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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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How Runners Can Prevent Running Injuries

Posted: 05/07/2014 - With spring weather returning and summer on the way, you might be considering doing a little running to shed a few pounds or get in shape. However, if you are new to the sport and are thinking, 'how hard could it be,' there are a few serious injuries beginners need to look out for.

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Sandoval: Nevada Exchange Choices Limited

Posted: 05/05/2014 - Gov. Brian Sandoval says there are no good choices for Nevada as it tries to decide what do to about its troubled health insurance exchange.

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Powerade Drops Controversial Ingredient

Posted: 05/05/2014 - A controversial ingredient is being removed from some Powerade sports drinks, after the chemical was also taken out of rival Gatorade last year.

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MERS Patient Improving

Updated: 05/04/2014 - State health officials say the man hospitalized in Indiana with the first U.S. case of a mysterious virus that has sickened hundreds in the Middle East is improving.

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Town Hall Meeting on Underage Drinking Prevention

Posted: 05/02/2014 - According to the Centers for Disease Control, alcohol is the drug most commonly abused by US teens, leading to more than 43-hundred deaths each year. That's why a town hall meeting taking place this weekend is aimed at educating parents about the problem.

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RX Discount Cards- Deal or Scam?

Updated: 05/02/2014 - You may have recently received a discount card in the mail promising up to 75% of your prescription drugs. Recent changes to health care insurance have left many people confused, so you may be wondering is it real, or is it a scam?

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Board Delays Action on Future of Nevada Exchange

Updated: 05/01/2014 - The board overseeing Nevada's troubled health insurance exchange wants an analysis on costs, funding and feasibility before deciding whether to keep Xerox as the operator or plot a different course.

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California Cities Dominate Dirty Air Rankings

Posted: 04/30/2014 - Cities in California's Central Valley dominate the American Lung Association's annual rankings of the nation's worst air pollution, though traditional dirty-air leader Los Angeles still tops key categories.

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Committee Passes CA Porn Condom Bill

Posted: 04/29/2014 - A bill that would require adult film actors to wear condoms during productions anywhere in California and to be tested regularly for sexually transmitted diseases is advancing through the Legislature.

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No Quick Fix for Nevada Health Exchange

Posted: 04/29/2014 - There is no quick fix for Nevada's troubled health insurance exchange, but speedy action by state officials is needed to prepare for the next open enrollment period this fall.

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Nevada OSHA: 19 Workplace Deaths in 2013

Posted: 04/28/2014 - The Nevada Department of Business and Industry is quietly honoring more than a dozen people who died in workplace accidents around the state last year.

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SARS-Related Virus Deaths Continue In Saudi Arabia

Updated: 04/28/2014 - Saudi Arabia's Health Ministry says eight more people have died after contracting a lethal Middle East virus related to SARS as the kingdom grapples with a rising number of infections.

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Condoms In Court Have New York Authorities Divided

Posted: 04/27/2014 - New York would become the first state to prohibit police and prosecutors from using the possession of condoms as evidence against suspected sex workers under a measure pending before lawmakers.

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