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  • Ask the Doctor: Heat Stroke

    Ask the Doctor: Heat Stroke

    Monday, June 26 2017 3:24 PM EDT2017-06-26 19:24:12 GMT

    Heat stroke requires emergency treatment. So how do you know your body is over-heating? Tonight's Ask the Doctor guest has the answer. 

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    Heat stroke requires emergency treatment. So how do you know your body is over-heating? Tonight's Ask the Doctor guest has the answer. 

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  • Ask the Doctor: Neck & Arm Pain

    Ask the Doctor: Neck & Arm Pain

    Monday, June 19 2017 11:18 PM EDT2017-06-20 03:18:46 GMT

    Many things can contribute to neck and arm pain. ROC Spine Surgeon, Dr. Ben Bjerke talks about some causes and treatment in our Ask the Doctor segment.

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    Many things can contribute to neck and arm pain. ROC Spine Surgeon, Dr. Ben Bjerke talks about some causes and treatment in our Ask the Doctor segment.

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  • Ask the Doctor: Syphilis Outbreak in Washoe County

    Ask the Doctor: Syphilis Outbreak in Washoe County

    Monday, June 12 2017 9:01 PM EDT2017-06-13 01:01:15 GMT

    Washoe County is reporting an increase of infectious syphilis cases since 2013.. Find out the signs, symptoms, tests and treatment options in tonight's Ask the Doctor. Lines are open between 5-6 p.m. at (775) 858-2222.

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    Washoe County is reporting an increase of infectious syphilis cases since 2013. Find out the signs, symptoms, tests and treatment options in tonight's Ask the Doctor. Lines are open between 5-6 p.m. at (775) 858-2222.

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  • Ask the Doctor: Insulin Resistance

    Monday, May 22 2017 8:43 PM EDT2017-05-23 00:43:54 GMT

    Are you insulin resistant? It is estimated more than 85-million American adults are pre-diabetic and over time, if not managed, insulin resistance can lead to pre-diabetes and Type 2 diabetes. To learn more, we are having a member of Renown's Endocrinology team on our Ask the Doctor segment tonight. Call (775) 858-2222 between 5-6 p.m.

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    Are you insulin resistant? It is estimated more than 85-million American adults are pre-diabetic and over time, if not managed, insulin resistance can lead to pre-diabetes and Type 2 diabetes. To learn more, we are having a member of Renown's Endocrinology team on our Ask the Doctor segment tonight. Call (775) 858-2222 between 5-6 p.m.

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  • Ask the Doctor: Migraines

    Ask the Doctor: Migraines

    Monday, May 15 2017 7:03 PM EDT2017-05-15 23:03:40 GMT

    Botox is known for smoothing out wrinkles on the face, but the FDA also approves of its use to treat chronic migraine headaches. Find out who is a candidate in tonight's Ask the Doctor segment between 5 - 6 p.m.

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    Botox is known for smoothing out wrinkles on the face, but the FDA also approves of its use to treat chronic migraine headaches. Find out who is a candidate in tonight's Ask the Doctor segment between 5 - 6 p.m.

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  • Ask the Doctor: Concussions

    Ask the Doctor: Concussions

    Monday, May 8 2017 8:23 PM EDT2017-05-09 00:23:10 GMT

    While concussions are common, researchers say every concussion injures your brain to some extent. A concussion is defined as a traumatic brain injury – like a blow or jolt to the head. We are talking about the signs and symptoms of concussion in tonight’s Ask the Doctor segment with Neurosurgeon, Dr. Marshall Tolbert. He works for Sierra Neurosurgery Group. To speak with him, call (775) 858-2222 between 5 – 6 p.m.

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    While concussions are common, researchers say every concussion injures your brain to some extent. A concussion is defined as a traumatic brain injury – like a blow or jolt to the head. We are talking about the signs and symptoms of concussion in tonight’s Ask the Doctor segment with Neurosurgeon, Dr. Marshall Tolbert. He works for Sierra Neurosurgery Group. To speak with him, call (775) 858-2222 between 5 – 6 p.m.

