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Fraud Fear Raised in California's Health Exchange

Posted: 07/13/2013 - Consumer groups are worried that California's uninsured could fall victim to fraud, identity theft or other crimes by some of the very people who are supposed to help them.

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Texas Abortion Providers Fear Major Shutdowns

Posted: 07/13/2013 - Texas abortion providers fear stringent restrictions passed by the Legislature could force all but five of the state's clinics to close, possibly leaving only a handful of facilities across the vast state.

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Most Dangerous Months For Childhood Accidents

Posted: 07/13/2013 - Most of us expect our kids to get into minor scrapes during their childhood years. But according to “Safekids,” this time of year is when they are most likely to do it, and the injuries are more severe.

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FDA Sets New Limits on Arsenic in Apple Juice

Posted: 07/11/2013 - The Food and Drug Administration is setting a new limit on the level of arsenic allowed in apple juice, in response to concerns from parents and consumer groups about the contaminant's effects on children.

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Helicopters Spray for Mosquitoes

Posted: 07/09/2013 - The Washoe Health Department will have its third seasonal aerial mosquito larvicide treatment this Wednesday beginning at 6:00 a.m.

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Explosive Fireworks Injure Children

Updated: 07/03/2013 - This Fourth of July, Americans will celebrate their freedom by shooting fireworks into the sky, however, this is a time where many can become injured.

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UK May Okay Creating Babies with DNA from 3 People

Updated: 06/30/2013 - The country's top medical officer says a controversial procedure to prevent rare genetic defects from being passed on to a baby could soon be permitted in Britain.

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Spotting Signs of Heat Exposure in Kids

Updated: 06/28/2013 - According to the Centers for Disease Control an average of 618 people per year died of heat exposure between 1999 and 2010. Unlike adults, your kids aren't likely to recognize when the heat is starting to get to them.

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Weather Pattern Ideal For Mosquito Populations

Updated: 06/25/2013 - The wet weather is going to be followed by record-setting heat this week in the Truckee Meadows. The conditions are almost ideal for mosquitoes to breed, which is a real concern for public health personnel trying to battle West Nile Virus.

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Primary Care Doctors: Shortage In Nevada

Updated: 06/24/2013 - A statewide study shows Nevada has a shortage of primary care physicians, and the problem is only going to get worse. That's because more patients will be entering the system with health care reform and as Medicaid enrollments increase in 2014.

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Promise of Price Cut on Hospital Bills is in Limbo

Posted: 06/23/2013 - Those huge list prices charged by hospitals are getting attention, but a federal law that limits what financially vulnerable patients can be billed seems to have shifted to the back burner.

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Recognizing the Signs of Heart Disease

Posted: 06/21/2013 - An autopsy is scheduled for Friday morning to confirm the cause of James Gandolfini's death. The sudden loss of the actor at just 51-year-sold has left many wondering, if it was a heart attack that killed him, could something have been done to prevent it?

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Bullying Among Siblings

Posted: 06/18/2013 - With summer here and family road trips underway, it’s a phrase that parents may be hearing more and more from the back seat. More often than not, parents dismiss this kind of sibling bullying as harmless. Recent research begs to differ.

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Report: US Adult Smoking Rate Dips to 18 Percent

Updated: 06/17/2013 - The results of the latest national health survey by the government finds the percentage of smokers in the United States has dropped to 18 percent in 2012.

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Finding a Cure for Cystic Fibrosis

Updated: 06/23/2013 - To hear that your child has a potentially fatal condition is earth-shattering news for any parent. After learning that their daughter was born with cystic fibrosis, a Gardnerville family is choosing to fight. They are asking for your help to save their daughter, and others with cystic fibrosis.

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