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OSHA Cites Summerlin Hospital After TB Exposure

Posted: 04/11/2014 - The Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Administration is proposing nearly $40,000 in fines against a Las Vegas hospital where employees were exposed to tuberculosis over the summer.

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Discussing Death for Better Healthcare

Updated: 04/11/2014 - Experts across the country are encouraging you to sit down with your family this month, and have an open, honest discussion about death.

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Parkinson's Awareness Day To Be Celebrated Friday

Posted: 04/10/2014 - The American Parkinson Disease Association, Dedicated Veterans Information & Referral Center and the Sierra Nevada Health Care System invite you to attend presentation of a Governor’s Proclamation declaring April as Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month in Nevada and April 11th as Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Day in Nevada.

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Norovirus Attacks Las Vegas

Posted: 04/09/2014 - Health officials say a stomach bug is going around in the Las Vegas area, and they've identified norovirus as the cause.

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Spring Skiing Skin Safety

Updated: 04/08/2014 - The spring-like temperatures let skiers and snowboarders know their season is about to come to an end. And instead of bundling up, many choose to dress down, stay cool and head down the hill uncovered. When it comes to protecting yourself from skin cancer, that may be the worst thing you can do.

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Officials Say Ebola Outbreak Could Last Months

Posted: 04/08/2014 - Health officials say the Ebola outbreak in West Africa could last for months in what they called one of the most challenging episodes of the disease that the international community has faced.

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Chili's Pulls Out of Autism Fundraiser

Updated: 04/07/2014 - Chili's is backing away from plans to donate funds to a group that says autism can be triggered by vaccinations, a position that has been widely discredited by the medical community.

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Local Business Hits Home at Ball Park

Updated: 04/07/2014 - The next time you go the ball park, you'll find a new healthy option among the choices at the concession stand. A new protein drink is not only fit for athletes, but also for your family. The best part-- it's made in northern Nevada.

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Gay Men Divided Over Use of HIV Prevention Drug

Posted: 04/06/2014 - A drug hailed as a lifesaver for many people infected by HIV is at the heart of a rancorous debate among gay men, AIDS activists and health professionals over its potential for protecting uninfected men who engage in gay sex without using condoms.

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Measles Scare Continues In Berkeley

Posted: 04/05/2014 - Health officials at the University of California, Berkeley say another student has been diagnosed with measles, and they are concerned others may have been exposed to the virus

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STEMI Drill Held at Renown

Updated: 04/04/2014 - When you are having a heart attack, every minute that passes can result in greater damage to your heart. That's why emergency room doctors at Renown Regional Medical Center hold a quarterly drill, to improve response times for patients with heart disease.

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New Allergy Pill Approved

Posted: 04/03/2014 - Spring allergy season is just around the corner. If you suffer from allergies, specifically grass allergies, there's a new treatment that could replace shots, which desensitize you to a specific allergen. Its a treatment called” “immunotherapy.”

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Millions Designated For Pediatric Cancer

Posted: 04/03/2014 - A 10-year-old girl who died of brain cancer is leaving a legacy for other sick children in a new law signed by President Barack Obama.

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Lawsuit Filed Against Nevada Health Exchange

Posted: 04/03/2014 - Thousands of Nevadans could ultimately be involved in a class action suit filed against the state, the health insurance exchange, and Xerox.

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President Lauds More Than 7M Health Care Signups

Posted: 04/01/2014 - President Barack Obama says 7.1 million Americans enrolled for health care coverage by Monday's midnight deadline. He's praising the achievement of overcoming lost weeks at the start of sign-ups last fall.

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How Safe Is Your NV Healthlink Information?

Updated: 03/31/2014 - Insurance brokers and what the insurance division calls “Exchange Enrollment Facilitators,” are all busy trying to get as many people enlisted in Nevada's Health Exchange before midnight. And there's a lot of your personal information needing to be put into the system, but just how trustworthy are the people taking that information? One national publication has some pretty scathing remarks on a handful of facilitators working here in Nevada.

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UNR Announces Plan to Go Tobacco-Free in 2015

Updated: 03/31/2014 - The University of Nevada, Reno announced Monday, March 31, its plans to implement a Tobacco-Free University policy effective Aug. 1, 2015.

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Hospital Asks Patients to Get Tested for Diseases

Posted: 03/31/2014 - A San Francisco hospital has asked nearly 200 patients to get tested for HIV, hepatitis and other blood-borne diseases after it failed to properly sterilize equipment.

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