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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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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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