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This Year's Flu Season Atypical

Posted: 01/17/2014 - Local health experts say at first glance this year's flu season doesn't stand out in terms of incidents or deaths. But look a little deeper, and this flu season is proving to be unique in terms of strain and those most affected by influenza.

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US Probes Blood Testing Protocols at Nevada Tribe

Posted: 01/15/2014 - Federal tribal health officials are testing the blood of 21 members of a northern Nevada tribe to be sure they weren't exposed to any diseases as part of an investigation into a potential violation of blood-testing protocols at a tribal clinic.

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Surgeon General's Cigarette Report Marks 50th Anniversary

Posted: 01/14/2014 - This Thursday, the US Surgeon General will release a report on the status of smoking in our country. The report will address in part how much progress we've made in 50 years since the Surgeon General's first report connected smoking to lung cancer in men.

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Stockton Robbers Going After Cough Syrup

Updated: 01/14/2014 - Stockton police say thieves are targeting pharmacies to get their hands on a codeine-based cough syrup used to make a potentially deadly party drink.

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Arsenic Levels in Apple Juice Harmful for Children?

Posted: 01/14/2014 - It's poisonous and it's in one of your child's favorite drinks. The Food and Drug Administration is firing back at a study done by Dr. Oz, after finding potentially dangerous amounts in apple juice.

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Swedish Doctors Transplant Wombs Into Nine Women

Posted: 01/13/2014 - Nine women in Sweden have successfully received transplanted wombs donated from relatives in an experimental procedure that has raised some ethical concerns.

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CA Chicken Plant Voluntarily Closes After Cleanup

Posted: 01/13/2014 - A California chicken farm that was shut because of a cockroach infestation Wednesday says it's "voluntarily and temporarily" suspending operations a day after calling employees back to work.

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Family Angry After CA Man, 23, Dies of Swine Flu

Posted: 01/12/2014 - The family of a 23-year-old Santa Rosa man who died after he contracted the H1N1 flu virus says his illness wasn't accurately diagnosed until it was too late to possibly save his life.

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Egg Donors Wanted

Updated: 01/09/2014 - A local infertility clinic is recruiting women to donate their eggs to couples having trouble conceiving. Women can earn approximately $3,000 for their efforts. But money is typically not the motivating factor.

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WCSD Prepares for Influenza When Students Return

Posted: 01/08/2014 - Winter break is coming to an end for students in Washoe County. In the midst of flu season, parents are taking extra precautions before sending their kids back to school on Monday.

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Nevada Medicaid Enrollments Swell

Updated: 01/08/2014 - With help from federal dollars, the number of Nevadans on Medicaid has expanded substantially. Right now 40,000 Nevadans are waiting to see if they qualify for Medicaid. That would not have been possible a year ago.

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Henderson Balks at Accepting Pot Dispensaries

Posted: 01/08/2014 - Henderson is going to wait to begin accepting applications for any of the 40 medical marijuana businesses the state has authorized in Clark County.

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