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Website Allows Veterans to Check Health Records

Updated: 01/22/2015 - It is called “My Health Vet” and the website is designed to allow veterans enrolled in VA health care to check their health records, make and cancel appointments, or refill prescriptions from a computer or tablet.

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No Measles In Nevada

Updated: 01/22/2015 - Here in Nevada our experience with measles is quite different from California. The map of the measles outbreak in the west doesn't include Nevada, even though there have been 59 cases reported so far in the Golden State.

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New SF Medical Examiner Faces Backlog

Posted: 01/21/2015 - A new chief of the San Francisco medical examiner's office will tackle a backlog of more than 800 death cases when he takes the job.

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Details Emerge About $61M Boost for NV Autism Treatment

Posted: 01/21/2015 - State health officials say a major proposed funding boost for child autism treatment would substantially expand and improve service to the estimated 6,000 Nevada children living with the disorder.

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UN: Despite Progress, Ebola Fight is Far from Won

Posted: 01/20/2015 - The head of the United Nations mission fighting Ebola in West Africa says despite recent progress close to 1,000 new cases have been recorded in the last three weeks and "the fight is far from won."

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Pope Denounces Outside Pressure For Contraception, Gay Rights

Updated: 01/19/2015 - Pope Francis is denouncing what he calls the "ideological colonization" of families and the developing world, where he says Western ideas about birth control and gay rights are increasingly being imposed, often as a condition for development aid.

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Medicare Chief Who Ran Health Care Rollout Steps Down

Updated: 01/16/2015 - Medicare's top administrator unexpectedly resigned Friday, becoming the latest casualty in the turmoil over the president's health care law, which is still struggling for acceptance even as millions benefit from expanded coverage.

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Flu Vaccine Appears To Be 'Under The Weather'

Posted: 01/16/2015 - This year's flu vaccine is doing a pretty crummy job. It's only 23 percent effective, which is one of the worst performances in the last decade, according to a government study released Thursday.

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UN: At Least 50 Ebola Hotspots Remain

Posted: 01/16/2015 - At least 50 Ebola hotspots remain in the three hardest-hit West African countries but new cases are declining and the deadly disease will be defeated, the U.N.'s Ebola chief said Thursday.

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Transgenders May Be Denied Driving Rights

Posted: 01/16/2015 - Russian officials have denied that a driving ban imposed on those with psychological disorders would affect transgender people.

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Trial Reset for Former Doctor in Hep-C Case

Posted: 01/15/2015 - A federal fraud trial has been pushed back for a former Las Vegas physician and endoscopy clinic owner already imprisoned in a 2007 hepatitis C outbreak.

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