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  • Spike in Patients Reporting Breathing Problems Amidst Unhealthy Air

    Spike in Patients Reporting Breathing Problems Amidst Unhealthy Air

    Thursday, July 20 2017 8:11 PM EDT2017-07-21 00:11:38 GMT

    Poor air quality is still having an impact on health in the Reno-Tahoe area and one health clinic is responding to a spike in patients who are feeling sick in all of the smoke. 

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    Poor air quality is still having an impact on health in the Reno-Tahoe area and one health clinic is responding to a spike in patients who are feeling sick in all of the smoke. 

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  • Sen. McCain Says He's Grateful And Will Return Soon

    Sen. McCain Says He's Grateful And Will Return Soon

    Thursday, July 20 2017 5:03 PM EDT2017-07-20 21:03:03 GMT

    Arizona Sen. John McCain says he's grateful for the outpouring of support after his brain cancer diagnosis. He's promising to be back soon.

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    Arizona Sen. John McCain says he's grateful for the outpouring of support after his brain cancer diagnosis. He's promising to be back soon.

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  • Analysts Say Revised Health Bill Would Leave 22 Million Uninsured

    Analysts Say Revised Health Bill Would Leave 22 Million Uninsured

    Thursday, July 20 2017 5:02 PM EDT2017-07-20 21:02:40 GMT

    A revised Republican health care bill would drive up the number of uninsured Americans by 22 million by 2026, the Congressional Budget Office estimated Thursday.

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    A revised Republican health care bill would drive up the number of uninsured Americans by 22 million by 2026, the Congressional Budget Office estimated Thursday.

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  • Aetna Better Health Terminates Contract to Medicaid Patients

    Aetna Better Health Terminates Contract to Medicaid Patients

    Thursday, July 20 2017 1:53 PM EDT2017-07-20 17:53:55 GMT

    Aetna Better Health Managed Care Organization says it has terminated its contract to provide health coverage to Medicaid patients.

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    Aetna Better Health Managed Care Organization says it has terminated its contract to provide health coverage to Medicaid patients.

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  • President Trump Says Let Health Care Law Fail, He Won't 'Own it'

    President Trump Says Let Health Care Law Fail, He Won't 'Own it'

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 5:34 PM EDT2017-07-18 21:34:39 GMT

    President Donald Trump says he is deeply "disappointed" by the collapse of the GOP effort to rewrite former President Barack Obama's health care law.

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    President Donald Trump says he is deeply "disappointed" by the collapse of the GOP effort to rewrite former President Barack Obama's health care law.

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  • Funding to Create New OB/GYN Department at UNR Medical School

    Funding to Create New OB/GYN Department at UNR Medical School

    Monday, July 17 2017 9:15 PM EDT2017-07-18 01:15:25 GMT

    On Monday, Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt announced the allocation of $1.2 million to the University of Nevada, Reno’s School of Medicine for a new OB/GYN department.

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    On Monday, Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt announced the allocation of $1.2 million to the University of Nevada, Reno’s School of Medicine for a new OB/GYN department.

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  • Health Care Bill Vote Delayed After Sen. McCain Recovers From Surgery

    Health Care Bill Vote Delayed After Sen. McCain Recovers From Surgery

    Monday, July 17 2017 5:18 PM EDT2017-07-17 21:18:38 GMT

    Republicans racing toward a vote on their health care overhaul have hit another roadblock. The vote was supposed to happen this week, but it's delayed as Arizona Senator John McCain recovers from surgery to remove a blood clot. 

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    Republicans racing toward a vote on their health care overhaul have hit another roadblock. The vote was supposed to happen this week, but it's delayed as Arizona Senator John McCain recovers from surgery to remove a blood clot. 

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  • KTVN's 10th Annual 'Give 2 Live' Blood Drive is a Success!

    KTVN's 10th Annual 'Give 2 Live' Blood Drive is a Success!

    Thursday, July 13 2017 9:51 PM EDT2017-07-14 01:51:45 GMT

    Our area blood bank is replenishing its stock of life-saving blood -- thanks to you, our viewers. We held our 10th Annual 'Give 2 Live' Blood Drive inside the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa on Wednesday. 

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    Our area blood bank is replenishing its stock of life-saving blood -- thanks to you, our viewers. We held our 10th Annual 'Give 2 Live' Blood Drive inside the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa on Wednesday. 

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  • Local Dems Push for "No" Vote on Healthcare Bill

    Local Dems Push for "No" Vote on Healthcare Bill

    Thursday, July 13 2017 8:16 PM EDT2017-07-14 00:16:10 GMT

    Local Democrats are busy working the phones, hoping to sway Senator Dean Heller toward a 'no' vote on the Senate's newest healthcare bill.

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    Local Democrats are busy working the phones, hoping to sway Senator Dean Heller toward a 'no' vote on the Senate's newest healthcare bill.

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  • Panel Calls on FDA to Review Safety of Opioid Painkillers

    Panel Calls on FDA to Review Safety of Opioid Painkillers

    Thursday, July 13 2017 1:45 PM EDT2017-07-13 17:45:18 GMT

    An expert panel of scientists says the U.S. Food and Drug Administration should review the safety and effectiveness of all opioids, and consider the real-world impacts the powerful painkillers.

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    An expert panel of scientists says the U.S. Food and Drug Administration should review the safety and effectiveness of all opioids, and consider the real-world impacts the powerful painkillers.

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  • Washoe County Health District Continues Mosquito Abatement

    Washoe County Health District Continues Mosquito Abatement

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 5:30 PM EDT2017-07-12 21:30:52 GMT

    The Washoe County Health District will spray areas throughout the Truckee Meadows to help curb the hatching of mosquitoes.

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    The Washoe County Health District will spray areas throughout the Truckee Meadows to help curb the hatching of mosquitoes.

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  • House Conservatives Wary of Emerging Senate Health Care Bill

    House Conservatives Wary of Emerging Senate Health Care Bill

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 4:57 PM EDT2017-07-12 20:57:30 GMT

    Republican efforts to scrap much of Democrat Barack Obama's health care law hit a new complication on Wednesday.

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    Republican efforts to scrap much of Democrat Barack Obama's health care law hit a new complication on Wednesday.

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  • Rep. Amodei Says Senate Needs to Fix Health Care Issues

    Rep. Amodei Says Senate Needs to Fix Health Care Issues

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 6:43 PM EDT2017-07-11 22:43:48 GMT

    The Affordable Care Act is still in effect, though Congress is working to find an alternative to the law. As the Senate works on their own version of the American Health Care Act, passed by the House of Representatives, one Nevada congressman says something has to change, soon.

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    The Affordable Care Act is still in effect, though Congress is working to find an alternative to the law. As the Senate works on their own version of the American Health Care Act, passed by the House of Representatives, one Nevada congressman says something has to change, soon.

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  • A Mother's Life-Saving Gift

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 12:20 AM EDT2017-07-11 04:20:05 GMT

    You don't hear about women dying during childbirth these days. However, one in every 533 mothers is being diagnosed with a complication called placenta accreta. Doctors say 90% of them need blood transfusions. In Health Watch, we introduce you to a Reno woman who needed a total of six units of blood and she credits generous donors for saving her life.

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    You don't hear about women dying during childbirth these days. However, one in every 533 mothers is being diagnosed with a complication called placenta accreta. Doctors say 90% of them need blood transfusions. In Health Watch, we introduce you to a Reno woman who needed a total of six units of blood and she credits generous donors for saving her life.

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  • GOP Leader Says He'll Rework Health Care Bill

    GOP Leader Says He'll Rework Health Care Bill

    Friday, July 7 2017 2:12 PM EDT2017-07-07 18:12:27 GMT

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he plans to produce a fresh bill in about a week scuttling and replacing much of President Obama's health care law.

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    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he plans to produce a fresh bill in about a week scuttling and replacing much of President Obama's health care law.

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  • Noah's Animal House Reno

    Noah's Animal House Reno

    Thursday, July 6 2017 10:46 PM EDT2017-07-07 02:46:46 GMT

    Some women stay in abusive relationships because they are fearful of leaving a pet behind. Soon, however, those four-legged family members will also be able to escape the violence - with transitional housing in Reno - built just for them.  What Noah’s Animal House is all about in Health Watch.

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    Some women stay in abusive relationships because they are fearful of leaving a pet behind. Soon, however, those four-legged family members will also be able to escape the violence - with transitional housing in Reno - built just for them.  What Noah’s Animal House is all about in Health Watch.

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  • Health District Says West Nile Virus Confirmed in South Meadows Area

    Health District Says West Nile Virus Confirmed in South Meadows Area

    Wednesday, July 5 2017 7:08 PM EDT2017-07-05 23:08:03 GMT

    The Washoe County Health District says a mosquito sample from the South Meadows area has tested positive for West Nile Virus. This is the first positive test in Washoe County in 2017.

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    The Washoe County Health District says a mosquito sample from the South Meadows area has tested positive for West Nile Virus. This is the first positive test in Washoe County in 2017.

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  • Proposed Health Insurance Rate Changes for Exchange Released

    Proposed Health Insurance Rate Changes for Exchange Released

    Friday, June 30 2017 6:43 PM EDT2017-06-30 22:43:29 GMT

    There will be four insurance companies offering insurance plans on the Exchange with a total of 24 individual health plans to choose from between Clark, Washoe and Nye counties in 2018.

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    There will be four insurance companies offering insurance plans on the Exchange with a total of 24 individual health plans to choose from between Clark, Washoe and Nye counties in 2018.

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  • Nevada Senator Heller Still Opposes AHCA, Says Fix Needed Soon

    Nevada Senator Heller Still Opposes AHCA, Says Fix Needed Soon

    Friday, June 30 2017 10:47 AM EDT2017-06-30 14:47:35 GMT

    Twelve Republican senators say they will not vote for the AHCA in its current form, including Nevada's Senator Dean Heller. Heller says a 'yes' vote would be a vote against Nevada.

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    Twelve Republican senators say they will not vote for the AHCA in its current form, including Nevada's Senator Dean Heller. Heller says a 'yes' vote would be a vote against Nevada.

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  • Protecting Your Pets from Foxtails

    Protecting Your Pets from Foxtails

    Thursday, June 29 2017 7:57 PM EDT2017-06-29 23:57:58 GMT

    Six weeks after surgery and Sharon's dog Grace is finally getting back to her old self. She's wearing a new mask though. It's called Outfox and is designed to keep harmful weeds away from your pet's face. 

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    Six weeks after surgery and Sharon's dog Grace is finally getting back to her old self. She's wearing a new mask though. It's called Outfox and is designed to keep harmful weeds away from your pet's face. 

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  • Senate GOP Tries to Salvage Their Health Care Bill

    Senate GOP Tries to Salvage Their Health Care Bill

    Thursday, June 29 2017 6:29 PM EDT2017-06-29 22:29:55 GMT

    Senate Republicans are considering keeping a big tax increase President Obama enacted in their health care bill. 

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    Senate Republicans are considering keeping a big tax increase President Obama enacted in their health care bill. 

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  • Residents in 14 Nevada Counties Will Not Have Access to Qualified Health Plans

    Residents in 14 Nevada Counties Will Not Have Access to Qualified Health Plans

    Thursday, June 29 2017 4:57 PM EDT2017-06-29 20:57:06 GMT

    The Division of Insurance has announced that Nevada’s insurance carriers that participate in the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange have decided to only offer coverage to Clark, Washoe, and Nye counties beginning in 2018.

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    The Division of Insurance has announced that Nevada’s insurance carriers that participate in the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange have decided to only offer coverage to Clark, Washoe, and Nye counties beginning in 2018.

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  • FDA Takes Steps to Boost Generic Competition, Limit Prices

    FDA Takes Steps to Boost Generic Competition, Limit Prices

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 2:54 PM EDT2017-06-28 18:54:06 GMT

    The Food and Drug Administration said it's taking steps to boost the number of generic prescription drugs on the market in an effort to make medicines more affordable and to prevent price gouging.

