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  • Davidson's Organics Launches Functional Teas for Better Health

    Friday, January 19 2018 9:54 PM EST2018-01-20 02:54:54 GMT

    If you have trouble sleeping, losing weight or managing stress, there may be a tea for that. Davidson's Organics in Sparks has launched a new line of functional teas - designed to help heal the body.

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    If you have trouble sleeping, losing weight or managing stress, there may be a tea for that. Davidson's Organics in Sparks has launched a new line of functional teas - designed to help heal the body.

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  • Free Flu Vaccine Clinic Next Tuesday

    Free Flu Vaccine Clinic Next Tuesday

    Friday, January 19 2018 9:36 AM EST2018-01-19 14:36:26 GMT

    Flu season is hitting Washoe County full force and health officials say getting a flu vaccine is critical to protecting Nevadans' health.  

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    Flu season is hitting Washoe County full force and health officials say getting a flu vaccine is critical to protecting Nevadans' health.  

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  • 1/17 - 5:30am - HealthWatch: Free Radon Testing Kits, Presentations

    1/17 - 5:30am - HealthWatch: Free Radon Testing Kits, Presentations

  • Walmart Offers Way to Turn Leftover Opioids Into Useless Gel

    Walmart Offers Way to Turn Leftover Opioids Into Useless Gel

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 4:03 PM EST2018-01-17 21:03:19 GMT

    Walmart is helping customers get rid of leftover opioids by giving them packets that turn the addictive painkillers into a useless gel. 

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    Walmart is helping customers get rid of leftover opioids by giving them packets that turn the addictive painkillers into a useless gel. 

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  • Two More Flu Deaths Bring Total to Seven in Washoe County

    Two More Flu Deaths Bring Total to Seven in Washoe County

    Friday, January 12 2018 4:48 PM EST2018-01-12 21:48:30 GMT
    Courtesy: MGNCourtesy: MGN

    Washoe County health officials have confirmed two more flu-related deaths. The most recent deaths were reported last week. 

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    Washoe County health officials have confirmed two more flu-related deaths. The most recent deaths were reported last week. 

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  • Blood Donors Urgently Needed at United Blood Services

    Blood Donors Urgently Needed at United Blood Services

    Thursday, January 11 2018 5:04 PM EST2018-01-11 22:04:17 GMT

    United Blood Services says it is in urgent need of O-negative blood due to a decrease in donations thanks to this year’s worse-than-expected flu season. 

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    United Blood Services says it is in urgent need of O-negative blood due to a decrease in donations thanks to this year’s worse-than-expected flu season. 

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  • Washoe County Health District's W.O.W! Program Offers Healthier Eating Options at Area Restaurants

    Washoe County Health District's W.O.W! Program Offers Healthier Eating Options at Area Restaurants

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 10:47 PM EST2018-01-10 03:47:52 GMT

    Just more than 1/4 of Nevadans qualify as 'obese.' The Washoe County Health District is looking to lower that number with a new healthy-eating program.  This week, the district announced their plans to begin their "W.O.W!" program, which stands for "We Order Well." 

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    Just more than 1/4 of Nevadans qualify as 'obese.' The Washoe County Health District is looking to lower that number with a new healthy-eating program.  This week, the district announced their plans to begin their "W.O.W!" program, which stands for "We Order Well." 

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  • Nevada doctors voice concerns over opioid law implementation

    Nevada doctors voice concerns over opioid law implementation

    Sunday, January 7 2018 3:05 PM EST2018-01-07 20:05:26 GMT

    LAS VEGAS (AP) - Nevada's new opioid prescription law is only days old but doctors already are worried about how it might be implemented. 

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    LAS VEGAS (AP) - Nevada's new opioid prescription law is only days old but doctors already are worried about how it might be implemented. 

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  • Seasonal Affective Disorder: Nevada's Suicide Season

    Seasonal Affective Disorder: Nevada's Suicide Season

    Wednesday, January 3 2018 5:52 PM EST2018-01-03 22:52:56 GMT

    The post-holiday blues are a real concern for those who suffer Seasonal Affective Disorder...depression that spikes during the winter months.

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    The post-holiday blues are a real concern for those who suffer Seasonal Affective Disorder...depression that spikes during the winter months.

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  • Childhood Injury Leads to Nose Surgery Decades Later

    Childhood Injury Leads to Nose Surgery Decades Later

    Friday, December 29 2017 2:51 PM EST2017-12-29 19:51:23 GMT

    We can all remember getting bumps and bruises as kids, right? Accidents happen. But for one man - who's now 50 - remnants of a bad situation stuck with him - literally - for decades.

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    We can all remember getting bumps and bruises as kids, right? Accidents happen. But for one man - who's now 50 - remnants of a bad situation stuck with him - literally - for decades.

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  • UNR School of Medicine to Hold Free Clinics

    UNR School of Medicine to Hold Free Clinics

    Thursday, December 21 2017 6:40 PM EST2017-12-21 23:40:53 GMT

    The clinics will be held in January & February 2018, and UNR Med says they offer the clinics as a continuing effort to assist the region’s medically uninsured with needed healthcare services.

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    The clinics will be held in January & February 2018, and UNR Med says they offer the clinics as a continuing effort to assist the region’s medically uninsured with needed healthcare services.

