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Study: Insurers May Use Drug Costs to Discriminate

Posted: 01/28/2015 - A new report warns that insurance companies - perhaps more than initially thought - may be charging the sickest patients extra for drugs under the federal health law to discourage them from choosing certain plans.

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CA Declares E-Cigarettes a Health Threat

Posted: 01/28/2015 - California health officials say electronic cigarettes are a health threat, especially to children, and should be strictly regulated like tobacco products.

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Donors Pledge $7.5M for Global Vaccine Program

Posted: 01/27/2015 - Governments and private donors, among them the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, have pledged a record $7.5 billion to replenish a global vaccination program for the poor.

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Adults May Feel Impact Of Measles Outbreak

Updated: 02/04/2015 - The number of Measles cases related to Disneyland in southern California stands at 87 as of January 26. The disease has spread to seven states. One local Infectious Disease specialist talks about why this is happening and how now adults could be at risk for the disease.

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Canada Finds Case of Bird Flu in Traveler

Posted: 01/26/2015 - Canadian health authorities say they have diagnosed a case of bird flu in a British Columbia woman who recently returned from China.

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Union Says Kaiser Nurses Reach Agreement

Posted: 01/26/2015 - A union says Kaiser Permanente nurses in California have approved a new contract that boosts pay and improves patient care along with health and safety protections for nurses.

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Website Allows Veterans to Check Health Records

Updated: 01/22/2015 - It is called “My Health Vet” and the website www.myhealth.va.gov is designed to allow veterans enrolled in VA health care to check their health records, make and cancel appointments, or refill prescriptions from a computer or tablet.

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No Measles In Nevada

Updated: 01/22/2015 - Here in Nevada our experience with measles is quite different from California. The map of the measles outbreak in the west doesn't include Nevada, even though there have been 59 cases reported so far in the Golden State.

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New SF Medical Examiner Faces Backlog

Posted: 01/21/2015 - A new chief of the San Francisco medical examiner's office will tackle a backlog of more than 800 death cases when he takes the job.

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Details Emerge About $61M Boost for NV Autism Treatment

Posted: 01/21/2015 - State health officials say a major proposed funding boost for child autism treatment would substantially expand and improve service to the estimated 6,000 Nevada children living with the disorder.

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UN: Despite Progress, Ebola Fight is Far from Won

Posted: 01/20/2015 - The head of the United Nations mission fighting Ebola in West Africa says despite recent progress close to 1,000 new cases have been recorded in the last three weeks and "the fight is far from won."

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