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REMSA Announces Outcomes in Wake of Federal Grant

Posted: 09/16/2014 - REMSA has announced preliminary outcomes of its Community Health Programs, an effort started in 2012 after REMSA was one of only 107 organizations in the United States to be awarded a round-one Health Care Innovation Award from the federal government.

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Some Consumers Risk Losing Health Law Tax Credits

Posted: 09/15/2014 - The Obama administration says some consumers risk losing financial aid for their health insurance premiums unless they clear up lingering questions about how much they make.

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Mosquito Spraying Continues in Washoe County Wednesday AM

West Nile Virus

Updated: 09/10/2014 - The Washoe County Health District Vector-Borne Disease Prevention Program will be conducting its fifth and final scheduled mosquito abatement operation this year beginning at approximately 6AM Wednesday

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Atlanta Hospital Treating American Aid Worker With Ebola

Posted: 09/09/2014 - A doctor at an Atlanta hospital says it's a good sign that an aid worker with the Ebola virus was able to walk from an ambulance into the hospital today, after arriving in the Atlanta area aboard a specially-equipped plane.

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Stand Up to Cancer Telethon Raises $109M

Posted: 09/08/2014 - The star-studded Stand Up to Cancer telethon that aired on broadcast and cable networks in the United States and Canada raised $109 million.

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People and Pets Advised to Use Caution Around Virginia Lake

Updated: 09/06/2014 - The City of Reno has been notified by the Washoe County Health District that people and domestic animals should avoid all contact with the water of Virginia Lake until further notice. As KOLO 8 News Now has reported, the lake water is contaminated as a result of the algae bloom.

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NH Finds Old Forgotten Ricin in Lab

Posted: 09/05/2014 - The National Institutes of Health has uncovered a nearly century-old container of ricin and a handful of other forgotten samples of dangerous pathogens in its search of laboratories for improperly stored hazardous materials.

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Burners May Be Exposed To West Nile

Updated: 09/03/2014 - KOLO 8 News Now has learned that nine mosquito traps near Gerlach have tested positive for the West Nile virus.

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Pine Middle School Recovering From Viral Illness

Updated: 09/02/2014 - Stomachs have settled down a bit at Pine Middle School after a virus swept through campus last week, sickening more than 100 students and faculty. Much was required to keep the infection from getting any worse.

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91 Fall Ill At Pine Middle School

Posted: 08/29/2014 - Washoe County School District has confirmed to KOLO 8 News Now that roughly 90 Pine Middle School students and staff became ill Friday while on school grounds.

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Experimental Ebola Drug Cures Monkeys

Posted: 08/29/2014 - An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the outbreak raging through West Africa.

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MDA Helps Northern Nevada Residents

Posted: 08/28/2014 - Sunday KOLO will be broadcasting the MDA “Show of Strength” telethon that benefits locals like Sparks resident Timothy Bennett who has been battling a condition called Charcot Marie Tooth Disease. It has affected Bennett’s muscle tissue since he was ten years old.

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Liberian Priest in Reno Asking for Donations, Prayers

Updated: 08/29/2014 - The Rev. Fr. Elijah Bobby Washington, a Liberian priest, is temporarily stuck in the United States because of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. In the meantime, he's asking donations and prayers be sent to the people there.

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More Beds Planned for Vegas Psych Hospital

Posted: 08/28/2014 - Officials say there will soon be more hospital beds for psychiatric patients in Las Vegas, after state officials doubled the Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement rate for mental health treatment.

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Regents Back $26M for UNLV Medical School

Posted: 08/27/2014 - The Nevada Board of Regents wants the state spend $26 million to jump-start a UNLV medical school that proponents say would help alleviate the region's shortage of medical specialists.

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