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Forgotten Vials of Smallpox Found in Storage Room

Updated: 07/08/2014 - Government officials say workers cleaning a storage room at a research center made a startling discovery last week - decades-old vials of smallpox forgotten in a cardboard box.

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New Sunscreens: How Much For Protection?

Updated: 07/07/2014 - Dermatologists tell us to wear sunscreen year-round. But for many, when temperatures soar, like this week, it's time to get out the lotion, spray or stick. The question is how much of any of these products is enough to protect your skin.

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California Chicken Linked to Salmonella Recalled

Posted: 07/04/2014 - The first product recall has been issued for a California chicken producer since it was linked to an outbreak of an antibiotic-resistant strain of salmonella that has been making people sick for more than a year.

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VA Says Patient Access for Health Care Improving

Posted: 07/03/2014 - The Department of Veterans Affairs says it has reached out to nearly 140,000 veterans in the past two months to get them off waiting lists and into clinics for medical appointments.

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Top Things You Should Never Leave in a Hot Car

Updated: 07/05/2014 - We know leaving children and pets in a hot car for even five minutes could be lethal, but leaving other things in your car while you take a trip to the coffee shop or run a small errand can be just as dangerous. Here are a few things you should never leave in a hot car.

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NNMC One-Stop-Shop Community Health Fair

Updated: 08/19/2014 - Northern Nevada Medical Center is committed to the health and well-being of our community. NNMC is hosting a community health fair on Thursday, July 3rd 7:30am – 11 a.m. in the main lobby of the hospital.

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SCOTUS: Can't Make Employers Cover Contraception

Updated: 06/30/2014 - The Supreme Court says corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women.

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Staying Cool During the Summer Heat

Posted: 06/30/2014 - The Washoe County Health District is offering tips for staying cool and preventing heat-related illness.

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Heat Wave To Hit Northern Nevada

Updated: 06/30/2014 - Temperatures are on the rise, so the Washoe County Health District is reminding residents and visitors that heat-related illnesses can be deadly.

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Obama Reviews Veterans' Health Care System

Updated: 06/27/2014 - President Barack Obama is meeting with his acting veterans affairs secretary and a top White House aide to review the administration's response to problems confronting the veterans health care system.

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Nasal Spray Trumps Flu Shot For Kids

Posted: 06/26/2014 - When it comes to flu vaccines, a federal panel says a squirt in the nose is better than a shot in the arm for young children.

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Feds Order Recall of Vegas-Area Pork Product

Posted: 06/26/2014 - Federal authorities ordered a Las Vegas food distributor to recall almost 15,000 pounds of misbranded raw pork nugget product shipped since January to southern Nevada hotels, restaurants and other eateries.

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Infections May Be Fought With Fecal Transplant

Updated: 06/26/2014 - It's a low-cost treatment for a life-threatening infection. And it could cure up to 90 percent of patients with minimal side-effects -- often in a few days.

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Governor May Repeal Food-Touching Law

Posted: 06/26/2014 - A bill heading to the governor would repeal an unpopular ban on California chefs touching certain foods with their bare hands

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FDA Warns of Allergic Reactions with Acne Products

Updated: 06/25/2014 - Federal health officials are warning consumers who use anti-acne treatments about rare but potentially deadly allergic reactions that can cause swelling of the face and difficulty breathing.

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