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  • ACA Health Insurance Open Enrollment Ends Friday

    ACA Health Insurance Open Enrollment Ends Friday

    Friday, December 15 2017 10:30 PM EST2017-12-16 03:30:18 GMT

    The six week sign-up period is half as long as open enrollment in 2016, when more than 89,000 people bought insurance on the exchange.

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    The six week sign-up period is half as long as open enrollment in 2016, when more than 89,000 people bought insurance on the exchange.

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  • Judge Temporarily Blocks New Trump Rules on Birth Control

    Judge Temporarily Blocks New Trump Rules on Birth Control

    Friday, December 15 2017 5:18 PM EST2017-12-15 22:18:54 GMT

    A federal judge in Philadelphia has ordered the Trump administration not to enforce new rules that could significantly reduce women's access to free birth control. 

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    A federal judge in Philadelphia has ordered the Trump administration not to enforce new rules that could significantly reduce women's access to free birth control. 

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  • Renown Rehabilitation Hospital

    Renown Rehabilitation Hospital

    Thursday, December 14 2017 9:10 PM EST2017-12-15 02:10:50 GMT

    After an injury, surgery or stroke, some people need intensive therapy to regain skills for an independent life. That is where Renown Rehabilitation Hospital comes in with physical, occupational and speech therapy. Patients see therapists for three hours a day and, as you will find out in Health Watch, they have quite the toolbox to help.

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    After an injury, surgery or stroke, some people need intensive therapy to regain skills for an independent life. That is where Renown Rehabilitation Hospital comes in with physical, occupational and speech therapy. Patients see therapists for three hours a day and, as you will find out in Health Watch, they have quite the toolbox to help.

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  • SoftVue Scans to Detect Breast Cancer

    SoftVue Scans to Detect Breast Cancer

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 9:19 PM EST2017-12-14 02:19:27 GMT

    More than 40% of women in the United States have dense breast tissue which can often mask potential cancers on a mammogram. However, doctors at the University of Southern California are testing new technology that could help pick up these cancers. How the SoftVue Scan works in Health Watch.

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    More than 40% of women in the United States have dense breast tissue which can often mask potential cancers on a mammogram. However, doctors at the University of Southern California are testing new technology that could help pick up these cancers. How the SoftVue Scan works in Health Watch.

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  • Urban Lotus Project

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 11:01 PM EST2017-12-13 04:01:21 GMT

    Research shows yoga can help with flexibility, strength, balance and circulation. The emphasis on breathing and mindfulness is having a significant impact on young people who have experienced trauma in their lives, too. In Health Watch, we introduce you to a young lady who is using her past - and her passion for yoga - to fuel a project that's growing beyond her expectations.

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    Research shows yoga can help with flexibility, strength, balance and circulation. The emphasis on breathing and mindfulness is having a significant impact on young people who have experienced trauma in their lives, too. In Health Watch, we introduce you to a young lady who is using her past - and her passion for yoga - to fuel a project that's growing beyond her expectations.

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  • The Importance Of Organ Donations

    The Importance Of Organ Donations

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 5:35 PM EST2017-12-12 22:35:43 GMT

    In the U.S. more than 120,000 people are waiting for life-saving organ transplants. In Nevada that list includes almost 600 men, women and children. 

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    In the U.S. more than 120,000 people are waiting for life-saving organ transplants. In Nevada that list includes almost 600 men, women and children. 

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  • U.S. Flu Season Off to Early Start; Widespread in Seven States

    U.S. Flu Season Off to Early Start; Widespread in Seven States

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 12:36 PM EST2017-12-12 17:36:35 GMT
    Courtesy: MGNCourtesy: MGN

    This year's flu season is off to a quick start and so far it seems to be dominated by a nasty bug. 

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    This year's flu season is off to a quick start and so far it seems to be dominated by a nasty bug. 

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  • Governor Sandoval, 11 Others Urge Congress to Fund Children's Health Program

    Governor Sandoval, 11 Others Urge Congress to Fund Children's Health Program

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 12:12 PM EST2017-12-12 17:12:51 GMT

    Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval and 11 other governors are urging Congress to reauthorize funding for a popular children's health insurance program as soon as possible.

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    Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval and 11 other governors are urging Congress to reauthorize funding for a popular children's health insurance program as soon as possible.

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  • First Deaths of Flu Season Reported in Washoe County

    First Deaths of Flu Season Reported in Washoe County

    Friday, December 8 2017 8:12 AM EST2017-12-08 13:12:03 GMT

    Washoe County has confirmed its first two flu-related deaths of the new winter season. Clark County has confirmed one flu-related death so far this season in Las Vegas and surrounding areas. 

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    Washoe County has confirmed its first two flu-related deaths of the new winter season. Clark County has confirmed one flu-related death so far this season in Las Vegas and surrounding areas. 

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  • Students Get CPR Kits to Save Lives

    Students Get CPR Kits to Save Lives

    Wednesday, December 6 2017 6:31 PM EST2017-12-06 23:31:58 GMT

    Survival rates of sudden cardiac arrest are low, around 10 to 11 percent, but your chances can double if not triple if CPR is performed quickly. Which is why students at Pine Middle School are so eager to learn. CPR training can be intimidating at first, but just like anything else, it takes practice. Thanks to a bill passed during the last legislative session, all Nevada students are now required to have CPR and defibrillator training before graduation.  

