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  • Implanted Defibrillators

    Implanted Defibrillators

    Thursday, July 31 2014 5:24 PM EDT2014-07-31 21:24:50 GMT
    More and more companies are buying external defibrillators. They talk you through how to shock someone's heart that has gone into sudden cardiac death. But there are also defibrillators you can implant into a high risk patient. And now that technology has taken another step forward.More >>
    More and more companies are buying external defibrillators. They talk you through how to shock someone's heart that has gone into sudden cardiac death. But there are also defibrillators you can implant into a high risk patient. And now that technology has taken another step forward.More >>
  • AB Donors Urgently Needed at United Blood Services

    AB Donors Urgently Needed at United Blood Services

    Thursday, July 31 2014 4:57 PM EDT2014-07-31 20:57:36 GMT
    United Blood Services of Reno is in urgent need of AB Plasma donors. AB Plasma is the universal plasma blood type meaning all hospital patients can receive an AB Plasma transfusion when plasma is required on a moments notice to save lives.More >>
    United Blood Services of Reno is in urgent need of AB Plasma donors. AB Plasma is the universal plasma blood type meaning all hospital patients can receive an AB Plasma transfusion when plasma is required on a moments notice to save lives.More >>
  • U.S. Warns Against Traveling to Ebola-Hit Countries

    U.S. Warns Against Traveling to Ebola-Hit Countries

    Thursday, July 31 2014 4:57 PM EDT2014-07-31 20:57:04 GMT
    U.S. health officials are warning Americans not to travel to the three African countries hit by an outbreak of Ebola.More >>
    U.S. health officials are warning Americans not to travel to the three African countries hit by an outbreak of Ebola.More >>
  • USDA Overhauls Decades-Old Poultry Inspections

    USDA Overhauls Decades-Old Poultry Inspections

    Thursday, July 31 2014 3:05 PM EDT2014-07-31 19:05:08 GMT
    The Obama administration is overhauling poultry plant inspections for the first time in more than 50 years, a move it says could result in 5,000 fewer foodborne illnesses each year.More >>
    The Obama administration is overhauling poultry plant inspections for the first time in more than 50 years, a move it says could result in 5,000 fewer foodborne illnesses each year.More >>
  • Health Officials Report Whooping Cough Cases Up in Nevada

    Health Officials Report Whooping Cough Cases Up in Nevada

    Thursday, July 31 2014 2:30 PM EDT2014-07-31 18:30:56 GMT
    Nevada health officials say the Silver State has seen a rise in pertussis cases over recent years. As of last month, Nevada has had 60 cases of pertussis reported, more than this time last year, hinting towards another year of elevated pertussis cases in the state.More >>
    Nevada health officials say the Silver State has seen a rise in pertussis cases over recent years. As of last month, Nevada has had 60 cases of pertussis reported, more than this time last year, hinting towards another year of elevated pertussis cases in the state.More >>
  • 3D Printer Makes Bionic Arm

    3D Printer Makes Bionic Arm

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:28 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:28:55 GMT
    You've seen us do stories about that 3D printer the university now has. Some students at the University of Central Florida have one too and are taking it to a whole new level.More >>
    You've seen us do stories about that 3D printer the university now has. Some students at the University of Central Florida have one too and are taking it to a whole new level.More >>
  • Generation of Tanners See Spike in Deadly Melanoma

    Generation of Tanners See Spike in Deadly Melanoma

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-07-29 18:55:14 GMT
    The acting U.S. surgeon general is asking Americans to give up their love of sunbathing and indoor tanning beds, citing an alarming 200% jump in the number of deadly melanoma cases diagnosed since 1973.More >>
    The acting U.S. surgeon general is asking Americans to give up their love of sunbathing and indoor tanning beds, citing an alarming 200% jump in the number of deadly melanoma cases diagnosed since 1973.More >>
  • Fist Bumps

    Fist Bumps

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:10 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:10:43 GMT
    Most of us were taught that a firm handshake can make a good first impression. But some doctors prefer to greet their patients with a fist bump and science backs up their thinking.More >>
    Most of us were taught that a firm handshake can make a good first impression. But some doctors prefer to greet their patients with a fist bump and science backs up their thinking.More >>
  • Ask the Doctor: Northern Nevada HOPES Clinic

    Ask the Doctor: Northern Nevada HOPES Clinic

    Monday, July 28 2014 7:04 PM EDT2014-07-28 23:04:52 GMT
    Sharon Chamberlain is taking your calls about Northern Nevada Hopes. Learn more about this non-profit community health care clinic in tonight’s Ask the Doctor segment.More >>
    Sharon Chamberlain is taking your calls about Northern Nevada Hopes. Learn more about this non-profit community health care clinic in tonight’s Ask the Doctor segment.More >>
  • Sleep, Light and Breast Cancer

    Sleep, Light and Breast Cancer

    Monday, July 28 2014 1:27 PM EDT2014-07-28 17:27:48 GMT
    A New Orleans area scientist is making news around the world with a major discovery about night light - and breast cancer. His study suggests that your sleep habits may play a major role in treating breast cancer.More >>
    A New Orleans area scientist is making news around the world with a major discovery about night light - and breast cancer. His study suggests that your sleep habits may play a major role in treating breast cancer.More >>
  • New Treatment for Deaf Children

    New Treatment for Deaf Children

    Friday, July 25 2014 6:56 PM EDT2014-07-25 22:56:18 GMT
    An experimental procedure is giving deaf children the chance to hear. Doctors at Children's Hospital in Los Angeles are taking part in an experimental trial.More >>
    An experimental procedure is giving deaf children the chance to hear. Doctors at Children's Hospital in Los Angeles are taking part in an experimental trial.More >>
  • Free Yoga Classes for MS Patients in South Lake Tahoe

