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Board Approves Consultant to Assess Health Exchange

Posted: 03/18/2014 - A board chaired by Gov. Brian Sandoval has approved a $1.5 million contract to hire Deloitte Consulting to assess Nevada's problem-plagued health insurance exchange built by Xerox.

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Nevada Board Okays Regulations on Pregnant Inmates

Posted: 03/18/2014 - The Nevada Board of Prison Commissioners has adopted regulations restricting the use of restraints on pregnant inmates and allowing the new mothers to use a breast pump.

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Brokers Maneuver Bureaucracy

Updated: 03/17/2014 - Health insurance brokers are trying to help people working on getting benefits; but finding in some cases their expertise is for naught.

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Study to Test Chocolate Pills for Heart Health

Updated: 03/17/2014 - Chocolate lovers might perk up at word that researchers will study the potential health benefits of the yummy treat, but it's not about eating candy bars.

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Disposing of Prescription Drugs

Updated: 03/14/2014 - We have a follow-up to a story about prescription pain killers and how they are most likely to land in the hands of an addict; with the help of friends and family. Our story prompted one viewer to ask us some of the easier or more convenient ways to get rid of left over or expired prescriptions.

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Nevada Board Delays Vote on Special Enrollment

Posted: 03/14/2014 - The board overseeing Nevada's troubled health insurance exchange board has delayed a vote on whether to give people stuck in the system more time to complete enrollments.

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Painkillers Often Supplied by Friends

Updated: 03/12/2014 - A recent study shows about one in 20 people 12 years and older abuses prescription painkillers. The number has held steady throughout the last couple of years. Where are these people getting their painkillers? The answer: You've got to have friends.

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Cannabis Business Set Up in West Reno

Updated: 03/11/2014 - While medical marijuana dispensaries are becoming legal under state law in Nevada in April, a cannabis business is already setting up in west Reno.

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Japan Lab Mulls Retraction of Stem Cell Paper

Posted: 03/11/2014 - A Japanese government-funded research laboratory has announced that it is considering retracting a research paper describing a simple way of turning ordinary cells from mice into stem cells.

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Deloitte to Review Nevada Health Exchange

Posted: 03/07/2014 - The board overseeing Nevada's health insurance exchange is recommending another contractor be retained to assess the state's problem-plagued online market system.

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Experimental Treatment Could Benefit Toddler

Posted: 03/06/2014 - To see her smile, Lennah looks like any healthy 2-year-old, but she's already fighting a battle most of us couldn't imagine. She was born with gastroschisis, a birth defect that caused her intestines to be outside of her abdominal wall.

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Home Means Delicious: Eating Healthy in Nevada

Updated: 03/05/2014 - In the 40 days between Fat Tuesday and Easter, many people give up consuming unhealthy foods, like sugar, processed food, and alcohol. But eating healthy doesn't have to be difficult, especially in Nevada.

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