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  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Surgery

    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Surgery

    Monday, May 1 2017 8:28 PM EDT2017-05-02 00:28:56 GMT

    If stretching, ibuprofen or wrist splints just aren't helping, you might consider an operation to treat carpal tunnel syndrome.  In tonight's Health Watch, some patients are even opting to watch the surgery themselves!

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    If stretching, ibuprofen or wrist splints just aren't helping, you might consider an operation to treat carpal tunnel syndrome.  In tonight's Health Watch, some patients are even opting to watch the surgery themselves!

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  • Chronic Sinusitis

    Chronic Sinusitis

    Monday, April 24 2017 6:54 PM EDT2017-04-24 22:54:52 GMT

    Do you have trouble breathing? You might be one of the millions of Americans dealing with chronic sinusitis. Find out what it is and how a local doctor is offering relief in Health Watch.

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    Do you have trouble breathing? You might be one of the millions of Americans dealing with chronic sinusitis. Find out what it is and how a local doctor is offering relief in Health Watch.

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  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Insomnia

    Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Insomnia

    Monday, March 27 2017 9:08 PM EDT2017-03-28 01:08:20 GMT

    Insomnia is a very common problem that can take a toll on your body. Research shows poor sleep worsens chronic pain and depression. Researchers believe it is linked to an increased risk of diabetes, heart disease and obesity, too. Many people turn to medication to help them catch some Zzz’s, but they are not meant to be used long-term. Kristen Remington found another option that can help in Health Watch.

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    Insomnia is a very common problem that can take a toll on your body. Research shows poor sleep worsens chronic pain and depression. Researchers believe it is linked to an increased risk of diabetes, heart disease and obesity, too. Many people turn to medication to help them catch some Zzz’s, but they are not meant to be used long-term. Kristen Remington found another option that can help in Health Watch.

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  • Dissolving Heart Stent

    Dissolving Heart Stent

    Tuesday, December 13 2016 12:14 AM EST2016-12-13 05:14:33 GMT

    This year the Food and Drug Administration approved Abbott's Absorb™ bioresorbable stent for the heart. It is made of a naturally dissolving material. We sit down with a Carson Tahoe Health Cardiologist to find out how it works in tonight’s Ask the Doctor.

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    This year the Food and Drug Administration approved Abbott's Absorb™ bioresorbable stent for the heart. It is made of a naturally dissolving material. We sit down with a Carson Tahoe Health Cardiologist to find out how it works in tonight’s Ask the Doctor.

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  • Ask the Doctor: Medicare Open Enrollment

    Ask the Doctor: Medicare Open Enrollment

    Monday, October 31 2016 5:37 PM EDT2016-10-31 21:37:25 GMT

    Open enrollment for Medicare is underway. If you just turned 65 or have a disability - this is the time to shop around for your health coverage. Learn more in our Ask the Doctor segment. 

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    Open enrollment for Medicare is underway. If you just turned 65 or have a disability - this is the time to shop around for your health coverage. Learn more in our Ask the Doctor segment. 

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  • VenaSeal for Varicose Veins

    VenaSeal for Varicose Veins

    Monday, October 24 2016 7:44 PM EDT2016-10-24 23:44:05 GMT

    If both your parents have varicose veins, you have a 50% to 85% chance of getting them, too. And they can be uncomfortable. Common procedures include laser surgery or vein stripping, but now a doctor in town is using something similar to superglue.

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    If both your parents have varicose veins, you have a 50% to 85% chance of getting them, too. And they can be uncomfortable. Common procedures include laser surgery or vein stripping, but now a doctor in town is using something similar to superglue.

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  • Ask the Doctor: Medicare Wellness Visits

    Ask the Doctor: Medicare Wellness Visits

    Monday, October 10 2016 8:27 PM EDT2016-10-11 00:27:09 GMT

    If you have Medicare, you are required to see your doctor for a wellness visit every year - even if you are feeling healthy.  Find out about the tests and screenings you should expect in tonight’s Ask the Doctor. The Medical Director of Renown Medical Group will be taking your calls at (775) 858-2222 between 5 – 6 p.m.