    Free Yoga Classes for MS Patients in South Lake Tahoe

    Friday, July 25 2014 4:34 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:34:18 GMT
    Multiple Sclerosis patients can get complimentary weekly yoga classes starting next month in South Lake Tahoe. The free MS Yoga Project weekly classes begin Monday, August 4th.More >>
    Multiple Sclerosis patients can get complimentary weekly yoga classes starting next month in South Lake Tahoe. The free MS Yoga Project weekly classes begin Monday, August 4th.More >>
  • Elisa Storke Loses Battle with Cancer

    Elisa Storke Loses Battle with Cancer

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:51 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:51:36 GMT
    A sad update to a story we've been following for months now about a young mother who rallied a community. Elisa Storke's friends tell us she died peacefully Thursday morning as result of unforeseen complications during treatment.More >>
    A sad update to a story we've been following for months now about a young mother who rallied a community. Elisa Storke's friends tell us she died peacefully Thursday morning as result of unforeseen complications during treatment.More >>
  • Wireless Contraceptives

    Wireless Contraceptives

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:44 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:44:45 GMT
    Researchers with a biomedical technology company and Massachusetts Institute of Technology are currently testing a contraceptive with wireless capabilities.More >>
    Researchers with a biomedical technology company and Massachusetts Institute of Technology are currently testing a contraceptive with wireless capabilities.More >>
  • Morcellators During Hysterectomies

    Morcellators During Hysterectomies

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:36 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:36:27 GMT
    There's growing concern a device used during hysterectomies can spread cancer. Earlier this year the FDA discouraged the use of morcellators during gynecologic surgery. Now a new study is raising more questions.More >>
    There's growing concern a device used during hysterectomies can spread cancer. Earlier this year the FDA discouraged the use of morcellators during gynecologic surgery. Now a new study is raising more questions.More >>
  • 204 Units of Blood Donated During Give 2 Live Drive

    204 Units of Blood Donated During Give 2 Live Drive

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:40 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:40:57 GMT
    With your help, we collected more than 200 pints of blood during our 7th annual Give 2 Live Blood Drive Monday inside the Atlantis Casino.More >>
    With your help, we collected more than 200 pints of blood during our 7th annual Give 2 Live Blood Drive Monday inside the Atlantis Casino.More >>
  • Eating Yogurt

    Eating Yogurt

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:22 PM EDT2014-07-22 18:22:04 GMT
    Eating yogurt with probiotics may help people with hypertension to lower their blood pressure.More >>
    Eating yogurt with probiotics may help people with hypertension to lower their blood pressure.More >>
  • KTVN's 7th Annual 'Give 2 Live' Blood Drive a Success

    KTVN's 7th Annual 'Give 2 Live' Blood Drive a Success

    Our area blood bank is replenishing its stock of life-saving blood -- thanks to you, our viewers. We held our 7th Annual 'Give 2 Live' Blood Drive inside the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa on Monday. We collected more than 200 units of blood.More >>
    Our area blood bank is replenishing its stock of life-saving blood -- thanks to you, our viewers. We held our 7th Annual 'Give 2 Live' Blood Drive inside the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa on Monday. We collected more than 200 units of blood.
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  • Ask the Doctor: Pediatric Dentistry

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:28 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:28:59 GMT
    When should your child's first visit to the dentist be? Find out in tonight's Ask the Doctor segment.More >>
    When should your child's first visit to the dentist be? Find out in tonight's Ask the Doctor segment.More >>
  • Mosquito Virus

    Mosquito Virus

    Monday, July 21 2014 1:58 PM EDT2014-07-21 17:58:08 GMT
    Health officials say mosquitoes in the U.S. are now transmitting a virus that has been rapidly spreading in the Caribbean. Two people in Florida have been infected.More >>
    Health officials say mosquitoes in the U.S. are now transmitting a virus that has been rapidly spreading in the Caribbean. Two people in Florida have been infected.
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  • Curing Knee Pain

    Curing Knee Pain

    Friday, July 18 2014 3:06 PM EDT2014-07-18 19:06:24 GMT
    The patient you're about to meet has had knee pain for 42 years. But with a quick office procedure today, she got major relief.More >>
    The patient you're about to meet has had knee pain for 42 years. But with a quick office procedure today, she got major relief.More >>
  • Dangers of Reflux Drugs

    Dangers of Reflux Drugs

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 3:52 PM EDT2014-07-15 19:52:36 GMT
    Do you take Prilosec, Nexium... how about Prevacid? They work wonders on reducing acid reflux. But a new study shows, they're hurting peoples' bones.More >>
    Do you take Prilosec, Nexium... how about Prevacid? They work wonders on reducing acid reflux. But a new study shows, they're hurting peoples' bones.More >>
  • Ask the Doctor: New Lung Cancer Screening

    Ask the Doctor: New Lung Cancer Screening

    Monday, July 14 2014 7:48 PM EDT2014-07-14 23:48:29 GMT
    Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) is the focus of tonight's Ask the Doctor segment with Dr. Faisal Ahmad. He's the leading pulmonologist at Saint Mary’s Lung Center of Excellence.More >>
    Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) is the focus of tonight's Ask the Doctor segment with Dr. Faisal Ahmad. He's the leading pulmonologist at Saint Mary’s Lung Center of Excellence.More >>
  • SIDS, Wrong Medicine & Alzheimer's