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    The Food and Drug Administration said it's taking steps to boost the number of generic prescription drugs on the market in an effort to make medicines more affordable and to prevent price gouging.

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  • Senate GOP Scrambles to Get Health Care Bill Over the Top

    Senate GOP Scrambles to Get Health Care Bill Over the Top

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 10:50 AM EDT2017-06-28 14:50:36 GMT

    Soon after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced the vote on the Republican health care bill would be postponed until after the Independence Day recess, four more GOP senators announced their opposition to the measure in its current form.

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    Soon after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced the vote on the Republican health care bill would be postponed until after the Independence Day recess, four more GOP senators announced their opposition to the measure in its current form.

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  • Bunny Yoga At The Nevada Humane Society

    Bunny Yoga At The Nevada Humane Society

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 8:36 AM EDT2017-06-28 12:36:00 GMT

    The Nevada Humane Society is hosting a yoga event and some furry friends will be there to help motivate you. 

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    The Nevada Humane Society is hosting a yoga event and some furry friends will be there to help motivate you. 

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  • Urology Nevada Builds a New Facility to Meet Demands

    Urology Nevada Builds a New Facility to Meet Demands

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 1:34 AM EDT2017-06-28 05:34:36 GMT

    In response to the growth of the Reno-Tahoe region, Urology Nevada is combining its three Reno offices into one 21,500 regional care center.

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    In response to the growth of the Reno-Tahoe region, Urology Nevada is combining its three Reno offices into one 21,500 regional care center.

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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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  • Health Watch: Rodeo Doctors

    Health Watch: Rodeo Doctors

    Friday, June 23 2017 11:28 PM EDT2017-06-24 03:28:42 GMT

    In a sport that prizes toughness, you need an equally tough team, ready to care for rodeo athletes who suffer a gamut of injuries. Meet a local orthopaedic surgeon, who says there's no other place he'd rather be, in Health Watch.

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    In a sport that prizes toughness, you need an equally tough team, ready to care for rodeo athletes who suffer a gamut of injuries. Meet a local orthopaedic surgeon, who says there's no other place he'd rather be, in Health Watch.

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  • Four GOP Senators Say They Oppose Health Care Bill

    Four GOP Senators Say They Oppose Health Care Bill

    Thursday, June 22 2017 6:50 PM EDT2017-06-22 22:50:18 GMT

    Four Republican senators say they are not ready to vote for the GOP health care bill, putting the measure in jeopardy. Nevada Senators Dean Heller and Catherine Cortez Masto have also released statements about the bill.

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    Four Republican senators say they are not ready to vote for the GOP health care bill, putting the measure in jeopardy. Nevada Senators Dean Heller and Catherine Cortez Masto have also released statements about the bill.

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  • "Bike Like a Girl"

    "Bike Like a Girl"

    Thursday, June 22 2017 5:15 PM EDT2017-06-22 21:15:22 GMT

    From bike skills to life skills, an inspiring team of female cyclists is proving to young girls that they, too, can get out of the saddle and dig deep to accomplish their dreams. Find out how to "Bike Like a Girl" in Health Watch.

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    From bike skills to life skills, an inspiring team of female cyclists is proving to young girls that they, too, can get out of the saddle and dig deep to accomplish their dreams. Find out how to "Bike Like a Girl" in Health Watch.

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  • AHCA Could Hit Rural Communities the Worst

    AHCA Could Hit Rural Communities the Worst

    Thursday, June 22 2017 10:57 AM EDT2017-06-22 14:57:39 GMT

    Senators Dean Heller and Catherine Cortez Masto say they want a bill that keeps Nevada's Medicaid expansion program in place.  That could make a huge difference for people in rural counties.

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    Senators Dean Heller and Catherine Cortez Masto say they want a bill that keeps Nevada's Medicaid expansion program in place.  That could make a huge difference for people in rural counties.

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  • Fox Trot Walk for Parkinson's

    Fox Trot Walk for Parkinson's

    Thursday, June 22 2017 12:04 AM EDT2017-06-22 04:04:16 GMT

    June 21st is the longest day of the year and it is dedicated to folks battling brain diseases that fall under the dementia umbrella. Meet a northern Nevada man who encourages you to join him in raising money to find a cure for Parkinson's in Health Watch.

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    June 21st is the longest day of the year and it is dedicated to folks battling brain diseases that fall under the dementia umbrella. Meet a northern Nevada man who encourages you to join him in raising money to find a cure for Parkinson's in Health Watch.

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  • Heller Undecided On Health Care Bill

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 8:16 PM EDT2017-06-21 00:16:33 GMT

    Senator Dean Heller says he opposes the American Health Care Act, as written and passed in the House of Representatives.  The Senate is writing its own draft of the bill, and Heller says his vote depends on what the changes are.

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    Senator Dean Heller says he opposes the American Health Care Act, as written and passed in the House of Representatives.  The Senate is writing its own draft of the bill, and Heller says his vote depends on what the changes are.

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  • Dash for Dads Raises Money for Cancer Treatment

    Dash for Dads Raises Money for Cancer Treatment

    Sunday, June 18 2017 3:31 PM EDT2017-06-18 19:31:25 GMT

    Hundreds of people came out this Father's Day to take part in the 4th annual Dash for Dads run in Sparks.

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    Hundreds of people came out this Father's Day to take part in the 4th annual Dash for Dads run in Sparks.

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  • Free Vision Screenings

    Free Vision Screenings

    Friday, June 16 2017 2:22 PM EDT2017-06-16 18:22:35 GMT

    Envolve and SilverSummit Healthplan to provide free vision screenings to children and families Friday and Saturday. 

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    Envolve and SilverSummit Healthplan to provide free vision screenings to children and families Friday and Saturday. 

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  • Laxalt Investigating Opioid Manufacturers

    Laxalt Investigating Opioid Manufacturers

    Thursday, June 15 2017 10:15 PM EDT2017-06-16 02:15:29 GMT

    Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt announced Thursday that he has launched an investigation into drug manufacturers, due to the ongoing opioid crisis. He said he's looking into whether the manufacturers misled doctors and patients about how addictive opioid painkillers can be.

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    Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt announced Thursday that he has launched an investigation into drug manufacturers, due to the ongoing opioid crisis. He said he's looking into whether the manufacturers misled doctors and patients about how addictive opioid painkillers can be.

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  • BODYpow Live

    BODYpow Live

    Wednesday, June 14 2017 11:17 PM EDT2017-06-15 03:17:02 GMT

    With children home for summer break, it might not be as convenient to get to the gym for a workout. So, a local athlete is bringing the workouts to you! What BODYpow Live is all about in Health Watch.

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    With children home for summer break, it might not be as convenient to get to the gym for a workout. So, a local athlete is bringing the workouts to you! What BODYpow Live is all about in Health Watch.

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  • Spraying for Mosquitoes Begins in Washoe County

    Spraying for Mosquitoes Begins in Washoe County

    Wednesday, June 14 2017 2:28 PM EDT2017-06-14 18:28:53 GMT

    We look at the chances of the deadly West Nile Virus returning this year, and how Washoe County is trying to stop it.

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    We look at the chances of the deadly West Nile Virus returning this year, and how Washoe County is trying to stop it.

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  • Centene to Offer Insurance in Exchanges in 3 More States Including Nevada

    Centene to Offer Insurance in Exchanges in 3 More States Including Nevada

    Tuesday, June 13 2017 5:01 PM EDT2017-06-13 21:01:58 GMT

    Centene Corp. says it will begin offering coverage under the Affordable Care Act for insurance exchanges in Missouri, Kansas and Nevada next year at a time other insurers are pulling out of such marketplaces.

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    Centene Corp. says it will begin offering coverage under the Affordable Care Act for insurance exchanges in Missouri, Kansas and Nevada next year at a time other insurers are pulling out of such marketplaces.

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  • "Avocado Hand" Injuries on the Rise

    "Avocado Hand" Injuries on the Rise

    Friday, June 9 2017 7:36 PM EDT2017-06-09 23:36:30 GMT

    Between avocado toast, smoothies and even pies, people are filling up on the fatty fruit. As a result of its popularity, however, doctors are seeing more people in emergency rooms. Find out why in Health Watch.

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    Between avocado toast, smoothies and even pies, people are filling up on the fatty fruit. As a result of its popularity, however, doctors are seeing more people in emergency rooms. Find out why in Health Watch.

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  • Fitbit For Fido: Tracking Your Dog's Health Through Technology

    Fitbit For Fido: Tracking Your Dog's Health Through Technology

    Thursday, June 8 2017 5:38 AM EDT2017-06-08 09:38:00 GMT

    Plenty of people have fitness trackers to monitor their health. But now, man's best friend can also enjoy the same benefits.

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    Plenty of people have fitness trackers to monitor their health. But now, man's best friend can also enjoy the same benefits.

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  • Sen. Heller Introduces Two Bills To Reduce Doctor Shortage

    Sen. Heller Introduces Two Bills To Reduce Doctor Shortage

    Thursday, June 8 2017 1:00 AM EDT2017-06-08 05:00:16 GMT

    Nevada Senator Dean Heller, along with Florida Senator Bill Nelson, has introduced a bill to help employ more doctors in the Silver State.

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    Nevada Senator Dean Heller, along with Florida Senator Bill Nelson, has introduced a bill to help employ more doctors in the Silver State.

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  • Ronald McDonald Care Mobile Stop in Carson City

    Ronald McDonald Care Mobile Stop in Carson City

    Monday, June 5 2017 9:51 PM EDT2017-06-06 01:51:26 GMT

    Affordable children's dental care offered with the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, coming to Carson City.

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    Affordable children's dental care offered with the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, coming to Carson City.

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  • Local Blood Supplies Threatened by Seasonal Drop

    Local Blood Supplies Threatened by Seasonal Drop

    Monday, June 5 2017 4:54 PM EDT2017-06-05 20:54:38 GMT

    Summer is the season of high blood demand. They aren't calling it a shortage, at least not yet. But our blood reserve has seen better days. A new look at our supply and demand…

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    Summer is the season of high blood demand. They aren't calling it a shortage, at least not yet. But our blood reserve has seen better days. A new look at our supply and demand…

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  • New Breast Center in South Reno

    New Breast Center in South Reno

    Saturday, June 3 2017 1:45 AM EDT2017-06-03 05:45:33 GMT

    Ladies, you will soon have another option when it comes to breast cancer screening and treatment. The Breast Center is about to open inside the Summit Surgery Center at Saint Mary's Galena.

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    Ladies, you will soon have another option when it comes to breast cancer screening and treatment. The Breast Center is about to open inside the Summit Surgery Center at Saint Mary's Galena.

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  • Sen. Cortez Masto Holds Roundtable Discussion on Healthcare

    Sen. Cortez Masto Holds Roundtable Discussion on Healthcare

    Friday, June 2 2017 6:19 PM EDT2017-06-02 22:19:41 GMT

    Nevada Senator Catherine Cortez Masto spoke to patients and medical professionals about their healthcare concerns at a roundtable discussion Friday in Reno.

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    Nevada Senator Catherine Cortez Masto spoke to patients and medical professionals about their healthcare concerns at a roundtable discussion Friday in Reno.

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  • Mosquitoes Capable of Spreading Zika Virus Found in Nevada

    Mosquitoes Capable of Spreading Zika Virus Found in Nevada

    Friday, June 2 2017 2:18 PM EDT2017-06-02 18:18:36 GMT

    A species of mosquito capable of spreading the Zika virus has been found in Southern Nevada. Health officials detected the mosquitoes Wednesday in North Las Vegas.

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    A species of mosquito capable of spreading the Zika virus has been found in Southern Nevada. Health officials detected the mosquitoes Wednesday in North Las Vegas.

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  • Hands Only CPR

    Hands Only CPR

    Wednesday, May 31 2017 9:49 PM EDT2017-06-01 01:49:38 GMT

    A big reason why many bystanders don't give CPR if someone collapses is because of their reluctance to put their mouth on the mouth of a stranger. However, doctors say that reason no longer exists. Why they are encouraging you to learn hands only CPR in Health Watch.

