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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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Autism Treatment Works in Kids as Young as 18 Months

Updated: 11/30/2009 - A rigorous, if small, study of behavior treatment found two years of therapy can vastly improve symptoms in autistic children as young as 18 months and often results in a milder diagnosis.

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WHO: Treat HIV Patients Sooner

Posted: 11/29/2009 - People infected with the virus that causes AIDS should start treatment earlier than currently recommended, the World Health Organization said on Monday.

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Christmas Kissing: On the Cheek to Avoid Swine Flu

Posted: 11/23/2009 - Britain's authority on etiquette says it's more hygienic to exchange kisses on the cheek than to shake hands - so the swine flu pandemic should not make people afraid of kissing under the mistletoe this holiday season.

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A Closer Look at Swine Flu Vaccine

Updated: 11/24/2009 - As swine flu kills more people across the U.S., the number of deaths in Nevada has now reached thirty. The government is taking steps to curb the pandemic, issuing free vaccines for high risk groups, but certain ingredients in those vaccines are controversial and some parents are opting out.

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Former NIH Chief: Ignore New Mammogram Guideline

Updated: 11/23/2009 - The former director of the National Institutes of Health is advising women to ignore new guidelines that delay the start of routine mammogram testing for breast cancer.

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Immunity-Boosting Tips for Flu Season

Updated: 11/19/2009 - When flu season comes around, there are a number of ways to boost your immunities. Aside from flu shots and eating healthy, you can also take a number of supplements. We spoke with Whole Foods to get tips on the best ones for your body.

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Study Raises New Questions About Merck Pill Zetia

Posted: 11/15/2009 - A new study raises fresh concerns about Zetia and its cousin, Vytorin - drugs still taken by millions of Americans to lower cholesterol, despite questions raised last year about how well they work.

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