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Medical App Or Medical Device?

Posted: 09/23/2013 - There are approximately 900,000 Apps available. Some are medical Apps that can help you monitor your baby's growing progress, or even provide a first aid reference. The FDA is looking at regulating certain Apps as the agency believe the market is only going to get more crowded. Should you be worried about potential health risks when you decide to download now?

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Renown Health Announces 2013 Flu Shot Schedule

Posted: 09/23/2013 - Healthcare experts from Renown Health will provide flu and pneumonia shots to the public at a variety of locations throughout the Truckee Meadows through December.

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Analysis Compares Casino Floor Air to Wildfire Smoke

Updated: 09/18/2013 - The Nevada Public Health Association said it believes the air in Reno during the Rim Fire and air at casino gaming floors are comparable. Lead investigator, Chris Pritsos of the University of Nevada, Reno, said published data on casino air was used for the analysis.

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Strawberry Growers Seek Pesticide Alternatives

Posted: 09/14/2013 - For decades, California strawberry growers injected the potent pesticide methyl bromide into soil to kill bugs, weeds and plant diseases before planting strawberries.

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EPA Fines Post Cereal Plant for Air Pollution

Posted: 09/13/2013 - Two corporations that owned the Post cereal brand have agreed to pay $635,000 in fines to settle allegations that they failed to prevent air pollution from a Modesto plant where Grape-Nuts, Banana Nut Crunch and other products were made.

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Medical Student For A Day

Updated: 09/13/2013 - When you go to your family doctor, you probably take his or her education for granted. Thursday, at Reno's medical school, about a dozen community leaders got a first-hand look at what it takes to make it through medical school. Anatomy, bedside manner, even suturing were included.

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Losing Weight on a Limited Budget

Posted: 09/12/2013 - One man in California lost 250 pounds by walking five miles a day and eating healthy food from the 99 Cent Store. Like a lot of us, he was on a budget. We check out just how feasible it is to eat healthy for less.

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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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