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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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Haze Affecting Athletes

Posted: 09/17/2014 - Because of all the smoke our air quality has ranged from good, to moderate, to unhealthy Tuesday and it's affecting athletes. Some braved it out, but others in town had to cut practice short.

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REMSA Announces Outcomes in Wake of Federal Grant

Posted: 09/16/2014 - REMSA has announced preliminary outcomes of its Community Health Programs, an effort started in 2012 after REMSA was one of only 107 organizations in the United States to be awarded a round-one Health Care Innovation Award from the federal government.

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Some Consumers Risk Losing Health Law Tax Credits

Posted: 09/15/2014 - The Obama administration says some consumers risk losing financial aid for their health insurance premiums unless they clear up lingering questions about how much they make.

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Mosquito Spraying Continues in Washoe County Wednesday AM

West Nile Virus

Updated: 09/10/2014 - The Washoe County Health District Vector-Borne Disease Prevention Program will be conducting its fifth and final scheduled mosquito abatement operation this year beginning at approximately 6AM Wednesday

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Atlanta Hospital Treating American Aid Worker With Ebola

Posted: 09/09/2014 - A doctor at an Atlanta hospital says it's a good sign that an aid worker with the Ebola virus was able to walk from an ambulance into the hospital today, after arriving in the Atlanta area aboard a specially-equipped plane.

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Stand Up to Cancer Telethon Raises $109M

Posted: 09/08/2014 - The star-studded Stand Up to Cancer telethon that aired on broadcast and cable networks in the United States and Canada raised $109 million.

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People and Pets Advised to Use Caution Around Virginia Lake

Updated: 09/06/2014 - The City of Reno has been notified by the Washoe County Health District that people and domestic animals should avoid all contact with the water of Virginia Lake until further notice. As KOLO 8 News Now has reported, the lake water is contaminated as a result of the algae bloom.

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