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FDA Announces Recall of 2M Defective Needles

Posted: 01/26/2010 - Federal health officials are announcing a recall of 2 million needles because of a risk they can push bits of silicone into patients' bodies.

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RI Company Recalling 1.2M Pounds of Salami

Posted: 01/23/2010 - A Rhode Island meat company is recalling 1.2 million pounds of pepper-coated salami due to concerns about salmonella contamination.

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Heart Group Lists 7 Essentials for Heart Health

Posted: 01/20/2010 - Here are the seven secrets to a long life: Stay away from cigarettes. Keep a slender physique. Get some exercise. Eat a healthy diet and keep your cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar in check.

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Johnson & Johnson Expands Tylenol Recall

Posted: 01/15/2010 - Johnson & Johnson expanded a recall of over-the-counter medications Friday, the second time it has done so in less than a month because of a moldy smell that has made users sick.

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Parents, Doctors Debate Tots Teetering in Heels

Posted: 01/14/2010 - As images of 3½-year-old Suri Cruise out and about in blingy heels recently hit magazines and the Internet, reactions to the grown-up look for not-so-old kids have ranged from cries of inappropriate to defense of a little girl's right to be girlie.

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Data: US Obesity Rate High, but Not Rising

Updated: 01/13/2010 - Raise a glass of diet soda: The nation's obesity rate appears to have stalled. But the latest numbers still show that more than two-thirds of adults and almost a third of kids are overweight, with no sign of improvement.

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Study: Youth Now Have More Mental Health Issues

Posted: 01/11/2010 - A new study has found that five times as many high school and college students are dealing with anxiety and other mental health issues than youth of the same age who were studied in the Great Depression era.

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Fight Against Fat Goes High-Tech with New Devices

Posted: 01/06/2010 - The fight against fat is going high-tech. To get an inside look at eating and exercise habits, scientists are developing wearable wireless sensors to monitor overweight and obese people as they go about their daily lives.

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Renown Offering Swine Flu Vaccinations

Updated: 12/29/2009 - In addition to the Tuesday’s seasonal flu and H1N1 vaccination event, Renown Health will offer four additional flu shot events after Christmas. Additional dates are also being considered.

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Health Bill Clears Final 60-Vote Hurdle in Senate

Updated: 12/24/2009 - Exultant Senate Democrats pushed President Barack Obama's landmark health care overhaul past a final procedural hurdle Wednesday, setting up a Christmas Eve vote to pass the legislation extending coverage to 30 million Americans.

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Maine to Consider Cell Phone Cancer Warning

Updated: 12/20/2009 - A Maine legislator wants to make the state the first to require cell phones to carry warnings that they can cause brain cancer, although there is no consensus among scientists that they do and industry leaders dispute the claim.

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Last Three County Swine Flu Clinics of the Year

Updated: 12/10/2009 - The Washoe County Heath District is offering three more free H1N1 vaccination clinics for high risk groups. The dates of the clinics will be Sat, Dec 12th from 9am to Noon, Tues, Dec 15th from 1pm to 4pm, and Thurs, Dec 17th, from 1pm to 4pm.

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Medicare Cuts Stay in Health Care Bill

Posted: 12/03/2009 - The Senate has voted to keep significant Medicare cuts in its health care overhaul bill despite polls showing seniors are concerned about their benefits.

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Two More Free H1N1 Clinics Scheduled

Updated: 12/02/2009 - The Washoe County Health District has scheduled two more free swine flu vaccination clinics for those in high risk groups. The clinics are Saturday, Dec 5th from 9am to 3pm, and Tuesday, Dec 8th from 11am to 5pm.

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