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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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Pope Denounces Outside Pressure For Contraception, Gay Rights

Updated: 01/19/2015 - Pope Francis is denouncing what he calls the "ideological colonization" of families and the developing world, where he says Western ideas about birth control and gay rights are increasingly being imposed, often as a condition for development aid.

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Medicare Chief Who Ran Health Care Rollout Steps Down

Updated: 01/16/2015 - Medicare's top administrator unexpectedly resigned Friday, becoming the latest casualty in the turmoil over the president's health care law, which is still struggling for acceptance even as millions benefit from expanded coverage.

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Flu Vaccine Appears To Be 'Under The Weather'

Posted: 01/16/2015 - This year's flu vaccine is doing a pretty crummy job. It's only 23 percent effective, which is one of the worst performances in the last decade, according to a government study released Thursday.

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UN: At Least 50 Ebola Hotspots Remain

Posted: 01/16/2015 - At least 50 Ebola hotspots remain in the three hardest-hit West African countries but new cases are declining and the deadly disease will be defeated, the U.N.'s Ebola chief said Thursday.

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Transgenders May Be Denied Driving Rights

Posted: 01/16/2015 - Russian officials have denied that a driving ban imposed on those with psychological disorders would affect transgender people.

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Trial Reset for Former Doctor in Hep-C Case

Posted: 01/15/2015 - A federal fraud trial has been pushed back for a former Las Vegas physician and endoscopy clinic owner already imprisoned in a 2007 hepatitis C outbreak.

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Affordable Healthcare Pros Opens New Office in Reno

Updated: 01/15/2015 - The deadline to sign up for healthcare under the Affordable Care Act is approaching and Affordable Healthcare Pros is expanding its network to meet the needs of those who wish to participate in the program.

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Changes May Be Coming to Annual Women's Screening

Updated: 01/14/2015 - For years, doctors have relied on Pap smears to detect cervical cancer. But now a new recommendation may change the way doctors screen for the disease; however, the change doesn't come without controversy.

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CA Urging Health Signups to Minimize Tax Penalties

Posted: 01/13/2015 - The state exchange is ramping up advertising and marketing efforts in the final month of open enrollment for health insurance to minimize the number of Californians who will face tax penalties for remaining uninsured.

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26 Measles Cases Now Tied to Disney Parks

Posted: 01/13/2015 - Health officials are reporting seven more cases of measles in an outbreak tied to visits to Disney theme parks in California last month.

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AHCA Makes For Complicated Tax Season

Posted: 01/12/2015 - The Internal Revenue Service says this tax season may be one of the most complicated in recent history. That's because of the Affordable Health Care Act. Tax preparers are already gearing up to help people who may end up paying-- instead of getting a refund.

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Kaiser's CA Mental Health Workers Strike

Posted: 01/12/2015 - Hundreds of Kaiser Permanente mental health professionals throughout California kicked off a weeklong strike Monday to protest what they say is a lack of staffing that affects care.

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Pope Baptizes 33 Babies In Sistine Chapel

Posted: 01/11/2015 - Pope Francis on Sunday baptized 33 babies in the Sistine Chapel as part of an annual tradition, this year repeating an invitation to mothers to nurse their babies if crying out of hunger.

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