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Millions Designated For Pediatric Cancer

Posted: 04/03/2014 - A 10-year-old girl who died of brain cancer is leaving a legacy for other sick children in a new law signed by President Barack Obama.

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Lawsuit Filed Against Nevada Health Exchange

Posted: 04/03/2014 - Thousands of Nevadans could ultimately be involved in a class action suit filed against the state, the health insurance exchange, and Xerox.

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President Lauds More Than 7M Health Care Signups

Posted: 04/01/2014 - President Barack Obama says 7.1 million Americans enrolled for health care coverage by Monday's midnight deadline. He's praising the achievement of overcoming lost weeks at the start of sign-ups last fall.

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How Safe Is Your NV Healthlink Information?

Updated: 03/31/2014 - Insurance brokers and what the insurance division calls “Exchange Enrollment Facilitators,” are all busy trying to get as many people enlisted in Nevada's Health Exchange before midnight. And there's a lot of your personal information needing to be put into the system, but just how trustworthy are the people taking that information? One national publication has some pretty scathing remarks on a handful of facilitators working here in Nevada.

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Hospital Asks Patients to Get Tested for Diseases

Posted: 03/31/2014 - A San Francisco hospital has asked nearly 200 patients to get tested for HIV, hepatitis and other blood-borne diseases after it failed to properly sterilize equipment.

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New Study Finds Autism Begins In Pregnancy

Updated: 03/31/2014 - The origins of autism have always been a mystery to doctors and researchers, but now, perhaps part of that mystery has been solved.

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Monday is the Deadline to Sign Up for Health Law

Posted: 03/31/2014 - Monday is the deadline to sign up for private health insurance in the new online markets created by President Barack Obama's health care law. So far, about 4 out of every 5 people enrolling have qualified for tax credits to reduce the cost of their premiums.

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Liquid Nicotine Can Be Deadly

Posted: 03/27/2014 - Health officials are reaching out to the public, warning that the fluid used to refill electronic cigarettes can be very dangerous. It's so toxic, a teaspoon can kill a small child, but currently there are no guidelines for packaging liquid nicotine.

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Health Exchange Fees to Rise in 2015

Updated: 03/27/2014 - Nevadans who purchase health insurance through the state exchange will pay more in monthly fees next year to sustain the program.

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Tips to Avoid Springtime Allergies

Posted: 03/27/2014 - Most of us love it when spring finally gets its turn on the calendar, but for about 20% of American, the sunny skies come with pesky allergies. Fortunately, there are things you can do to keep your hay fever at bay.

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Health Insurance Enrollment Event Coming

Updated: 03/26/2014 - The deadline to sign up for health insurance is Monday, March 31st. That's just five days away. Here in Nevada, residents have been given a 60-day extension. But you need to be in the system to qualify for the special sign-up period. This Saturday you have a chance to sign up for insurance, or perhaps get your application cleaned up before Monday.

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"Legalizing" Pot Not So Easy

Posted: 03/25/2014 - Medicinal marijuana dispensaries will soon be cropping up here in Washoe County and elsewhere in Nevada. The problem is lawyers who help dispensary owners and growers set up businesses and leases or even limited liability corporations are breaking the law.

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Health Organization: Pollution Kills 7M Each Year

Posted: 03/25/2014 - Air pollution kills about 7 million people worldwide every year, with more than half of the fatalities due to fumes from indoor stoves, according to a new report from the World Health Organization published Tuesday.

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Gorilla Delivered Via C-Section in Mother's Arms

Posted: 03/25/2014 - The San Diego Zoo says an infant gorilla that was successfully treated for pneumonia after a cesarean section delivery is in her mother's arms for the first time.

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Working Through the ACA & Income Taxes

Updated: 03/24/2014 - You have until April 15th to file your taxes. It's always a busy time for tax preparers, but many of them had to have some additional training to handle questions about the Affordable Care Act.

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Higher Flood Insurance Costs Coming to Nevada

Posted: 03/24/2014 - Nearly 1,300 federally subsidized flood insurance policies in Nevada are set to feel the sting of flood insurance rate hikes, despite a rate relief law President Barack Obama signed Friday.

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