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Safe Canning This Fall

Posted: 10/02/2013 - Two trends locally and nationwide have meant an increased interest in home canning. Gardeners growing their own food and families that just don't want food to go to waste are picking up the practice. But experts say you need to practice the skill and have the right equipment to keep your family safe.

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Health Websites Launch With Glitches

Updated: 10/01/2013 - Nevada's health insurance exchange was a tad late getting out of the starting gate but was up and running Tuesday.

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Saudi Doctor Says Driving Does Not Affect Ovaries

Posted: 09/30/2013 - A Saudi doctor has gone on-air to dismiss claims made by a well-known cleric who caused a stir when he said medical studies show driving affects a woman's ovaries.

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Milwaukee Company Recalls Chicken, Ham Salads

Updated: 09/30/2013 - Garden Fresh Foods of Milwaukee has recalled 19,000 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken and ham products because of possible Listeria bacteria contamination.

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Nevada's Health Exchange Makes Debut Tuesday

Posted: 09/29/2013 - Nevada's health insurance exchange goes live on Tuesday but consumers may be wise to wait until the kinks are worked out and all the functions of the Internet website are running smoothly.

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Workers Urged to Protect Hearing from Farm Clatter

Posted: 09/28/2013 - An estimated one-third of the nation's three million farmers have some level of hearing loss caused by being bombarded daily with sounds that can rival a rock concert's sonic impact, from a tractor's roar to hundreds of clucking chickens.

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CrossFit Concerns Raised

Updated: 09/26/2013 - A popular fitness program CrossFit is being linked to a potentially fatal condition caused by people pushing their bodies so hard that their muscle cells actually burst.

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Cortez-Masto Calls For Greater E-Cigarette Oversight

Posted: 09/26/2013 - Go to just about any restaurant, grocery store, hospital or public building and you know cigarettes are not allowed. The tobacco industry is heavily regulated. But what about E-Cigarettes?

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Cortez-Masto, Other AGs Urge E-Cigarette Regulation

Updated: 09/26/2013 - Forty attorneys general including Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto are urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to meet its own deadline and regulate electronic cigarettes in the same way it regulates tobacco products.

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Mom Faces 95 Charges for Alleged Cancer Hoax

Posted: 09/24/2013 - A 36-year-old Mesquite woman has been arrested after police say she falsely claimed her 7-year-old son had cancer and tried to profit from the scheme.

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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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