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Tax Penalty to Hit Nearly 6M Uninsured People

Posted: 09/19/2012 - Congressional budget analysts are now estimating that nearly 6 million Americans - most of them in the middle class - will have to pay a tax penalty for not getting health insurance once President Barack Obama's health care law is fully in place.

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Dangers of Common Food Allergies

Updated: 09/19/2012 - Food allergies are a growing health concern especially among children. As many as six million children in the U.S. are affected and food allergies are more common and more dangers than ever before.

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Eating Healthy on a Budget: The SNAP Experience

Updated: 09/14/2012 - Shopping healthy can be difficult but when you have a small budget to work with, it's even harder. As part of Hunger Awareness Month, the Food Bank of Northern Nevada is sponsoring the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), a five-day experience to eat as healthy as possible on a budget.

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FDA Says Muscle, Joint Pain Creams Can Cause Burns

Posted: 09/13/2012 - The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers about rare chemical burns reported by people using popular pain relief products like Bengay, Icy Hot and Flexall.

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Farm Linked to Salmonella Pulls Watermelons

Updated: 09/12/2012 - An Indiana farm linked to a salmonella outbreak from cantaloupe that killed two people has now pulled its watermelons from the market.

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Bed Bugs on the Rise in Nevada

Updated: 09/12/2012 - Bed bugs are on the rise in Nevada, according to pest control experts. Tourist hot spots like Reno, bring more than just tourists into the city.

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McDonald's New Menu Item: Calorie Counts

Posted: 09/12/2012 - McDonald's says it will start posting calorie counts on menus in restaurants across the country next week, ahead of a new regulation that will require the information.

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More Licorice Recalled Due To High Lead Levels

Posted: 09/10/2012 - Health officials are expanding a recall of black licorice products made by a California company after tests showed they contained high levels of lead.

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Obama Hits Romney with New Medicare Study

Updated: 09/09/2012 - Study: On average a man or woman retiring at age 65 in 2023 would have to pay $59,500 more for health care over the length of their retirement under Mitt Romney's plan.

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Romney Says He Won't Repeal All of Obamacare

Updated: 09/09/2012 - Mitt Romney says his pledge to repeal President Barack Obama's health law doesn't mean that young adults and those with medical conditions would no longer be guaranteed health care.

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New DNA Encyclopedia Shows Complex Inner Workings

Posted: 09/07/2012 - A colossal international effort has yielded the first comprehensive look at how our DNA works, an encyclopedia of information that will rewrite the textbooks and offer new insights into the biology of disease.

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Blinds Xpress Recalling More than 450,000 Blinds

Updated: 09/06/2012 - Blinds Xpress is recalling more than 450,000 blinds after a 2-year-old girl reportedly strangled in the loop of a vertical blind cord that was not attached to the wall or the floor.

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Melatonin to Help Kids Sleep? Some Doctors Say "No"

Posted: 09/04/2012 - Across the country, some parents having trouble getting their little ones to sleep are turning to an "all natural" supplement called Melatonin to help them get a full night's rest.

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See Teal, Get Real

Updated: 09/02/2012 - When you see a pink ribbon what do you think about? Breast Cancer perhaps? One local organization hopes teal will make you aware of Ovarian Cancer, that's the color associated with the disease. Its all part of the “See Teal, Get Real” campaign.

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Salmonella at Farm Matches Outbreak Strain

Updated: 08/30/2012 - The Food and Drug Administration says salmonella found at a cantaloupe farm in southwestern Indiana matches the "DNA fingerprint" of the salmonella responsible for a deadly outbreak that sickened people in 21 states.

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CA Officials: 73 People Sickened With Salmonella

Posted: 08/28/2012 - California health officials say they are investigating a foodborne illness outbreak associated with salmonella-tainted mangoes that has sickened 73 people.

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