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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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Flu Season Far From Over in Nevada

Posted: 01/24/2014 - Flu season isn't over in Nevada, with health officials reporting an increase in the number of deaths and widespread activity.

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Flu Deaths in California Jump to 95

Posted: 01/24/2014 - California health officials say 95 people have died from the flu this season, double the number from a week ago.

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Flu Kills Nine in Vegas Area

Posted: 01/23/2014 - Health officials say the number of people who have died of the flu in the Las Vegas area so far this season is up to nine.

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FDA to Study Caramel Coloring in Soda

Posted: 01/23/2014 - The Food and Drug Administration says it is conducting new studies of the safety of caramel coloring in soft drinks and other foods, even though previous research has shown no identifiable health risk.

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States Weighing Labels on Genetically Altered Food

Posted: 01/23/2014 - States from Rhode Island to Hawaii are considering requiring labels on food items containing genetically modified ingredients, which account for two-thirds of the processed foods on American grocery shelves.

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E-Cigarettes: Ally In No-Smoking Campaigns Or Simply New Player?

Posted: 01/22/2014 - A new report from the Surgeon General celebrates 50 years of progress against smoking and sets a new goal for reducing the number of smokers further. It also calls for greater scrutiny of an increasingly popular alternative--the e cigarette.

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Chicken Plant Reopens After Cockroach Cleanup

Posted: 01/22/2014 - A Central California chicken processing plant has resumed operations after shutting down for two weeks to combat an infestation of cockroaches.

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This Year's Flu Season Atypical

Posted: 01/17/2014 - Local health experts say at first glance this year's flu season doesn't stand out in terms of incidents or deaths. But look a little deeper, and this flu season is proving to be unique in terms of strain and those most affected by influenza.

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