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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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FDA Cites Dirty Equipment in Cantaloupe Outbreak

Posted: 10/19/2011 - Pools of water on the floor and old, hard-to-clean equipment at a Colorado farm's cantaloupe packing facility were probably to blame for the deadliest outbreak of foodborne illness in 25 years, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday.

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25 Now Dead in Listeria Outbreak in Cantaloupe

Posted: 10/19/2011 - Twenty-five deaths in 12 states are now linked to listeria in cantaloupe, the deadliest known outbreak of foodborne illness in the U.S. in more than 25 years.

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Pink Glove Dancing for Breast Cancer

Updated: 10/12/2011 - October is breast cancer awareness month. There are all sorts of ways people are helping raise money for research and treatment. One ever has medical and support staff donning pink gloves and dancing.

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Four Loko Agrees to Change Labeling

Updated: 10/03/2011 - The makers of the alcoholic drink Four Loko have agreed to change its labeling after the Federal Trade Commission charged them with deceptive advertising.

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Bishop Manogue Soccer Teams Sponsor “Shot for a Cure”

Posted: 09/26/2011 - In recognition of breast cancer awareness month, Bishop Manogue soccer teams will be trading in their home team white jerseys for pink t-shirts during the October 8 soccer games against the North Valleys Panthers.

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Study: Dads Less Likely to Die of Heart Problems

Updated: 09/26/2011 - Fatherhood may be a kick in the old testosterone, but it may also help keep a man alive. New research suggests that dads are a little less likely to die of heart-related problems than childless men are.

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Seven New West Nile Cases in Vegas Area

Posted: 09/21/2011 - Health officials in Las Vegas are reporting that seven area residents have been infected with West Nile virus during the last month, bringing the season total to eight.

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Qualitest Recalls Oral Contraceptives

Posted: 09/15/2011 - Qualitest Pharmaceuticals is recalling multiple lots of birth-control pills because of a packaging error that could lead to incorrect dosing and unintended pregnancies.

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Doctors Describe Conjoined Twins Surgery, Practiced on Dolls First

Posted: 09/14/2011 - Anesthesiologists who assisted in a rare, risky surgery to separate conjoined twins came up with a novel way to practice flipping the patients without tangling the various lines attached to them: They rehearsed it on a pair of Cabbage Patch dolls sewn together.

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Neurosurgeon Says Patient Doing Remarkably Well

Updated: 09/09/2011 - Four patients are still at Renown Regional Medical Center. These patients were the most critically injured on Tuesday, one of those patients was shot in the head and arrived at the hospital by CareFlight.

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