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    A big reason why many bystanders don't give CPR if someone collapses is because of their reluctance to put their mouth on the mouth of a stranger. However, doctors say that reason no longer exists. Why they are encouraging you to learn hands only CPR in Health Watch.

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  • Reality Check: A.A.R.P Launches Anti-Health Care Bill in Nevada

    Monday, May 29 2017 7:16 PM EDT2017-05-29 23:16:15 GMT

    If you watch our station, you've seen an advertisement from the A.A.R.P. that urges Nevadans to call Senator Dean Heller and tell him to vote against the American Health Care Act. The commercial is also playing in Colorado, Arizona, and Alaska. 

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    If you watch our station, you've seen an advertisement from the A.A.R.P. that urges Nevadans to call Senator Dean Heller and tell him to vote against the American Health Care Act. The commercial is also playing in Colorado, Arizona, and Alaska. 

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  • New Bills About Reproductive Health In Nevada

    New Bills About Reproductive Health In Nevada

    Friday, May 26 2017 1:46 PM EDT2017-05-26 17:46:05 GMT

    Nevada lawmakers are sending Gov. Brian Sandoval several bills focused on assisting working mothers and reproductive health.

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    Nevada lawmakers are sending Gov. Brian Sandoval several bills focused on assisting working mothers and reproductive health.Nevada lawmakers are sending Gov. Brian Sandoval several bills focused on assisting working mothers and reproductive health.

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  • Washoe County Offers Help for Nevadans to Quit Smoking

    Washoe County Offers Help for Nevadans to Quit Smoking

    Thursday, May 25 2017 7:49 PM EDT2017-05-25 23:49:01 GMT

    Washoe County is offering free medications and assistance with a Quitline to help Nevadans to quit smoking and to stop using tobacco products. 

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    Washoe County is offering free medications and assistance with a Quitline to help Nevadans to quit smoking and to stop using tobacco products. 

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  • Analysts Say GOP Health Bill Leaves 51 Million Uninsured in 2026

    Analysts Say GOP Health Bill Leaves 51 Million Uninsured in 2026

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 6:20 PM EDT2017-05-24 22:20:59 GMT

    The Congressional Budget Office says an estimated 51 million people under age 65 would be uninsured in 2026 under the latest version of the House Republican health care bill.

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    The Congressional Budget Office says an estimated 51 million people under age 65 would be uninsured in 2026 under the latest version of the House Republican health care bill.

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  • Nevada Department of Agriculture Urges Residents to Vaccinate Horses

    Nevada Department of Agriculture Urges Residents to Vaccinate Horses

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 4:53 PM EDT2017-05-24 20:53:04 GMT

    The Nevada Department of Agriculture is urging residents to vaccinate their horses against the West Nile Virus.

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    The Nevada Department of Agriculture is urging residents to vaccinate their horses against the West Nile Virus.

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  • Danger of Thyroid Antibodies & Pregnancy

    Danger of Thyroid Antibodies & Pregnancy

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 10:54 AM EDT2017-05-24 14:54:05 GMT

    Why a northern Nevada endocrinologist says a simple blood test could save you heartache if you are trying to have a baby in Health Watch.

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    Why a northern Nevada endocrinologist says a simple blood test could save you heartache if you are trying to have a baby in Health Watch.

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  • Eldorado Resorts Opens Family Medical Center

    Eldorado Resorts Opens Family Medical Center

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 10:58 PM EDT2017-05-24 02:58:08 GMT

    How does getting medical care without leaving work sound to you? Seeing a doctor will soon be very convenient for thousands of northern Nevadans.

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    How does getting medical care without leaving work sound to you? Seeing a doctor will soon be very convenient for thousands of northern Nevadans.

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  • New Fruit Juice Guidelines Include Big Change for Babies

    New Fruit Juice Guidelines Include Big Change for Babies

    Monday, May 22 2017 10:43 AM EDT2017-05-22 14:43:54 GMT

    Kids love their juice, but new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics advise parents to pull back on fruit juices of all kinds for children of all ages. It's the first update to the group's guidelines on fruit juice for kids in 16 years.

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    Kids love their juice, but new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics advise parents to pull back on fruit juices of all kinds for children of all ages. It's the first update to the group's guidelines on fruit juice for kids in 16 years.

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  • Man Contracts Nevada's First West Nile Case of 2017

    Man Contracts Nevada's First West Nile Case of 2017

    Friday, May 19 2017 4:58 PM EDT2017-05-19 20:58:24 GMT

    Officials say a Southern Nevada man has contracted this year's first case of West Nile virus in the state. 

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    Officials say a Southern Nevada man has contracted this year's first case of West Nile virus in the state. 

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  • CDC: "Crypto" Outbreaks in Swimming Pools on The Rise

    CDC: "Crypto" Outbreaks in Swimming Pools on The Rise

    Thursday, May 18 2017 5:47 PM EDT2017-05-18 21:47:10 GMT

    Outbreaks of a parasitic infection tied to swimming pools and water parks are on the rise, with twice as many outbreaks in 2016 as in 2014.

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    Outbreaks of a parasitic infection tied to swimming pools and water parks are on the rise, with twice as many outbreaks in 2016 as in 2014.

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  • Future Smiles - Northern Nevada

    Future Smiles - Northern Nevada

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 9:31 PM EDT2017-05-18 01:31:58 GMT

    We all know how important it is to see a dentist. However, getting in for a teeth cleaning can be a challenge for many kids living out in rural Nevada. So one woman is bringing oral health care to them. Meet the dental hygienist behind Future Smiles - Northern Nevada in Health Watch.

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    We all know how important it is to see a dentist. However, getting in for a teeth cleaning can be a challenge for many kids living out in rural Nevada. So one woman is bringing oral health care to them. Meet the dental hygienist behind Future Smiles - Northern Nevada in Health Watch.

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  • Medicaid Reimbursements in Washoe County Schools

    Medicaid Reimbursements in Washoe County Schools

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 9:07 PM EDT2017-05-18 01:07:32 GMT

    Lawmakers are still debating a bill that would replace the Affordable Care Act, and while it's far from final, it could include cuts to Medicaid. Every year the Washoe County School District receives nearly $4 million in Medicaid reimbursements for eligible students.

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    Lawmakers are still debating a bill that would replace the Affordable Care Act, and while it's far from final, it could include cuts to Medicaid. Every year the Washoe County School District receives nearly $4 million in Medicaid reimbursements for eligible students.

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  • Washoe County Releases New Opioid Antidote Guide

    Washoe County Releases New Opioid Antidote Guide

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 6:30 PM EDT2017-05-16 22:30:12 GMT

    An epidemic of opioid-related deaths is sweeping across the U.S. Over 50,000 Americans die from drug overdose annually—more than die in car crashes, and more than all gun-related deaths. 

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    An epidemic of opioid-related deaths is sweeping across the U.S. Over 50,000 Americans die from drug overdose annually—more than die in car crashes, and more than all gun-related deaths. 

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  • Governor Sandoval Signs Bill Requiring All Students Learn CPR Before Graduating

    Governor Sandoval Signs Bill Requiring All Students Learn CPR Before Graduating

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 2:05 PM EDT2017-05-16 18:05:17 GMT

    Governor Sandoval on Monday signed Assembly Bill 85 into law, requiring all Nevada students to receive CPR training before graduation.

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    Governor Sandoval on Monday signed Assembly Bill 85 into law, requiring all Nevada students to receive CPR training before graduation.

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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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  • Lyme Disease: Northern Nevadan "Ticked" and Raising Awareness

    Lyme Disease: Northern Nevadan "Ticked" and Raising Awareness

    Friday, May 12 2017 7:59 PM EDT2017-05-12 23:59:25 GMT

    Talking about ticks can make your skin crawl - for good reason. A tick bite could lead to a scary disease that can be hard to diagnosis. Lyme disease is not often on the radar here in Nevada. However, a young lady who grew up here went years without knowing she had it. How Kendelle Abts is raising awareness about being "ticked" in Health Watch.

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    Talking about ticks can make your skin crawl - for good reason. A tick bite could lead to a scary disease that can be hard to diagnosis. Lyme disease is not often on the radar here in Nevada. However, a young lady who grew up here went years without knowing she had it. How Kendelle Abts is raising awareness about being "ticked" in Health Watch.

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  • Renown Keeps NICU Families Connected with NICVIEW

    Renown Keeps NICU Families Connected with NICVIEW

    Thursday, May 11 2017 11:25 PM EDT2017-05-12 03:25:47 GMT

    Ask any parent who has a baby in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and they will tell you one of the hardest things is having to leave their newborn in the hospital. Thanks to new technology at Renown Children's Hospital, these parents can now keep a close eye on their baby even miles away. 

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    Ask any parent who has a baby in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and they will tell you one of the hardest things is having to leave their newborn in the hospital. Thanks to new technology at Renown Children's Hospital, these parents can now keep a close eye on their baby even miles away. 

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  • Nevada Lawmakers Want Clarifications About Medicaid in GOP Health Care Bill

    Nevada Lawmakers Want Clarifications About Medicaid in GOP Health Care Bill

    Monday, May 8 2017 10:04 PM EDT2017-05-09 02:04:49 GMT

    The House-passed GOP health care bill faces an uncertain future in the Senate, with Nevada legislators among its critics. One aspect of the American Health Care Act that is getting Nevada officials talking is the future of Medicaid.

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    The House-passed GOP health care bill faces an uncertain future in the Senate, with Nevada legislators among its critics. One aspect of the American Health Care Act that is getting Nevada officials talking is the future of Medicaid.

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  • House GOP Votes to Gut Obama Health Care Law; Senate Vote Next

    House GOP Votes to Gut Obama Health Care Law; Senate Vote Next

    Thursday, May 4 2017 6:37 PM EDT2017-05-04 22:37:13 GMT

    Relieved Republicans have pushed their prized health care bill through the House. The mostly party-line 217-213 vote advances a bill that addresses their longtime pledge to erase the 2010 Obama health care law.

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    Relieved Republicans have pushed their prized health care bill through the House. The mostly party-line 217-213 vote advances a bill that addresses their longtime pledge to erase the 2010 Obama health care law.

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  • Nevada Rep. Amodei Says He'll Vote 'Yes' on Health Care Bill

    Nevada Rep. Amodei Says He'll Vote 'Yes' on Health Care Bill

    Thursday, May 4 2017 1:21 PM EDT2017-05-04 17:21:14 GMT

    Nevada Congressman Mark Amodei says he will vote 'yes' on the American Health Care Act.

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    Nevada Congressman Mark Amodei says he will vote 'yes' on the American Health Care Act.

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  • High Melanoma Rates in Northern Nevada

    High Melanoma Rates in Northern Nevada

    Thursday, May 4 2017 1:49 AM EDT2017-05-04 05:49:10 GMT

    Sunscreen is a must this time of year, especially if you plan on heading up to Tahoe. The closer you are to the sun, the more radiation you're exposed to, raising your risk for cancer.

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    Sunscreen is a must this time of year, especially if you plan on heading up to Tahoe. The closer you are to the sun, the more radiation you're exposed to, raising your risk for cancer.

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  • Health Benefits of Drumming

    Health Benefits of Drumming

    Wednesday, May 3 2017 10:23 PM EDT2017-05-04 02:23:20 GMT

    Have you ever watched a drum circle? The sound is powerful, the passion is evident and, believe it or not, drumming is really good for your health. We crash Drumchik's drum circle to show you why in Health Watch.

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    Have you ever watched a drum circle? The sound is powerful, the passion is evident and, believe it or not, drumming is really good for your health. We crash Drumchik's drum circle to show you why in Health Watch.

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  • Meningitis Vaccine Required for Seventh Graders This Fall

    Meningitis Vaccine Required for Seventh Graders This Fall

    Under a new requirement by the state of Nevada, the meningococcal vaccine (MCV4) will be required for all Nevada seventh graders or new students entering school in grades 7-12. To help students and parents prepare for the new requirements, the Carson City Health and Human Services will be available every Thursday.

