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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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Toddler Dead from Flu

Posted: 02/02/2011 - Health officials in Las Vegas say a 4-month-old boy has died of flu.

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Go Red for Women And Heart Disease

Posted: 02/02/2011 - If you like to plan ahead, set aside a red skirt, dress, tie or pants this Friday—all for “Go Red” Day. The annual event is designed to bring awareness to heart disease and stroke in women. It’s the number one killer of women in Nevada and the rest of the country.

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Local Therapist Reacts to "The King's Speech"

Posted: 01/27/2011 - Its estimated 1 percent of adults and more than 3 percent of children in this country stutter. While there are caricatures like Porky Pig that depict the problem in a comical way, it can be a serious and sometimes ostracizing condition. The condition, treatment, and relationship between patient and speech therapist is depicted in the Academy Award Nominated movie, “The King’s Speech.”

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Jack LaLanne Dies of Respiratory Failure

Posted: 01/23/2011 - MORRO BAY, Calif. (AP) - Fitness guru Jack LaLanne, who inspired television viewers to trim down and pump iron decades before exercise became a national obsession, has died at age 96.

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Minden Boy Who Suffers from Epilepsy is on a Mission

Updated: 01/21/2011 - A 9-year-old from Minden is hoping to get a new best friend. He suffers from unpredictable seizures and his family says a medical service dog could help save his life and give him the independence he needs. Only, it won't be cheap.

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Watching Smoking Triggers the Brain

Posted: 01/20/2011 - A new study in the journals of neuroscience shows that watching actors smoke in movies triggers the same brain activity involved in planning to actually smoke a cigarette.

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Obama and Wal-Mart Team Up on Health

Posted: 01/20/2011 - Wal-Mart, the nation's largest grocer, says it will reformulate thousands of products to make them healthier and push its suppliers to do the same, joining first lady Michelle Obama's effort to combat childhood obesity.

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Don't Just Sit There

Posted: 01/12/2011 - Ever wonder about the health effects of sitting for hours at a time in front of the computer at work? Studies show an increase in cholesterol, a lowering of good cholesterol, and an increase in heart disease. But there things you can do other that quit your job.

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Kroger Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips Recalled

Posted: 01/12/2011 - Certain packs of semi-sweet chocolate chips by Barry Callebaut USA LLC, sold under the Kroger Value brand, have been recalled in Nevada and other states because it may contain undeclared milk protein.

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Baby Boot Camp Designed to Help Moms

Posted: 01/11/2011 - They stretch, they lunge and they run, but they do it all with a stroller! It’s all part of the stroller- fitness-program, Baby Boot Camp, that’s geared toward new mothers.

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Spacing Babies Close May Raise Autism Risk

Posted: 01/09/2011 - Close birth spacing may put a second-born child at higher risk for autism, suggests a preliminary study based on more than a half-million California children.

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New Rules May Increase Patients on Home Dialysis

Posted: 01/08/2011 - Rodney Sokoloski used to get up before dawn three times a week and drive two hours from his high desert home to the Los Angeles suburb of Torrance to get hooked up to a dialysis machine.

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US Says Too Much Fluoride in Water

Updated: 01/07/2011 - Fluoride in drinking water — credited with dramatically cutting cavities and tooth decay — may now be too much of a good thing. Getting too much of it causes spots on some kids' teeth.

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Will Autism Fraud Report Be Vaccine Booster?

Posted: 01/07/2011 - This week more shame was heaped upon the discredited British researcher whose work gave rise to the childhood-vaccines-cause-autism movement, as a prominent medical journal published a report that the man had faked his data. But will it make a difference?

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Do You Have the Post-Holiday Blues?

Posted: 01/03/2011 - The holidays are over, and people headed back to work on Monday. But that doesn't mean they're happy about it.

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Healing From a Hangover

Updated: 01/01/2011 - When the clock struck midnight, many of you celebrated with a little bubbly. And if you partied a little too heartily, you may end up hung over.

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