    SIDS, Wrong Medicine & Alzheimer's

    Monday, July 14 2014 7:16 PM EDT2014-07-14 23:16:43 GMT
    Several new studies on Alzheimer's point to a lifestyle that seems to prevent the disease. And researchers warn parents against sharing a bed with their infants.More >>
    Several new studies on Alzheimer's point to a lifestyle that seems to prevent the disease. And researchers warn parents against sharing a bed with their infants.More >>
  • Test Could Predict Premature Babies

    Test Could Predict Premature Babies

    Friday, July 11 2014 6:49 PM EDT2014-07-11 22:49:04 GMT
    Researchers in Europe say a non-invasive test could help predict if pregnant women will deliver premature babies.More >>
    Researchers in Europe say a non-invasive test could help predict if pregnant women will deliver premature babies.More >>
  • Renown Introduces New President & CEO

    Renown Introduces New President & CEO

    Thursday, July 10 2014 7:17 PM EDT2014-07-10 23:17:22 GMT
    Renown Health introduced its new president and CEO during a press conference on Thursday, Dr. Anthony Slonim.More >>
    Renown Health introduced its new president and CEO during a press conference on Thursday, Dr. Anthony Slonim.More >>
  • Cancer Treatments for Teenagers

    Cancer Treatments for Teenagers

    Thursday, July 10 2014 11:51 AM EDT2014-07-10 15:51:13 GMT
    Better treatments and screening are helping children and adults with cancer live longer. But the same is not true for teenagers.
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    Better treatments and screening are helping children and adults with cancer live longer. But the same is not true for teenagers.

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  • New Back Surgery

    New Back Surgery

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 1:33 PM EDT2014-07-09 17:33:34 GMT
    Discs in your back are made up of 90% water.  After age 30, they start to dehydrate. In some people, that results in extreme pain. Now, a new procedure is relieving that pain.More >>
    Discs in your back are made up of 90% water.  After age 30, they start to dehydrate. In some people, that results in extreme pain. Now, a new procedure is relieving that pain.
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  • Teen Hookah Usage, DNA & Newborn Weight

    Teen Hookah Usage, DNA & Newborn Weight

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 1:12 PM EDT2014-07-08 17:12:57 GMT
    A new study shows a baby's size at birth has little to do with genetic factors and there are startling new statistics about high school students and smoking.More >>
    A new study shows a baby's size at birth has little to do with genetic factors and there are startling new statistics about high school students and smoking.More >>
  • Ask the Doctor: Heart Disease

    Ask the Doctor: Heart Disease

    Monday, July 7 2014 5:46 PM EDT2014-07-07 21:46:25 GMT
    Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women. How to keep your heart healthy is the focus of tonight's Ask the Doctor segment.More >>
    Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women. How to keep your heart healthy is the focus of tonight's Ask the Doctor segment.More >>
  • Swimmer's Ear

    Swimmer's Ear

    Monday, July 7 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-07-07 19:40:05 GMT
    Swimmer's ear is a common problem, especially in the summer months. Recent guidelines stress not to use oral antibiotics to treat the painful condition.More >>
    Swimmer's ear is a common problem, especially in the summer months. Recent guidelines stress not to use oral antibiotics to treat the painful condition.More >>
  • Epidurals

    Epidurals

    Thursday, July 3 2014 2:49 PM EDT2014-07-03 18:49:55 GMT
    An estimated 2.2 steroid epidurals are given to older Americans each year to relieve back pain. Now a new study in the New England Medical Journal is questioning the practice.More >>
    An estimated 2.2 steroid epidurals are given to older Americans each year to relieve back pain. Now a new study in the New England Medical Journal is questioning the practice.More >>
  • Vaccine Safety, Hypertension & Healthcare Spending

    Vaccine Safety, Hypertension & Healthcare Spending

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 1:40 PM EDT2014-07-02 17:40:50 GMT
    There's a new review about the safety of vaccines - and there's a dramatic drop in the growth of healthcare spending.More >>
    There's a new review about the safety of vaccines - and there's a dramatic drop in the growth of healthcare spending.More >>
  • Ask the Doctor: Women's Health

    Ask the Doctor: Women's Health

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 9:28 PM EDT2014-07-02 01:28:01 GMT
    If you have questions about women's health, our Ask the Doctor is for you. Dr. Tanya Phares is with Northern Nevada Medical Group. She specializes in women's health issues and treatments.More >>
    If you have questions about women's health, our Ask the Doctor is for you. Dr. Tanya Phares is with Northern Nevada Medical Group. She specializes in women's health issues and treatments.More >>
  • Cancer Make-Overs

    Cancer Make-Overs

    Monday, June 30 2014 2:56 PM EDT2014-06-30 18:56:59 GMT
    Cancer treatment often takes a devastating toll on a woman's body, which can lead to depression and poorer outcomes. But there is a program that helps women deal with the physical changes to their bodies. It's called 'Look Good Feel Better.'More >>
    Cancer treatment often takes a devastating toll on a woman's body, which can lead to depression and poorer outcomes. But there is a program that helps women deal with the physical changes to their bodies. It's called 'Look Good Feel Better.'
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  • Celebrity Chef Undergoes Weight loss Surgery

    Celebrity Chef Undergoes Weight loss Surgery

    Thursday, June 26 2014 7:48 PM EDT2014-06-26 23:48:20 GMT
    Losing weight is tough for a lot of people. But it's especially hard for chefs who are around fantastic food all day long.More >>
    Losing weight is tough for a lot of people. But it's especially hard for chefs who are around fantastic food all day long.More >>
  • 3D Mammography

