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Prescription Drug Roundup Set for Saturday

Updated: 04/25/2015 - It's estimated one in four teens who has abused prescription drugs is taking a drug not prescribed to him. Two thirds of those kids say they've abused pain relievers they got from a friend of family member. If those statistics concern you, consider a place to safely dispose of those drugs.

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"Jamba At Home" Products Pulled Over Listeria Concerns

Updated: 04/24/2015 - Inventure Foods is issuing a voluntary recall of it's Fresh Frozen Vegetables and "Jamba At Home" smoothie products because Listeria was found at one of their production facilities.

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Nevada Watches California Vaccination Bill

Updated: 04/24/2015 - In California lawmakers are still working with a bill that would require childhood vaccinations before entering public or private school. Health experts here in Nevada are watching Senate Bill 277 as vaccine preventable diseases know no border.

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Lawmakers Approve CA Vaccine Bill

Posted: 04/22/2015 - A California Senate committee has approved a bill that would require California schoolchildren to be vaccinated.

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Passing the Law Enforcement Physical Test

Posted: 04/22/2015 - Each year, hundreds of people apply to become Reno police officers or Washoe County deputies. But it's a long road to earn that badge, and it all starts with a physical test.

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Wipes Clog Pipes

Posted: 04/21/2015 - You've seen the commercials: bathroom wipes make you feel cleaner and they are biodegradable. Don't believe everything you hear. Particularly about the biodegradable part. Just ask those who work with our local sewer system.

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Blue Bell Creameries Issues Recall Of All Products

Updated: 04/20/2015 - Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries issued a voluntary recall Monday night for all of its products on the market after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for listeria, a potentially deadly bacteria.

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Better Access for Medicare Patients

Posted: 04/17/2015 - It's being called the most significant piece of health care legislation since Obamacare. The Medicare Access and CHIP Re-Authorization Act of 2015 promises better access to care for seniors and patients with disabilities.

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Ex-FBI Official: Agency Is Hiding Evidence In Anthrax Case

Updated: 04/15/2015 - A former director of the FBI's anthrax investigation says the agency is concealing evidence that casts doubt on whether an Army scientist sent the anthrax-filled letters that killed five people in 2001.

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Emergency Dispatch Appreciation Week

Posted: 04/14/2015 - There are likely certain jobs you take for granted until you need them. Medical emergency dispatcher is probably in that category. A trip to REMSA hopes to give these professionals their due.

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West Nile Found In Santa Barbara Lake

Posted: 04/14/2015 - The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department says mosquitoes collected at Lake Los Carneros in Goleta on April 2 tested positive for West Nile virus.

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Nicaragua Asks US to Remove Embassy Worker Over Ebola Worry

Posted: 04/13/2015 - Nicaragua has asked the United States to remove an embassy worker who was in Liberia because it fears the person may have been exposed to the Ebola virus that has devastated several West African countries.

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California Vaccine Bill Sparks Acidic Debate, Nazi Links

Posted: 04/10/2015 - A California bill that would sharply limit vaccination waivers after a Disneyland measles outbreak has generated such an acidic debate that the proposal's author was under added security this week.

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