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Holiday Stress Can Pack on the Pounds

Posted: 12/24/2013 - For most of us, Christmas is the the most wonderful time of the year. There are some who dread the holidays and the stress that comes along with it. An expert shows how you can deal with these seasonal issues.

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Skiers Thrive Despite Disabilities

Posted: 12/24/2013 - Disabled Sports Far West helps people with mental and physical disabilities learn to enjoy snowsports.

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Heart Attack Risk Higher During Holidays

Updated: 12/23/2013 - As if there aren't enough things to worry about over the holidays--credit card debt, family squabbles, and rich food. The holidays are also a prime time for heart attacks.

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59 Test Positive for TB After Vegas Outbreak

Posted: 12/23/2013 - Las Vegas public health officials say dozens of people linked to a tuberculosis outbreak at a neonatal unit have tested positive for the disease.

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Brisk Business as Nevadans Seek Health Insurance

Updated: 12/24/2013 - Navigators and enrollment assistants are reporting long lines and heavy phone traffic as Nevadans try to sign up for health insurance on the last day to receive coverage effective Jan. 1.

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Recent Nevada Deaths Linked to Flu

Updated: 12/23/2013 - The Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health confirms there have been recent deaths in Nevada and nationwide associated with severe complications of the virus.

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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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