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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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  • States Expand Investigation of Opioid Makers, Distributors

    States Expand Investigation of Opioid Makers, Distributors

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 12:36 PM EDT2017-09-19 16:36:09 GMT

    Attorneys general from 41 states including Nevada are broadening their investigation into the opioid industry as a nationwide overdose crisis continues to claim thousands of lives.

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    Attorneys general from 41 states including Nevada are broadening their investigation into the opioid industry as a nationwide overdose crisis continues to claim thousands of lives.

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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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  • UNR School of Medicine Offering Free September Clinics

    UNR School of Medicine Offering Free September Clinics

    Tuesday, August 29 2017 11:24 AM EDT2017-08-29 15:24:56 GMT

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

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

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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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  • Shoulder Surgery Options

    Shoulder Surgery Options

    Friday, August 4 2017 12:24 AM EDT2017-08-04 04:24:02 GMT

    Shoulder pain is extremely common. Surgery is most often a last resort and there are a number of surgical options – which proved to be helpful for a northern Nevadan who has been living with arthritis in his shoulder for decades. We take you inside the operating room for Robert Rodriguez’s story in Health Watch.
     

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    Shoulder pain is extremely common. Surgery is most often a last resort and there are a number of surgical options – which proved to be helpful for a northern Nevadan who has been living with arthritis in his shoulder for decades. We take you inside the operating room for Robert Rodriguez’s story in Health Watch.
     

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  • First Human West Nile Case Confirmed in Washoe County

    First Human West Nile Case Confirmed in Washoe County

    Wednesday, August 2 2017 5:05 PM EDT2017-08-02 21:05:44 GMT

    The Washoe County Health District says a North Valleys resident has tested positive for West Nile Virus. It is the first human case this year in Washoe County. 

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    The Washoe County Health District says a North Valleys resident has tested positive for West Nile Virus. It is the first human case this year in Washoe County. 

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  • Senate "Skinny Repeal" Bill Dies in Late-Night Vote

    Senate "Skinny Repeal" Bill Dies in Late-Night Vote

    Friday, July 28 2017 4:48 PM EDT2017-07-28 20:48:33 GMT

    The Senate has rejected a measure to repeal parts of former President Barack Obama's health law, dealing a serious blow to President Donald Trump and the GOP agenda. The vote was 49-51.

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    The Senate has rejected a measure to repeal parts of former President Barack Obama's health law, dealing a serious blow to President Donald Trump and the GOP agenda. The vote was 49-51.

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  • Dairy Queen Holds Miracle Treat Day to Raise Funds for Renown Children's Hospital

    Dairy Queen Holds Miracle Treat Day to Raise Funds for Renown Children's Hospital

    Thursday, July 27 2017 12:45 AM EDT2017-07-27 04:45:52 GMT

    Thursday is Miracle Treat Day where you will have the opportunity to treat yourself and help sick kids in our community. All money raised from Blizzard purchased at Dairy Queen will stay in the northern Nevada community to help children like Tennyson Hunter.

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    Thursday is Miracle Treat Day where you will have the opportunity to treat yourself and help sick kids in our community. All money raised from Blizzard purchased at Dairy Queen will stay in the northern Nevada community to help children like Tennyson Hunter.

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  • Health Care Repeal Bill Falls Short of Needed 51 Votes in Senate

    Health Care Repeal Bill Falls Short of Needed 51 Votes in Senate

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 5:38 PM EDT2017-07-26 21:38:43 GMT

    A proposal that would partially repeal the health law fell short of the 51 votes needed to pass it Wednesday afternoon, dealing yet another blow to the GOP effort to roll back the 2010 health care law.

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    A proposal that would partially repeal the health law fell short of the 51 votes needed to pass it Wednesday afternoon, dealing yet another blow to the GOP effort to roll back the 2010 health care law.

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  • President Trump Calls Health Care Law "Death," Urges Overhaul

    President Trump Calls Health Care Law "Death," Urges Overhaul

    Monday, July 24 2017 5:01 PM EDT2017-07-24 21:01:12 GMT

    President Donald Trump is calling the Affordable Care Act "death," as he urges Republican senators to "do the right thing" on an overhaul effort. 

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    President Donald Trump is calling the Affordable Care Act "death," as he urges Republican senators to "do the right thing" on an overhaul effort. 

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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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  • Effects of Poor Air Quality

    Effects of Poor Air Quality

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 8:02 PM EDT2017-07-20 00:02:01 GMT

    Thanks to the Detwiler Fire burning in California, near Yosemite, it's been pretty smokey around here. The air quality reached the unhealthy range in Reno and Sparks Wednesday morning, and it was hazardous farther south.   

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    Thanks to the Detwiler Fire burning in California, near Yosemite, it's been pretty smokey around here. The air quality reached the unhealthy range in Reno and Sparks Wednesday morning, and it was hazardous farther south.   

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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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  • 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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