Buying Health Insurance: What to Know About Plans Outside the Exchange
Buying Health Insurance: What to Know About Plans Outside the Exchange

Open enrollment for health insurance through Nevada Health Link starts November first.  And new rules mean Federal requirements for some health insurance plans sold outside of the Exchange have been loosened; these short-term plans are sometimes called "junk plans."

September 10th, 4:17 pm by Chris Buckley
Pulling For Our Little Heroes 2018
Pulling For Our Little Heroes 2018

Weightlifters are throwing around the LBs for some little people - who are arguably even stronger than them. Who a community-wide competition will benefit in Health Watch.

September 6th, 6:04 pm by Kristen Remington
UNR School of Medicine to Hold Free Clinics in September, October
UNR School of Medicine to Hold Free Clinics in September, October

The University of Nevada School of Medicine says it will hold free clinics in September and October.  

August 29th, 12:10 pm
Mammovan Returns to Northern Nevada This Month
Mammovan Returns to Northern Nevada This Month

The Mammovan will be making stops in northern Nevada during the next few weeks. 

August 29th, 3:01 pm
A New Song International
A New Song International

Along with raising their own children, a south Reno couple has committed to helping hundreds more - in Uganda.  How the Coombs family discovered the overwhelming need for love, nourishment and medical care in tonight’s Health Watch.

August 29th, 7:40 pm by Kristen Remington
Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic Rescheduled for September
Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic Rescheduled for September

Prominence Health Plan and Saint Mary's Medical Group will now host a drive-thru flu shot clinic next month in Reno.

August 20th, 4:11 pm
Harvard Professor Calls Coconut Oil 'Pure Poison'
Harvard Professor Calls Coconut Oil 'Pure Poison'

A controversial lecture on nutrition calls into question the health claims for coconut oil. A Harvard adjunct professor who focuses on the role of nutrition in disease called the oil "pure poison."  

August 23rd, 9:15 am
State Veterinarian Warns Against Human, Pet Contact With Bats
State Veterinarian Warns Against Human, Pet Contact With Bats

Any bats, dead or alive, that may have been in contact with people or domestic animals should immediately be submitted to the Animal Disease Laboratory for testing.

August 21st, 9:25 am
FDA Approves First Generic Version of EpiPen
FDA Approves First Generic Version of EpiPen

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first generic version of the EpiPen and EpiPen Jr auto injector for the emergency treatment of allergic reactions. 

August 16th, 12:03 pm
Human West Nile Virus Case Reported in Lyon County
Human West Nile Virus Case Reported in Lyon County

Carson City Health and Human Services is reporting the first human case of West Nile Virus in Lyon County for 2018. 

August 16th, 10:10 am
South Meadows Area Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus
South Meadows Area Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus

The Washoe County Health District says mosquitoes in the South Meadows area have tested positive for the West Nile Virus.  

July 25th, 10:06 am
Ask the Doctor: Wound Care
Ask the Doctor: Wound Care

How soon should a wound heal? Find out in our Ask the Doctor with the head of Saint Mary's Limb Preservation and Wound Clinic.

July 23rd, 11:07 am
Governor's Opioid Task Force Meets for Third Time
Governor's Opioid Task Force Meets for Third Time

Members of the Governor's Opioid State Action Accountability Task Force met Tuesday morning to give updates on the progress they've made over the past few months.

July 17th, 8:40 pm by Chris Buckley
Nevada Plans To Leave Healthcare.gov
Nevada Plans To Leave Healthcare.gov

More than 91,000 Nevadans get their health insurance through healthcare.gov, but they will likely have a new method of enrolling in a program through the state by 2020.  

July 16th, 6:09 pm by Paul Nelson
Annual 'Give 2 Live' Blood Drive Collected 362 Units of Blood
Annual 'Give 2 Live' Blood Drive Collected 362 Units of Blood

Thanks to you, we collected 362 units of blood during our 11th annual Give 2 Live blood drive on Tuesday and Wednesday. The donations will help save up to 1,086 lives! 

June 1st, 11:24 am
Health Watch: Meadow View Farms Charity Horse Show
Health Watch: Meadow View Farms Charity Horse Show

Riders spend a lot of time with their horses ahead of competitions. However, next month they will compete for more than just ribbons; they will ride for a special group of children. Who the Meadow View Farms Charity Horse Show benefits in Health Watch.

June 29th, 6:09 pm by Kristen Remington
Ask the Doctor: Wound Care
Ask the Doctor: Wound Care

Do you or a family member have a wound that just won't heal? Monday’s Ask the Doctor is for you.  

June 25th, 1:04 pm
Carson City Blood Drive: Battle Of The Badges
Carson City Blood Drive: Battle Of The Badges

The Carson City Blood Drive starts on Thursday and they need help filling up their appointments!

June 20th, 3:58 pm
FDA Reconsiders Added Sugar Label for Maple Syrup, Honey
FDA Reconsiders Added Sugar Label for Maple Syrup, Honey

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is reconsidering its plan to label pure maple syrup and honey as containing added sugars. 

