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CDC Employees On Antibiotics After Anthrax Scare

Posted: 06/20/2014 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that at least 52 workers are taking antibiotics as a precaution because of a lab safety problem that may have accidentally exposed them to anthrax.

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CDC Workers May Have Been Exposed To Anthrax

Posted: 06/19/2014 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says some of its staff in Atlanta may have been accidentally exposed to dangerous anthrax bacteria because of a safety problem at one of its labs.

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Senior Home Safety Checklist

Posted: 06/18/2014 - KOLO 8 News Now's Matt Vaughan offers some tips to keep aging family members safe in their homes.

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Summertime Child Safety Tips from the Sheriff

Updated: 06/18/2014 - More than sunburns and cuts, summer poses a greater risk for kids. Washoe County Sheriff Michael Haley says parents need to be extra cautious about their child's safety as the temperatures rise.

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CA Sugary Drink Warning Label Effort Fails

Posted: 06/17/2014 - A legislative committee has rejected a bill that would have made California the first state in the nation to require warning labels on sodas and other sugary drinks, effectively killing the legislation.

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Dr. Oz Scolded at Hearing on Weight Loss Scams

Updated: 06/17/2014 - Under pressure from Congress, celebrity Dr. Mehmet Oz is offering to help "drain the swamp" of unscrupulous marketers using his name to peddle so-called miracle pills to millions of Americans desperate to lose weight.

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Receptionist Sentenced in Prescription Case

Posted: 06/17/2014 - A 35-year-old Las Vegas medical office receptionist has been sentenced in federal court to one year of home confinement and three years' probation for her role in the black market sale of powerful prescription painkillers.

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FDA Prepping Long-Awaited Plan to Reduce Salt

Posted: 06/17/2014 - Food companies and restaurants could soon face government pressure to make their foods less salty. It's a long-awaited federal effort to try to prevent thousands of deaths each year from heart disease and stroke.

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Chia Powder Linked to Salmonella Outbreak

Updated: 06/13/2014 - Those who seek to make food healthier by adding chia powder should avoid several recalled brands that are linked to salmonella illnesses, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

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Saint Mary's Successfully Hosts New Type of Disc Replacement

Updated: 06/12/2014 - Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center in partnership with neurosurgeon, Michael H. Song, MD announced today that it has performed a two-level cervical disc replacement procedure utilizing a novel medical device recently approved by the FDA.

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New Doctor Residency Program Coming

Posted: 06/06/2014 - Nevada School of Medicine is teaming up with a private Las Vegas hospital to develop an expanded residency training program for doctors.

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Partnership Could Bring More Docs To Area

Updated: 06/05/2014 - Nevada tries to attract the best students it can to the medical school. But during the four years for training, students go to Las Vegas for clinical work that is not offered in Northern Nevada. That is about to change, and it could mean more primary care doctors and specialist to our area.

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Battle Over Birth Control Device Ends In Settlement

Posted: 06/05/2014 - A $100 million settlement involving NuvaRing, a birth-control device linked to sometimes-fatal side effects, will stand now that enough claimants have chosen to opt into the agreement.

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Report: Affordable Care Act Data Problems Continue

Posted: 06/04/2014 - A government document provided to The Associated Press says more than 2 million people who got health insurance under President Barack Obama's law have data discrepancies that could jeopardize coverage for some.

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Republicans Offer Alternative VA Health Care Bill

Posted: 06/03/2014 - Four Senate Republicans are proposing a bill that would give veterans more flexibility to see a private doctor if they are forced to wait too long for an appointment at a Veterans Affairs hospital or clinic.

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Saudi Review Finds More MERS Infections

Posted: 06/03/2014 - Saudi state media says the kingdom has sharply revised upward the number of confirmed infections and deaths from the Middle Eastern respiratory virus.

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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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