    3D Mammography

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 12:19 PM EDT2014-06-25 16:19:32 GMT
    A large new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association finds adding 3-dimensional imaging to standard digital mammography increases cancer detection. Researchers say the results could lead to changes in the way we screen for breast cancer.More >>
    A large new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association finds adding 3-dimensional imaging to standard digital mammography increases cancer detection. Researchers say the results could lead to changes in the way we screen for breast cancer.More >>
  • Vitamin D Screening

    Vitamin D Screening

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 12:34 PM EDT2014-06-24 16:34:39 GMT
    A government Task Force is out with new guidelines for Vitamin D screening. The panel found there's not enough evidence for or against screening.More >>
    A government Task Force is out with new guidelines for Vitamin D screening. The panel found there's not enough evidence for or against screening.
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  • Stroke Bionic Suit

    Stroke Bionic Suit

    Monday, June 23 2014 3:26 PM EDT2014-06-23 19:26:04 GMT
    A bionic suit is helping stroke survivors learn to walk again.More >>
    A bionic suit is helping stroke survivors learn to walk again.
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  • Pregnancy Inductions, Vitamin D & Obesity

    Pregnancy Inductions, Vitamin D & Obesity

    Thursday, June 19 2014 12:12 PM EDT2014-06-19 16:12:24 GMT
    New research may encourage you to get more Vitamin D and pregnancies are getting longer again. And Fewer pregnant women are being induced to deliver early.More >>
    New research may encourage you to get more Vitamin D and pregnancies are getting longer again. And Fewer pregnant women are being induced to deliver early.More >>
  • Pet Therapy

    Pet Therapy

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 3:03 PM EDT2014-06-18 19:03:24 GMT
    The American Humane Association headed to Capitol Hill recently to request funding for animal-assisted therapies. In the past three decades, pet therapy programs have made significant advancements and have grown in popularity.More >>
    The American Humane Association headed to Capitol Hill recently to request funding for animal-assisted therapies. In the past three decades, pet therapy programs have made significant advancements and have grown in popularity.
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  • Caffeine, Child Asthma Hospitalizations & Blood Sugar Monitoring

    Caffeine, Child Asthma Hospitalizations & Blood Sugar Monitoring

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 5:32 PM EDT2014-06-17 21:32:42 GMT
    Diabetics may soon be able to use their smartphones to control their blood sugar.
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    Diabetics may soon be able to use their smartphones to control their blood sugar.

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  • Slowing Diabetes

    Slowing Diabetes

    Monday, June 16 2014 5:38 PM EDT2014-06-16 21:38:52 GMT
    New numbers show almost 30-million people in the U.S. now have diabetes and the numbers are rising. But a new study shows there are ways to prevent or slow down the disease.More >>
    New numbers show almost 30-million people in the U.S. now have diabetes and the numbers are rising. But a new study shows there are ways to prevent or slow down the disease.More >>
  • Fighting Heart Disease

    Fighting Heart Disease

    Friday, June 13 2014 2:37 PM EDT2014-06-13 18:37:44 GMT
    Father's Day is Sunday. In our health watch, we have the story of a father of two young children. He lost his dad and brother to heart disease, but is determined to do everything he can to avoid the same fate.More >>
    Father's Day is Sunday. In our health watch, we have the story of a father of two young children. He lost his dad and brother to heart disease, but is determined to do everything he can to avoid the same fate.More >>
  • Cell Phones & Children

    Cell Phones & Children

    Thursday, June 12 2014 1:46 PM EDT2014-06-12 17:46:41 GMT
    Researchers in England want to know what impact cell phones are having on the brains of children and teenagers. They're launching the largest study of its kind to find out.More >>
    Researchers in England want to know what impact cell phones are having on the brains of children and teenagers. They're launching the largest study of its kind to find out.More >>
  • Eating Fish During Pregnancy

    Eating Fish During Pregnancy

    Wednesday, June 11 2014 3:54 PM EDT2014-06-11 19:54:57 GMT
    A recent survey of pregnant women found most are eating little or no fish. Now the federal government is out with new recommendations to try to change that.More >>
    A recent survey of pregnant women found most are eating little or no fish. Now the federal government is out with new recommendations to try to change that.More >>
  • Ask the Doctor: Learning Healthy Habits Through Golf

    Ask the Doctor: Learning Healthy Habits Through Golf

    Monday, June 9 2014 6:19 PM EDT2014-06-09 22:19:20 GMT
    You might not think of golf as helping you become more healthy, but at the First Tee of Northern Nevada program, that's exactly what they're teaching kids. Learn more about it in tonight's Ask the Doctor segment.More >>
    You might not think of golf as helping you become more healthy, but at the First Tee of Northern Nevada program, that's exactly what they're teaching kids. Learn more about it in tonight's Ask the Doctor segment.More >>
  • Taking Care of Your Teeth

    Taking Care of Your Teeth

    Monday, June 9 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-06-09 19:19:05 GMT
    As our bodies age, so do our teeth. Years of chewing and crunching can take a toll. Here are some of the best ways to keep teeth strong for a lifetime.More >>
    As our bodies age, so do our teeth. Years of chewing and crunching can take a toll. Here are some of the best ways to keep teeth strong for a lifetime.
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  • Mini Countryman Raising Dense Breast Tissue Awareness

