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Getting a Flu Shot? Share a Photo and Hashtag It!

Updated: 10/09/2014 - This flu season, Immunize Nevada and the Southern Nevada Immunization and Health Coalition (SNIHC) are encouraging Nevadans to pair up for the annual trek to get their flu vaccine, launching a “2 Against Flu” campaign.

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A Stubborn Breast Cancer Statistic

Updated: 10/08/2014 - In the month of October, the color pink is to remind women about breast cancer; how it is diagnosed and treated. Despite advancements in that diagnosis and treatment, some women will still die of the disease. In some cases it doesn't have to be that way.

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US Orders Agents to Watch for Ebola in Travelers

Updated: 10/08/2014 - The Homeland Security Department has ordered agents at airports and other ports of entry to observe everyone coming into the United States for potential signs of Ebola infection.

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Cloth Diapers vs. Disposable

Updated: 10/07/2014 - Being a parent means making important decisions for your child, including what kind of diapers are the best fit for your little one.

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Flu Shots Can Help Fight Enterovirus

Posted: 10/08/2014 - A spokesman for the Washoe County Health District has confirmed that although enterovirus has been identified in one patient in Reno, it has not been confirmed to be the Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) strain which has sickened hundreds of Americans.

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Spanish Nurse Contracts Ebola Virus

Posted: 10/07/2014 - In the first known transmission of the outbreak of Ebola outside West Africa, a Spanish nurse who treated a missionary for the disease at a Madrid hospital has tested positive for the virus, Spain's health minister said Monday.

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Liberia To Prosecute Man Who Brought Ebola To US

Updated: 10/02/2014 - Liberian authorities say they plan to prosecute the man infected with Ebola who brought the disease to the United States, saying he lied on his airport health questionnaire.

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RFD In The Pink

Updated: 10/01/2014 - Many of us here at KOLO 8 News Now are wearing pink to bring awareness to breast cancer. But we aren't the only team raising awareness of this leading cancer killer among women. Reno Fire Fighters are getting into the pink and asking the community to join them.

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Sister: US Ebola Patient Said He Was From Liberia

Posted: 10/01/2014 - According to his sister, the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States has said he notified health care workers the first time he went to the hospital that he was visiting the U.S. from Liberia.

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Mysterious Virus Could Be In Nevada

Updated: 09/29/2014 - Nevada is one of only a handful of states not reporting the D68 Virus. That means test have not been ordered for the CDC to confirm a patient has the virus locally. But experts say that doesn't mean the virus hasn't already made an appearance.

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Senators: Widen Medicaid Program for Frail Seniors

Posted: 09/25/2014 - More than a dozen senators are calling on the Obama administration to broaden a Medicaid program for the nation's frailest seniors, calling it a proven alternative to pricier nursing home care.

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Nurses Protest Ebola Prep

Posted: 09/24/2014 - Nurses who say U.S. hospitals aren't ready for an Ebola outbreak protested outside a Las Vegas Strip resort where they are holding a union convention.

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TV Reporter Quits On Air to Promote Pot

Posted: 09/22/2014 - A reporter for an Alaska TV station revealed on the air that she owns a medical marijuana business and was quitting her job to advocate for the drug.

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Truckee Residents Breathe Bad Air

Updated: 09/19/2014 - Over the last couple of days, Reno's air quality starts to deteriorate by late afternoon. But in Truckee, California, residents have been dealing with bad air for the last couple of days, all day.

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King Fire Smoke Impacts The Truckee Meadows

Updated: 09/17/2014 - The King Fire is having a major impact on our air quality. Washoe County Health Department says Tuesday afternoon our air quality was pushed into the unhealthy range. The same thing happened Wednesday.

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