WCSO Launches New Program to Help Reduce Opioid Overdose Deaths
WCSO Launches New Program to Help Reduce Opioid Overdose Deaths

The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is announcing a new program that provides overdose education and naloxone kits to selected inmates as they are released.  

Juul to Halt Sales of Flavored E-Cigarettes in Retail Stores
Juul to Halt Sales of Flavored E-Cigarettes in Retail Stores

Juul Labs announced it will stop selling its flavored pods at more than 90,000 retail stores nationwide, including convenience stores and specialty vape shops.

November 9th, 12:35 PM PST
Local Health Clinic Fights Depression in New and Unique Way
Local Health Clinic Fights Depression in New and Unique Way

According to Mental Health America’s most recent rankings, Nevada is ranked 51st in mental health services and availability.  

January 11th, 6:57 AM PST by Jaimie Hays
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 PDT by Kristen Remington
After First Flu-Related Death, Washoe County Health District Stresses Importance of Flu Vaccines
After First Flu-Related Death, Washoe County Health District Stresses Importance of Flu Vaccines

Monday the Washoe County Health District reported the first flu-related death in Washoe County for the 2018-2019 flu season.

December 18th, 7:14 PM PST by Brandon Fuhs
FDA to Crack Down on Menthol Cigarettes, Flavored Vapes
FDA to Crack Down on Menthol Cigarettes, Flavored Vapes

The FDA says it will start the process to ban menthol in cigarettes and strictly limit sales of flavored e-cigarettes to youths. 

November 15th, 8:12 AM PST by Kellene Stockwell
Open Enrollment Now Underway for Nevada Health Link
Open Enrollment Now Underway for Nevada Health Link

For the next 45 days, Nevada residents can shop for and enroll in a qualified health plan that best fits their budgetary and health circumstances. 

October 31st, 8:45 AM PDT
Health Watch: Treating Varicose Veins
October 25th, 6:20 PM PDT by Cynthia Sandoval
FDA Approves New Single-Dose Drug to Treat Flu
FDA Approves New Single-Dose Drug to Treat Flu

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new flu drug. Xofluza can be used on patients 12 and older who've been showing symptoms for no more than 48 hours. 

October 25th, 7:49 AM PDT
Ask the Doctor: Breast Cancer Screenings
Ask the Doctor: Breast Cancer Screenings

One in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer. The Carson Tahoe Breast Center is part of a huge clinical trial to help detect cancer even sooner. 

October 15th, 11:48 AM PDT by Kristen Remington
Breast Cancer 2 Bikini 2018
Breast Cancer 2 Bikini 2018

It is season three for the Breast Cancer 2 Bikini project which we have followed over the years here on 2 News. It is a free program for breast cancer survivors and the culmination of all their hard work is a fitness competition. Why it is more than a physical goal for the women in Health Watch.

October 11th, 6:52 PM PDT by Kristen Remington
FDA Expands Use of Cervical Cancer Vaccine Up to Age 45
FDA Expands Use of Cervical Cancer Vaccine Up to Age 45

U.S. regulators have expanded the use of Merck’s cervical cancer vaccine to adults up to age 45. The vaccine was previously only for preteens and young adults through 26.

October 8th, 12:53 PM PDT
UNR School of Medicine to Hold Free Clinics October Through December
UNR School of Medicine to Hold Free Clinics October Through December

The University of Nevada School of Medicine says it will hold free clinics October through December. 

August 29th, 12:10 PM PDT
Approved 2019 Health Insurance Rates Now Available
Approved 2019 Health Insurance Rates Now Available

The Division of Insurance has posted the approved 2019 health insurance rates for all plans in the Individual Health Insurance Market. Open enrollment begins November 1.

October 2nd, 1:58 PM PDT
Free Family Health Festival Monday in Stead
Free Family Health Festival Monday in Stead

Truckee Meadows Healthy Communities is teaming up with Washoe County School District, the health district and other partners next week for the Family Health Festival.  

October 2nd, 9:00 AM PDT
Mono County Health Department to Hold Flu Clinics
Mono County Health Department to Hold Flu Clinics

The Mono County Health Department is scheduled to hold several community flu shot clinics over the next few weeks.  

September 24th, 1:33 PM PDT
United Blood Services Changes Name to Vitalant
United Blood Services Changes Name to Vitalant

After 75 years, United Blood Services has changed their name....to Vitalant.  

September 24th, 7:18 AM PDT
Ask the Doctor: Suicide Prevention
Ask the Doctor: Suicide Prevention

It's a scary and heavy subject. But this Suicide Prevention Month our Ask the Doctor guest is talking about the warning signs.

September 24th, 11:44 AM PDT by Kristen Remington
Washoe County Human West Nile Case Most Likely Acquired Locally
Washoe County Human West Nile Case Most Likely Acquired Locally

The Washoe County Health District says a South Meadows-area resident has tested positive for West Nile Virus. It is the first human case this year in Washoe County that is suspected to have been acquired locally.

September 13th, 10:27 AM PDT
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 PDT 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 PDT by Kristen Remington
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 PDT
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 PDT
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 PDT
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 PDT
President Trump Signs 'Right to Try' Bill Into Law
May 30th, 7:27 AM PDT by Kellene Stockwell
Mother Donates Newborn's Organs; 7 Years Later, Gets to Thank EMT Who Made it Possible
Mother Donates Newborn's Organs; 7 Years Later, Gets to Thank EMT Who Made it Possible

April is National Donate Life Month to raise awareness for organ and tissue donation. Today, one Reno mother got to thank the EMT who made it possible for her baby to save two lives, after her death.

April 4th, 6:04 PM PDT by Elizabeth Olveda
Racing to Grant a Wish in Sparks
Racing to Grant a Wish in Sparks

Make-A-Wish is at it again... but this time in Sparks. The special surprise the non-profit gave a little boy battling leukemia in Health Watch.

April 3rd, 6:08 PM PDT by Kristen Remington
FDA Orders Recall of Salmonella-Tainted Herbal Supplement
FDA Orders Recall of Salmonella-Tainted Herbal Supplement

U.S. health authorities are ordering a Las Vegas company to pull its herbal supplements off the market because some of its products tested positive for salmonella, part of a nationwide outbreak linked to the ingredient kratom.

April 3rd, 9:25 AM PDT
Ask the Doctor: Women's Health Day
Ask the Doctor: Women's Health Day

Prevention is key when it comes to colon cancer which is the third leading cause of cancer deaths among women - behind breast and lung cancer. 

March 26th, 2:34 PM PDT
3/8 Health Watch: Paging Future Doctors
March 8th, 2:20 PM PST by Zac Mooney
Ask the Doctor: Treating Chronic Pain Without Opioids
Ask the Doctor: Treating Chronic Pain Without Opioids

Chronic pain can be debilitating. But now high-frequency technology may be able to help more people than before - live pain-free and without opioids. 

February 26th, 10:31 AM PST by Kristen Remington
Kristen Remington Participates in Renown's Code STEMI Drill
Kristen Remington Participates in Renown's Code STEMI Drill

While you hope it never happens, it is comforting to know medical professionals are trained to treat a serious heart attack... and quickly.  If you think you are experiencing a heart attack or symptoms that may lead to one, it is best to call 911. But then what happens? Renown Health invited Kristen Remington to be part of what’s called a Code STEMI Drill to find out in Health Watch.

February 8th, 7:42 PM PST by Kristen Remington

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