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Infant Organ Donor Honored

Posted: 12/19/2013 - Imagine your daughter, just three days old, stops breathing as you hold her in your arms. What would you do? Would you think to donate her organs? That was the choice one Reno mother made. That gift has created a ripple effect, giving life to at least two others.

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Sandoval Names Mental Health Council Members

Posted: 12/19/2013 - Gov. Brian Sandoval has appointed 18 people to a mental health council that will recommend ways to improve Nevada's mental health system in the wake of ongoing criticism.

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CA Researchers Withhold Data on Botulism Study

Posted: 12/19/2013 - California health researchers have discovered the first new strain of botulism in four decades, but decided to withhold publishing the genetic code because of bioterrorism concerns.

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Burn Code Back to Green With Snowy Weather

Updated: 12/19/2013 - The Washoe County Health Division reports Thursday morning’s wood burning color code has changed from RED to GREEN due to an improvement in weather conditions.

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Syphilis Outbreak In Washoe County

Posted: 12/16/2013 - The Washoe County Health Department is seeing what it calls an alarming increase in the number of Syphilis cases this year. The number could double from last year. The district will be sending out notices to all health care providers in the coming weeks, drawing attention to the outbreak.

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Two Medical School Campuses For NV?

Updated: 12/14/2013 - Last week Nevada's Board of Regents gave thumbs up to the state's medical school to develop two full campuses on both ends of the state. Currently students spend 2 years in Reno and two years in Las Vegas doing their clinical education, a practice the medical school's dean says leads to a brain drain of our finest medical students.

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Surviving Hepatitis C

Updated: 12/12/2013 - It's estimated approximately 200,000 Nevadans have Hepatitis C. But if those statistics hold up, 80% of those infected don't even know they have the disease. That's a problem, because left untreated, Hepatitis C can lead to sever liver damage—even death.

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California Health Enrollment Skews Older

Posted: 12/12/2013 - New figures show older Californians are continuing to enroll in the state's health exchange at a higher rate than younger residents.

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Female Libido Drug in Limbo

Posted: 12/11/2013 - The multi-decade search for a pill that boosts sexual desire in women has hit another roadblock, raising questions about the future of efforts to develop a female equivalent to Viagra.

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Activity Increases on Nevada Health Exchange

Posted: 12/11/2013 - Nevada's health insurance exchange is seeing a surge in activity as a deadline draws near for people to buy insurance for coverage that takes effect Jan. 1.

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Cold Weather Survival Techniques

Updated: 12/10/2013 - We don't have all the details on how the party of six survived outside of Lovelock in temperatures well below zero. But we do know they took care of some of the essentials which gave them a fighting chance.

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California Has Backlog of 25K Health Requests

Posted: 12/09/2013 - California's health insurance exchange has a backlog of 25,000 paper applications that must be processed by Dec. 23 for the applicants to get health insurance starting in the new year.

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Insurance Agents Feeling Left Out of "Obamacare"

Posted: 12/09/2013 - Insurance brokers are finding frustration as they try to help customers navigate the Affordable Care Act's marketplaces while earning the commissions they've long built their businesses around.

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Avoiding Double Trouble

Updated: 12/06/2013 - When it comes to couples who successfully undergo infertility treatment, twins are not uncommon. But now infertility specialists say they want to change that to just one. There are inherent risks with multiple births. Physicians want to avoid those risks.

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Holiday Injuries on the Rise

Posted: 12/06/2013 - It may be the most wonderful time of the year, but the holiday season also means you're more likely to accidentally injure yourself. According to the Consumer Product Commission, nearly 15,000 injuries involving holiday decorating were reported last year.

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CA Cities Vote to Ban E-Cigarettes

Updated: 12/04/2013 - Two California cities have voted to ban electronic cigarettes in public places and Los Angeles has moved to limit their sale to keep the devices out of the hands of minors.

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LA County Death Rate Dips 19%

Posted: 12/02/2013 - Los Angeles County's death rate has dropped 19 percent in a decade - greater than the national decline of 13 percent.

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