    Mini Countryman Raising Dense Breast Tissue Awareness

    Friday, June 6 2014 5:51 PM EDT2014-06-06 21:51:08 GMT
    A local organization bringing about awareness of dense breast tissue will now be getting around town in style.More >>
    A local organization bringing about awareness of dense breast tissue will now be getting around town in style.More >>
  • Botox for Migraines

    Botox for Migraines

    Thursday, June 5 2014 9:23 PM EDT2014-06-06 01:23:16 GMT
    A Reno doctor's office offers botox for migraines.More >>
    A Reno doctor's office offers botox for migraines.
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  • Nature's Bakery Fig Bars

    Nature's Bakery Fig Bars

    Wednesday, June 4 2014 8:24 PM EDT2014-06-05 00:24:13 GMT
    Looking for a healthy snack to tide the kids over or yourself for that matter? There's a local bakery that offers a fig bar that's now being eaten all over the world.More >>
    Looking for a healthy snack to tide the kids over or yourself for that matter? There's a local bakery that offers a fig bar that's now being eaten all over the world.More >>
  • Cervical Cancer Breakthrough

    Cervical Cancer Breakthrough

    Tuesday, June 3 2014 12:48 PM EDT2014-06-03 16:48:33 GMT
    Scientists are reporting a breakthrough in the treatment of cervical cancer.More >>
    Scientists are reporting a breakthrough in the treatment of cervical cancer.More >>
  • Ask the Doctor: Diabulimia

    Ask the Doctor: Diabulimia

    Monday, June 2 2014 6:21 PM EDT2014-06-02 22:21:58 GMT
    Diabulimia is the focus of tonight's Ask the Doctor segment.More >>
    Diabulimia is the focus of tonight's Ask the Doctor segment.
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  • Ovary Saving Drugs

    Ovary Saving Drugs

    Monday, June 2 2014 2:30 PM EDT2014-06-02 18:30:44 GMT
    About a quarter of breast cancers occur in women under the age of 50. The treatment necessary to battle the cancer can trigger early menopause in young women and lead to infertility. Now new research shows a drug can help preserve the ovaries of young beast cancer patients.More >>
    About a quarter of breast cancers occur in women under the age of 50. The treatment necessary to battle the cancer can trigger early menopause in young women and lead to infertility. Now new research shows a drug can help preserve the ovaries of young beast cancer patients.
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  • Operation Mend

    Operation Mend

    Monday, May 26 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-05-26 22:08:05 GMT
    Wounded Warriors are getting a new lease on life thanks to a special program at the UCLA Medical Center. Service men and women are getting care from top surgeons and doctors are healing more than just their scars.More >>
    Wounded Warriors are getting a new lease on life thanks to a special program at the UCLA Medical Center. Service men and women are getting care from top surgeons and doctors are healing more than just their scars.More >>
  • Remembering 9/11 Victims

    Remembering 9/11 Victims

    Thursday, May 22 2014 7:03 PM EDT2014-05-22 23:03:21 GMT
    The 9/11 Memorial Museum has opened to the public - and many are taking time to remember those living with health problems after the attacks.More >>
    The 9/11 Memorial Museum has opened to the public - and many are taking time to remember those living with health problems after the attacks.
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  • Germs on Planes

    Germs on Planes

    Wednesday, May 21 2014 3:12 PM EDT2014-05-21 19:12:15 GMT
    Before you take your next flight, you may want to make sure you have hand sanitizer readily available. New research shows bacteria can linger on airplane surfaces for more than a week.More >>
    Before you take your next flight, you may want to make sure you have hand sanitizer readily available. New research shows bacteria can linger on airplane surfaces for more than a week.More >>
  • Deadliest Cancers

    Deadliest Cancers

    Tuesday, May 20 2014 11:43 AM EDT2014-05-20 15:43:43 GMT
    Lung cancer is currently the deadliest cancer, followed by colorectal and breast. But, deaths from "pancreatic" and liver cancer are on the rise.More >>
    Lung cancer is currently the deadliest cancer, followed by colorectal and breast. But, deaths from "pancreatic" and liver cancer are on the rise.More >>
  • Power of Prayer

    Power of Prayer

    Friday, May 16 2014 7:23 PM EDT2014-05-16 23:23:47 GMT
    Is there true healing power in prayer? For people of faith, it typically means making a spiritual connection. But now a "new scientific study" suggests prayer may also have physical power even for non-believers.More >>
    Is there true healing power in prayer? For people of faith, it typically means making a spiritual connection. But now a "new scientific study" suggests prayer may also have physical power even for non-believers.More >>
  • Renown Health Names New President And Chief Executive Officer

    Renown Health Names New President And Chief Executive Officer

    Thursday, May 15 2014 5:26 PM EDT2014-05-15 21:26:37 GMT
    Renown Health Board Chairman David Line announced today that Anthony D. Slonim, M.D., DrPH, has been named president and chief executive officer for Renown Health.More >>
    Renown Health Board Chairman David Line announced today that Anthony D. Slonim, M.D., DrPH, has been named president and chief executive officer for Renown Health.
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  • Mind, Body and Pilates

    Mind, Body and Pilates

    Thursday, May 15 2014 4:42 PM EDT2014-05-15 20:42:16 GMT
    At Mind Body & Pilates in south Reno, workouts resemble a Cirque du Soleil show - and many clients say it's helping more than just their fitness level.
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    At Mind Body & Pilates in south Reno, workouts resemble a Cirque du Soleil show - and many clients say it's helping more than just their fitness level.

