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Free Flu Vaccines Provided at Community Health Fair

Updated: 09/10/2013 - As part of the Futsol Community Health Fair, Immunize Nevada is partnering with Amerigroup and Walgreens to offer free flu vaccines to anyone who is 7 years of age and older.

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$3.5M Added to Nevada Health Exchange Contract

Posted: 09/10/2013 - Nevada has authorized spending another $3.5 million for a private contractor to meet work change orders needed as the state prepares to roll out its health insurance exchange in three weeks.

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FDA Orders Starker Warnings on Opioid Painkillers

Updated: 09/10/2013 - The Food and Drug Administration is requiring stronger warning labels on prescription painkillers like OxyContin and Vicodin, in the government's latest attempt to reduce overdose deaths caused by the long-acting medications.

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SF Sues Nevada for Alleged Psych Patient Dumping

Updated: 09/10/2013 - The San Francisco city attorney has filed a lawsuit against the state of Nevada seeking reimbursement for treatment of psychiatric patients allegedly bused to the city.

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FDA: Roche Drug Works in Early Stage Breast Cancer

Posted: 09/10/2013 - The Food and Drug Administration has issued a positive review of a breast cancer drug from Roche that could become the first pharmaceutical option for treating the earliest stages of the disease.

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Time Warner Joins IBM in Retiree Health Switch

Updated: 09/10/2013 - Media and entertainment company Time Warner Inc. plans to move its retired workers off its health plan and provide money to them to purchase coverage on private exchanges at the beginning of next year.

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9/11 Responders Far From NYC Compensation

Updated: 09/08/2013 - But some emergency workers who responded to the Pentagon and the Pennsylvania countryside on 9/11 are signing up for the same compensation and health care benefits being offered to New Yorkers who got sick after toiling in the dust of the World Trade Center.

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Who Should Get The Shingles Vaccine?

Updated: 09/05/2013 - If you remember having Chicken Pox you need to know you are now at risk for developing Shingles. The painful sometimes debilitating rash is ignored by many patients—that's a mistake. The next mistake, not considering getting the Shingles vaccine.

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Sentencing Postponed in Vegas Hep-C Case

Posted: 09/05/2013 - Sentencing has been postponed until Oct. 24 for a former Las Vegas endoscopy clinic owner and a former employee facing prison following their criminal convictions in July in a 2007 hepatitis C outbreak.

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Studies Take Early Look at Health Law's Premiums

Posted: 09/04/2013 - Coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law won't be cheap, but two independent private studies show that cost-conscious consumers hunting for lower premiums will have plenty of options.

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Homework Begins for Nevadans on Picking Insurance

Posted: 09/04/2013 - Nevadans have their homework cut out for them to prepare for implementation of federal health care reform and a requirement that everyone have health insurance beginning next year.

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Nevada Pharmacists Deliver Flu Shots

Posted: 09/03/2013 - Flu season is just around the corner, but these days you don't have to go to the health department or even family physician to get your flu shot. The latest trend has pharmacists delivering the vaccine, and all other vaccines to patients of all ages.

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Study: Millions of Adults in U.S. Use Sleeping Pills

Posted: 08/29/2013 - This isn't ordinary pillow talk: A new study estimates that nearly 9 million adults in this country resort to sleeping pills to get sufficient rest. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says most are white, female, educated or 50 or older.

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Sensitive Groups Watch The AQI

Updated: 08/26/2013 - If the smoke makes your eyes or lungs burn, you are not alone. The Rim Fire has put our air quality in and out of the unhealthy range. But who really needs to worry about Air Quality Indexes?

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CA Doctors Who Tried Experimental Treatment Resign

Posted: 08/25/2013 - Two California neurosurgeons who infected brain-cancer patients with bowel bacteria in an unsuccessful effort to save their lives have resigned their positions at the University of California, Davis.

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Can the Smoke Make You Sick?

Posted: 08/23/2013 - As the air quality in the Truckee Meadows drops to a rating of "Unhealthy" you may begin experiencing some physical symptoms.

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Rim Fire Smoke Affects Local Air, Schools, Events and More

Updated: 08/26/2013 - Smoke filling northern Nevada skies from the Rim Fire near Yosemite has changed several weekend plans, after already leading the Washoe County School District to cancel Friday recess and outdoor athletic activities.

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