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Senate Bill Creates Liability for Addictive Drugs

Updated: 03/06/2013 - Lawmakers are pondering a move that would open the door for civil action against manufacturers and prescribers of prescription drugs if patients suffer injury as a result of becoming addicted to the medicine.

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Community Health Fair This Thursday

Updated: 03/04/2013 - Northern Nevada Medical Center hosting a community health fair on Thursday, March 7th 7:30am - 11 a.m. in the main lobby of the hospital.

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Lawmakers Consider Expanding Mental Health Law

Posted: 03/03/2013 - California lawmakers are seeking to expand a decade-old law that lets counties pursue court-ordered mental health treatment for those who refuse to get help on their own.

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Bloomberg Donating $100M to Help Fight Polio

Posted: 02/27/2013 - New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is pledging $100 million to help the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and others fight polio around the world.

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Study Finds Pregnancy Nausea Drug Won't Harm Fetus

Updated: 02/27/2013 - There's reassuring news for pregnant women miserable with morning sickness: A very large study in Denmark finds no evidence that using a popular anti-nausea drug will harm their babies.

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Alzheimer's Bills Go Before Legislators

Updated: 02/26/2013 - The Alzheimer's Association was lobbying legislators Tuesday, as several bills related to the disease were considered at hearings.

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'Needy Meds' to Help Save on Medical Costs

Updated: 02/26/2013 - Staying healthy is not a cheap task, from doctor visits, to prescription drugs, the bills can add up. There is one non-profit organization that says they can help you get the resources you need while saving you money.

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Former Surgeon General Koop Dies at 96

Updated: 02/25/2013 - C. Everett Koop, who raised the profile of the nation's surgeon general by speaking frankly about AIDS and the dangers of smoking, has died in New Hampshire. He was 96.

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Mediterranean-Style Diets Found to Cut Heart Risks

Updated: 02/25/2013 - One of the longest and most scientific tests of a Mediterranean diet suggests this style of eating can cut the chance of suffering heart-related problems, especially strokes, in older people at high risk of them.

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FDA Approves New Targeted Breast Cancer Drug

Posted: 02/22/2013 - The Food and Drug Administration says it has approved a new form of a best-selling breast cancer drug that targets tumor cells while sparing healthy ones.

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'Hip Hop for Hope' Raises Funds for Cancer Patient and Family

Updated: 02/21/2013 - Hip hop has put some hope back into the lives of a local family. For eight months, the family has been dealing with expensive bills, appointments and long hospital stays after one family member was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.

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Medical Groups Issue List of Overused Tests, Therapies

Posted: 02/21/2013 - Don't be afraid to question your doctor and ask, "Do I really need that?" That's the advice from leading medical groups who came up dozens of tests and treatments that physicians too often prescribe when they shouldn't.

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Trial Begins For Insurers In Vegas Hep C Outbreak

Posted: 02/20/2013 - A Nevada jury is due to hear opening arguments in a civil trial seeking millions of dollars in damages from health insurance companies accused of failing to protect patients from infection during a hepatitis C outbreak traced to a Las Vegas outpatient clinic.

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FDA Warns Of Fraudulent Flu Products

Updated: 02/20/2013 - The Food and Drug Administration is warning people about fraudulent flu products sold online and in retail stores claiming to prevent or cure the flu.

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Local Poet's Struggle with Autism

Posted: 02/19/2013 - A local author wrote a book about his struggles with Autism and is now working on finishing his second one. Twenty-two-year-old Russell Lehmann copes with challenges not many people will ever face.

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Study: Better TV Might Improve Kids' Behavior

Posted: 02/18/2013 - A new study has found teaching parents to switch channels from violent shows to educational TV can improve preschoolers' behavior, even without getting them to watch less.

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White House Seeks 'Balanced Way' to Budget Fix

Posted: 02/17/2013 - The new White House chief of staff says President Barack Obama is concerned about the effect the automatic budget cuts scheduled for next month will have on America's middle class.

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