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  • Sleep Apnea

    Sleep Apnea

    Tuesday, May 13 2014 1:22 PM EDT2014-05-13 17:22:19 GMT
    Millions of Americans suffer with sleep apnea.
    Now the Food and Drug Administration has approved a new treatment for those who are unable to use the traditional mask treatment.
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    Millions of Americans suffer with sleep apnea.
    Now the Food and Drug Administration has approved a new treatment for those who are unable to use the traditional mask treatment.
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  • Outdoor Calorie Burners

    Outdoor Calorie Burners

    Monday, May 12 2014 3:18 PM EDT2014-05-12 19:18:49 GMT
    Summer is just around the corner. And with warm temperatures, more people will be exercising outside to lose a few pounds to get into that swimsuit. Which outdoor activities burn the most calories?More >>
    Summer is just around the corner. And with warm temperatures, more people will be exercising outside to lose a few pounds to get into that swimsuit. Which outdoor activities burn the most calories?
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  • Special Mother's Day

    Special Mother's Day

    Friday, May 9 2014 1:18 PM EDT2014-05-09 17:18:30 GMT
    This is an extra special mother's day for a young mother in new york. Doctors had to perform open heart surgery while she was pregnant to save her life.More >>
    This is an extra special mother's day for a young mother in new york. Doctors had to perform open heart surgery while she was pregnant to save her life.
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  • Walking Meetings

    Walking Meetings

    Thursday, May 8 2014 12:23 PM EDT2014-05-08 16:23:24 GMT
    Many people in the U.S. spend more than 8 hours a day sitting and recent studies show just how unhealthy that can be. Now many companies are holding meetings that get workers out from behind their desks .More >>
    Many people in the U.S. spend more than 8 hours a day sitting and recent studies show just how unhealthy that can be. Now many companies are holding meetings that get workers out from behind their desks .More >>
  • Free Mammograms This Weekend in Reno

    Free Mammograms This Weekend in Reno

    Tuesday, May 6 2014 7:48 PM EDT2014-05-06 23:48:04 GMT
    Mammography is the gold standard in detecting breast cancer. The problem, is not every woman has insurance to pay for this vital screening. Thanks to a local company, the problem is solved. Reno Diagnostic Center is hosting free mammograms in an event called Mammos for Mother's Day.More >>
    Mammography is the gold standard in detecting breast cancer. The problem, is not every woman has insurance to pay for this vital screening. Thanks to a local company, the problem is solved. Reno Diagnostic Center is hosting free mammograms in an event called Mammos for Mother's Day.
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  • Ask the Doctor - Heart Health

    Ask the Doctor - Heart Health

    Monday, May 5 2014 6:52 PM EDT2014-05-05 22:52:38 GMT
    How to eat for your heart in tonight's Ask the Doctor segment.More >>
    How to eat for your heart in tonight's Ask the Doctor segment.
    More >>
  • Smoking and Baby Hearts

    Smoking and Baby Hearts

    Monday, May 5 2014 3:20 PM EDT2014-05-05 19:20:47 GMT
    It's no secret that smoking is bad for your health. Now researchers have found that women who smoke during their pregnancy may be putting their babies at risk for some serious problems.More >>
    It's no secret that smoking is bad for your health. Now researchers have found that women who smoke during their pregnancy may be putting their babies at risk for some serious problems.More >>
  • Regrowing Muscle

    Regrowing Muscle

    Thursday, May 1 2014 1:28 PM EDT2014-05-01 17:28:03 GMT
    A breakthrough in the lab - scientists were able to grow back muscle for seriously injured patients using material from pigs.More >>
    A breakthrough in the lab - scientists were able to grow back muscle for seriously injured patients using material from pigs.More >>
  • Healthier Food Choices

    Healthier Food Choices

    Wednesday, April 30 2014 12:49 PM EDT2014-04-30 16:49:02 GMT
    How much pesticide is in your produce and is organic worth it? A Washington D.C. watchdog group has released its annual report to help consumers make better choices in the grocery aisle.More >>
    How much pesticide is in your produce and is organic worth it? A Washington D.C. watchdog group has released its annual report to help consumers make better choices in the grocery aisle.More >>
  • Medical Marijuana & Brain Disease

    Medical Marijuana & Brain Disease

    Tuesday, April 29 2014 1:13 PM EDT2014-04-29 17:13:57 GMT
    There's new data out that questions whether medical marijuana can help treat some brain diseases.More >>
    There's new data out that questions whether medical marijuana can help treat some brain diseases.More >>
  • Statins and Weight Gain

    Statins and Weight Gain

    Monday, April 28 2014 2:23 PM EDT2014-04-28 18:23:59 GMT
    Millions of Americans take medication to keep their cholesterol in check, but a new study suggests some people use that as a free pass to eat what they want.More >>
    Millions of Americans take medication to keep their cholesterol in check, but a new study suggests some people use that as a free pass to eat what they want.
    More >>
  • Legalizing Marijuana Study

    Legalizing Marijuana Study

    Thursday, April 24 2014 1:28 PM EDT2014-04-24 17:28:59 GMT
    A new study on marijuana is raising health concerns .. just as more states are legalizing the drug.More >>
    A new study on marijuana is raising health concerns .. just as more states are legalizing the drug.More >>
  • Warm Weather Safety

    Warm Weather Safety

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:15:00 GMT
    Warm weather safety - it's something all parents need to talk to their children about.More >>
    Warm weather safety - it's something all parents need to talk to their children about. More >>
  • Children & Painkillers