June 20th, 8:09 am
Heart Monitor Saves Life
Heart Monitor Saves Life

A northern Nevada man did not have symptoms of a heart attack. Rather, he felt a little tightness in his chest during high-intensity workouts and he suspected asthma. However, what he learned about his body might surprise you as much as it shocked him. Why Dane Hillyard says working out with a heart rate monitor likely saved his life.

June 19th, 7:18 pm by Kristen Remington
Smoking Hits New Low; About 14% of U.S. Adults Light Up
Smoking Hits New Low; About 14% of U.S. Adults Light Up

Smoking in the U.S. has hit another all-time low. About 14% of U.S adults were smokers last year, down from about 16% the year before, government figures show. 

June 19th, 8:09 am
Reno Aces Teaming Up With UBS For Blood Drives This Summer
Reno Aces Teaming Up With UBS For Blood Drives This Summer

The Reno Aces are teaming up with the United Blood Services for the Save Lives blood drives in Northern Nevada. At each of the blood drives, Aces fans will be able to receive Aces merchandise including T-shirts, hats and water bottles. There will be photo opportunities with the Aces mascot, Archie or the Street Team.

June 11th, 3:42 pm
Blood Bank Needs More Donors to Meet Summer Need
Blood Bank Needs More Donors to Meet Summer Need

United Blood Services officials are putting out the call for donors, hoping to boost the blood supply over the summer, when donations typically drop off.

June 4th, 6:19 pm by Arianna Bennett
Renown Offering Healthier Meals at Sporting Events
Renown Offering Healthier Meals at Sporting Events

On Saturday, Renown began teaming up with Washoe Little League to offer healthy options for parents and kids during the games held at the field. 

June 2nd, 3:55 pm
UNR School Of Medicine Holding Free Clinics In June And July
UNR School Of Medicine Holding Free Clinics In June And July

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is putting on their Student Outreach Clinics in June and July at the UNR Med's Family Medicine Center. Nevadans who are uninsured, underinsured or without a social security number can receive free medical care on the dates provided.

May 31st, 10:15 pm
Our Local Basket
Our Local Basket

If you are health-conscious, choosing locally sourced food is a smart choice. However, driving all over northern Nevada to make dinner might not seem very time-sensitive. So local farmers are doing it for you and delivering meals to your door. How Our Local Basket works in Health Watch.

May 31st, 6:15 pm by Kristen Remington
Placer County Health Officials Urge Precautions to Avoid Hantavirus After Recent Death
Placer County Health Officials Urge Precautions to Avoid Hantavirus After Recent Death

Health officials say a Placer County resident who died recently tested positive for hantavirus and they are urging everyone to precautions against the potentially deadly virus. 

May 31st, 12:34 pm
Former Renown CEO Jim Miller Passes Away in Reno
Former Renown CEO Jim Miller Passes Away in Reno

The former CEO of Renown Regional Medical Center has passed away. Jim Miller died this past Tuesday in Reno.

May 31st, 11:24 am
CLFPD Ambulance Subscription Enrollment Opens
CLFPD Ambulance Subscription Enrollment Opens

The Central Lyon Fire Protection District (CLFPD) reports that enrollment for their Frontier Saver Ambulance Subscription Program is now open. The program started to help with the costs of medically necessary ambulance transportation.

May 30th, 10:12 pm
Renown Announces New Stacie Mathewson Behavioral Health & Addiction Institute
Renown Announces New Stacie Mathewson Behavioral Health & Addiction Institute

After losing her 29-year-old son, Stacie of the The Stacie Mathewson Foundation announces a $6 million donation to Renown Health to create the Behavioral Health & Addiction Institute to address mental health illness and substance abuse in our community. 

May 30th, 9:21 am
President Trump Signs 'Right to Try' Bill Into Law
May 30th, 7:27 am by Kellene Stockwell
Cancer Group Says Colon Screening Should Start at 45, Not 50
Cancer Group Says Colon Screening Should Start at 45, Not 50

New guidelines released Wednesday recommend U.S. adults start colon cancer screening earlier, at age 45 instead of 50.  

May 30th, 8:38 am
Medicine On The Move Mobile Medical Clinic To Stop In Reno
Medicine On The Move Mobile Medical Clinic To Stop In Reno

The Health Plan of Nevada will be making three stops near Reno for this year's three-day Summer Kickoff extravaganza on May 31-June 2. 

May 29th, 3:40 pm
FDA Warns Teething Medicines Unsafe, Wants Them Off Shelves
FDA Warns Teething Medicines Unsafe, Wants Them Off Shelves

Federal health officials warned parents Wednesday about the dangers of teething remedies that contain a popular numbing ingredient and asked manufacturers to stop selling their products intended for babies and toddlers. 

May 23rd, 9:11 am
FDA Approves First Nonopioid Drug to Ease Withdrawal Symptoms
FDA Approves First Nonopioid Drug to Ease Withdrawal Symptoms

Federal regulators have approved the first nonopioid treatment to ease withdrawal from quitting addictive opioids.  

May 17th, 10:31 am

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