Updated: 09/06/2013 - The Food and Drug Administration says consumers shouldn't worry too much about levels of arsenic in rice - but should vary their diets just in case.
Posted: 09/05/2013 - Sentencing has been postponed until Oct. 24 for a former Las Vegas endoscopy clinic owner and a former employee facing prison following their criminal convictions in July in a 2007 hepatitis C outbreak.
Posted: 09/04/2013 - Coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law won't be cheap, but two independent private studies show that cost-conscious consumers hunting for lower premiums will have plenty of options.
Posted: 09/04/2013 - Nevadans have their homework cut out for them to prepare for implementation of federal health care reform and a requirement that everyone have health insurance beginning next year.
Posted: 09/03/2013 - Flu season is just around the corner, but these days you don't have to go to the health department or even family physician to get your flu shot. The latest trend has pharmacists delivering the vaccine, and all other vaccines to patients of all ages.
Posted: 08/31/2013 - An Albuquerque mental health clinic is using hit show "Breaking Bad" and its methamphetamine trafficking theme to help fight addiction.
Posted: 08/31/2013 - A bill heading to Gov. Jerry Brown would allow nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives and physician assistants to perform a type of early abortion.
Posted: 08/29/2013 - This isn't ordinary pillow talk: A new study estimates that nearly 9 million adults in this country resort to sleeping pills to get sufficient rest. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says most are white, female, educated or 50 or older.
Posted: 08/27/2013 - Circus Circus Reno is commending its security team, credited with saving an apparent heart attack victim.
Updated: 08/26/2013 - Nevada says a federal lawsuit filed against the state over slow psychiatric evaluations of inmates is moot.
Posted: 08/25/2013 - Two California neurosurgeons who infected brain-cancer patients with bowel bacteria in an unsuccessful effort to save their lives have resigned their positions at the University of California, Davis.
Posted: 08/20/2013 - A local resident of Inyo County was hospitalized with an illness that is highly suspect of being caused by hantavirus cardiopulmonary syndrome (HCPS), according to Rick Johnson, a Public Health Officer for Inyo County.
Updated: 08/19/2013 - A Nevada legislator asked the drug company that makes OxyContin to turn over information about Nevada doctors suspected of over-prescribing the powerful pain medication.
Posted: 08/13/2013 - American couples are not as infertile as it might seem.
Posted: 08/13/2013 - A state board has endorsed pumping another $3 million into Nevada mental health services to increase bed capacity and reduce wait times for criminal defendants ordered to undergo evaluations.
Updated: 08/13/2013 - Coca-Cola plans to run its first ad defending the safety of artificial sweeteners, a move that comes as the company looks to stem declining sales of diet soda.
Posted: 08/12/2013 - Air quality in northern Nevada is moderate Monday, according to health officials, based on heavy smoke blowing into the Truckee Meadows from a fire in Foresthill, CA. That means people with breathing problems should stay mostly inside and try not to exert themselves.