    Children & Painkillers

    For years, the American Academy of Pediatrics has warned of the potential dangers of prescribing the painkiller and cough suppressant, codeine, to children. A new study finds far too many young patients are still being given the drug.More >>
    For years, the American Academy of Pediatrics has warned of the potential dangers of prescribing the painkiller and cough suppressant, codeine, to children. A new study finds far too many young patients are still being given the drug.More >>
  • Ask the Doc: Mind Body Healing

    Ask the Doc: Mind Body Healing

    Monday, April 21 2014 6:39 PM EDT2014-04-21 22:39:46 GMT
    Did you know your mind can often times heal your body? Simply by putting energy from your brain onto a diseased organ, that organ can get better. Learn more about mind body healing in tonight's Ask the Doctor segment with Rene Anderson.More >>
    Did you know your mind can often times heal your body? Simply by putting energy from your brain onto a diseased organ, that organ can get better. Learn more about mind body healing in tonight's Ask the Doctor segment with Renie Anderson.
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  • Surf Fitness

    Surf Fitness

    Monday, April 21 2014 2:56 PM EDT2014-04-21 18:56:06 GMT
    A new fitness class is providing a workout and mental escape from cold temperatures that will not seem to go away. The fitness moves are all done on a surf board - but that board is not in the water, it's in a gym.More >>
    A new fitness class is providing a workout and mental escape from cold temperatures that will not seem to go away. The fitness moves are all done on a surf board - but that board is not in the water, it's in a gym.
    More >>
  • Cutting Edge Dentures

    Cutting Edge Dentures

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:37 PM EDT2014-04-18 22:37:03 GMT
    A new cutting edge denture has several benefits.More >>
    For those over the age of 55, dentures are still a reality. With new dental technology, many younger people will never know what it's like to have dentures, thanks to a new procedure.More >>
  • Pollen Food Syndrome

    Pollen Food Syndrome

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:06 PM EDT2014-04-17 16:06:40 GMT
    Many people are dealing with allergies from many different types of pollen. But did you know what you eat can also bring on the sneezing and watery itchy eyes?More >>
    Many people are dealing with allergies from many different types of pollen. But did you know what you eat can also bring on the sneezing and watery itchy eyes? It can and most people don't even realize their food is the culprit.More >>
  • Spring Allergies

    Spring Allergies

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 5:47 PM EDT2014-04-15 21:47:29 GMT
    About 50 million Americans suffer from allergies. And this spring could be even worse for some.More >>
    About 50 million Americans suffer from allergies. And this spring could be even worse for some.More >>
  • Flesh Eating Bacteria

    Flesh Eating Bacteria

    Friday, April 11 2014 7:31 PM EDT2014-04-11 23:31:32 GMT
    A scratch from a nail sent a young man to the hospital, fighting for his life. The cause? A flesh eating bacteria.More >>
    A scratch from a nail sent a young man to the hospital, fighting for his life. The cause? A flesh eating bacteria.More >>
  • National Public Health Week: Being Happiest Nation in One Generation

    National Public Health Week: Being Happiest Nation in One Generation

    Friday, April 11 2014 12:51 PM EDT2014-04-11 16:51:51 GMT
    For the first time in decades, the current generation isn't as healthy as the one that came before. Communities need to stand together against this trend to make sure children and young adults are healthy.More >>
    For the first time in decades, the current generation isn't as healthy as the one that came before. Communities need to stand together against this trend to make sure children and young adults are healthy.More >>
  • Water in Schools

    Water in Schools

    Thursday, April 10 2014 12:51 PM EDT2014-04-10 16:51:07 GMT
    Studies show that drinking water helps children stay at a healthy weight. It can also help them stay focused in the classroom. Now a new study takes a look at whether water is readily available at schools.More >>
    Studies show that drinking water helps children stay at a healthy weight. It can also help them stay focused in the classroom. Now a new study takes a look at whether water is readily available at schools.More >>
  • National Public Health Week: Eat Well

    National Public Health Week: Eat Well

    Thursday, April 10 2014 12:05 PM EDT2014-04-10 16:05:17 GMT
    In comparison to 40 years ago, we are eating 31% more calories, 56% more fats and oils, and 14% more sugars and sweeteners.More >>
    In comparison to 40 years ago, we are eating 31% more calories, 56% more fats and oils, and 14% more sugars and sweeteners.More >>
  • National Public Health Week: Get Out Ahead

    National Public Health Week: Get Out Ahead

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 11:45 AM EDT2014-04-09 15:45:10 GMT
    According to the United Health Foundation 2013 Health Rankings, Nevada is ranked the 37th healthiest state in the country, which is a 5-point improvement from 42nd in 2011.More >>
    According to the United Health Foundation 2013 Health Rankings, Nevada is ranked the 37th healthiest state in the country, which is a 5-point improvement from 42nd in 2011.More >>
  • Preventing Preeclampsia

    Preventing Preeclampsia

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 6:36 PM EDT2014-04-08 22:36:47 GMT
    Preeclampsia is a dangerous disorder that affects about 7 million pregnant women each year. Now a national task force has new recommendations for expectant moms.More >>
    Preeclampsia is a dangerous disorder that affects about 7 million pregnant women each year. Now a national task force has new recommendations for expectant moms.More >>
  • National Public Health Week: Don't Panic

    National Public Health Week: Don't Panic

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 1:27 PM EDT2014-04-08 17:27:42 GMT
    Whether it's a flood, earthquake, wildfire or power outage, when any emergency threatens, there's not a lot of time to act. Preparing ahead of time will help ensure the right steps are taken.More >>
    Whether it's a flood, earthquake, wildfire or power outage, when any emergency threatens, there's not a lot of time to act. Preparing ahead of time will help ensure the right steps are taken.More >>
  • National Public Health Week: Be Healthy From the Start