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    Survival rates of sudden cardiac arrest are low, around 10 to 11 percent, but your chances can double if not triple if CPR is performed quickly. Which is why students at Pine Middle School are so eager to learn. CPR training can be intimidating at first, but just like anything else, it takes practice. Thanks to a bill passed during the last legislative session, all Nevada students are now required to have CPR and defibrillator training before graduation.  

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  • World AIDS Day: Getting Tested is Key

    World AIDS Day: Getting Tested is Key

    Friday, December 1 2017 10:32 PM EST2017-12-02 03:32:22 GMT

    December 1st marks World AIDS Day: a campaign aimed at raising awareness, removing the stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS and stopping transmission.

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    December 1st marks World AIDS Day: a campaign aimed at raising awareness, removing the stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS and stopping transmission.

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  • A Run for the New Age

    A Run for the New Age

    Friday, December 1 2017 2:36 AM EST2017-12-01 07:36:29 GMT

    The Northern Nevada Law Enforcement Academy will swear in 24 new officers tomorrow morning, but before they could be sworn in, they had to do the Washoe County Sheriff's Office Pride Run.

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    The Northern Nevada Law Enforcement Academy will swear in 24 new officers tomorrow morning, but before they could be sworn in, they had to do the Washoe County Sheriff's Office Pride Run.

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  • Breast Cancer 2 Bikini Update: Bootcamp for Barbara

    Thursday, November 30 2017 9:29 PM EST2017-12-01 02:29:47 GMT

    Barbara Owens was one of the original Breast Cancer 2 Bikini competitors we followed for six months on Channel 2 News. Her health recently took a turn for the worse - more than five years after she fought breast cancer. Barbara is now on hospice. There is an event this weekend to support her four children - who also lost their father.

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    Barbara Owens was one of the original Breast Cancer 2 Bikini competitors we followed for six months on Channel 2 News. Her health recently took a turn for the worse - more than five years after she fought breast cancer. Barbara is now on hospice. There is an event this weekend to support her four children - who also lost their father.

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  • Southern Nevada Reports First Flu-Related Death This Season

    Southern Nevada Reports First Flu-Related Death This Season

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 10:50 AM EST2017-11-21 15:50:13 GMT

    Southern Nevada health officials say a young child has died from the flu. The department said it's the first reported death from the flu in the county this season but among 78 cases that have been reported. 

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    Southern Nevada health officials say a young child has died from the flu. The department said it's the first reported death from the flu in the county this season but among 78 cases that have been reported. 

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  • Ask the Doctor: New High Blood Pressure Guidelines

    Ask the Doctor: New High Blood Pressure Guidelines

    Monday, November 20 2017 4:17 PM EST2017-11-20 21:17:34 GMT

    The American Heart Association released new hypertension guidelines last week - which means some of us have to watch our blood pressure more closely. Learn more in our Ask the Doctor segment. 

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    The American Heart Association released new hypertension guidelines last week - which means some of us have to watch our blood pressure more closely. Learn more in our Ask the Doctor segment. 

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  • Local Car Dealership Donates to Susan G. Komen Nevada

    Local Car Dealership Donates to Susan G. Komen Nevada

    Friday, November 17 2017 5:12 PM EST2017-11-17 22:12:13 GMT

    A local car dealership presented a check to the Susan G. Komen Nevada on Friday. 

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    A local car dealership presented a check to the Susan G. Komen Nevada on Friday. 

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  • United Blood Services Encourages Donations to Meet 150 Unit Need

    United Blood Services Encourages Donations to Meet 150 Unit Need

    Thursday, November 16 2017 2:16 PM EST2017-11-16 19:16:35 GMT

    The 150 unit need is anticipated as Thanksgiving weekend approaches. 

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    The 150 unit need is anticipated as Thanksgiving weekend approaches. 

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  • Roll for Ryan

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 9:21 PM EST2017-11-15 02:21:10 GMT

    Cancer is a scary thing and it can steal someone's life incredibly fast. It doesn't care if you're a hard worker, if you served our country, if you're a devoted husband or a father of three. That was the case for Ryan Hysell. How the community is getting ready to roll on his behalf in Health Watch.

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    Cancer is a scary thing and it can steal someone's life incredibly fast. It doesn't care if you're a hard worker, if you served our country, if you're a devoted husband or a father of three. That was the case for Ryan Hysell. How the community is getting ready to roll on his behalf in Health Watch.

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  • Half of U.S. Adults Have High Blood Pressure in New Guidelines

    Half of U.S. Adults Have High Blood Pressure in New Guidelines

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 11:20 AM EST2017-11-14 16:20:27 GMT

    New guidelines lower the threshold for high blood pressure, adding 30 million Americans to those who have the condition, which now plagues nearly half of U.S. adults.

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    New guidelines lower the threshold for high blood pressure, adding 30 million Americans to those who have the condition, which now plagues nearly half of U.S. adults.

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  • Former Drug Exec Named New Health Secretary

    Former Drug Exec Named New Health Secretary

    Monday, November 13 2017 12:11 PM EST2017-11-13 17:11:31 GMT

    President Donald Trump has picked a former top pharmaceutical and government executive be his Health and Human Services secretary.

