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Homework Begins for Nevadans on Picking Insurance

Posted: 09/04/2013 - Nevadans have their homework cut out for them to prepare for implementation of federal health care reform and a requirement that everyone have health insurance beginning next year.

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Nevada Pharmacists Deliver Flu Shots

Posted: 09/03/2013 - Flu season is just around the corner, but these days you don't have to go to the health department or even family physician to get your flu shot. The latest trend has pharmacists delivering the vaccine, and all other vaccines to patients of all ages.

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Study: Millions of Adults in U.S. Use Sleeping Pills

Posted: 08/29/2013 - This isn't ordinary pillow talk: A new study estimates that nearly 9 million adults in this country resort to sleeping pills to get sufficient rest. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says most are white, female, educated or 50 or older.

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Sensitive Groups Watch The AQI

Updated: 08/26/2013 - If the smoke makes your eyes or lungs burn, you are not alone. The Rim Fire has put our air quality in and out of the unhealthy range. But who really needs to worry about Air Quality Indexes?

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CA Doctors Who Tried Experimental Treatment Resign

Posted: 08/25/2013 - Two California neurosurgeons who infected brain-cancer patients with bowel bacteria in an unsuccessful effort to save their lives have resigned their positions at the University of California, Davis.

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Can the Smoke Make You Sick?

Posted: 08/23/2013 - As the air quality in the Truckee Meadows drops to a rating of "Unhealthy" you may begin experiencing some physical symptoms.

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Rim Fire Smoke Affects Local Air, Schools, Events and More

Updated: 08/26/2013 - Smoke filling northern Nevada skies from the Rim Fire near Yosemite has changed several weekend plans, after already leading the Washoe County School District to cancel Friday recess and outdoor athletic activities.

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Inyo County Resident Infected by Hantavirus

Posted: 08/20/2013 - A local resident of Inyo County was hospitalized with an illness that is highly suspect of being caused by hantavirus cardiopulmonary syndrome (HCPS), according to Rick Johnson, a Public Health Officer for Inyo County.

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Nevada Board Okays More Funding for Mental Health

Posted: 08/13/2013 - A state board has endorsed pumping another $3 million into Nevada mental health services to increase bed capacity and reduce wait times for criminal defendants ordered to undergo evaluations.

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Coke to Defend Aspartame in New Ad

Updated: 08/13/2013 - Coca-Cola plans to run its first ad defending the safety of artificial sweeteners, a move that comes as the company looks to stem declining sales of diet soda.

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Battle Over Flouridated Water Brewing Again?

Updated: 08/13/2013 - It's a public awareness campaign aimed at an audience that can't implement it without going to the polls--fluoridated water in the Truckee Meadows.

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Local Air is Moderate Because of Smoke From California Fire

Posted: 08/12/2013 - Air quality in northern Nevada is moderate Monday, according to health officials, based on heavy smoke blowing into the Truckee Meadows from a fire in Foresthill, CA. That means people with breathing problems should stay mostly inside and try not to exert themselves.

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CA Court Rules in School Insulin Case

Posted: 08/12/2013 - The California Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that school employees can administer insulin shots to diabetic students if a nurse is not available.

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Casino Mogul Wynn Bets on Blindness Cure

Posted: 08/08/2013 - Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn is donating $25 million to the University of Iowa to accelerate the search for cures to rare eye diseases such as the one that hampers his own vision.

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