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Analysis Compares Casino Floor Air to Wildfire Smoke

Updated: 09/18/2013 - The Nevada Public Health Association said it believes the air in Reno during the Rim Fire and air at casino gaming floors are comparable. Lead investigator, Chris Pritsos of the University of Nevada, Reno, said published data on casino air was used for the analysis.

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Strawberry Growers Seek Pesticide Alternatives

Posted: 09/14/2013 - For decades, California strawberry growers injected the potent pesticide methyl bromide into soil to kill bugs, weeds and plant diseases before planting strawberries.

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EPA Fines Post Cereal Plant for Air Pollution

Posted: 09/13/2013 - Two corporations that owned the Post cereal brand have agreed to pay $635,000 in fines to settle allegations that they failed to prevent air pollution from a Modesto plant where Grape-Nuts, Banana Nut Crunch and other products were made.

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Medical Student For A Day

Updated: 09/13/2013 - When you go to your family doctor, you probably take his or her education for granted. Thursday, at Reno's medical school, about a dozen community leaders got a first-hand look at what it takes to make it through medical school. Anatomy, bedside manner, even suturing were included.

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Losing Weight on a Limited Budget

Posted: 09/12/2013 - One man in California lost 250 pounds by walking five miles a day and eating healthy food from the 99 Cent Store. Like a lot of us, he was on a budget. We check out just how feasible it is to eat healthy for less.

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$3.5M Added to Nevada Health Exchange Contract

Posted: 09/10/2013 - Nevada has authorized spending another $3.5 million for a private contractor to meet work change orders needed as the state prepares to roll out its health insurance exchange in three weeks.

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FDA Orders Starker Warnings on Opioid Painkillers

Updated: 09/10/2013 - The Food and Drug Administration is requiring stronger warning labels on prescription painkillers like OxyContin and Vicodin, in the government's latest attempt to reduce overdose deaths caused by the long-acting medications.

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SF Sues Nevada for Alleged Psych Patient Dumping

Updated: 09/10/2013 - The San Francisco city attorney has filed a lawsuit against the state of Nevada seeking reimbursement for treatment of psychiatric patients allegedly bused to the city.

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FDA: Roche Drug Works in Early Stage Breast Cancer

Posted: 09/10/2013 - The Food and Drug Administration has issued a positive review of a breast cancer drug from Roche that could become the first pharmaceutical option for treating the earliest stages of the disease.

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Time Warner Joins IBM in Retiree Health Switch

Updated: 09/10/2013 - Media and entertainment company Time Warner Inc. plans to move its retired workers off its health plan and provide money to them to purchase coverage on private exchanges at the beginning of next year.

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9/11 Responders Far From NYC Compensation

Updated: 09/08/2013 - But some emergency workers who responded to the Pentagon and the Pennsylvania countryside on 9/11 are signing up for the same compensation and health care benefits being offered to New Yorkers who got sick after toiling in the dust of the World Trade Center.

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Who Should Get The Shingles Vaccine?

Updated: 09/05/2013 - If you remember having Chicken Pox you need to know you are now at risk for developing Shingles. The painful sometimes debilitating rash is ignored by many patients—that's a mistake. The next mistake, not considering getting the Shingles vaccine.

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Sentencing Postponed in Vegas Hep-C Case

Posted: 09/05/2013 - Sentencing has been postponed until Oct. 24 for a former Las Vegas endoscopy clinic owner and a former employee facing prison following their criminal convictions in July in a 2007 hepatitis C outbreak.

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