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    President Donald Trump has picked a former top pharmaceutical and government executive be his Health and Human Services secretary.

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  • More Viral Meningitis Cases Reported in Washoe County

    More Viral Meningitis Cases Reported in Washoe County

    Wednesday, November 8 2017 5:00 PM EST2017-11-08 22:00:36 GMT

    Washoe County Health District says there are now 47 cases of viral meningitis reported since July 15th of this year. 

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    Washoe County Health District says there are now 47 cases of viral meningitis reported since July 15th of this year. 

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  • Mammovan to Make Stops in Northern Nevada This Month

    Mammovan to Make Stops in Northern Nevada This Month

    Monday, November 6 2017 10:39 AM EST2017-11-06 15:39:43 GMT

    The Mammovan will be making stops in Reno during November. The screenings are primarily for women age 40 and older; however, screenings will be provided to those younger than 40 that have a physician referral. 

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    The Mammovan will be making stops in Reno during November. The screenings are primarily for women age 40 and older; however, screenings will be provided to those younger than 40 that have a physician referral. 

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  • Mojave Mental Health Clinic to Close

    Mojave Mental Health Clinic to Close

    Friday, November 3 2017 10:46 AM EDT2017-11-03 14:46:11 GMT

    The Mojave Mental Health Clinic, a component of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, will be closing its doors by the end of the year.

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    The Mojave Mental Health Clinic, a component of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, will be closing its doors by the end of the year.

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  • Vampire Facelift

    Thursday, November 2 2017 9:17 PM EDT2017-11-03 01:17:12 GMT

    The fountain of youth might be closer than you think; perhaps it comes from your own body? A Reno dermatologist is using your own blood to help erase fine lines from your face. How the Vampire Facelift works in Health Watch.

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    The fountain of youth might be closer than you think; perhaps it comes from your own body? A Reno dermatologist is using your own blood to help erase fine lines from your face. How the Vampire Facelift works in Health Watch.

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  • Nevada Residents Advised to Sign Up for ACA Insurance as Soon as Possible

    Nevada Residents Advised to Sign Up for ACA Insurance as Soon as Possible

    Wednesday, November 1 2017 4:47 PM EDT2017-11-01 20:47:16 GMT

    Open enrollment for insurance through the Affordable Care Act starts Wednesday, and officials are urging residents to sign up as soon as they can. There are some big changes in store for this open enrollment period, including a shorter deadline.

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    Open enrollment for insurance through the Affordable Care Act starts Wednesday, and officials are urging residents to sign up as soon as they can. There are some big changes in store for this open enrollment period, including a shorter deadline.

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  • UNR Med to Offer Student Outreach Clinics

    UNR Med to Offer Student Outreach Clinics

    Monday, October 30 2017 7:18 PM EDT2017-10-30 23:18:54 GMT

    Northern Nevadans that are uninsured, under-insured, or without a social security card will be able to receive free medical care at  the clinics.

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    Northern Nevadans that are uninsured, under-insured, or without a social security card will be able to receive free medical care at  the clinics.

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  • Ask the Doctor: Sierra Ketamine Clinics

    Ask the Doctor: Sierra Ketamine Clinics

    Monday, October 30 2017 1:57 PM EDT2017-10-30 17:57:12 GMT

    Chronic pain and mental illness is a daily battle for millions of people. However, relief is coming from a drug you might not expect called Ketamine. When two Reno doctors observed the profound benefits it had on patients, they wanted to make this therapy available to those who are suffering here in northern Nevada. We take you inside Sierra Ketamine Clinics for Health Watch.

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    Chronic pain and mental illness is a daily battle for millions of people. However, relief is coming from a drug you might not expect called Ketamine. When two Reno doctors observed the profound benefits it had on patients, they wanted to make this therapy available to those who are suffering here in northern Nevada. We take you inside Sierra Ketamine Clinics for Health Watch.

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  • Trump Administration Proposes Health Law Benefit Changes

    Trump Administration Proposes Health Law Benefit Changes

    Friday, October 27 2017 5:28 PM EDT2017-10-27 21:28:44 GMT

    The Trump administration is proposing new health insurance regulations that could affect basic benefits required by the Affordable Care Act, starting in 2019. 

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    The Trump administration is proposing new health insurance regulations that could affect basic benefits required by the Affordable Care Act, starting in 2019. 

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  • President Trump Declares U.S. Opioid Emergency But Pledges No New Money

    President Trump Declares U.S. Opioid Emergency But Pledges No New Money

    Thursday, October 26 2017 6:30 PM EDT2017-10-26 22:30:44 GMT

    President Trump's declaration, which will be effective for 90 days and can be renewed, will allow the government to redirect resources in various ways and to expand access to medical services in rural areas.

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    President Trump's declaration, which will be effective for 90 days and can be renewed, will allow the government to redirect resources in various ways and to expand access to medical services in rural areas.

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  • Federal Panel Recommends New, Better Shingles Shot Over Old Version

    Federal Panel Recommends New, Better Shingles Shot Over Old Version

    Thursday, October 26 2017 9:31 AM EDT2017-10-26 13:31:15 GMT

    A federal panel recommended Wednesday that older people already vaccinated for shingles get a new, better shot. 

