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FDA Approves Less-Invasive Heart Defibrillator

Updated: 09/28/2012 - The Food and Drug Administration says it has approved a first-of-a-kind heart-zapping implant from Boston Scientific that that does not directly touch the heart.

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Coffee Shop Promotes Health and Community

Updated: 09/28/2012 - A bad economy slowed down local businesses in Reno, but there is a silver lining. A local photographer's hobby turned into a dream job despite the job loss.

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Peanut Butter Recall Expands Beyond Trader Joe's

Updated: 09/24/2012 - A California company is recalling 76 types of peanut butter and almond butter after one of its products was linked to a salmonella outbreak at Trader Joe's groceries.

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New Breast Cancer Clues Found in Gene Analysis

Posted: 09/23/2012 - Scientists have completed a major analysis of the genetics of breast cancer and find four major classes of the disease. They hope their work will lead to more effective treatments.

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Trader Joe's Recalls Peanut Butter

Posted: 09/22/2012 - The grocery store chain Trader Joe's is recalling peanut butter that has been linked to 29 salmonella illnesses in 18 states.

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Drug Slang Among Kids: What Parents Need to Know

Updated: 09/20/2012 - Cutting the cheese may have a completely different meaning to students these days. According to the National Drug and Crime Clearinghouse, there are more than 3,800 different slang words for slang. These words are being used to throw off adults.

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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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