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Not Too Late for a Flu Shot

Posted: 01/11/2013 - Amidst a deadly flu outbreak sweeping the nation infection rates in Nevada remain low. So far, only 22 cases have been confirmed and no deaths have been reported state-wide. Still, that number is up more than 50% from just two weeks ago, and health officials warn that the season is just getting started.

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Judge Approves Exhumation Of Lottery Winner's Body

Posted: 01/11/2013 - A judge has granted authorities permission to exhume the body of a Chicago lottery winner who was fatally poisoned with cyanide just as he was about to collect his $425,000 payout.

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FDA: Less Ambien for Women

Posted: 01/10/2013 - The Food and Drug Administration is requiring the manufacturer of Ambien to reduce dosage levels for women.

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Hand Washing And the Flu Virus

Updated: 01/10/2013 - The flu epidemic isn't bad in Nevada. But the state health division says confirmed cases are up 57% from only two weeks ago. They say something as simple as washing your hands can be the single most important thing you can do to stop influenza from spreading. We say “can” because not everyone takes the time to wash hands properly.

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FDA Requires Lower Doses For Sleep Medications

Posted: 01/10/2013 - The Food and Drug Administration is requiring makers of Ambien and similar sleeping pills to lower the dosage of their drugs, based on studies suggesting patients face a higher risk of injury due to morning drowsiness.

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Burn Code from Yellow to Green; Ban Lifted

Updated: 01/09/2013 - This evening’s wood burning color code has changed from YELLOW to GREEN due to the improvement in weather conditions. It is okay to use your fireplace, wood stove, and pellet stove. This message will be updated tomorrow morning by 9:00AM or earlier if major changes occur.

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Purina Taking Some Jerky Dog Treats Off Market

Posted: 01/09/2013 - Nestle Purina PetCare is taking Waggin' Train and Canyon Creek Ranch brand dog treats off the market because the products may contain trace amounts of a poultry antibiotic that isn't approved in the U.S.

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Truckee Meadows Deals With No Wood Burning

Updated: 01/08/2013 - For the second time in four days, we've had a Code Red Air Quality Day. It means the air quality has hit unhealthful levels, meaning no wood burning for the next 24 hours.

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Renown Launches Smartphone Tool for Quick Care

Updated: 01/08/2013 - With the the flu season well underway, it's always a hassle trying to see a doctor at your earliest convenience. Renown Health has developed a new tool to help you find care quickly and easier for you to get on with your day.

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Protecting Your Family from the Flu

Posted: 01/07/2013 - The country is facing its earliest and worst outbreak of the deadly flu virus in a decade. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 41 states are reporting cases. But here in Northern Nevada, we don't have a problem. And local health experts are hoping to keep it that way.

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Fitness Program Offers New Lifestyle for Women

Updated: 01/07/2013 - One of the most popular New Year's resolutions each year is getting in shape, which means gyms are getting fuller. A new fitness program that's tailored for women on-the-go is spreading nationwide and all started in Northern Nevada.

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Burn Code Yellow Issued for Sunday Evening

Updated: 01/06/2013 - This evening’s wood burning color code is YELLOW. Calm winds and cold overnight temperatures trap pollution in the Truckee Meadows. Hazy skies and moderate air quality conditions will continue until stronger winds help clean the air.

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Burn Code Still Red; Use of Fireplaces Prohibited

Updated: 01/06/2013 - This evening’s wood burning color code RED. Due to elevated levels of fine particulate pollution and the persistent temperature inversion weather conditions affecting the area, the RED BURN CODE NOTICE will remain in effect. Use of fireplaces, wood stoves, and pellet stoves is prohibited until weather conditions have improved.

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FDA Issues Sweeping New Food Safety Rules

Posted: 01/04/2013 - The Food and Drug Administration is proposing the most sweeping food safety rules in decades, requiring farmers and food companies to be more vigilant in the wake of deadly outbreaks in peanuts, cantaloupe and leafy greens.

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