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Helicopters Spray for Mosquitoes

Posted: 07/09/2013 - The Washoe Health Department will have its third seasonal aerial mosquito larvicide treatment this Wednesday beginning at 6:00 a.m.

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Explosive Fireworks Injure Children

Updated: 07/03/2013 - This Fourth of July, Americans will celebrate their freedom by shooting fireworks into the sky, however, this is a time where many can become injured.

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UK May Okay Creating Babies with DNA from 3 People

Updated: 06/30/2013 - The country's top medical officer says a controversial procedure to prevent rare genetic defects from being passed on to a baby could soon be permitted in Britain.

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Spotting Signs of Heat Exposure in Kids

Updated: 06/28/2013 - According to the Centers for Disease Control an average of 618 people per year died of heat exposure between 1999 and 2010. Unlike adults, your kids aren't likely to recognize when the heat is starting to get to them.

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Weather Pattern Ideal For Mosquito Populations

Updated: 06/25/2013 - The wet weather is going to be followed by record-setting heat this week in the Truckee Meadows. The conditions are almost ideal for mosquitoes to breed, which is a real concern for public health personnel trying to battle West Nile Virus.

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Primary Care Doctors: Shortage In Nevada

Updated: 06/24/2013 - A statewide study shows Nevada has a shortage of primary care physicians, and the problem is only going to get worse. That's because more patients will be entering the system with health care reform and as Medicaid enrollments increase in 2014.

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Promise of Price Cut on Hospital Bills is in Limbo

Posted: 06/23/2013 - Those huge list prices charged by hospitals are getting attention, but a federal law that limits what financially vulnerable patients can be billed seems to have shifted to the back burner.

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Recognizing the Signs of Heart Disease

Posted: 06/21/2013 - An autopsy is scheduled for Friday morning to confirm the cause of James Gandolfini's death. The sudden loss of the actor at just 51-year-sold has left many wondering, if it was a heart attack that killed him, could something have been done to prevent it?

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Bullying Among Siblings

Posted: 06/18/2013 - With summer here and family road trips underway, it’s a phrase that parents may be hearing more and more from the back seat. More often than not, parents dismiss this kind of sibling bullying as harmless. Recent research begs to differ.

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Report: US Adult Smoking Rate Dips to 18 Percent

Updated: 06/17/2013 - The results of the latest national health survey by the government finds the percentage of smokers in the United States has dropped to 18 percent in 2012.

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Finding a Cure for Cystic Fibrosis

Updated: 06/23/2013 - To hear that your child has a potentially fatal condition is earth-shattering news for any parent. After learning that their daughter was born with cystic fibrosis, a Gardnerville family is choosing to fight. They are asking for your help to save their daughter, and others with cystic fibrosis.

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Dangers of Indoor Tanning

Updated: 06/14/2013 - Sun-kissed or sun-damaged? It's no secret that time in the sun is dangerous for our bodies, but is tanning indoors any safer? Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States and it's now affecting a younger age group.

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Judge: Fed Plan for Morning-After Pill Sales Okay

Updated: 06/12/2013 - President Barack Obama's administration can go forward with its new plan to make the morning-after pill available to buyers of any age without prescriptions, but it needs to do it promptly or face potential sanctions in the long-running dispute over access to the emergency contraceptives, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.

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Hepatitis-A Linked to Frozen Berries Sickens 87

Posted: 06/11/2013 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says an outbreak of hepatitis A linked to a frozen berry mix sold at Costco has grown to 87 people with illnesses in eight states.

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Africa Hopes to Speed Up Medicine Approval Systems

Posted: 06/08/2013 - Bringing a new medicine to market in Africa requires 54 separate applications to each country on the continent, a time-intensive process that could be costing lives. African leaders are now trying to move toward a regional and eventually continentwide approach to speed the process.

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