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Second Doctor Reports He Reused Biopsy Devices

Posted: 03/31/2011 - A second Las Vegas physician is notifying patients that he'll pay for them to get HIV and hepatitis tests after he improperly reused medical devices during biopsy procedures.

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Experts: Don't Worry About Radiation in US Milk

Updated: 04/01/2011 - So now Japan's radioactive fallout is showing up in milk on the U.S. West Coast. Not to worry, though. It turns out that traces of radioactivity are in many foods we eat, the air we breathe and the water we swim in.

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FDA Panel Votes to Study Food Dyes, Hyperactivity

Posted: 03/31/2011 - An advisory panel to the Food and Drug Administration has recommended that the agency further study the link between food coloring and childhood hyperactivity, but said products that contain the dyes do not need package warnings.

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Food Dye Dangers Could Lead to Ban

Updated: 03/30/2011 - A Food and Drug Administration Panel is looking at the connection between food dye and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

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J&J Recalls More Tylenol Bottles Due to Musty Odor

Updated: 03/30/2011 - Health care products maker Johnson & Johnson is recalling another lot of Tylenol products due to a musty odor which has already triggered five other recalls of the company's over-the-counter medicines.

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Closing Arguments Set In Merck Contamination Case

Posted: 03/28/2011 - Closing arguments are set for Tuesday morning in a trial involving a former subsidiary of the pharmaceutical giant Merck accused of polluting groundwater, air and soil in a Merced subdivision for years.

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Ephedrine: Prescription Or Over The Counter?

Posted: 03/28/2011 - If you take cold medicines like Sudafed, Mucinex, or Claritin, you already have to sign for it at a pharmacy counter, thanks to state law. But some law enforcement wants to make it even tougher to get a hold of these ephedrine containing medications because of the meth problem in our state. The bill is called Senate Bill 203.

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Jury Awards $19 Million To Paraplegic Man

Posted: 03/16/2011 - A Los Angeles jury has awarded a paraplegic man $19 million after his insurance company decided it was not medically necessary for him to have spent 109 days in the hospital.

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Derriere Aware: Colon Cancer Month

Posted: 03/16/2011 - In its earliest stages, colon cancer has no obvious symptoms. The problem is, colon cancer is most curable in its earliest stages. Colonoscopy is one way doctors can bridge the gap.

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Ranks of Cancer Survivors Growing Fast

Posted: 03/10/2011 - The number of cancer survivors in the United States is increasing by hundreds of thousands a year, and now includes roughly one in 20 adults, health officials said Thursday.

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Fake Bath Salts a New Health Concern

Posted: 03/08/2011 - The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is warning people about what's apparently a new way to get high... and it's perfectly legal.

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Calif. Food Supplier Recalls Chicken, Pork Products

Updated: 03/02/2011 - A Northern California food supplier is recalling 64,000 pounds of chicken and pork products because some broccoli in the products was found to be contaminated with listeria.

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Bill Targets Occupational Diseases

Posted: 02/16/2011 - Benefits for Nevada public safety workers who become ill from presumed occupational diseases would be restricted under a bill pending before a Senate committee.

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Renown Health Hosts Healthy Heart Luncheon

Posted: 02/16/2011 - There is still time to sign up for Renown Health's Save Your Heart luncheon set for Tuesday, Feb. 22 at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa.

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