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    If you have Medicare, you are required to see your doctor for a wellness visit every year - even if you are feeling healthy.  Find out about the tests and screenings you should expect in tonight’s Ask the Doctor. The Medical Director of Renown Medical Group will be taking your calls at (775) 858-2222 between 5 – 6 p.m.

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  • Ask the Doctor: Target the Source of Your Pain

    Ask the Doctor: Target the Source of Your Pain

    Monday, October 3 2016 1:57 PM EDT2016-10-03 17:57:15 GMT

    In tonight's Ask the Doctor, we will sit down with Northern Nevada Medical Center Physical Therapist, Chris Kegler who does not just focus on what hurts, he is also SFMA certified to assess the entire body to target the source of your pain. To speak with him, call (775) 858-2222 between 5 - 6 p.m.

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    In tonight's Ask the Doctor, we will sit down with Northern Nevada Medical Center Physical Therapist, Chris Kegler who does not just focus on what hurts, he is also SFMA certified to assess the entire body to target the source of your pain. To speak with him, call (775) 858-2222 between 5 - 6 p.m.

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  • Ask the Doctor: Zika & West Nile VIruses in Washoe County

    Ask the Doctor: Zika & West Nile VIruses in Washoe County

    Tuesday, September 6 2016 5:45 PM EDT2016-09-06 21:45:29 GMT

    Zika Virus and West Nile Virus are both confirmed in Washoe County. Washoe County's Director of Epidemiology and Public Health Preparedness will be available to answer your questions at (775) 858-2222 between 5 - 6 p.m.

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    Zika Virus and West Nile Virus are both confirmed in Washoe County. Washoe County's Director of Epidemiology and Public Health Preparedness will be available to answer your questions at (775) 858-2222 between 5 - 6 p.m.

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  • High-Frequency Help for Chronic Pain

    High-Frequency Help for Chronic Pain

    Thursday, August 18 2016 11:43 PM EDT2016-08-19 03:43:19 GMT

    One hundred million people in the United States deal with chronic pain, mostly in their back or legs. While powerful prescription drugs are often prescribed to manage it, now there is a high-frequency way to cut off pain signals to the brain and it is happening right here in northern Nevada. We go inside Northern Nevada Medical Center's Operating Room to find out how it works in Health Watch.

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    One hundred million people in the United States deal with chronic pain, mostly in their back or legs. While powerful prescription drugs are often prescribed to manage it, now there is a high-frequency way to cut off pain signals to the brain and it is happening right here in northern Nevada. We go inside Northern Nevada Medical Center's Operating Room to find out how it works in Health Watch.

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  • Ask the Doctor: Flossing & Botox for TMJ Pain

    Ask the Doctor: Flossing & Botox for TMJ Pain

    Thursday, August 18 2016 11:43 PM EDT2016-08-19 03:43:01 GMT

    Dr. Chelsea Dean says ignore the recently headlines about the inefficacy of flossing. Find out why in tonight's Ask the Doctor segment at 5.

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    Dr. Chelsea Dean says ignore the recently headlines about the inefficacy of flossing. Find out why in tonight's Ask the Doctor segment at 5.

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  • Ask the Doctor: Pediatric Oral Care 101

    Ask the Doctor: Pediatric Oral Care 101

    Thursday, August 18 2016 11:42 PM EDT2016-08-19 03:42:47 GMT

    Should you give your kids fluoride or not? And when can they start brushing on their own? Find out in tonight’s Ask the Doctor segment.

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    Should you give your kids fluoride or not? And when can they start brushing on their own? Find out in tonight’s Ask the Doctor segment.

