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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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Studies Take Early Look at Health Law's Premiums

Posted: 09/04/2013 - Coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law won't be cheap, but two independent private studies show that cost-conscious consumers hunting for lower premiums will have plenty of options.

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Homework Begins for Nevadans on Picking Insurance

Posted: 09/04/2013 - Nevadans have their homework cut out for them to prepare for implementation of federal health care reform and a requirement that everyone have health insurance beginning next year.

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Nevada Pharmacists Deliver Flu Shots

Posted: 09/03/2013 - Flu season is just around the corner, but these days you don't have to go to the health department or even family physician to get your flu shot. The latest trend has pharmacists delivering the vaccine, and all other vaccines to patients of all ages.

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Study: Millions of Adults in U.S. Use Sleeping Pills

Posted: 08/29/2013 - This isn't ordinary pillow talk: A new study estimates that nearly 9 million adults in this country resort to sleeping pills to get sufficient rest. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says most are white, female, educated or 50 or older.

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Sensitive Groups Watch The AQI

Updated: 08/26/2013 - If the smoke makes your eyes or lungs burn, you are not alone. The Rim Fire has put our air quality in and out of the unhealthy range. But who really needs to worry about Air Quality Indexes?

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CA Doctors Who Tried Experimental Treatment Resign

Posted: 08/25/2013 - Two California neurosurgeons who infected brain-cancer patients with bowel bacteria in an unsuccessful effort to save their lives have resigned their positions at the University of California, Davis.

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Can the Smoke Make You Sick?

Posted: 08/23/2013 - As the air quality in the Truckee Meadows drops to a rating of "Unhealthy" you may begin experiencing some physical symptoms.

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Inyo County Resident Infected by Hantavirus

Posted: 08/20/2013 - A local resident of Inyo County was hospitalized with an illness that is highly suspect of being caused by hantavirus cardiopulmonary syndrome (HCPS), according to Rick Johnson, a Public Health Officer for Inyo County.

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Nevada Board Okays More Funding for Mental Health

Posted: 08/13/2013 - A state board has endorsed pumping another $3 million into Nevada mental health services to increase bed capacity and reduce wait times for criminal defendants ordered to undergo evaluations.

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Coke to Defend Aspartame in New Ad

Updated: 08/13/2013 - Coca-Cola plans to run its first ad defending the safety of artificial sweeteners, a move that comes as the company looks to stem declining sales of diet soda.

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