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Free 'Back to School' Vaccine Clinics

Updated: 07/31/2014 - With the first day of school just about a week away, a lot of parents are scrambling to get everything ready. But before kids are sent off to school, there may be one very important thing parents need to add to their to-do list.

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Tuberculosis Patient Wanted By Police

Posted: 07/24/2014 - Prosecutors in Central California have obtained an arrest warrant for a tuberculosis patient who they say is contagious and has refused treatment, putting those around him at risk.

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San Jose Pot Clubs Fall Short on Petition Drive

Posted: 07/22/2014 - Medical marijuana advocates in San Jose have failed in its petition drive to let voters decide whether to overturn the city's tough restrictions on pot clubs.

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Hopkins to Pay $190M After Doc Filmed Exams

Posted: 07/21/2014 - A "rogue" gynecologist's secret use of tiny cameras to record hundreds of videos and photos of his patients' sex organs has led to a $190 million settlement with some 8,000 women and girls, lawyers said Monday.

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FDA Warns About Powdered Caffeine

Posted: 07/18/2014 - The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers to avoid pure powdered pure caffeine sold on the Internet after the death of an Ohio teen.

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FedEx Charged With Assisting Illegal Pharmacies

Posted: 07/17/2014 - Federal authorities have charged FedEx Corp. with assisting illegal pharmacies by knowingly delivering dangerous drugs to customers without prescriptions.

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Studies Show Increased Risk for Cholesterol Drug Niacin

Posted: 07/17/2014 - New details from two studies reveal more side effects from niacin, a drug that many Americans take for cholesterol problems and general heart health. Some doctors say the drug now seems too risky for routine use.

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Renown Gets New Robotic Surgery System

Posted: 07/16/2014 - Renown Health continues to improve its robotic surgery technology, providing major benefits for both doctors and patients.

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Bike Swap to Promote Cancer Awareness

Updated: 08/19/2014 - People can buy or sell bikes at Idlewild Park while helping raise awareness about one of the deadliest forms of cancer.

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Hero Talks About How CPR Saved Child

Updated: 07/15/2014 - A young child is in critical condition Monday night at Renown Medical Center after a near-drowning at Rock Park. The situation could be a lot more dire had it not been for a quick-thinking bystander who knows CPR. Garet Bartholomew talked to KOLO 8 News Now along the shore of the Truckee River where the incident happened.

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Board Chooses New Chief for Nevada Health Exchange

Posted: 07/11/2014 - A Texas man whose resume includes stints as a trial attorney and a health benefits administrator for the state of Ohio will be Nevada's new health exchange director.

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Forgotten Vials of Smallpox Found in Storage Room

Updated: 07/08/2014 - Government officials say workers cleaning a storage room at a research center made a startling discovery last week - decades-old vials of smallpox forgotten in a cardboard box.

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New Sunscreens: How Much For Protection?

Updated: 07/07/2014 - Dermatologists tell us to wear sunscreen year-round. But for many, when temperatures soar, like this week, it's time to get out the lotion, spray or stick. The question is how much of any of these products is enough to protect your skin.

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California Chicken Linked to Salmonella Recalled

Posted: 07/04/2014 - The first product recall has been issued for a California chicken producer since it was linked to an outbreak of an antibiotic-resistant strain of salmonella that has been making people sick for more than a year.

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VA Says Patient Access for Health Care Improving

Posted: 07/03/2014 - The Department of Veterans Affairs says it has reached out to nearly 140,000 veterans in the past two months to get them off waiting lists and into clinics for medical appointments.

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