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  • Ask the Doctor: Botox for Migraines

    Ask the Doctor: Botox for Migraines

    Monday, July 11 2016 8:40 PM EDT2016-07-12 00:40:29 GMT

    The discovery of BOTOX to treat migraines was an accident. Medical professionals say some people getting injections for wrinkles noticed improvement in the number of headaches they had after BOTOX.

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    The discovery of BOTOX to treat migraines was an accident. Medical professionals say some people getting injections for wrinkles noticed improvement in the number of headaches they had after BOTOX.

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  • Ask the Doctor: Varicose Veins

    Ask the Doctor: Varicose Veins

    Monday, June 13 2016 6:28 PM EDT2016-06-13 22:28:04 GMT

    Millions of Americans have varicose veins. While you might assume these enlarged veins, which are most commonly found in the legs, are a cosmetic issue, they can lead to serious complications if left untreated. Learn about some treatment options in tonight's Ask the Doctor.

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    Millions of Americans have varicose veins. While you might assume these enlarged veins, which are most commonly found in the legs, are a cosmetic issue, they can lead to serious complications if left untreated. Learn about some treatment options in tonight's Ask the Doctor.

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  • Ask the Doctor: Skin Cancer

    Ask the Doctor: Skin Cancer

    Monday, May 23 2016 6:30 PM EDT2016-05-23 22:30:34 GMT

    How often do you look closely at your skin? A change in a mole or a sore that doesn't heal could be signs of skin cancer. Find out more in our Ask the Doctor segment.

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    How often do you look closely at your skin? A change in a mole or a sore that doesn't heal could be signs of skin cancer. Find out more in our Ask the Doctor segment.

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  • Ask the Doctor: Warning Signs of Stroke

    Ask the Doctor: Warning Signs of Stroke

    Monday, May 16 2016 7:47 PM EDT2016-05-16 23:47:09 GMT

    When someone has a stroke, every extra minute you wait increases the risk of permanent brain damage. Find out the warning signs in our Ask the Doctor segment.

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    When someone has a stroke, every extra minute you wait increases the risk of permanent brain damage. Find out the warning signs in our Ask the Doctor segment.

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  • Ask the Doctor: Behavioral Health

    Ask the Doctor: Behavioral Health

    Monday, May 9 2016 4:41 PM EDT2016-05-09 20:41:06 GMT

    Do you know the warning signs of depression? Behavioral health is the focus of tonight's Ask the Doctor segment.

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    Do you know the warning signs of depression? Behavioral health is the focus of tonight's Ask the Doctor segment.

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  • Ask the Doctor: Travel Vaccinations

    Ask the Doctor: Travel Vaccinations

    Monday, May 2 2016 7:40 PM EDT2016-05-02 23:40:22 GMT

    If you have plans to take your family out of the country for summer vacation, find out which vaccinations you need for your destination. Dr. Jeremy Bearfield is our Ask the Doctor guest tonight. To speak with him call (775) 858-2222 between 5 – 6 p.m.

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    If you have plans to take your family out of the country for summer vacation, find out which vaccinations you need for your destination. Dr. Jeremy Bearfield is our Ask the Doctor guest tonight. To speak with him call (775) 858-2222 between 5 – 6 p.m.

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  • Ask the Doctor: Beating Spring Allergies

    Ask the Doctor: Beating Spring Allergies

    Monday, April 25 2016 7:27 PM EDT2016-04-25 23:27:30 GMT

    If you are dealing with swollen, itchy eyes, a runny nose and a sore throat – you are not alone! Many Northern Nevadans are sniffling and sneezing this allergy season. We have tips to curb your symptoms in tonight's Ask the Doctor.

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    If you are dealing with swollen, itchy eyes, a runny nose and a sore throat – you are not alone! Many Northern Nevadans are sniffling and sneezing this allergy season. We have tips to curb your symptoms in tonight's Ask the Doctor.