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    Under a new requirement by the state of Nevada, the meningococcal vaccine (MCV4) will be required for all Nevada seventh graders or new students entering school in grades 7-12. To help students and parents prepare for the new requirements, the Carson City Health and Human Services will be available every Thursday.

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  • Digestive Health Center Receives National Recognition

    Digestive Health Center Receives National Recognition

    Tuesday, May 2 2017 9:32 PM EDT2017-05-03 01:32:43 GMT

    Northern Nevada is in the national spotlight for a campaign designed to get you in for a colonoscopy.

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    Northern Nevada is in the national spotlight for a campaign designed to get you in for a colonoscopy.

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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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  • U.S. Faces Shortage of Yellow Fever Vaccine for Travelers

    U.S. Faces Shortage of Yellow Fever Vaccine for Travelers

    Friday, April 28 2017 12:01 PM EDT2017-04-28 16:01:32 GMT

    Americans who need a yellow fever shot for travel may soon have a harder time getting the vaccine. A manufacturing issue has created a shortage of the only vaccine licensed in the U.S.

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    Americans who need a yellow fever shot for travel may soon have a harder time getting the vaccine. A manufacturing issue has created a shortage of the only vaccine licensed in the U.S.

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  • Nevada Awarded More Than $5.6 Million to Continue the Fight Against Opioid Abuse

    Nevada Awarded More Than $5.6 Million to Continue the Fight Against Opioid Abuse

    Thursday, April 27 2017 4:25 PM EDT2017-04-27 20:25:22 GMT

    Governor Brian Sandoval's Office announced on Thursday that the state will receive a grant of more than $5.6 million to help combat opioid addiction.

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    Governor Brian Sandoval's Office announced on Thursday that the state will receive a grant of more than $5.6 million to help combat opioid addiction.

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  • Eating Healthy on SNAP

    Eating Healthy on SNAP

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 8:58 PM EDT2017-04-26 00:58:52 GMT

    Over 51,000 people in Washoe County are currently using the SNAP program, or mostly known as EBT. 

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    Over 51,000 people in Washoe County are currently using the SNAP program, or mostly known as EBT. 

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  • FDA: Avoid Fake 'Miracle' Cancer Treatments Sold on Internet

    FDA: Avoid Fake 'Miracle' Cancer Treatments Sold on Internet

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 1:36 PM EDT2017-04-25 17:36:31 GMT

    U.S. regulators are warning consumers to avoid 65 bogus products hawked on the internet with false claims that they can cure, treat or prevent cancer.

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    U.S. regulators are warning consumers to avoid 65 bogus products hawked on the internet with false claims that they can cure, treat or prevent cancer.

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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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  • Concerns About SB 265 Discussed At Diabetes Day Press Conference

    Concerns About SB 265 Discussed At Diabetes Day Press Conference

    Thursday, April 20 2017 2:43 AM EDT2017-04-20 06:43:46 GMT

    Nevadans from all across the state who suffer from diabetes gathered at a press conference at the Nevada State Legislature Wednesday, hosted by Senate Majority Leader Aaron D. Ford and Senator Yvanna Cancela.  They voiced their concerns and discussed Senate Bill 265, which aims to control the high cost of insulin and diabetes medications.

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    Nevadans from all across the state who suffer from diabetes gathered at a press conference at the Nevada State Legislature Wednesday, hosted by Senate Majority Leader Aaron D. Ford and Senator Yvanna Cancela.  They voiced their concerns and discussed Senate Bill 265, which aims to control the high cost of insulin and diabetes medications.

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  • Euphotoria 2017

    Euphotoria 2017

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 10:28 PM EDT2017-04-20 02:28:33 GMT

    If you are looking for some beautiful photographs to warm up your office or house, you will have plenty from which to choose later this week. Every cent spent will help a special group of cancer survivors. What Euphotoria is all about in Health Watch.

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    If you are looking for some beautiful photographs to warm up your office or house, you will have plenty from which to choose later this week. Every cent spent will help a special group of cancer survivors. What Euphotoria is all about in Health Watch.

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  • President Trump Reverses Obama-Era Rule on Planned Parenthood

    President Trump Reverses Obama-Era Rule on Planned Parenthood

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 10:02 AM EDT2017-04-18 14:02:21 GMT

    President Trump signed legislation Thursday allowing states to withhold federal family planning funds from Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers.

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    President Trump signed legislation Thursday allowing states to withhold federal family planning funds from Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers.

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  • Insulin Resistance

    Insulin Resistance

    Monday, April 17 2017 9:28 PM EDT2017-04-18 01:28:30 GMT

    Many people are insulin resistant and do not even know it. What it is and how to reverse it in Health Watch.

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    Many people are insulin resistant and do not even know it. What it is and how to reverse it in Health Watch.

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  • Registration for Susan G. Komen Reno Race for the Cure Begins

    Registration for Susan G. Komen Reno Race for the Cure Begins

    Saturday, April 15 2017 12:52 AM EDT2017-04-15 04:52:04 GMT

    Registration and fundraising for the 19th annual Susan G. Komen Reno Race for the Cure begins April 15. 

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    Registration and fundraising for the 19th annual Susan G. Komen Reno Race for the Cure begins April 15. 

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  • Juvenile Arthritis

    Juvenile Arthritis

    Tuesday, April 11 2017 9:27 PM EDT2017-04-12 01:27:33 GMT

    Arthritis is caused by inflammation of the joints which leads to pain, swelling, and it can even makes it difficult to move. Older adults are not the only ones affected by this crippling condition. A young girl from northern Nevada is proof it can happen to anyone, but she is not letting Juvenile Arthritis slow her down.

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    Arthritis is caused by inflammation of the joints which leads to pain, swelling, and it can even makes it difficult to move. Older adults are not the only ones affected by this crippling condition. A young girl from northern Nevada is proof it can happen to anyone, but she is not letting Juvenile Arthritis slow her down.

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  • Artificial Pancreas

    Artificial Pancreas

    Monday, April 10 2017 11:45 PM EDT2017-04-11 03:45:42 GMT

    More than a million Americans have Type-1 Diabetes. Their body does not produce insulin and often times young kids are diagnosed. However, now there is renewed hope after a teenager in the United States received an artificial pancreas. How it works in Health Watch.

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    More than a million Americans have Type-1 Diabetes. Their body does not produce insulin and often times young kids are diagnosed. However, now there is renewed hope after a teenager in the United States received an artificial pancreas. How it works in Health Watch.

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  • FDA OKs Genetic Test for Personal Disease Risk

    FDA OKs Genetic Test for Personal Disease Risk

    Friday, April 7 2017 9:35 PM EDT2017-04-08 01:35:03 GMT

    Thousands of northern Nevadans signed up for the 23andMe population study through Renown and the Desert Research Institute. The FDA announced customers can now find out if they have genes linked to certain diseases - like Late-Onset Alzheimer's. Find out if this means you could be getting some updated information in Health Watch.

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    Thousands of northern Nevadans signed up for the 23andMe population study through Renown and the Desert Research Institute. The FDA announced customers can now find out if they have genes linked to certain diseases - like Late-Onset Alzheimer's. Find out if this means you could be getting some updated information in Health Watch.

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  • Renown Cardiologist Involved in Study of Healthiest Hearts in the World

    Renown Cardiologist Involved in Study of Healthiest Hearts in the World

    Thursday, April 6 2017 9:12 PM EDT2017-04-07 01:12:55 GMT

    A cardiologist at Renown Institute for Heart & Vascular Health has been on a mission to find the healthiest hearts in the world. He now knows where to find them. Dr. Christopher Rowan and team of researchers discovered a primitive Amazonian tribe has a surprisingly low risk of heart disease. Find out why in Health Watch.

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    A cardiologist at Renown Institute for Heart & Vascular Health has been on a mission to find the healthiest hearts in the world. He now knows where to find them. Dr. Christopher Rowan and team of researchers discovered a primitive Amazonian tribe has a surprisingly low risk of heart disease. Find out why in Health Watch.

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  • GROOVE Reno-Tahoe

    GROOVE Reno-Tahoe

    Wednesday, April 5 2017 10:22 PM EDT2017-04-06 02:22:35 GMT

    If you have ever studied ballet, Bachata or ballroom dance, you know there are specific movements you need to master. Gaining in popularity, however, is a movement that blends all genres of dance and music and there is no wrong way to do it. What the GROOVE DANCEfloor Experience is all about in Health Watch.

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    If you have ever studied ballet, Bachata or ballroom dance, you know there are specific movements you need to master. Gaining in popularity, however, is a movement that blends all genres of dance and music and there is no wrong way to do it. What the GROOVE DANCEfloor Experience is all about in Health Watch.

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  • Smith's Starts Selling Opioid Antidote Over-the-Counter

    Smith's Starts Selling Opioid Antidote Over-the-Counter

    Wednesday, April 5 2017 9:19 PM EDT2017-04-06 01:19:07 GMT

    Smith's Food & Drug Pharmacy has joined a list of companies that sell naloxone without a prescription.  The drug is used on people who have overdosed on opioids like hydrocodone, oxycodone and heroin.

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    Smith's Food & Drug Pharmacy has joined a list of companies that sell naloxone without a prescription.  The drug is used on people who have overdosed on opioids like hydrocodone, oxycodone and heroin.

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  • Food Addiction and Why Diets Fail

    Food Addiction and Why Diets Fail

    Saturday, April 1 2017 12:57 AM EDT2017-04-01 04:57:09 GMT

    Robb Wolf, a Reno biochemist and author of the New York Times bestselling books "The Paleo Solution" and "Wired to Eat" said the widespread diet failure is largely due to a combination of genetics, community, and sleep.

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    Robb Wolf, a Reno biochemist and author of the New York Times bestselling books "The Paleo Solution" and "Wired to Eat" said the widespread diet failure is largely due to a combination of genetics, community, and sleep.

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  • everyBODY can Cancer Wellness Challenge

    everyBODY can Cancer Wellness Challenge

    Thursday, March 30 2017 9:22 PM EDT2017-03-31 01:22:18 GMT

    A competition is underway at the Saint Mary's Fitness Center. The goal is not necessarily about losing the most weight; it is about winning back confidence after cancer with a slew of new tools for a healthier life. How the winner will be chosen in Health Watch.

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    A competition is underway at the Saint Mary's Fitness Center. The goal is not necessarily about losing the most weight; it is about winning back confidence after cancer with a slew of new tools for a healthier life. How the winner will be chosen in Health Watch.

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  • Health Officials Report Increase of Whooping Cough in Carson City/Douglas County

    Health Officials Report Increase of Whooping Cough in Carson City/Douglas County

    Thursday, March 30 2017 1:28 PM EDT2017-03-30 17:28:07 GMT

    Carson City Health & Human Services (CCHHS) is reporting an increase of positive pertussis (commonly known as whooping cough) cases in the Carson City and Douglas County areas.

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    Carson City Health & Human Services (CCHHS) is reporting an increase of positive pertussis (commonly known as whooping cough) cases in the Carson City and Douglas County areas.

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  • Washoe County Ranks High in Health

    Washoe County Ranks High in Health

    Thursday, March 30 2017 12:10 AM EDT2017-03-30 04:10:13 GMT

    When it comes to overall health, like how long we live and how good we feel day-to-day, Washoe County ranks at the top statewide. But there are some economic changes in our area that could hurt that ranking.

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    When it comes to overall health, like how long we live and how good we feel day-to-day, Washoe County ranks at the top statewide. But there are some economic changes in our area that could hurt that ranking.

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  • seriesTHREE at Body Harmony

    seriesTHREE at Body Harmony

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 10:44 PM EDT2017-03-30 02:44:01 GMT

    What do you get when a former dancer teams up with an athlete who studied nutrition and chemistry? You get a scientifically based workout that is easy on your joints, but challenging for your mind and body. The Pilates method is called seriesTHREE at Body Harmony. How the creators say it’s different in Health Watch.