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    A federal panel recommended Wednesday that older people already vaccinated for shingles get a new, better shot. 

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  • Swap Ts in Northern Nevada Schools

    Wednesday, October 25 2017 9:31 PM EDT2017-10-26 01:31:58 GMT

    You might spot a new trend at a handful of area schools. Students are wearing t-shirts that may very well look different every time they wear them. They are called Swap Ts. How they are helping with social and emotional learning in Health Watch.

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    You might spot a new trend at a handful of area schools. Students are wearing t-shirts that may very well look different every time they wear them. They are called Swap Ts. How they are helping with social and emotional learning in Health Watch.

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  • Nevada to Spend $1 Million on Opioid Incinerators, Anti-Abuse Plan

    Nevada to Spend $1 Million on Opioid Incinerators, Anti-Abuse Plan

    Friday, October 20 2017 7:59 PM EDT2017-10-20 23:59:57 GMT

    State officials are committing more than $1 million to fight prescription opioid abuse in Nevada. 

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    State officials are committing more than $1 million to fight prescription opioid abuse in Nevada. 

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  • Medicare Enrollment Period Now Open

    Medicare Enrollment Period Now Open

    Monday, October 16 2017 10:15 AM EDT2017-10-16 14:15:02 GMT

    Medicare beneficiaries can now enroll or change health insurance plans. 

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    Medicare beneficiaries can now enroll or change health insurance plans. 

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  • President Trump Signs Health Care Executive Order

    President Trump Signs Health Care Executive Order

    Thursday, October 12 2017 12:22 PM EDT2017-10-12 16:22:14 GMT

    President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that aims to make lower-premium health care plans available to more Americans.

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    President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that aims to make lower-premium health care plans available to more Americans.

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  • Washoe County Confirms First Hantavirus Death Since 1995

    Washoe County Confirms First Hantavirus Death Since 1995

    Wednesday, October 11 2017 4:58 PM EDT2017-10-11 20:58:28 GMT

    Washoe County health officials have confirmed their first fatal case of hantavirus in more than 20 years.

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    Washoe County health officials have confirmed their first fatal case of hantavirus in more than 20 years.

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  • REMSA to Hold Bleeding Control Courses

    REMSA to Hold Bleeding Control Courses

    Tuesday, October 10 2017 9:07 PM EDT2017-10-11 01:07:45 GMT

    Bleeding Control for the Injured (B-Con) educates community members on how to perform immediate and basic lifesaving interventions prior to receiving definitive medical care.

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    Bleeding Control for the Injured (B-Con) educates community members on how to perform immediate and basic lifesaving interventions prior to receiving definitive medical care.

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  • World Mental Health Day 2017

    World Mental Health Day 2017

    Tuesday, October 10 2017 5:16 PM EDT2017-10-10 21:16:20 GMT

    October 10th is World Mental Health Day - a time to raise awareness about conditions like anxiety and depression that affect hundreds of millions of people worldwide. This year's theme is mental health in the workplace. 

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    October 10th is World Mental Health Day - a time to raise awareness about conditions like anxiety and depression that affect hundreds of millions of people worldwide. This year's theme is mental health in the workplace. 

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  • Birth Control: Trump Administration Expands Opt-Out for Workplace Insurance

    Birth Control: Trump Administration Expands Opt-Out for Workplace Insurance

    Friday, October 6 2017 4:54 PM EDT2017-10-06 20:54:09 GMT

    The Trump administration is allowing more employers to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women for religious and moral reasons. 

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    The Trump administration is allowing more employers to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women for religious and moral reasons. 

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  • How Local Medical Staff Prepares for Potential Emergencies

    How Local Medical Staff Prepares for Potential Emergencies

    Friday, October 6 2017 10:39 AM EDT2017-10-06 14:39:24 GMT

    With the most recent events around the country, it might make you ask the question, what if that would happen here? Could we ever be prepared enough? According to officials, the answer is no, you can never be fully prepared, but you can at least have a game plan, and be somewhat prepared.  

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    With the most recent events around the country, it might make you ask the question, what if that would happen here? Could we ever be prepared enough? According to officials, the answer is no, you can never be fully prepared, but you can at least have a game plan, and be somewhat prepared.  

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  • Former Obama Administration Officials Begin Health Insurance Sign-Up Campaign

    Former Obama Administration Officials Begin Health Insurance Sign-Up Campaign

    Wednesday, October 4 2017 9:50 AM EDT2017-10-04 13:50:37 GMT

    Former Obama administration officials are undertaking a private campaign to encourage people to sign up for coverage next year under the Affordable Care Act. 

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    Former Obama administration officials are undertaking a private campaign to encourage people to sign up for coverage next year under the Affordable Care Act. 

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  • Long Donation Lines at Reno Blood Center

    Long Donation Lines at Reno Blood Center

    Monday, October 2 2017 5:03 PM EDT2017-10-02 21:03:06 GMT

    Nevadans answered the call to donate blood today hours after the killings, not just in Las Vegas but in Reno too. It's the biggest thing anyone in our area can do to help...