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  • Ask the Doctor: Cervical Cancer Guidelines

    Ask the Doctor: Cervical Cancer Guidelines

    Monday, April 18 2016 8:21 PM EDT2016-04-19 00:21:05 GMT

    For years, women have been told to get an annual pap test and a pelvic exam. Some organizations, however, like the American College of Physicians, recommends against getting them so frequently. We asked Northern Nevada Medical Group’s Dr. Amanda Magrini to join us for Ask the Doctor to discuss these guidelines and cervical cancer.

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    For years, women have been told to get an annual pap test and a pelvic exam. Some organizations, however, like the American College of Physicians, recommends against getting them so frequently. We asked Northern Nevada Medical Group’s Dr. Amanda Magrini to join us for Ask the Doctor to discuss these guidelines and cervical cancer.

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  • Washoe County Reports First Confirmed Zika Case

    Washoe County Reports First Confirmed Zika Case

    Tuesday, April 12 2016 1:38 AM EDT2016-04-12 05:38:35 GMT

    A female adult with recent travel history to a Zika-affected country is the first confirmed Zika case in Washoe County according to health officials.

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    A female adult with recent travel history to a Zika-affected country is the first confirmed Zika case in Washoe County according to health officials.

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  • Ask the Doctor: Concussions

    Ask the Doctor: Concussions

    Monday, April 4 2016 7:41 PM EDT2016-04-04 23:41:38 GMT

    Whether you're a seasoned athlete or a weekend warrior, injuries happen. You can find out more about concussions during tonight’s Ask the Doctor segment.

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    Whether you're a seasoned athlete or a weekend warrior, injuries happen. You can find out more about concussions during tonight’s Ask the Doctor segment.

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  • Ask the Doctor: Alzheimer's & Dementia

    Ask the Doctor: Alzheimer's & Dementia

    Monday, March 28 2016 7:05 PM EDT2016-03-28 23:05:35 GMT

    Does your loved one get lost in familiar places? Are they repeating the same story over and over? You might consider an assessment for Alzheimer's. How it's being done here in town in tonight's Ask the Doctor.

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    Does your loved one get lost in familiar places? Are they repeating the same story over and over? You might consider an assessment for Alzheimer's. How it's being done here in town in tonight's Ask the Doctor.

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  • Ask the Doctor: Acupuncture

    Ask the Doctor: Acupuncture

    Monday, March 21 2016 7:44 PM EDT2016-03-21 23:44:32 GMT

    A 2,000-year-old Chinese practice is being integrated into modern medicine. Learn more about acupuncture in tonight's Ask the Doctor.

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    A 2,000-year-old Chinese practice is being integrated into modern medicine. Learn more about acupuncture in tonight's Ask the Doctor.

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  • Ask the Doctor: Lung Cancer Screening

    Monday, March 14 2016 7:01 PM EDT2016-03-14 23:01:22 GMT

    Like many cancers, lung cancer is not often detected early. Screening is available to find it in its earliest stages. Find out if you or a loved one is a candidate in tonight's Ask the Doctor.

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    Like many cancers, lung cancer is not often detected early. Screening is available to find it in its earliest stages. Find out if you or a loved one is a candidate in tonight's Ask the Doctor.

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  • Ask the Doctor: Colorectal Cancer Prevention

    Ask the Doctor: Colorectal Cancer Prevention

    Monday, March 7 2016 7:49 PM EST2016-03-08 00:49:38 GMT

    Many unexpected things happen in life, but colon cancer doesn't have to be one of them. How to prevent this type of cancer in tonight's Ask the Doctor.

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    Many unexpected things happen in life, but colon cancer doesn't have to be one of them. How to prevent this type of cancer in tonight's Ask the Doctor.

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  • Ask the Doctor: Healthy Eating Habits for Kids

    Ask the Doctor: Healthy Eating Habits for Kids

    Monday, February 29 2016 6:15 PM EST2016-02-29 23:15:29 GMT
    This week kicks off National Nutrition Month. So in tonight's Ask the Doctor segment, we're talking about new healthy eating habits you can introduce to your family. More >>

    This week kicks off National Nutrition Month. So in tonight's Ask the Doctor segment, we're talking about new healthy eating habits you can introduce to your family.

