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Nevada Medicaid Enrollments Swell

Updated: 01/08/2014 - With help from federal dollars, the number of Nevadans on Medicaid has expanded substantially. Right now 40,000 Nevadans are waiting to see if they qualify for Medicaid. That would not have been possible a year ago.

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Henderson Balks at Accepting Pot Dispensaries

Posted: 01/08/2014 - Henderson is going to wait to begin accepting applications for any of the 40 medical marijuana businesses the state has authorized in Clark County.

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Charges Dropped in Home Pot-Growing Case

Posted: 01/06/2014 - Prosecutors dropped felony drug charges against a Las Vegas man who maintained that his medical marijuana card allowed him to have the 12 pot plants that authorities found in his home in October 2012.

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Flu on the Rise in Washoe County

Updated: 01/06/2014 - Flu cases are on the rise in Washoe County, and health officials are urging people to take precautions.

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Original Cherrios to Go GMO-Free

Updated: 01/03/2014 - General Mills says some Cheerios made without genetically modified ingredients will start appearing on shelves soon.

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Mexico Confirms Krokodil Drug Case in US Patient

Posted: 01/02/2014 - Health authorities in Mexico say they have detected a case of flesh lesions caused by a homemade drug called Krokodil, often referred to as "the poor man's heroin."

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New EpiPen Program In Local Schools

Updated: 12/30/2013 - When comparing states nationwide, Nevada often tops the list, but it's not always an admirable position. When it comes to getting EpiPens in schools, though, our state is only the fourth in the nation to develop such a lifesaving program.

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Lung Cancer Scans Urged for Some Smokers

Posted: 12/30/2013 - Government advisers say some current or former heavy smokers should start getting yearly scans for lung cancer, to cut their risk of death from the nation's top cancer killer.

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Burn Code Still Yellow With Improving Weather

Posted: 12/27/2013 - Residents of the Truckee Meadows are strongly encouraged to voluntarily reduce using their fireplaces, wood stoves, and pellet stoves until conditions improve.

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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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