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    Nevadans answered the call to donate blood today hours after the killings, not just in Las Vegas but in Reno too. It's the biggest thing anyone in our area can do to help...

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  • Lassen County Public Health Reports One Confirmed Case of Viral Meningitis

    Lassen County Public Health Reports One Confirmed Case of Viral Meningitis

    Friday, September 29 2017 8:54 AM EDT2017-09-29 12:54:01 GMT

    The Lassen County Public Health Department is investigating one confirmed case and 21 suspected cases of viral meningitis, most of which are reported to be in connection with the Lassen High School football team. . Earlier, it said there were four confirmed cases.

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    The Lassen County Public Health Department is investigating one confirmed case and 21 suspected cases of viral meningitis, most of which are reported to be in connection with the Lassen High School football team. . Earlier, it said there were four confirmed cases.

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  • Carson City School District to Offer Students Annual Seasonal Flu Vaccinations

    Carson City School District to Offer Students Annual Seasonal Flu Vaccinations

    Thursday, September 28 2017 8:18 PM EDT2017-09-29 00:18:24 GMT

    The vaccine will only be available as injectable (commonly known as “a shot”) for all age groups for the 2017-2018 flu season. 

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    The vaccine will only be available as injectable (commonly known as “a shot”) for all age groups for the 2017-2018 flu season. 

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  • Influenza Surveillance Report Finds 13% Of Confirmed Flu Cases Ended In Hospitalization During Last Year's Flu Season

    Influenza Surveillance Report Finds 13% Of Confirmed Flu Cases Ended In Hospitalization During Last Year's Flu Season

    Thursday, September 28 2017 6:28 PM EDT2017-09-28 22:28:59 GMT

    The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year, but there are other preventative measures everyone should practice to prevent the flu and other illnesses.

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    The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year, but there are other preventative measures everyone should practice to prevent the flu and other illnesses.

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  • DRG Therapy

    DRG Therapy

    Thursday, September 28 2017 3:48 PM EDT2017-09-28 19:48:01 GMT

    DRG Therapy basically turns off a pain signal to your brain. The relatively new option for patients experiencing chronic pain is proving to be successful. We check in with northern Nevadans - who were among the first to test it out in our area - in Health Watch.

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    DRG Therapy basically turns off a pain signal to your brain. The relatively new option for patients experiencing chronic pain is proving to be successful. We check in with northern Nevadans - who were among the first to test it out in our area - in Health Watch.

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  • U.S. Health Officials Brace for Potentially Bad Flu Season

    U.S. Health Officials Brace for Potentially Bad Flu Season

    Thursday, September 28 2017 11:23 AM EDT2017-09-28 15:23:53 GMT

    It's flu shot time, and health officials are bracing for a potentially miserable fall and winter.

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    It's flu shot time, and health officials are bracing for a potentially miserable fall and winter.

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  • Open Enrollment for Health Insurance Exchange Begins Nov. 1

    Open Enrollment for Health Insurance Exchange Begins Nov. 1

    Wednesday, September 27 2017 12:39 PM EDT2017-09-27 16:39:24 GMT

    Nevada will see some changes in the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange in 2018, including plans and pricing.  Open enrollment runs from November 1 to December 15.  

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    Nevada will see some changes in the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange in 2018, including plans and pricing.  Open enrollment runs from November 1 to December 15.  

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  • UNR School of Medicine Offering Free October Clinics

    UNR School of Medicine Offering Free October Clinics

    Wednesday, September 27 2017 12:07 PM EDT2017-09-27 16:07:17 GMT

    The UNR School of Medicine is offering free medical clinics in October to locals in need.

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    The UNR School of Medicine is offering free medical clinics in October to locals in need.

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  • No Vote This Week on GOP Health Care Bill

    No Vote This Week on GOP Health Care Bill

    Tuesday, September 26 2017 5:57 PM EDT2017-09-26 21:57:48 GMT

    Senate Republicans will not vote this week on the latest, last-ditch effort to repeal and replace Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act.

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    Senate Republicans will not vote this week on the latest, last-ditch effort to repeal and replace Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act.

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  • CDC: U.S. Sexually Transmitted Disease Hit Another High

    CDC: U.S. Sexually Transmitted Disease Hit Another High

    Tuesday, September 26 2017 1:57 PM EDT2017-09-26 17:57:48 GMT

    Health officials are reporting another record increase in infections from three sexually transmitted diseases. 

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    Health officials are reporting another record increase in infections from three sexually transmitted diseases. 

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  • Governor Sandoval's Opioid Taskforce Meet in Carson City

    Governor Sandoval's Opioid Taskforce Meet in Carson City

    Monday, September 25 2017 5:01 PM EDT2017-09-25 21:01:51 GMT

    A taskforce will hear updates from state and federal agencies regarding how they are working to combat the opioid crisis in the Silver State.

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    A taskforce will hear updates from state and federal agencies regarding how they are working to combat the opioid crisis in the Silver State.

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  • Ask the Doctor: Kybella

    Ask the Doctor: Kybella

    Monday, September 25 2017 2:21 PM EDT2017-09-25 18:21:04 GMT

    It's part of the natural aging process. When we lose volume in our lower face, you can get the appearance of a double chin. But there's a way to get rid of the excess fat without surgery. 

