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MDA Telethon Leaving Las Vegas

Posted: 04/06/2012 - The Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon is leaving Sin City for the City of Angels.

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Doctors Want to Redefine Autism; Parents Worried

Posted: 04/05/2012 - One child doesn't talk, rocks rhythmically back and forth and stares at clothes spinning in the dryer. Another has no trouble talking but is obsessed with trains, methodically naming every station in his state.

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Study: Children Not Getting Enough Outdoor Playtime

Posted: 04/03/2012 - A new study shows roughly half of America's pre-school-aged children are not getting a daily dose of outdoor playtime. Researchers looked at nearly nine-thousand pre-schoolers nationwide.

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FDA Probes Salmonella That Sickened 90

Posted: 04/03/2012 - Federal health officials are investigating an outbreak of salmonella that has sickened 90 people in 19 states and the District of Columbia, according to a Food and Drug Administration memo.

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Coming Up With New Menu is Whopper of a Task

Updated: 04/02/2012 - When Burger King set about to fix its ailing empire, the fast food giant started by scrutinizing everything on the menu - even the mayonnaise.

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Blacks Have Trouble Clearing Cervical Cancer Virus

Posted: 04/02/2012 - Provocative new research might help explain why black women are so much more likely than whites to develop and die from cervical cancer: They seem to have more trouble clearing HPV, the virus that causes the disease.

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Rare Hand, Foot, Mouth Disease Seen In Washoe

Updated: 03/30/2012 - A rare form of a hand, foot and mouth disease has made an appearance in northern Nevada, infecting 30 kids and their parents at a local day care center.

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Belly Blessings

Updated: 03/30/2012 - Expectant moms want the best for their babies even before they are born. Most will appreciate any good vibrations that come their way. That’s the idea behind “Belly Blessings.”

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Studies: Surgery Can Put Diabetes into Remission

Posted: 03/26/2012 - New research gives clear proof that weight-loss surgery can reverse and possibly cure diabetes, and doctors say the operation should be offered sooner to more people with the disease not just as a last resort.

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UNSOM Students Make A Match

Updated: 03/16/2012 - Imagine spending four years of your life studying, taking tests and making contacts all leading up to one day. That day will determine in most cases what you’ll be doing the rest of your life. Welcome to Match Day at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

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'Pink Slime' Not Served in Washoe Schools

Posted: 03/17/2012 - There's a movement to ban 'pink slime' from schools. The USDA is expected to announce schools participating in the national school lunch program will be able to opt out of serving beef made with pink slime.

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Chlamydia Common In Washoe County

Updated: 03/07/2012 - Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted disease in the country. In 2010 more than 1,300,000 cases were reported. Chlamydia leads the list in Washoe County of all communicable disease as well. But health officials say the numbers may be an actual under estimation.

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More Men Opting For Laser Hair Removal

Posted: 03/05/2012 - For years women have shaved, plucked, tweezed, and waxed unwanted hair. In recent years men have joined in, but instead of those temporary.

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Group Gets $10K for Women's Heart Health

Updated: 03/08/2012 - The number 2 killer of women in Nevada is heart disease, and while we hear that statistic all the time, we rarely hear about people doing something about it. Now someone is.

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FDS Panel Backs Diet Drug With Strong Side Effects

Posted: 02/23/2012 - A panel of advisers to the Food and Drug Administration overwhelmingly backed approval for a highly anticipated anti-obesity pill from Vivus Inc., a drug which the FDA previously rejected due to safety concerns.

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New Food Truck Inspection Website

Posted: 02/23/2012 - The latest in dining is the food truck which boasts a unique or gourmet type menu. And the latest restaurant to enter the field locally comes from Dish Café. If you think such an undertaking like this is a piece of cake, talk to the Joe and Nancy Horn.

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Study: Diet Soda May Increase Heart Attack Risk

Updated: 02/21/2012 - Bad news for diet soda drinkers. A new study out of the University of Miami and Columbia University found a 43-percent greater risk of stroke or heart attack for people who drank a can of diet soda a day -- compared to people who didn't drink any.

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