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Plan B Soon Readily Available

Updated: 04/05/2013 - Within the next 30 days, consumers of any age will be able to buy emergency contraception over the county. That decision came from a federal court on Friday. The decision strikes down restriction put into place by the F.D.A. in 2011.

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Walgreens Clinics to Treat Chronic Illnesses

Posted: 04/04/2013 - Walgreens is expanding the reach of its drugstore clinics beyond treating ankle sprains and sinus infections to handling chronic diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure.

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Scientists Welcome Proposal for Brain Research

Posted: 04/02/2013 - Scientists are hailing today's proposal from President Barack Obama that Congress spend $100 million next year to start a project that will explore details of the brain.

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The Indicators of a Need for Mental Healthcare

Posted: 03/30/2013 - It is important to recognize the signs of a person in need of professional mental healthcare. Psychotherapist Tom Lavin, a Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, says there are things you can look for if you think someone may be a threat to themselves or others.

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US Launches New Batch of Graphic Anti-Smoking Ads

Posted: 03/28/2013 - Government health officials launched the second round of a graphic ad campaign Thursday that is designed to get smokers off tobacco, saying they believe the last effort convinced tens of thousands to quit.

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Study: Health Care Law to Increase Costs in Calif.

Posted: 03/26/2013 - A study by the nation's leading group of financial risk analysts says costs for medical claims filed by individual policy holders could rise as much as 62 percent in California under the Affordable Care Act.

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Health Care Overhaul Costs by State

Posted: 03/26/2013 - A study by the Society of Actuaries estimates the new federal health care law will raise claims costs nationally by an average of 32 percent per person in the individual health insurance market by 2017.

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Heart Repair Breakthroughs Replace Surgeon's Knife

Posted: 03/24/2013 - Have a heart problem? If it's fixable, there's a good chance it can be done without surgery, using tiny tools and devices that are pushed through tubes into blood vessels.

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California Wants Control of Prison Mental Health Care

Posted: 03/23/2013 - Nearly two decades after a court takeover of California's prison mental health system, a federal judge is set to consider this week whether conditions have improved enough that he can return control to the state.

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Boil Water Order Over in Southwest Reno

Posted: 03/21/2013 - A boil water order is over for an area of southwest Reno following a loss of system pressure Tuesday that impacted more than a dozen homes in the Roseview Lane area.

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Some Wellness Policies Already In Place

Posted: 03/20/2013 - CVS is asking telling employees they must submit body mass index numbers, body weight and other information before they can participate in the companies insurance program. For the last 20 years Washoe County School District has had a similar policy in place.

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New CPR Guidelines Save More Lives

Updated: 03/21/2013 - A local man is alive today because of the quick thinking of an off-duty firefighter and his knowledge of new CPR guidelines. Are you aware of the changes that could save someone's life?

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Boil Water Order for Part of Southwest Reno

Posted: 03/20/2013 - A boil water order is being issued for an area of southwest Reno following a loss of system pressure earlier Tuesday that impacted more than a dozen homes in the Roseview Lane area.

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US to Revise Cigarette Warning Labels

Posted: 03/19/2013 - The U.S. government won't appeal a court decision blocking it from requiring tobacco companies to put large graphic health warnings on cigarette packages.

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Text Campaign Aims to Help New Moms

Posted: 03/19/2013 - Immunize Nevada and the Nevada State Maternal and Child Health Division are partnering with text4baby to test a resource module targeting pregnant women and new mothers.

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Bill Sets Up Medical Marijuana Shops in Nevada

Posted: 03/19/2013 - Medical marijuana patients in Nevada would have a legal way to buy the drug under a bill introduced Monday by Democratic state Sen. Tick Segerblom.

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