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  • Ask the Doctor: Heart Attack Signs for Women & Tips for Kids

    Heart Attack Signs for Women & Tips for Kids

    Monday, February 22 2016 7:07 PM EST2016-02-23 00:07:40 GMT

    The signs of a heart attack can be different for women than men. What they are and how soon you should seek medical attention in tonight's Ask the Doctor.

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    The signs of a heart attack can be different for women than men. What they are and how soon you should seek medical attention in tonight's Ask the Doctor.

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  • Ask the Doctor: Zika Virus

    Ask the Doctor: Zika Virus

    Monday, February 8 2016 7:13 PM EST2016-02-09 00:13:17 GMT

    How to protect yourself against the Zika virus is the focus of tonight's Ask the Doctor segment. Infectious Diseases expert, Dr. Trudy Larson is the Director of the University of Nevada's School of Community Health Sciences. She will be taking your calls at (775) 858-2222 between 5 - 6 p.m.

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    How to protect yourself against the Zika virus is the focus of tonight's Ask the Doctor segment. Infectious Diseases expert, Dr. Trudy Larson is the Director of the University of Nevada's School of Community Health Sciences. She will be taking your calls at (775) 858-2222 between 5 - 6 p.m.

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  • Ask the Doctor: Heart Failure Symptoms

    Ask the Doctor: Heart Failure Symptoms

    Monday, February 1 2016 7:26 PM EST2016-02-02 00:26:36 GMT

    February is American Heart Month. Do you know the warning signs of heart failure? We sit down with a cardiologist to find out what they are in tonight's Ask the Doctor segment.

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    February is American Heart Month. Do you know the warning signs of heart failure? We sit down with a cardiologist to find out what they are in tonight's Ask the Doctor segment.

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  • Ask the Doctor: Thyroid Health

    Ask the Doctor: Thyroid Health

    Monday, January 25 2016 7:09 PM EST2016-01-26 00:09:58 GMT
    It's Thyroid Awareness Month. The symptoms of hyper and hypothyroidism and how to perform a neck self-exam in tonight’s Ask the Doctor segment. More >>

    It's Thyroid Awareness Month. The symptoms of hyper and hypothyroidism and how to perform a neck self-exam in tonight’s Ask the Doctor segment.

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  • Cryotherapy: Freeze Away the Pain

    Cryotherapy: Freeze Away the Pain

    Monday, January 18 2016 6:35 PM EST2016-01-18 23:35:09 GMT

    When you have an injury, doctors recommend icing it. What if you experience inflammation all over your body? While professional athletes jump into ice baths after an intense workout, doctors say now there is a way to get similar benefits - without getting wet - in tonight's Health Watch.

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    When you have an injury, doctors recommend icing it. What if you experience inflammation all over your body? While professional athletes jump into ice baths after an intense workout, doctors say now there is a way to get similar benefits - without getting wet - in tonight's Health Watch.

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  • Ask the Doctor: Teens & E-Cigarettes

    Ask the Doctor: Teens & E-Cigarettes

    Monday, January 11 2016 7:34 PM EST2016-01-12 00:34:04 GMT

    Many teenagers are passing on cigarettes, but opting for e-cigarettes instead. What are the health dangers? Find out in tonight's Ask the Doctor.

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    Many teenagers are passing on cigarettes, but opting for e-cigarettes instead. What are the health dangers? Find out in tonight's Ask the Doctor.

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  • Ask the Doctor: Weight Loss in the New Year

    Ask the Doctor: Weight Loss in the New Year

    Monday, January 4 2016 7:47 PM EST2016-01-05 00:47:30 GMT
    'Tis the season for health and weight loss goals. In tonight's Ask the Doctor segment, Renown Health's dietary educator will be available to answer your questions. More >>

    'Tis the season for health and weight loss goals. In tonight's Ask the Doctor segment, Renown Health's dietary educator will be available to answer your questions.

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