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Obama Calls Morning-After Pill Call "Common Sense"

Updated: 12/14/2011 - President Barack Obama said Thursday it was just common sense to keep girls under the age of 17 from being able to buy a morning-after contraceptive pill off a drugstore shelf. Citing his own two daughters, Obama said: "I think most parents would probably feel the same way."

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FDA Favors More Risk Info on Birth Control Pills

Updated: 12/06/2011 - Federal health regulators are leaning toward adding new warning labels about the risk of blood clots to packages of widely prescribed birth control pills such as Yaz, in light of growing evidence suggesting the newer contraceptive drugs are more risky than older drugs.

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Reno Observes World AIDS Day

Updated: 12/02/2011 - “It's the best thing that ever happened to me,” says Donna Steadman about being diagnosed with HIV.

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US Report: Foster Kids Get High Rate of Psych Meds

Posted: 12/01/2011 - Federal health officials are failing to monitor how state agencies are doling out powerful psychotropic drugs to foster children, according to a comprehensive investigation.

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FDA Examines Level of Arsenic in Apple Juice

Updated: 11/30/2011 - The Food and Drug Administration is considering lowering its standards for the levels of arsenic allowed in apple juice after consumer groups pushed the agency to crack down on the contaminant.

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Toy Safety Report Finds Some Dangers

Updated: 11/23/2011 - Shoppers awaiting this week's traditional kick-off of the holiday shopping season should find plenty of safe toys for children, but consumer advocates say some dangers still lurk.

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Psoriasis Patients Needed For Study

Updated: 11/17/2011 - Here in the U.S. it’s estimated two out of every one hundred people have Psoriasis. There is no cure for the skin disorder. But there have been plenty of medical advancements over the years that can make Psoriasis more manageable. And there could be another treatment down the road with your help.

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Freshman 15 A Myth

Updated: 11/14/2011 - If you remember your first year of college, roommates, dorm parties, and declaring a major may come to mind. What about the ”Freshman 15?” That commonly held belief is actually a myth.

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1 in 10 Adults Could Have Diabetes by 2030

Updated: 11/16/2011 - The International Diabetes Federation predicts that at least one in 10 adults could have diabetes by 2030, according to its latest statistics.

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Pharmacies Accuse Pfizer of Antitrust Over Lipitor

Posted: 11/09/2011 - A group of California pharmacies are accusing Pfizer Inc. and a generic drug maker of conspiring to keep the price of cholesterol-fighting Lipitor artificially high.

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Understanding Robotic Surgery in Reno

Updated: 11/08/2011 - Regular people got to test out a medical tool that usually only surgeons and medical professionals get to touch.

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Babies on Obesity Path? New Sign May Offer Answer

Updated: 11/07/2011 - Researchers say there's a new way to tell if infants are likely to become obese later on: Check to see if they've passed two key milestones on doctors' growth charts by age 2.

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November is Diabetes Month

Updated: 11/04/2011 - Southern Nevada health officials are hoping to raise awareness about one of the most prevalent diseases in the country through November's American Diabetes Month.

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Light Drinking Linked to Slight Breast Cancer Risk

Updated: 11/02/2011 - A study suggests that women who drink just three alcoholic beverages a week face a slightly higher chance of developing breast cancer when compared to women who don't drink.

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Boys Should Get HPV Vaccine Too, Panel Says

Posted: 10/25/2011 - A government panel is recommending that young boys also get the controversial HPV shot. That's the vaccine now given to girls to prevent cervical cancer.

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JTNN to Hold Prescription Drug Round-Up

Updated: 10/25/2011 - Join Together Northern Nevada is working with the DEA and local law enforcement agencies to collect unused prescription medication.

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Saint Mary's Unveils Monitoring System Via Smartphone

Posted: 10/21/2011 - Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center has recently implemented an innovative patient monitoring solution, AirStrip OB™, which allows obstetricians to keep a closer eye on their labor and delivery patients.

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Wal-Mart Cuts Some Health Care Coverage

Posted: 10/21/2011 - Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the nation's largest private employer, is scaling back health care coverage for future part-time workers while raising premiums for some full-time workers.

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CA Company Recalls Bagged Salad Blends

Posted: 10/20/2011 - Taylor Farms Retail of Salinas, Calif., is voluntarily recalling 3,265 cases of various bagged salad blends that have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella.

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