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    What do you get when a former dancer teams up with an athlete who studied nutrition and chemistry? You get a scientifically based workout that is easy on your joints, but challenging for your mind and body. The Pilates method is called seriesTHREE at Body Harmony. How the creators say it’s different 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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  • Northern Nevada HOPES Celebrates Its One Year Anniversary

    Northern Nevada HOPES Celebrates Its One Year Anniversary

    Monday, March 20 2017 3:46 PM EDT2017-03-20 19:46:25 GMT

    It was one year ago this month that Northern Nevada HOPES opened its doors in downtown Reno. The community health center prides itself in being a one-stop-shop in health care, and serving all patients regardless of a person's ability to pay.

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    It was one year ago this month that Northern Nevada HOPES opened its doors in downtown Reno. The community health center prides itself in being a one-stop-shop in health care, and serving all patients regardless of a person's ability to pay.

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  • Brian Sandoval, 3 Other GOP Governors: Health Bill Won't Cut It

    Brian Sandoval, 3 Other GOP Governors: Health Bill Won't Cut It

    Friday, March 17 2017 5:01 PM EDT2017-03-17 21:01:42 GMT

    Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval is putting in writing his opposition to a GOP proposal to rework federal health laws. Sandoval was one of four moderate Republican governors who signed a letter saying the plan would leave out too many people.

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    Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval is putting in writing his opposition to a GOP proposal to rework federal health laws. Sandoval was one of four moderate Republican governors who signed a letter saying the plan would leave out too many people.

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  • PinkFest 2017

    PinkFest 2017

    Friday, March 17 2017 1:20 PM EDT2017-03-17 17:20:21 GMT

    If you have lived in the Truckee Meadows for a while, you might remember when Pinocchio’s was on Moana Lane. During it's time there, owners JP and Barbara Pinocchio became good friends with their neighbors down the street at Bobo’s Ski Board Patio. Years later, the businesses are still supporting each other - and women fighting cancer - in a fun and colorful way. What PinkFest is all about in Health Watch.

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    If you have lived in the Truckee Meadows for a while, you might remember when Pinocchio’s was on Moana Lane. During it's time there, owners JP and Barbara Pinocchio became good friends with their neighbors down the street at Bobo’s Ski Board Patio. Years later, the businesses are still supporting each other - and women fighting cancer - in a fun and colorful way. What PinkFest is all about in Health Watch.

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  • Allergy Season Could Get Worse

    Allergy Season Could Get Worse

    Wednesday, March 15 2017 8:09 PM EDT2017-03-16 00:09:18 GMT

    Getting a shot is no fun, but for some people it's a must this time of year. You'll want to keep the tissue box handy as trees usually start blooming in March. The allergy season this spring and early summer might be a little bit different than years past. 

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    Getting a shot is no fun, but for some people it's a must this time of year. You'll want to keep the tissue box handy as trees usually start blooming in March. The allergy season this spring and early summer might be a little bit different than years past. 

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  • Governor Sandoval Discusses Health Care Concerns With White House

    Governor Sandoval Discusses Health Care Concerns With White House

    Wednesday, March 15 2017 5:13 PM EDT2017-03-15 21:13:24 GMT

    Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval says he is voicing to the White House concerns about a Republican bill to remake federal health care.

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    Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval says he is voicing to the White House concerns about a Republican bill to remake federal health care.

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  • Care Flight Expands to Include Critical Care Airplane

    Care Flight Expands to Include Critical Care Airplane

    Tuesday, March 14 2017 3:29 PM EDT2017-03-14 19:29:20 GMT

    Care Flight, an air ambulance service operated by the Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority (REMSA) has expanded its services with the addition of a critical care fixed-wing transport program.

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    Care Flight, an air ambulance service operated by the Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority (REMSA) has expanded its services with the addition of a critical care fixed-wing transport program.

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  • Reno's Celebrity Chef Takes On Whole30

    Reno's Celebrity Chef Takes On Whole30

    Wednesday, March 8 2017 8:55 PM EST2017-03-09 01:55:13 GMT

    Have you heard of the Whole30 diet? It is a 30 day plan to eliminate certain foods from your diet - in an effort to reset your body. The creators, Dallas and Melissa Hartwig, claim it can help balance your immune system, stop unhealthy cravings and even restore your metabolism. But just how easy is it to eat whole foods for a month – without any added sugar? We put Reno’s own celebrity chef to the test in Health Watch.

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    Have you heard of the Whole30 diet? It is a 30 day plan to eliminate certain foods from your diet - in an effort to reset your body. The creators, Dallas and Melissa Hartwig, claim it can help balance your immune system, stop unhealthy cravings and even restore your metabolism. But just how easy is it to eat whole foods for a month – without any added sugar? We put Reno’s own celebrity chef to the test in Health Watch.

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  • Health Watch: PackFIT

    Health Watch: PackFIT

    Friday, March 3 2017 10:58 PM EST2017-03-04 03:58:14 GMT

    If you have spent any time at the University of Nevada's new fitness center, you know it is packed - even during the weekends. So leadership students have launched a big social media campaign to keep up the momentum. What it means to be #PackFIT in Health Watch.

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    If you have spent any time at the University of Nevada's new fitness center, you know it is packed - even during the weekends. So leadership students have launched a big social media campaign to keep up the momentum. What it means to be #PackFIT in Health Watch.

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  • Cleaning for a Reason Offers House Service for Local Cancer Patients

    Cleaning for a Reason Offers House Service for Local Cancer Patients

    Friday, March 3 2017 9:45 PM EST2017-03-04 02:45:23 GMT

    Cleaning for a Reason, a national organization, offers cleaning services for free to cancer patients.  

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    Cleaning for a Reason, a national organization, offers cleaning services for free to cancer patients.  

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  • Governor Sandoval Declares March Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

    Governor Sandoval Declares March Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

    Friday, March 3 2017 6:33 PM EST2017-03-03 23:33:08 GMT

    Gov. Sandoval declared March “Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month” the same week the American Cancer Society found young adults born after 1990 have double the risk of colon cancer and quadruple the risk of rectal cancer compared to people born around 1950.

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    Gov. Sandoval declared March “Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month” the same week the American Cancer Society found young adults born after 1990 have double the risk of colon cancer and quadruple the risk of rectal cancer compared to people born around 1950.

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  • CrossFit Kids at Evoke Fitness

    CrossFit Kids at Evoke Fitness

    Wednesday, March 1 2017 10:16 PM EST2017-03-02 03:16:25 GMT

    We are in the middle of the CrossFit Open. It is a five-week, five-workout competition held in gyms all around the world.  This is a global playing field for athletes 14 and older. However, we found a bunch of much younger CrossFitters who are getting the proper form down now, so that they will be ready in a several years to compete in the CrossFit Games themselves. What CrossFit Kids at Evoke offers in tonight's Health Watch.

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    We are in the middle of the CrossFit Open. It is a five-week, five-workout competition held in gyms all around the world.  This is a global playing field for athletes 14 and older. However, we found a bunch of much younger CrossFitters who are getting the proper form down now, so that they will be ready in a several years to compete in the CrossFit Games themselves. What CrossFit Kids at Evoke offers in tonight's Health Watch.

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  • Healthcare Groups Call on Governor Sandoval to Protect Medicaid

    Healthcare Groups Call on Governor Sandoval to Protect Medicaid

    Saturday, February 25 2017 5:29 PM EST2017-02-25 22:29:59 GMT

    Saturday, as Governor Sandoval participates in the National Governors Association meeting in Washington, 25 healthcare groups from across Nevada have called on Governor Sandoval to protect Medicaid coverage for children, seniors, veterans, working families, people with disabilities and other vulnerable citizens.

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    Saturday, as Governor Sandoval participates in the National Governors Association meeting in Washington, 25 healthcare groups from across Nevada have called on Governor Sandoval to protect Medicaid coverage for children, seniors, veterans, working families, people with disabilities and other vulnerable citizens.

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  • CoolAdvantage: Fat Freezing Technology

    Friday, February 24 2017 10:51 PM EST2017-02-25 03:51:16 GMT

    Despite eating well and exercising, some people still have a hard time trimming up stubborn areas. If the thought of going under the knife makes you feel uneasy, there is a non-invasive option to freeze fat - for good. How CoolAdvantage technology works in Health Watch.

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    Despite eating well and exercising, some people still have a hard time trimming up stubborn areas. If the thought of going under the knife makes you feel uneasy, there is a non-invasive option to freeze fat - for good. How CoolAdvantage technology works in Health Watch.

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  • miraDry: Stop Underarm Sweating for Good

    miraDry: Stop Underarm Sweating for Good

    Monday, February 20 2017 11:04 PM EST2017-02-21 04:04:14 GMT

    Alright, it's natural… but it stinks! We’re talking about armpit sweat. Some people excessively perspire and it can affect their daily lives. How to stop the sweating for good in tonight’s Health Watch.

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    Alright, it's natural… but it stinks! We’re talking about armpit sweat. Some people excessively perspire and it can affect their daily lives. How to stop the sweating for good in tonight’s Health Watch.

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  • Health Watch: MEGA Heart

    Health Watch: MEGA Heart

    Saturday, February 18 2017 12:15 AM EST2017-02-18 05:15:15 GMT

    Do you have any idea what your heart really looks like? This weekend is your chance to step inside a larger-than-life heart for a magnified look at how our tickers, well... ticks! Where to see the MEGA Heart in Health Watch.

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    Do you have any idea what your heart really looks like? This weekend is your chance to step inside a larger-than-life heart for a magnified look at how our tickers, well... ticks! Where to see the MEGA Heart in Health Watch.

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  • Health Watch: CinemaVision Goggles at Renown

    Health Watch: CinemaVision Goggles at Renown

    Thursday, January 26 2017 12:47 AM EST2017-01-26 05:47:56 GMT

    It is not uncommon to feel anxious or get claustrophobic in an MRI machine. Renown Health is offering a new tool to help. How the CinemaVision Goggles work in Health Watch.

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    It is not uncommon to feel anxious or get claustrophobic in an MRI machine. Renown Health is offering a new tool to help. How the CinemaVision Goggles work in Health Watch.

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  • Health Watch: Reverse Shoulder Replacement Surgery

    Health Watch: Reverse Shoulder Replacement Surgery

    Monday, January 23 2017 8:31 PM EST2017-01-24 01:31:13 GMT

    Dr. Christensen points out on Stephanie Spear's x-rays, she has arthritis making her an ideal candidate for a different type of shoulder replacement called a reverse shoulder replacement. 

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    Dr. Christensen points out on Stephanie Spear's x-rays, she has arthritis making her an ideal candidate for a different type of shoulder replacement called a reverse shoulder replacement. 

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  • Health Watch: End-Of-Life Doula Training

    Health Watch: End-Of-Life Doula Training

    Wednesday, January 18 2017 12:02 AM EST2017-01-18 05:02:31 GMT

    At 87, Anne Zinsser is a happy and healthy mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, but she knows she won't live forever. 

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    At 87, Anne Zinsser is a happy and healthy mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, but she knows she won't live forever. 

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  • CDC: Woman Passes Away in Reno After Contracting Superbug

    CDC: Woman Passes Away in Reno After Contracting Superbug

    Friday, January 13 2017 4:56 PM EST2017-01-13 21:56:16 GMT

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Friday that a woman in her 70s passed away in Reno after being infected with a superbug that’s totally resistant to antibiotics..

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    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Friday that a woman in her 70s passed away in Reno after being infected with a superbug that’s totally resistant to antibiotics..

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  • Congressman Wants FDA to Take Action Against "Fake Milk"

    Congressman Wants FDA to Take Action Against "Fake Milk"

    Friday, December 23 2016 8:47 PM EST2016-12-24 01:47:49 GMT

    Vermont's sole congressman says if it's from soybeans, almond or rice, it should not be labeled as milk.

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    Vermont's sole congressman says if it's from soybeans, almond or rice, it should not be labeled as milk.

