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Workers Urged to Protect Hearing from Farm Clatter

Posted: 09/28/2013 - An estimated one-third of the nation's three million farmers have some level of hearing loss caused by being bombarded daily with sounds that can rival a rock concert's sonic impact, from a tractor's roar to hundreds of clucking chickens.

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CrossFit Concerns Raised

Updated: 09/26/2013 - A popular fitness program CrossFit is being linked to a potentially fatal condition caused by people pushing their bodies so hard that their muscle cells actually burst.

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Cortez-Masto Calls For Greater E-Cigarette Oversight

Posted: 09/26/2013 - Go to just about any restaurant, grocery store, hospital or public building and you know cigarettes are not allowed. The tobacco industry is heavily regulated. But what about E-Cigarettes?

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Cortez-Masto, Other AGs Urge E-Cigarette Regulation

Updated: 09/26/2013 - Forty attorneys general including Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto are urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to meet its own deadline and regulate electronic cigarettes in the same way it regulates tobacco products.

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Mom Faces 95 Charges for Alleged Cancer Hoax

Posted: 09/24/2013 - A 36-year-old Mesquite woman has been arrested after police say she falsely claimed her 7-year-old son had cancer and tried to profit from the scheme.

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Medical App Or Medical Device?

Posted: 09/23/2013 - There are approximately 900,000 Apps available. Some are medical Apps that can help you monitor your baby's growing progress, or even provide a first aid reference. The FDA is looking at regulating certain Apps as the agency believe the market is only going to get more crowded. Should you be worried about potential health risks when you decide to download now?

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Renown Health Announces 2013 Flu Shot Schedule

Posted: 09/23/2013 - Healthcare experts from Renown Health will provide flu and pneumonia shots to the public at a variety of locations throughout the Truckee Meadows through December.

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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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