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WCSD Students Say 'Yes' to Healthy Lunches

Posted: 05/28/2014 - Growling stomachs are sounding off in schools across the nation. The healthy school meal plan implemented by First Lady Michelle Obama now has kids tossing out their food, causing schools to lose money. How well are the kid in Washoe County taking it?

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Second Victim Dies of Heartland Virus

Posted: 05/27/2014 - The state of Oklahoma says a man has died after acquiring the Heartland virus, making him the second person in the U.S. to die after coming down with the illness.

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Two New Ebola Deaths Confirmed in West Africa

Posted: 05/26/2014 - Health authorities in Guinea and Sierra Leone say two new deaths are confirmed to be from Ebola, taking the fatalities to 170 and raising fears that West Africa's first outbreak is not yet under control. The new fatalities are far from where the outbreak began.

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Second U.S. Case Of MERS Confirmed

Posted: 05/18/2014 - Health officials say an Illinois man has apparently picked up an infection from the only American diagnosed with a mysterious Middle East virus, but the man has not needed medical treatment.

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Nevada Teen Pregnancies Down by Half Since 1988

Posted: 05/15/2014 - Nevada continues to have one of the highest teenage pregnancy rates in the country but a new report by a reproductive health organization says it has dropped dramatically over the past 25 years.

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Exams For Smokers Could Cost Medicare Billions

Posted: 05/14/2014 - A new study estimates that it would cost Medicare about $2 billion a year to screen certain current and former heavy smokers for lung cancer. Researchers found that annual lung scans and follow-up tests and treatment would add $3 a month to Medicare premiums.

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Medicaid Rolls Grow in States Against Obamacare

Posted: 05/13/2014 - A new report says at least a half-million more people have signed up for Medicaid in states that thus far have refused a federal offer to expand eligibility for the safety-net program for the poor.

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Event to Educate Nevada’s Expecting and New Moms

Posted: 05/12/2014 - To help first-time mothers in Nevada connect with important resources for successful, healthy pregnancies and during baby’s first year of life, the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health, Immunize Nevada and eleven additional partners support Text4baby activities statewide.

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Rare Newborn Twins Doing Well in Ohio

Posted: 05/12/2014 - Twin girls born with a rare condition in Ohio were breathing on their own and their mom said she and her husband were able to hold them on Mother's Day.

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Family Raising Money for Peanut-Sniffing Dog

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Updated: 05/12/2014 - Playing in a park. eating in the cafeteria with friends and having a sleepover are are things most young girls do all the time. However, Abigail Ketchersid has a severe peanut allergy and for her those things can be life threatening.

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Fighting Cancer At Reno High With Moms On The Run

Posted: 05/11/2014 - Mothers are special people. Sunday at Reno High School, hundreds of people gathered to express their gratitude and get some exercise as part of the 14th Annual Moms on the Run.

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Help for Seniors Living with Dementia

Posted: 05/08/2014 - May is Older Americans" Month, a time to show seniors in our community how much they mean to us. There's no better way to do that than to keep them safe. Two new programs coming to our area focus on helping elderly people living with dementia.

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PUC Goes Scent-Free

Updated: 05/08/2014 - You may have been at a conference, meeting, or pubic gathering and noticed the smell of perfume, deodorant, or hairspray. For most of us, its not a problem. But if you are chemically-sensitive, it can literally drive you from a room. In hopes of avoiding the problem at its public meetings, Nevada's Public Utilities Commission is now a courtesy “scent-free” zone.

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Academic Doping: The Rise of the Study Drug

Updated: 05/08/2014 - It’s 2 a.m., you’ve written one sentence for the five-page paper due in a few hours and you haven’t even started looking at your notes for the big test; then you realize your coffee supply is running low. For students, this is the most dreaded week of the year—finals week. There are many kinds of shortcuts students find to help get through the tough time. While some depend on caffeine, others are turning to a dangerous and misused pill to give them an extra edge—Adderall.

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Senators Warn of Carcinogen Risks with E-Cigarettes

Posted: 05/08/2014 - Eight Senators are calling on the Food and Drug Administration to examine new research suggesting that some electronic cigarettes can produce dangerous carcinogens similar to those from traditional cigarettes.

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