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    It's part of the natural aging process. When we lose volume in our lower face, you can get the appearance of a double chin. But there's a way to get rid of the excess fat without surgery. 

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  • Northern Nevada Medical Center Opens New Rehab & Sports Medicine Center

    Northern Nevada Medical Center Opens New Rehab & Sports Medicine Center

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 10:03 PM EDT2017-09-21 02:03:30 GMT

    Physical therapy is helpful for people who are injured, who just had surgery or who've had a stroke, MS, even Parkinson's disease. Now Northern Nevada Medical Center is offering another option for PT on the south side of town. What makes it unique in Health Watch.

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    Physical therapy is helpful for people who are injured, who just had surgery or who've had a stroke, MS, even Parkinson's disease. Now Northern Nevada Medical Center is offering another option for PT on the south side of town. What makes it unique in Health Watch.

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  • Senator Mitch McConnell Presses Ahead With Health Care Vote

    Senator Mitch McConnell Presses Ahead With Health Care Vote

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 4:55 PM EDT2017-09-20 20:55:03 GMT

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell intends to bring up a GOP health care bill on the Senate floor next week. That's according to McConnell's spokesman, David Popp.

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    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell intends to bring up a GOP health care bill on the Senate floor next week. That's according to McConnell's spokesman, David Popp.

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  • Hantavirus Confirmed in Washoe County

    Hantavirus Confirmed in Washoe County

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 1:29 AM EDT2017-09-20 05:29:56 GMT

    Washoe County health district officials say a south Reno resident has contracted the county's first case of hantavirus since 2006.

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    Washoe County health district officials say a south Reno resident has contracted the county's first case of hantavirus since 2006.

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  • Metabolic Efficiency

    Metabolic Efficiency

    Monday, September 18 2017 4:14 PM EDT2017-09-18 20:14:01 GMT

    What does it truly mean to work out in your fat burning zone? There is a test to find out. While it is designed to help athletes maximize their endurance, performance and fine-tune the food they need to keep their bodies going, it can also help everyday people just wanting to lose weight. How the metabolic efficiency test works in Health Watch.

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    What does it truly mean to work out in your fat burning zone? There is a test to find out. While it is designed to help athletes maximize their endurance, performance and fine-tune the food they need to keep their bodies going, it can also help everyday people just wanting to lose weight. How the metabolic efficiency test works in Health Watch.

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  • Ask the Doctor: Genetic Testing

    Ask the Doctor: Genetic Testing

    Monday, September 11 2017 6:32 PM EDT2017-09-11 22:32:21 GMT

    It's what makes us all unique - our genes. Have you ever considered testing yours - specifically for an inherited gene mutation? You can learn more in our Ask the Doctor segment. 

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    It's what makes us all unique - our genes. Have you ever considered testing yours - specifically for an inherited gene mutation? You can learn more in our Ask the Doctor segment. 

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  • Pulling for Our Little Heroes 2017

    Pulling for Our Little Heroes 2017

    Wednesday, September 6 2017 10:39 PM EDT2017-09-07 02:39:15 GMT

    It is not a sport for the weak, but it is designed to garner strength for those who need it most right now. The CrossFit and weight-lifting community is getting ready to power through a competition in the name of kids with cancer. How they are ‘Pulling for Our Little Heroes’ in Health Watch.

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    It is not a sport for the weak, but it is designed to garner strength for those who need it most right now. The CrossFit and weight-lifting community is getting ready to power through a competition in the name of kids with cancer. How they are ‘Pulling for Our Little Heroes’ in Health Watch.

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  • Smiles For Freedom: Dental Care for Veterans

    Smiles For Freedom: Dental Care for Veterans

    Tuesday, September 5 2017 4:41 PM EDT2017-09-05 20:41:08 GMT

    Regular visits to the dentist are not only good for our teeth, but our overall health. But for those without insurance, it is often too pricey. This is the case for many active service members and veterans who's benefits do not cover dental care. 

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    Regular visits to the dentist are not only good for our teeth, but our overall health. But for those without insurance, it is often too pricey. This is the case for many active service members and veterans who's benefits do not cover dental care. 

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  • Reno Audiologist Doesn't Miss a Beat

    Reno Audiologist Doesn't Miss a Beat

    Wednesday, August 30 2017 11:32 PM EDT2017-08-31 03:32:12 GMT

    An area audiologist is in the business of improving hearing, but wait until you hear what he does after hours. Meet a Reno doctor - who doesn't miss a beat - in Health Watch.

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    An area audiologist is in the business of improving hearing, but wait until you hear what he does after hours. Meet a Reno doctor - who doesn't miss a beat - in Health Watch.

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  • Toxic Algae Bloom Develops in Tahoe Keys Water

    Toxic Algae Bloom Develops in Tahoe Keys Water

    Wednesday, August 30 2017 9:06 PM EDT2017-08-31 01:06:52 GMT

    A couple weeks ago, residents at the Tahoe Keys reported seeing an algae bloom in the water. And after numerous tests, officials have found the algae to be toxic to people and animals.

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    A couple weeks ago, residents at the Tahoe Keys reported seeing an algae bloom in the water. And after numerous tests, officials have found the algae to be toxic to people and animals.

