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Gov't Health and Safety Efforts Slowed or Halted

Posted: 10/08/2013 - The government shutdown has slowed or halted federal efforts to protect Americans' health and safety, from probes into the cause of transportation and workplace accidents to tracking the flu. The latest example: investigating an outbreak of salmonella in chicken that has sickened people in 18 states.

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CA Health Exchange Processes 16K Applications

Posted: 10/08/2013 - Officials with California's health insurance exchange say more than 16,300 applications were processed during the marketplace's first five days of operation.

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High School Accused of Disability Discrimination

Posted: 10/08/2013 - Parents of a disabled high school student suing Washoe County school officials for discrimination say staff physically restrained their daughter inappropriately 110 times over seven weeks, often pinning her to the floor for several minutes at a time.

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USDA Issues Health Alert for Some CA Chicken

Posted: 10/08/2013 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture is issuing a public health alert for raw chicken packaged at three Foster Farms facilities in California after 278 people have fallen ill.

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Babies in Summerlin NICU Allegedly Exposed to TB

Updated: 10/07/2013 - Health officials are recommending babies and family members who were at Summerlin Hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit this past summer get tested for tuberculosis.

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Americans, German Win Nobel for Cell Transport

Updated: 10/07/2013 - Americans James Rothman and Randy Schekman and German-born researcher Thomas Suedhof won the 2013 Nobel Prize in medicine Monday for discoveries on how hormones, enzymes and other key substances are transported within cells.

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Obama: Don't Give Up on Health Signups

Posted: 10/05/2013 - President Barack Obama is encouraging consumers not to give up enrolling for insurance under the new health care law.

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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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