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  • Rhinoplasty in Reno

    Rhinoplasty in Reno

    Monday, December 19 2016 10:07 PM EST2016-12-20 03:07:38 GMT

    One of the five most popular plastic surgery procedures in the United States involves a body part unique to each and every one of us. Rhinoplasty is the re-shaping of your nose. A plastic surgeon - who grew up in Reno - finds the procedure as rewarding as it is challenging. How Dr. Kyle Yamamoto helps patients get the results they desire in Health Watch..

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    One of the five most popular plastic surgery procedures in the United States involves a body part unique to each and every one of us. Rhinoplasty is the re-shaping of your nose. A plastic surgeon - who grew up in Reno - finds the procedure as rewarding as it is challenging. How Dr. Kyle Yamamoto helps patients get the results they desire in Health Watch..

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  • Flu Cases Continue to Rise in Washoe County

    Flu Cases Continue to Rise in Washoe County

    Thursday, December 15 2016 4:05 PM EST2016-12-15 21:05:33 GMT

    With over 230 influenza cases reported in Washoe County last week, and with approximately 10% of the reported cases being hospitalized, health officials are promoting vaccinations and vigilance to keep people from catching the flu this season.

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    With over 230 influenza cases reported in Washoe County last week, and with approximately 10% of the reported cases being hospitalized, health officials are promoting vaccinations and vigilance to keep people from catching the flu this season.

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  • Scooping Up Support for Owner of Marble Slab Creamery

    Scooping Up Support for Owner of Marble Slab Creamery

    Wednesday, December 14 2016 7:00 PM EST2016-12-15 00:00:02 GMT

    If you have been to the Marble Slab Creamery in Sparks, chances are you know Marvel Hess. Customers adore her as much as they love her homemade ice cream. However, perhaps you've noticed, the store owner isn't behind the counter as much as she used to be. Find out why in tonight's Health Watch.

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    If you have been to the Marble Slab Creamery in Sparks, chances are you know Marvel Hess. Customers adore her as much as they love her homemade ice cream. However, perhaps you've noticed, the store owner isn't behind the counter as much as she used to be. Find out why in tonight's 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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  • Surgeon General Sounds Alarm on Teens' Use of E-Cigarettes

    Surgeon General Sounds Alarm on Teens' Use of E-Cigarettes

    Thursday, December 8 2016 4:20 PM EST2016-12-08 21:20:32 GMT

    The U.S. surgeon general is calling e-cigarettes an emerging public health threat to the nation's youth.

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    The U.S. surgeon general is calling e-cigarettes an emerging public health threat to the nation's youth.

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  • Renown's Healthy Heart Program

    Renown's Healthy Heart Program

    Tuesday, December 6 2016 11:28 PM EST2016-12-07 04:28:26 GMT

    Heart patients often have to make significant changes to their lifestyle after a heart attack. Making changes to nutrition, exercise and stress management can be overwhelming. Renown is offering a new program to help navigate that process. How the Healthy Heart Program works in Health Watch.

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    Heart patients often have to make significant changes to their lifestyle after a heart attack. Making changes to nutrition, exercise and stress management can be overwhelming. Renown is offering a new program to help navigate that process. How the Healthy Heart Program works in Health Watch.

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  • Make-A-Wish, Renown Children's Hospital Make Teen's Dream Come True

    Make-A-Wish, Renown Children's Hospital Make Teen's Dream Come True

    Tuesday, December 6 2016 5:41 PM EST2016-12-06 22:41:48 GMT

    A 16-year-old Sparks girl is visiting the Royal College of Surgeons of England in London thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Renown Children’s Hospital.

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    A 16-year-old Sparks girl is visiting the Royal College of Surgeons of England in London thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Renown Children’s Hospital.

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  • Outpatient Total Hip Replacement

    Outpatient Total Hip Replacement

    Wednesday, November 30 2016 11:16 PM EST2016-12-01 04:16:41 GMT

    Millions of Americans are living with artificial hips. While doctors think there is likely a genetic component to hip problems, a life of wear-and-tear on your body can lead to needing a total hip replacement, too. However, that does not mean you will have to stay a few nights in the hospital after surgery. Find out what the Reno Orthopaedic Clinic is offering in Health Watch.

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    Millions of Americans are living with artificial hips. While doctors think there is likely a genetic component to hip problems, a life of wear-and-tear on your body can lead to needing a total hip replacement, too. However, that does not mean you will have to stay a few nights in the hospital after surgery. Find out what the Reno Orthopaedic Clinic is offering in Health Watch.

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  • Officials: Nevadans Should Still Get Health Insurance Through ACA

    Officials: Nevadans Should Still Get Health Insurance Through ACA

    Friday, November 25 2016 9:14 PM EST2016-11-26 02:14:30 GMT

    We are in the middle of the open enrollment period to get health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, but with a lot of uncertainty surrounding the program, Nevadans may be wondering if it's worth it to sign up.

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    We are in the middle of the open enrollment period to get health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, but with a lot of uncertainty surrounding the program, Nevadans may be wondering if it's worth it to sign up.

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  • Health Watch: Balloon Sinus Dilation

    Health Watch: Balloon Sinus Dilation

    Wednesday, November 23 2016 10:36 PM EST2016-11-24 03:36:10 GMT

    In our dry, desert climate, Northern Nevadans experience their fair share of sinus infections. One woman battled sinus infections so frequently, it affected her quality of life. So she did some research and came across technology that uses a tiny balloon to relieve sinus pressure. How balloon sinus dilation works in Health Watch.

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    In our dry, desert climate, Northern Nevadans experience their fair share of sinus infections. One woman battled sinus infections so frequently, it affected her quality of life. So she did some research and came across technology that uses a tiny balloon to relieve sinus pressure. How balloon sinus dilation works in Health Watch.

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  • Medicare Change Hits Seniors' Wallets

    Medicare Change Hits Seniors' Wallets

    Tuesday, November 22 2016 9:13 PM EST2016-11-23 02:13:44 GMT

    More than 400,000 Nevadans are covered by Medicare. But when many of them have needed medical equipment this year, they have had to pay out of pocket. It's due to a change in Medicare policy that has meant higher prices for seniors.

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    More than 400,000 Nevadans are covered by Medicare. But when many of them have needed medical equipment this year, they have had to pay out of pocket. It's due to a change in Medicare policy that has meant higher prices for seniors.

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  • Keeping Infants Safe While Sleeping in Colder Temperatures

    Keeping Infants Safe While Sleeping in Colder Temperatures

    Thursday, November 17 2016 10:25 AM EST2016-11-17 15:25:38 GMT

    Health officials want to remind parents the importance of keeping babies safe while sleeping.

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    Health officials want to remind parents the importance of keeping babies safe while sleeping.

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  • Mobile Medical Clinic to Provide Services in Reno Thursday, Friday

    Mobile Medical Clinic to Provide Services in Reno Thursday, Friday

    Thursday, November 17 2016 10:23 AM EST2016-11-17 15:23:33 GMT

    Medicine on the Move, a mobile medical center, will be in Reno to provide medical care to children this week at O'Brien Middle School and the Grand Sierra Resort.

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    Medicine on the Move, a mobile medical center, will be in Reno to provide medical care to children this week at O'Brien Middle School and the Grand Sierra Resort.

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  • Ask the Doctor: Healthy Feet for the Long Haul

    Ask the Doctor: Healthy Feet for the Long Haul

    Monday, November 14 2016 9:12 PM EST2016-11-15 02:12:20 GMT

    We sure demand a lot from our feet, but that part of the body often gets neglected. Podiatrists say when you ignore the health of your feet – it can lead to debilitating issues like bunions, calluses, plantar fasciitis and heel spurs. Get tips to take care of those tootsies in Ask the Doctor. Dr. Timothy Mooney is a Podiatrist with Northern Nevada Medical Group.

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    We sure demand a lot from our feet, but that part of the body often gets neglected. Podiatrists say when you ignore the health of your feet – it can lead to debilitating issues like bunions, calluses, plantar fasciitis and heel spurs. Get tips to take care of those tootsies in Ask the Doctor. Dr. Timothy Mooney is a Podiatrist with Northern Nevada Medical Group.

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  • New Procedure to Treat Chronic Pain

    New Procedure to Treat Chronic Pain

    Thursday, November 3 2016 10:08 PM EDT2016-11-04 02:08:45 GMT

    If you live with chronic pain in your lower body, the FDA recently approved an implantable device that is offering northern Nevadans relief and hope for pain-free life. How is works in Health Watch.

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    If you live with chronic pain in your lower body, the FDA recently approved an implantable device that is offering northern Nevadans relief and hope for pain-free life. How is works in Health Watch.

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  • Sheriff's Office Puts Away Their Razors As 'No Shave November' Kicks Off

    Sheriff's Office Puts Away Their Razors As 'No Shave November' Kicks Off

    Tuesday, November 1 2016 4:55 PM EDT2016-11-01 20:55:51 GMT

    At Derby's Supply Company in downtown Reno, a modern barbershop keeps an old-time tradition: the straight razor shave. November 1 is a day many guys end a bond with something they cherish.

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    At Derby's Supply Company in downtown Reno, a modern barbershop keeps an old-time tradition: the straight razor shave. November 1 is a day many guys end a bond with something they cherish.

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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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  • "Beyond the Ribbon..." Premieres

    "Beyond the Ribbon..." Premieres

    Friday, October 28 2016 8:50 PM EDT2016-10-29 00:50:53 GMT

    Remember our Breast Cancer 2 Bikini special? The women we followed for six months are now part of a community-wide art gallery called Beyond the Ribbon...

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    Remember our Breast Cancer 2 Bikini special? The women we followed for six months are now part of a community-wide art gallery called Beyond the Ribbon...

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  • Pure Barre Opens in South Reno

    Pure Barre Opens in South Reno

    Wednesday, October 26 2016 9:23 PM EDT2016-10-27 01:23:54 GMT

    There's a new place to workout in Reno that combines strength with grace. It's called Pure Barre and the theory is to use your own body weight -- with high reps -- to create long, lean muscles like a ballerina. But do you need to be able to dance?

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    There's a new place to workout in Reno that combines strength with grace. It's called Pure Barre and the theory is to use your own body weight -- with high reps -- to create long, lean muscles like a ballerina. But do you need to be able to dance?

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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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  • First Flu-Related Death of Season Reported in Washoe County

    First Flu-Related Death of Season Reported in Washoe County

    Thursday, October 20 2016 4:55 PM EDT2016-10-20 20:55:09 GMT

    The Washoe County Health District is reporting the first flu-related death of the 2016/17 flu season in Washoe County. The victim is a middle aged individual under the age of 60 who, in addition to contracting Influenza A – H1N1, also had other factors that contributed to the death.

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    The Washoe County Health District is reporting the first flu-related death of the 2016/17 flu season in Washoe County. The victim is a middle aged individual under the age of 60 who, in addition to contracting Influenza A – H1N1, also had other factors that contributed to the death.

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  • Medicare Open Enrollment Underway in Nevada

    Medicare Open Enrollment Underway in Nevada

    Tuesday, October 18 2016 3:58 PM EDT2016-10-18 19:58:39 GMT

    For Nevada seniors, it's that time again to sign up for Medicare, or make changes to your plan. More on the start of enrollment for those seeking affordable coverage and prescription plans…

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    For Nevada seniors, it's that time again to sign up for Medicare, or make changes to your plan. More on the start of enrollment for those seeking affordable coverage and prescription plans…

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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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  • Medicaid Contract Confusion

    Medicaid Contract Confusion

    Friday, October 7 2016 5:47 PM EDT2016-10-07 21:47:23 GMT

    After reporting that Saint Mary's Medical Group would be ending its contract with Health Plan of Nevada, we learned Renown Health would be ending its contract with HPN as well, but for a completely different reason. 

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    After reporting that Saint Mary's Medical Group would be ending its contract with Health Plan of Nevada, we learned Renown Health would be ending its contract with HPN as well, but for a completely different reason. 

