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Bike Swap to Promote Cancer Awareness

Updated: 08/19/2014 - People can buy or sell bikes at Idlewild Park while helping raise awareness about one of the deadliest forms of cancer.

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Hero Talks About How CPR Saved Child

Updated: 07/15/2014 - A young child is in critical condition Monday night at Renown Medical Center after a near-drowning at Rock Park. The situation could be a lot more dire had it not been for a quick-thinking bystander who knows CPR. Garet Bartholomew talked to KOLO 8 News Now along the shore of the Truckee River where the incident happened.

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Board Chooses New Chief for Nevada Health Exchange

Posted: 07/11/2014 - A Texas man whose resume includes stints as a trial attorney and a health benefits administrator for the state of Ohio will be Nevada's new health exchange director.

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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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