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NNMC One-Stop-Shop Community Health Fair

Posted: 06/30/2014 - Northern Nevada Medical Center is committed to the health and well-being of our community. NNMC is hosting a community health fair on Thursday, July 3rd 7:30am – 11 a.m. in the main lobby of the hospital.

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SCOTUS: Can't Make Employers Cover Contraception

Updated: 06/30/2014 - The Supreme Court says corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women.

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Staying Cool During the Summer Heat

Posted: 06/30/2014 - The Washoe County Health District is offering tips for staying cool and preventing heat-related illness.

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Heat Wave To Hit Northern Nevada

Updated: 06/30/2014 - Temperatures are on the rise, so the Washoe County Health District is reminding residents and visitors that heat-related illnesses can be deadly.

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Obama Reviews Veterans' Health Care System

Updated: 06/27/2014 - President Barack Obama is meeting with his acting veterans affairs secretary and a top White House aide to review the administration's response to problems confronting the veterans health care system.

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Nasal Spray Trumps Flu Shot For Kids

Posted: 06/26/2014 - When it comes to flu vaccines, a federal panel says a squirt in the nose is better than a shot in the arm for young children.

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Feds Order Recall of Vegas-Area Pork Product

Posted: 06/26/2014 - Federal authorities ordered a Las Vegas food distributor to recall almost 15,000 pounds of misbranded raw pork nugget product shipped since January to southern Nevada hotels, restaurants and other eateries.

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Infections May Be Fought With Fecal Transplant

Updated: 06/26/2014 - It's a low-cost treatment for a life-threatening infection. And it could cure up to 90 percent of patients with minimal side-effects -- often in a few days.

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Governor May Repeal Food-Touching Law

Posted: 06/26/2014 - A bill heading to the governor would repeal an unpopular ban on California chefs touching certain foods with their bare hands

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FDA Warns of Allergic Reactions with Acne Products

Updated: 06/25/2014 - Federal health officials are warning consumers who use anti-acne treatments about rare but potentially deadly allergic reactions that can cause swelling of the face and difficulty breathing.

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Defibrillators Not Required in CA Stores

Posted: 06/23/2014 - The California Supreme Court has ruled that large retailers aren't required to have defibrillators on hand to help treat customers and workers who suffer sudden cardiac arrest.

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Gund Pledges $50 Million For Blindness Research

Updated: 06/21/2014 - Businessman and philanthropist Gordon Gund is pledging $50 million in matching donations as part of an effort to restore vision for some blind people.

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FDA Approves New Skin Infection Treatment

Posted: 06/20/2014 - The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new antibiotic from Cubist Pharmaceuticals to treat serious skin infections often acquired in the hospital.

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Parasite Egg Found In Ancient Skeleton

Posted: 06/20/2014 - In a skeleton more than 6,200 years old, scientists have found the earliest known evidence of infection with a parasitic worm that now afflicts more than 200 million people worldwide.

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CDC Employees On Antibiotics After Anthrax Scare

Posted: 06/20/2014 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that at least 52 workers are taking antibiotics as a precaution because of a lab safety problem that may have accidentally exposed them to anthrax.

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