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  • Approved 2017 Health Insurance Rates are Now Available Online

    Approved 2017 Health Insurance Rates are Now Available Online

    Thursday, October 6 2016 2:28 PM EDT2016-10-06 18:28:39 GMT

    The Nevada Division of Insurance has posted approved 2017 rates for all plans in the Individual and Small group markets online.

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    The Nevada Division of Insurance has posted approved 2017 rates for all plans in the Individual and Small group markets online.

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  • Saint Mary's Health Network to Discontinue Some Medicaid Plans

    Saint Mary's Health Network to Discontinue Some Medicaid Plans

    Tuesday, October 4 2016 3:03 PM EDT2016-10-04 19:03:03 GMT

    For the second time in less than six months, Saint Mary's Health Network is discontinuing some Medicaid plans. 

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    For the second time in less than six months, Saint Mary's Health Network is discontinuing some Medicaid plans. 

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  • Health District Officials Recommend the Flu Vaccination

    Health District Officials Recommend the Flu Vaccination

    Tuesday, October 4 2016 10:49 AM EDT2016-10-04 14:49:16 GMT

    Officials with the Washoe County Health District say people are beginning to show the signs and symptoms of influenza this fall. 

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    Officials with the Washoe County Health District say people are beginning to show the signs and symptoms of influenza this fall. 

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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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  • The Radon Risk in Nevada: Higher Than Average

    The Radon Risk in Nevada: Higher Than Average

    Monday, October 3 2016 10:10 AM EDT2016-10-03 14:10:32 GMT

    An aggressive non-smoking related lung cancer kills more than 20,000 Americans a year. The main cause is radon: an odorless, colorless gas. It's a bigger health threat in northern Nevada.

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    An aggressive non-smoking related lung cancer kills more than 20,000 Americans a year. The main cause is radon: an odorless, colorless gas. It's a bigger health threat in northern Nevada.

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  • Kamra Inlay Device to Restore Near Vision

    Kamra Inlay Device to Restore Near Vision

    Wednesday, September 28 2016 7:53 PM EDT2016-09-28 23:53:00 GMT

    Millions of people need glasses to see up close and read. Now there is a new procedure being performed right here in Reno that might allow you to get rid of your reading glasses for good. How the Kamra Inlay Device works in Health Watch.

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    Millions of people need glasses to see up close and read. Now there is a new procedure being performed right here in Reno that might allow you to get rid of your reading glasses for good. How the Kamra Inlay Device works in Health Watch.

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  • Ice Age Meals

    Ice Age Meals

    Wednesday, September 21 2016 9:28 PM EDT2016-09-22 01:28:36 GMT

    There is a fool-proof way to eat Paleo without spending much time in the kitchen. An area entrepreneur opened a storefront in the Caughlin Ranch area where meals are prepared, packaged and shipped across the country for health-conscious consumers. Meet the man behind Ice Age Meals in Health Watch.

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    There is a fool-proof way to eat Paleo without spending much time in the kitchen. An area entrepreneur opened a storefront in the Caughlin Ranch area where meals are prepared, packaged and shipped across the country for health-conscious consumers. Meet the man behind Ice Age Meals in Health Watch.

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  • Renown Health & DRI Study Aims to Change the Way Nevada Thinks About Health

    Renown Health & DRI Study Aims to Change the Way Nevada Thinks About Health

    Sunday, September 18 2016 6:18 PM EDT2016-09-18 22:18:57 GMT

    A ground-breaking community-based population health study launched Thursday by Nevada-based Renown Health, the Desert Research Institute and 23andMe, a leading personal genetics company, has doubled its initial enrollment size. 

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    A ground-breaking community-based population health study launched Thursday by Nevada-based Renown Health, the Desert Research Institute and 23andMe, a leading personal genetics company, has doubled its initial enrollment size. 

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  • Asthma Peak Week

    Asthma Peak Week

    Wednesday, September 14 2016 7:43 PM EDT2016-09-14 23:43:41 GMT

    This week is known as “Asthma Peak Week” in the United States where more than six million children and teens suffer with asthma. It is a time when levels of germs and irritants are high for school kids. Find out what doctors encourage families to do to avoid an asthma attack in school in Health Watch.

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    This week is known as “Asthma Peak Week” in the United States where more than six million children and teens suffer with asthma. It is a time when levels of germs and irritants are high for school kids. Find out what doctors encourage families to do to avoid an asthma attack in school in Health Watch.

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  • New Hope for Heart Failure Patients

    New Hope for Heart Failure Patients

    Monday, September 12 2016 9:16 PM EDT2016-09-13 01:16:22 GMT

    An estimated one in five Americans will develop heart failure which is when the heart is unable to pump enough blood to meet the body's needs. Doctors say it used to be a death sentence. Now, however, thanks to new technology in our area doctors are able to treat patients remotely before another hospital visit. Why that's important in Health Watch.

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    An estimated one in five Americans will develop heart failure which is when the heart is unable to pump enough blood to meet the body's needs. Doctors say it used to be a death sentence. Now, however, thanks to new technology in our area doctors are able to treat patients remotely before another hospital visit. Why that's important in Health Watch.

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  • Breast Milk Donors

    Breast Milk Donors

    Tuesday, September 6 2016 5:46 PM EDT2016-09-06 21:46:06 GMT

    Most babies do not develop the suck-swallow-breathe reflex - critical for eating - until about 32-weeks in the womb. It can be challenging to feed a premature baby and equally challenging for some new mothers to produce milk right away. Find out how Saint Mary's Medical Center is offering a safe option for parents who only want to give their babies breast milk in Health Watch.

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    Most babies do not develop the suck-swallow-breathe reflex - critical for eating - until about 32-weeks in the womb. It can be challenging to feed a premature baby and equally challenging for some new mothers to produce milk right away. Find out how Saint Mary's Medical Center is offering a safe option for parents who only want to give their babies breast milk in Health Watch.

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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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  • Opioid Conference Has Big Role for 2017 Legislature

    Opioid Conference Has Big Role for 2017 Legislature

    Tuesday, September 6 2016 11:19 AM EDT2016-09-06 15:19:49 GMT

    Every day, at least one person in Nevada dies of an Opioid drug overdose, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than 500 professionals are at a conference in Las Vegas, to try and reverse the trend.

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    Every day, at least one person in Nevada dies of an Opioid drug overdose, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than 500 professionals are at a conference in Las Vegas, to try and reverse the trend.

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  • Opioid Summit Concludes in Las Vegas

    Opioid Summit Concludes in Las Vegas

    Friday, September 2 2016 1:56 AM EDT2016-09-02 05:56:25 GMT

    Governor Brian Sandoval opened day two of his prescription drug abuse summit Thursday, quoting the Vermont Governor's state of the state address, following an opioid crisis in that state. "Hope is born in such efforts."

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    Governor Brian Sandoval opened day two of his prescription drug abuse summit Thursday, quoting the Vermont Governor's state of the state address, following an opioid crisis in that state. "Hope is born in such efforts."

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  • Agriculture Secretary Addressing Rural Opioid Abuse

    Agriculture Secretary Addressing Rural Opioid Abuse

    Tuesday, August 30 2016 9:08 PM EDT2016-08-31 01:08:07 GMT

    The White House is taking aim at opioid drug abuse, which is a problem in Northern Nevada.  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is visiting Nevada this week, to help address the problem in rural and tribal communities. 

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    The White House is taking aim at opioid drug abuse, which is a problem in Northern Nevada.  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is visiting Nevada this week, to help address the problem in rural and tribal communities. 

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  • FDA Advises Zika Screening for All U.S. Blood Centers

    FDA Advises Zika Screening for All U.S. Blood Centers

    Friday, August 26 2016 10:45 AM EDT2016-08-26 14:45:30 GMT

    The Food and Drug Administration wants all U.S. blood banks to start screening for Zika virus, a major expansion intended to protect the nation's blood supply from the mosquito-borne disease. 

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    The Food and Drug Administration wants all U.S. blood banks to start screening for Zika virus, a major expansion intended to protect the nation's blood supply from the mosquito-borne disease. 

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  • Five Bats Infected With Rabies Found in Washoe County

    Five Bats Infected With Rabies Found in Washoe County

    Thursday, August 25 2016 5:03 PM EDT2016-08-25 21:03:50 GMT

    The Washoe County Health District reports that within the past 60 days the Nevada State Animal Diseases Laboratory has confirmed that five bats infected with rabies have been found in Washoe County.

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    The Washoe County Health District reports that within the past 60 days the Nevada State Animal Diseases Laboratory has confirmed that five bats infected with rabies have been found in Washoe County.

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  • Cupping: From Rio to Reno

    Cupping: From Rio to Reno

    Thursday, August 18 2016 11:43 PM EDT2016-08-19 03:43:31 GMT

    What is getting more attention? Michael Phelps ending his career with 23 Olympic gold medals or the bruises all over his body? We all noticed the welts - dotted across his shoulders and back - as he swam to victory and it re-ignited interest in an ancient eastern therapy called cupping. Find out what cupping is all about in Health Watch.

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    What is getting more attention? Michael Phelps ending his career with 23 Olympic gold medals or the bruises all over his body? We all noticed the welts - dotted across his shoulders and back - as he swam to victory and it re-ignited interest in an ancient eastern therapy called cupping. Find out what cupping is all about in Health Watch.

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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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  • Health Watch: Cleft Lip & Palate

    Health Watch: Cleft Lip & Palate

    Thursday, August 18 2016 11:42 PM EDT2016-08-19 03:42:20 GMT

    When a baby is born with a cleft lip and palate it can be a scary thing. A Reno plastic surgeon is known for giving these kids the gift of confidence. Meet Dr. Murphy and hear why he commits to helping them in tonight's Health Watch.

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    When a baby is born with a cleft lip and palate it can be a scary thing. A Reno plastic surgeon is known for giving these kids the gift of confidence. Meet Dr. Murphy and hear why he commits to helping them in tonight's Health Watch.

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  • Health Watch: Escape Reno Workout

    Health Watch: Escape Reno Workout

    Thursday, August 18 2016 11:41 PM EDT2016-08-19 03:41:59 GMT

    Have you ever boxed or cycled in the dark? Now you can - thanks to a new micro gym in town that combines black lights with heart-pounding music in an historic setting for an "escape" from every day life. Where you can find Escape Reno in tonight's Health Watch.

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    Have you ever boxed or cycled in the dark? Now you can - thanks to a new micro gym in town that combines black lights with heart-pounding music in an historic setting for an "escape" from every day life. Where you can find Escape Reno in tonight's Health Watch.

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  • New VA Dental Clinic Grand Opening

    New VA Dental Clinic Grand Opening

    Wednesday, August 17 2016 8:07 PM EDT2016-08-18 00:07:41 GMT

    "For veterans like myself who are handicapped, it's much easier access," say Gerald Smith. The U.S. Army veteran has been using VA dental care for seven years, but has been to the new clinic just three times.

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    "For veterans like myself who are handicapped, it's much easier access," say Gerald Smith. The U.S. Army veteran has been using VA dental care for seven years, but has been to the new clinic just three times.

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  • Health Watch: 3D Eye Surgery

    Health Watch: 3D Eye Surgery

    Thursday, July 21 2016 9:14 PM EDT2016-07-22 01:14:34 GMT

    Think 3D glasses are just for the movie theater? Guess again! In Health Watch, we take you inside the operating room where doctors are testing out a high-tech way to perform surgery.

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    Think 3D glasses are just for the movie theater? Guess again! In Health Watch, we take you inside the operating room where doctors are testing out a high-tech way to perform surgery.

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  • Health Watch: Adventure Pet

    Health Watch: Adventure Pet

    Tuesday, July 19 2016 9:30 PM EDT2016-07-20 01:30:51 GMT

    In this busy world we live in, it can be challenging to get in a workout - much less exercise our furry family members. However, when the opportunity arose for a Reno couple to combine their love for dogs and the outdoors - hundreds of area pups became a whole lot healthier. How to get your dog involved in Adventure Pet in tonight's Health Watch.

