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Whooping Cough In CA Has Nevada's Attention

Updated: 06/02/2014 - California health authorities are reporting an explosion of whopping cough cases in their state. In just five months more people have come down with the disease than all of the cases in 2013. Such numbers have the attention of health professionals here in Nevada.

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Whooping Cough on the Rise

Updated: 06/02/2014 - Whooping cough cases in California are up again and state health officials say they expect them to keep rising.

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FDA Warns Pregnant Women About Seafood

Posted: 05/30/2014 - The Food and Drug Administration is updating its advice for pregnant women on the appropriate levels of mercury in seafood but Commissioner Margaret Hamburg said Friday that it won't require mercury labels on seafood packages.

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Gov't Puts New Age Restriction on Tanning Beds

Posted: 05/30/2014 - Tanning beds and sun lamps will carry new warnings that they should not be used by anyone under age 18 as the federal government works to reduce rising rates of skin cancer linked to the radiation-emitting devices.

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WCSD Students Say 'Yes' to Healthy Lunches

Posted: 05/28/2014 - Growling stomachs are sounding off in schools across the nation. The healthy school meal plan implemented by First Lady Michelle Obama now has kids tossing out their food, causing schools to lose money. How well are the kid in Washoe County taking it?

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Second Victim Dies of Heartland Virus

Posted: 05/27/2014 - The state of Oklahoma says a man has died after acquiring the Heartland virus, making him the second person in the U.S. to die after coming down with the illness.

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Two New Ebola Deaths Confirmed in West Africa

Posted: 05/26/2014 - Health authorities in Guinea and Sierra Leone say two new deaths are confirmed to be from Ebola, taking the fatalities to 170 and raising fears that West Africa's first outbreak is not yet under control. The new fatalities are far from where the outbreak began.

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Second U.S. Case Of MERS Confirmed

Posted: 05/18/2014 - Health officials say an Illinois man has apparently picked up an infection from the only American diagnosed with a mysterious Middle East virus, but the man has not needed medical treatment.

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Nevada Teen Pregnancies Down by Half Since 1988

Posted: 05/15/2014 - Nevada continues to have one of the highest teenage pregnancy rates in the country but a new report by a reproductive health organization says it has dropped dramatically over the past 25 years.

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Exams For Smokers Could Cost Medicare Billions

Posted: 05/14/2014 - A new study estimates that it would cost Medicare about $2 billion a year to screen certain current and former heavy smokers for lung cancer. Researchers found that annual lung scans and follow-up tests and treatment would add $3 a month to Medicare premiums.

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Medicaid Rolls Grow in States Against Obamacare

Posted: 05/13/2014 - A new report says at least a half-million more people have signed up for Medicaid in states that thus far have refused a federal offer to expand eligibility for the safety-net program for the poor.

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Event to Educate Nevada’s Expecting and New Moms

Posted: 05/12/2014 - To help first-time mothers in Nevada connect with important resources for successful, healthy pregnancies and during baby’s first year of life, the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health, Immunize Nevada and eleven additional partners support Text4baby activities statewide.

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