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'Pink Slime' Not Served in Washoe Schools

Posted: 03/17/2012 - There's a movement to ban 'pink slime' from schools. The USDA is expected to announce schools participating in the national school lunch program will be able to opt out of serving beef made with pink slime.

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Chlamydia Common In Washoe County

Updated: 03/07/2012 - Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted disease in the country. In 2010 more than 1,300,000 cases were reported. Chlamydia leads the list in Washoe County of all communicable disease as well. But health officials say the numbers may be an actual under estimation.

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More Men Opting For Laser Hair Removal

Posted: 03/05/2012 - For years women have shaved, plucked, tweezed, and waxed unwanted hair. In recent years men have joined in, but instead of those temporary.

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Group Gets $10K for Women's Heart Health

Updated: 03/08/2012 - The number 2 killer of women in Nevada is heart disease, and while we hear that statistic all the time, we rarely hear about people doing something about it. Now someone is.

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FDS Panel Backs Diet Drug With Strong Side Effects

Posted: 02/23/2012 - A panel of advisers to the Food and Drug Administration overwhelmingly backed approval for a highly anticipated anti-obesity pill from Vivus Inc., a drug which the FDA previously rejected due to safety concerns.

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New Food Truck Inspection Website

Posted: 02/23/2012 - The latest in dining is the food truck which boasts a unique or gourmet type menu. And the latest restaurant to enter the field locally comes from Dish Café. If you think such an undertaking like this is a piece of cake, talk to the Joe and Nancy Horn.

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Study: Diet Soda May Increase Heart Attack Risk

Updated: 02/21/2012 - Bad news for diet soda drinkers. A new study out of the University of Miami and Columbia University found a 43-percent greater risk of stroke or heart attack for people who drank a can of diet soda a day -- compared to people who didn't drink any.

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FDA to Review Inhalable Caffeine

Posted: 02/19/2012 - U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials plan to investigate whether inhalable caffeine sold in lipstick-sized canisters is safe for consumers and if its manufacturer was right to brand it as a dietary supplement.

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DC Group Calls for Closure of Heart Attack Grill

Posted: 02/16/2012 - A Washington-based health advocacy group is asking the owner of a Las Vegas restaurant that prides itself on unhealthy meals to shut it down after a customer suffered a medical episode and was hospitalized.

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Winter Allergy Worries Rise

Updated: 02/13/2012 - Record temperatures and near records across the country and here locally are raising concerns about gardening to sinuses.

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Getting Caffeine Fix as Easy as Taking Deep Breath

Posted: 02/08/2012 - Move over, coffee and Red Bull. A Harvard professor thinks the next big thing will be people inhaling their caffeine from a lipstick-sized tube. Critics say the novel product is not without its risks.

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Surprises About Planned Parenthood Cancer Testing

Posted: 02/03/2012 - To many people, breast cancer screening means a mammogram. But for millions of poor women who visit Planned Parenthood, it's usually just a physical exam by the only health professional they may ever see.

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Lap-Band Makers Won't Sell it to 1-800-GET-THIN

Posted: 02/02/2012 - The Irvine-based makers of the Lap-Band say they will no longer sell the weight-loss device to companies affiliated with the 1-800-GET-THIN marketing company.

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"Go Red" This Friday

Updated: 02/01/2012 - Stroke and heart disease claim more women’s lives each year than the next five causes of death combined. That’s the reason each year for “National Wear Red Day. The campaign hopes to bring awareness to a real lady killer.

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Pfizer Recalls 28 Lots of Birth Control Pills

Updated: 01/31/2012 - Pfizer Inc. is recalling 1 million packets of birth control pills after uncovering a packaging error that could leave women with an inadequate dose of the hormone-based drugs and raise the risk that they will get pregnant accidentally.

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No Ruling on Doc's Competency in Vegas Hep C Case

Posted: 01/27/2012 - A Nevada state psychiatrist testified Friday that despite two strokes, the embattled former physician-owner of Las Vegas outpatient clinics involved in a 2008 hepatitis outbreak is mentally competent to stand trial on criminal charges.

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