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  • Need for Blood Donors After Hurricane Harvey

    Need for Blood Donors After Hurricane Harvey

    Monday, August 28 2017 6:39 PM EDT2017-08-28 22:39:47 GMT

    In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, United Blood Services is asking for northern Nevadans to give.

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    In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, United Blood Services is asking for northern Nevadans to give.

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  • Ask the Doctor: Advance Directives

    Ask the Doctor: Advance Directives

    Monday, August 28 2017 3:48 PM EDT2017-08-28 19:48:38 GMT

    Can anyone write up a living will? How to make it official... and what should you include? Find out in our Ask the Doctor segment. 

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    Can anyone write up a living will? How to make it official... and what should you include? Find out in our Ask the Doctor segment. 

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  • Saint Mary's Women's Health Center Closing in October

    Saint Mary's Women's Health Center Closing in October

    Friday, August 25 2017 11:23 PM EDT2017-08-26 03:23:34 GMT

    According to a company spokesperson, Saint Mary's is working with community providers who offer similar services and "trust these relationships and their ongoing commitment to women's health care in our region."

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    According to a company spokesperson, Saint Mary's is working with community providers who offer similar services and "trust these relationships and their ongoing commitment to women's health care in our region."

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  • West Nile Death Reported in Washoe County

    West Nile Death Reported in Washoe County

    Friday, August 25 2017 12:59 AM EDT2017-08-25 04:59:29 GMT

    The Washoe County Health District announced Thursday that the first human death from West Nile Virus has been reported in the county. According to officials, over 60 mosquito tests have returned positive for the virus and has been found in five other humans, several birds and a horse in the district. 

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    The Washoe County Health District announced Thursday that the first human death from West Nile Virus has been reported in the county. According to officials, over 60 mosquito tests have returned positive for the virus and has been found in five other humans, several birds and a horse in the district. 

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  • Phone Scammers Posing as Renown Employees

    Phone Scammers Posing as Renown Employees

    Thursday, August 17 2017 6:13 PM EDT2017-08-17 22:13:13 GMT

    Renown Health says that phone scammers are posing as Renown employees. 

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    Renown Health says that phone scammers are posing as Renown employees. 

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  • Painting without Pain: Medtronic Drug Pump

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 9:15 PM EDT2017-08-17 01:15:05 GMT

    A man born with cerebral palsy had a tough go for many years. He lived in constant pain - up until fairly recently. Find out what changed and why his world is now more colorful than ever before in Health Watch.

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    A man born with cerebral palsy had a tough go for many years. He lived in constant pain - up until fairly recently. Find out what changed and why his world is now more colorful than ever before in Health Watch.

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  • First West Nile Case Reported in Carson City-Douglas County Area for 2017

    First West Nile Case Reported in Carson City-Douglas County Area for 2017

    Friday, August 11 2017 5:11 PM EDT2017-08-11 21:11:13 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 2017.

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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 2017.

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  • Anthem Withdrawing From Nevada's Health Exchange for 2018

    Anthem Withdrawing From Nevada's Health Exchange for 2018

    Monday, August 7 2017 7:09 PM EDT2017-08-07 23:09:12 GMT

    Anthem announced Monday that it will be withdrawing plans from Nevada’s Health Exchange in 2018. This means if you get insurance through healthcare.gov in 2018, Anthem no longer will be an option for Nevadans.

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    Anthem announced Monday that it will be withdrawing plans from Nevada’s Health Exchange in 2018. This means if you get insurance through healthcare.gov in 2018, Anthem no longer will be an option for Nevadans.

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  • Ask the Doctor: Hair Loss

    Ask the Doctor: Hair Loss

    Monday, August 7 2017 3:20 PM EDT2017-08-07 19:20:44 GMT

    Unless you're one of the lucky few, there's a good chance we'll experience some hair thinning or balding. But there is a procedure being done in Reno to help re-grow your hair if you can handle using your own blood.

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    Unless you're one of the lucky few, there's a good chance we'll experience some hair thinning or balding. But there is a procedure being done in Reno to help re-grow your hair if you can handle using your own blood.

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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

    Monday, August 7 2017 12:32 PM EDT2017-08-07 16:32:19 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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  • Orangetheory Fitness Opens in Northwest Reno

    Orangetheory Fitness Opens in Northwest Reno

    Friday, August 4 2017 9:32 PM EDT2017-08-05 01:32:30 GMT

    Do you ever get a "workout high" after tough training? You might be experiencing a physiological effect known as excess post-exercise oxygen consumption or EPOC. A new studio in northwest Reno - designed with this after-burn theory in mind - opened Friday. What is means to sweat in the orange zone in Health Watch.

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    Do you ever get a "workout high" after tough training? You might be experiencing a physiological effect known as excess post-exercise oxygen consumption or EPOC. A new studio in northwest Reno - designed with this after-burn theory in mind - opened Friday. What is means to sweat in the orange zone in Health Watch.

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  • Back to School Vaccines

    Back to School Vaccines

    Friday, August 4 2017 10:51 AM EDT2017-08-04 14:51:37 GMT

    Are your kids up-to-date on their shots? There is a new immunization requirement for seventh graders. 

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    Are your kids up-to-date on their shots? There is a new immunization requirement for seventh graders. 

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