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    In this busy world we live in, it can be challenging to get in a workout - much less exercise our furry family members. However, when the opportunity arose for a Reno couple to combine their love for dogs and the outdoors - hundreds of area pups became a whole lot healthier. How to get your dog involved in Adventure Pet in tonight's Health Watch.

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  • Saint Mary's Health Network Reaches Solution on Medicaid Coverage

    Saint Mary's Health Network Reaches Solution on Medicaid Coverage

    Thursday, July 14 2016 7:14 PM EDT2016-07-14 23:14:17 GMT

    Saint Mary’s Health Network says it has reached a solution concerning its Medicaid plans. On Thursday, the hospital announced it will rescind its contract nullification with Health Plan of Nevada and Amerigroup.

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    Saint Mary’s Health Network says it has reached a solution concerning its Medicaid plans. On Thursday, the hospital announced it will rescind its contract nullification with Health Plan of Nevada and Amerigroup.

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  • Health Watch: Orangetheory Fitness Grand Opening

    Wednesday, July 13 2016 11:00 PM EDT2016-07-14 03:00:56 GMT

    Northern Nevadans have been talking about the arrival of Orangetheory Fitness for months now. The nationwide chain opened the doors to its first location in Reno this week. The training theory behind Orangetheory in Health Watch.

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    Northern Nevadans have been talking about the arrival of Orangetheory Fitness for months now. The nationwide chain opened the doors to its first location in Reno this week. The training theory behind Orangetheory in Health Watch.

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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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  • BODYpow for Kids

    BODYpow for Kids

    Thursday, July 7 2016 6:55 PM EDT2016-07-07 22:55:40 GMT

    BODYpow is a strength-training program - using your own body weight - to condition your mind and your body. Now kids are giving this type of training a try. Why the founder believes it can help improve your performance in any activity and sport in tonight's Health Watch.

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    BODYpow is a strength-training program - using your own body weight - to condition your mind and your body. Now kids are giving this type of training a try. Why the founder believes it can help improve your performance in any activity and sport in tonight's Health Watch.

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  • KTVN's Ninth Annual 'Give 2 Live' Blood Drive Collected 301 Units

    KTVN's Ninth Annual 'Give 2 Live' Blood Drive Collected 301 Units

    Our area blood bank is replenishing its stock of life-saving blood -- thanks to you, our viewers. We collected 301 pints of blood at our 9th annual Give 2 Live Blood Drive this week. 

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    Our area blood bank is replenishing its stock of life-saving blood -- thanks to you, our viewers. We collected 301 pints of blood at our 9th annual Give 2 Live Blood Drive this week. 

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  • First West Nile Case Reported in Carson City-Douglas County Area for 2016

    First West Nile Case Reported in Carson City-Douglas County Area for 2016

    Thursday, July 7 2016 5:28 PM EDT2016-07-07 21:28:35 GMT

    Carson City Health and Human Services and Douglas County Mosquito Abatement are reporting the first human case of West Nile virus in the Carson City, Douglas County area for 2016.

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    Carson City Health and Human Services and Douglas County Mosquito Abatement are reporting the first human case of West Nile virus in the Carson City, Douglas County area for 2016.

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  • Give 2 Live Blood Drive: A Father's Call to Action

    Give 2 Live Blood Drive: A Father's Call to Action

    Tuesday, July 5 2016 7:40 PM EDT2016-07-05 23:40:16 GMT

    With tears in his eyes, an area fire chief gives thanks tonight. Chief Scott Huntley is grateful for the life-saving blood donors in our community who gave his son another chance at life. Their story and how you can be part of KTVN's Give 2 Live Blood Drive in Health Watch.

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    With tears in his eyes, an area fire chief gives thanks tonight. Chief Scott Huntley is grateful for the life-saving blood donors in our community who gave his son another chance at life. Their story and how you can be part of KTVN's Give 2 Live Blood Drive in Health Watch.

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  • Renown's Newest Partnership: Stanford Health

    Renown's Newest Partnership: Stanford Health

    Tuesday, June 28 2016 4:57 PM EDT2016-06-28 20:57:37 GMT

    Renown says their new partnership will benefit northern Nevadans with more resources for care than ever before.

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    Renown says their new partnership will benefit northern Nevadans with more resources for care than ever before.

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  • New Hospital Breaks Ground in South Reno

    New Hospital Breaks Ground in South Reno

    Wednesday, June 22 2016 7:06 PM EDT2016-06-22 23:06:08 GMT

    A new psychiatric and addiction hospital broke ground in south Reno Wednesday. 

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    A new psychiatric and addiction hospital broke ground in south Reno Wednesday. 

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  • iCan Bike Camp Returns Next Week

    iCan Bike Camp Returns Next Week

    Thursday, June 16 2016 7:14 PM EDT2016-06-16 23:14:52 GMT

    The power of riding a bike. It's a liberating feeling for most kids - when the training wheels come off. But for some - with special needs - it's not that easy, which is why the Down Syndrome Network of Northern Nevada is hosting the iCan Bike Camp again this year! 

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    The power of riding a bike. It's a liberating feeling for most kids - when the training wheels come off. But for some - with special needs - it's not that easy, which is why the Down Syndrome Network of Northern Nevada is hosting the iCan Bike Camp again this year! 

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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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  • Breast Cancer 2 Bikini: Fitness Competition Prep

    Breast Cancer 2 Bikini: Fitness Competition Prep

    Wednesday, June 8 2016 9:01 PM EDT2016-06-09 01:01:25 GMT

    After six months of hard work and even harder workouts, nearly two-dozen breast cancer survivors are in what's called peak week for the NPC Nevada State Bodybuilding, Figure and Bikini Competition. An impressive support team is getting them ready for center stage in tonight's Health Watch.

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    After six months of hard work and even harder workouts, nearly two-dozen breast cancer survivors are in what's called peak week for the NPC Nevada State Bodybuilding, Figure and Bikini Competition. An impressive support team is getting them ready for center stage in tonight's Health Watch.

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  • Study: Most Kids’ Concussions Go Unreported

    Study: Most Kids’ Concussions Go Unreported

    Wednesday, June 1 2016 6:53 PM EDT2016-06-01 22:53:36 GMT

    The Center for Injury Research and Prevention found that most concussions in children are not reported. They believe this is because children are not seen in hospital emergency rooms.

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    The Center for Injury Research and Prevention found that most concussions in children are not reported. They believe this is because children are not seen in hospital emergency rooms.

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  • Reno-Sparks Indian Colony Sign Agreement With Health District

    Reno-Sparks Indian Colony Sign Agreement With Health District

    Wednesday, June 1 2016 5:27 PM EDT2016-06-01 21:27:53 GMT

    When a disease outbreak happens in a region, it's vital that all care-givers in a community are prepared. That's why the Washoe County Health District partners with other health providers to coordinate emergency plans.

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    When a disease outbreak happens in a region, it's vital that all care-givers in a community are prepared. That's why the Washoe County Health District partners with other health providers to coordinate emergency plans.

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  • Radiation Tattoo Removal

    Radiation Tattoo Removal

    Tuesday, May 31 2016 9:20 PM EDT2016-06-01 01:20:25 GMT

    Many breast cancer survivors have a permanent reminder of their days in treatment - little tattoos used for radiation. An area plastic surgeon's office has found a unique way of giving back, by helping survivors move forward. Find out how in tonight's Health Watch.

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    Many breast cancer survivors have a permanent reminder of their days in treatment - little tattoos used for radiation. An area plastic surgeon's office has found a unique way of giving back, by helping survivors move forward. Find out how in tonight's Health Watch.

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  • BioTE: Bio-Identical Hormone Pellets

    BioTE: Bio-Identical Hormone Pellets

    Friday, May 27 2016 9:20 PM EDT2016-05-28 01:20:01 GMT

    When hormones are out of whack, many turn to pills, patches and creams. However, Reno Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Charles Virden says bio-identical hormones - in the form of pellets - are yielding incredible results. How BioTE works in Health Watch.

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    When hormones are out of whack, many turn to pills, patches and creams. However, Reno Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Charles Virden says bio-identical hormones - in the form of pellets - are yielding incredible results. How BioTE works in Health Watch.

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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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  • TeleHealth Services Launching in Tonopah

    Saturday, May 21 2016 12:13 AM EDT2016-05-21 04:13:58 GMT

    Technology trumps the need to travel hundreds of miles to see a doctor. How Renown is offering medical care to rural Nevadans in tonight's Health Watch.

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    Technology trumps the need to travel hundreds of miles to see a doctor. How Renown is offering medical care to rural Nevadans in tonight's Health Watch.

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  • Mammovan Offers Low Cost, Free Screenings in Reno

    Mammovan Offers Low Cost, Free Screenings in Reno

    Thursday, May 19 2016 9:15 PM EDT2016-05-20 01:15:46 GMT

    More than 200,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with breast cancer every year, according to the CDC. But early detection makes treating it much easier, and much more effective.

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    More than 200,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with breast cancer every year, according to the CDC. But early detection makes treating it much easier, and much more effective.

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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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  • LUNG FORCE Walk 2016

    LUNG FORCE Walk 2016

    Wednesday, May 11 2016 9:13 PM EDT2016-05-12 01:13:59 GMT

    Twenty percent of people who die from lung cancer in the U.S. have never smoked. Why experts believe it is a leading cause of cancer deaths in America and how you can raise money and awareness in Health Watch.

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    Twenty percent of people who die from lung cancer in the U.S. have never smoked. Why experts believe it is a leading cause of cancer deaths in America and how you can raise money and awareness in Health Watch.

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  • Urine Test Could Simplify Zika Virus Detection

    Urine Test Could Simplify Zika Virus Detection

    Tuesday, May 10 2016 3:59 PM EDT2016-05-10 19:59:45 GMT

    A urine-based test for Zika virus infection has shown to be more effective than the common blood-based one for many patients, a development that could make testing for the infection easier.

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    A urine-based test for Zika virus infection has shown to be more effective than the common blood-based one for many patients, a development that could make testing for the infection easier.

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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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  • 'Study Drugs'

    'Study Drugs'

    Wednesday, May 4 2016 8:02 PM EDT2016-05-05 00:02:29 GMT

    Adderall is normally prescribed for people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder - or ADHD. The problem is lots of people are taking it - who don't need it.

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    Adderall is normally prescribed for people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder - or ADHD. The problem is lots of people are taking it - who don't need it.

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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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  • Child Exoskeleton

    Child Exoskeleton

    Monday, May 2 2016 2:42 PM EDT2016-05-02 18:42:04 GMT

    A Georgia girl is learning to walk again, after an accident in a bounce-house left her paralyzed on one side. She’s getting help from a state-of-the-art technology straight out of a science-fiction movie.

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    A Georgia girl is learning to walk again, after an accident in a bounce-house left her paralyzed on one side. She’s getting help from a state-of-the-art technology straight out of a science-fiction movie.

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  • Breast Cancer 2 Bikini: Jamie DeBates

    Breast Cancer 2 Bikini: Jamie DeBates

    Monday, May 2 2016 11:28 AM EDT2016-05-02 15:28:50 GMT

    When someone in a family gets cancer, it affects everybody. Our Breast Cancer 2 Bikini series continues with a mother who is not only grateful to survive an aggressive disease, she's even more thankful for her loved ones.

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    When someone in a family gets cancer, it affects everybody. Our Breast Cancer 2 Bikini series continues with a mother who is not only grateful to survive an aggressive disease, she's even more thankful for her loved ones.

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  • Northern Nevada Medical Center Hosts Health Fair Thursday

    Northern Nevada Medical Center Hosts Health Fair Thursday

    Thursday, April 28 2016 3:26 PM EDT2016-04-28 19:26:56 GMT

    Northern Nevada Medical Center is hosting a community health fair on Thursday, May 5th, 7:00am – 10 a.m. in the main lobby of the hospital.

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    Northern Nevada Medical Center is hosting a community health fair on Thursday, May 5th, 7:00am – 10 a.m. in the main lobby of the hospital.

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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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