/25/2014 - Medicinal marijuana dispensaries will soon be cropping up here in Washoe County and elsewhere in Nevada. The problem is lawyers who help dispensary owners and growers set up businesses and leases or even limited liability corporations are breaking the law.

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Health Organization: Pollution Kills 7M Each Year

Posted: 03/25/2014 - Air pollution kills about 7 million people worldwide every year, with more than half of the fatalities due to fumes from indoor stoves, according to a new report from the World Health Organization published Tuesday.

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Gorilla Delivered Via C-Section in Mother's Arms

Posted: 03/25/2014 - The San Diego Zoo says an infant gorilla that was successfully treated for pneumonia after a cesarean section delivery is in her mother's arms for the first time.

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Working Through the ACA & Income Taxes

Updated: 03/24/2014 - You have until April 15th to file your taxes. It's always a busy time for tax preparers, but many of them had to have some additional training to handle questions about the Affordable Care Act.

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Higher Flood Insurance Costs Coming to Nevada

Posted: 03/24/2014 - Nearly 1,300 federally subsidized flood insurance policies in Nevada are set to feel the sting of flood insurance rate hikes, despite a rate relief law President Barack Obama signed Friday.

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Chefs Teach Healthy Eating in Public Schools

Posted: 03/21/2014 - Local chefs with the American Culinary Federation are teaming up with AACT culinary students to teach fourth graders about proper nutrition and food safety.

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Open House Saturday to Answer Health Benefits Questions

Updated: 03/20/2014 - The non-profit Access to Healthcare is hosting an open house event, sponsored by Saint Mary’s Health Plans, giving locals the opportunity to sign up for health insurance before the health exchange door closes.

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Nevada Health Exchange Approves Extension

Updated: 03/20/2014 - Anyone who attempted to sign up for health insurance with Nevada's failed insurance exchange will have another 60 days to complete the process.

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Arkansas Court Tosses $1.2B Judgment Against J&J

Posted: 03/20/2014 - The Arkansas Supreme Court has thrown out a $1.2 billion judgment against Johnson & Johnson in a lawsuit challenging its marketing of the antipsychotic drug Risperdal.

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Board Considers Grace Period For Exchange Signups

Posted: 03/20/2014 - A state board could decide soon whether people stuck in the process of picking health coverage through Nevada's insurance exchange will be given additional time to complete their application.

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Nevada Medicaid Enrollments Soar

Posted: 03/19/2014 - Nevada Medicaid enrollments under federal health care reform have surpassed initial projections and are on pace to reach 500,000 by summer.

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Board Approves Consultant to Assess Health Exchange

Posted: 03/18/2014 - A board chaired by Gov. Brian Sandoval has approved a $1.5 million contract to hire Deloitte Consulting to assess Nevada's problem-plagued health insurance exchange built by Xerox.

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Nevada Board Okays Regulations on Pregnant Inmates

Posted: 03/18/2014 - The Nevada Board of Prison Commissioners has adopted regulations restricting the use of restraints on pregnant inmates and allowing the new mothers to use a breast pump.

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Brokers Maneuver Bureaucracy

Updated: 03/17/2014 - Health insurance brokers are trying to help people working on getting benefits; but finding in some cases their expertise is for naught.

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Study to Test Chocolate Pills for Heart Health

Updated: 03/17/2014 - Chocolate lovers might perk up at word that researchers will study the potential health benefits of the yummy treat, but it's not about eating candy bars.

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Disposing of Prescription Drugs

Updated: 03/14/2014 - We have a follow-up to a story about prescription pain killers and how they are most likely to land in the hands of an addict; with the help of friends and family. Our story prompted one viewer to ask us some of the easier or more convenient ways to get rid of left over or expired prescriptions.

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