    National Public Health Week: Be Healthy From the Start

    Monday, April 7 2014 12:43 PM EDT2014-04-07 16:43:05 GMT
    Did you know that in Nevada, 36.8% children are overweight or obese? Children's early-life experiences, such as poor nutrition can increase the risk of obesity later in life.More >>
    Did you know that in Nevada, 36.8% children are overweight or obese? Children's early-life experiences, such as poor nutrition can increase the risk of obesity later in life.More >>
  • E-Cigarette Poisoning

    E-Cigarette Poisoning

    Friday, April 4 2014 12:57 PM EDT2014-04-04 16:57:45 GMT
    Use of electronic cigarettes is skyrocketing and now poisonings related to e-cigarettes are also rising.More >>
    Use of electronic cigarettes is skyrocketing and now poisonings related to e-cigarettes are also rising.More >>
  • BILT by Agassi and Reyes

    BILT by Agassi and Reyes

    Thursday, April 3 2014 9:28 PM EDT2014-04-04 01:28:32 GMT
    There's a new fitness system available in Reno and the developer is a pretty famous face.More >>
    Andre Agassi was in town today promoting his new fitness system. 

     
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  • Mammograms

    Mammograms

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 6:07 PM EDT2014-04-02 22:07:54 GMT
    There's been a lot of debate in recent years on mammograms. Researchers looked at decades of studies and found the benefits are often overestimated and the harms underestimated.More >>
    There's been a lot of debate in recent years on mammograms. Researchers looked at decades of studies and found the benefits are often overestimated and the harms underestimated.More >>
  • Breast Surgery After Childbirth

    Breast Surgery After Childbirth

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 12:30 PM EDT2014-04-01 16:30:18 GMT
    New research shows more and more women are choosing to have breast lift surgery to get their body back after childbirth.More >>
    New research shows more and more women are choosing to have breast lift surgery to get their body back after childbirth.More >>
  • Ask the Doctor: Kid Nutrition

    Ask the Doctor: Kid Nutrition

    Monday, March 31 2014 6:49 PM EDT2014-03-31 22:49:03 GMT
    Get your nutrition questions answered in tonight's Ask the Doctor segment.More >>
    Keeping kids healthy and preventing childhood obesity is the focus of tonight's Ask the Doctor segment with Marilyn Knuth.More >>
  • Cancer Skeleton

    Cancer Skeleton

    Monday, March 31 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-03-31 19:55:19 GMT
    Archaeologists in Britain say they have found a 3,000-year-old skeleton in Sudan that proves cancer is not just a modern disease.More >>
    Archaeologists in Britain say they have found a 3,000-year-old skeleton in Sudan that proves cancer is not just a modern disease. More >>
  • Hope for Lennah

    Hope for Lennah

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 7:28 PM EDT2014-03-26 23:28:57 GMT
    Cerebral palsy is a condition marked by impaired muscle coordination and other disabilities, typically caused by damage to the brain. One family knows that all too well.More >>
    Cerebral palsy is a condition marked by impaired muscle coordination and other disabilities, typically caused by brain damage. One family knows that all too well. But help for their little girl is just a few thousands dollars away.More >>
  • E-Cigarettes

    E-Cigarettes

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 12:30 PM EDT2014-03-25 16:30:53 GMT
    Some smokers are turning to e-cigarettes as an alternative to traditional cigarettes. Now a new study looks at whether e-cigarettes may be an effective way to stop smoking or reduce smokingMore >>
    Some smokers are turning to e-cigarettes as an alternative to traditional cigarettes. Now a new study looks at whether e-cigarettes may be an effective way to stop smoking or reduce smokingMore >>
  • Ask the Doctor: Dense Breast Tissue

    Ask the Doctor: Dense Breast Tissue

    Monday, March 24 2014 7:37 PM EDT2014-03-24 23:37:03 GMT
    Forty-percent of women have dense breast tissue. You can learn more about it in our Ask the Doctor segment.More >>
    Forty-percent of women have dense breast tissue. You can learn more about it in our Ask the Doctor segment.More >>
  • Insomnia

    Insomnia

    Monday, March 24 2014 2:32 PM EDT2014-03-24 18:32:21 GMT
    About 60 million Americans a year struggle with insomnia. Now a new study is trying to figure out what is the best treatment for people who can't fall asleep or stay asleep.More >>
    About 60 million Americans a year struggle with insomnia. Now a new study is trying to figure out what is the best treatment for people who can't fall asleep or stay asleep.More >>
  • Colon Cancer Screenings

    Colon Cancer Screenings

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 12:35 PM EDT2014-03-19 16:35:08 GMT
    The American Cancer Society is launching a national initiative to try to get more people screened for colon cancer. During the next four years, it's hoping 80% of older people will get the screening they need.More >>
    The American Cancer Society is launching a national initiative to try to get more people screened for colon cancer. During the next four years, it's hoping 80% of older people will get the screening they need.More >>
  • Celebrity Bartending at Pinocchio's

    Celebrity Bartending at Pinocchio's

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 7:51 PM EDT2014-03-18 23:51:41 GMT
    Your tips this Saturday night will help women battling cancer.More >>
    Are you doing anything this Saturday night? Have I got plans for you! I'm guest bartending with some friends of mine at Pinocchio's in Reno. And it's all for a great cause.More >>
  • 3D Printer Helps Facial Reconstruction

    3D Printer Helps Facial Reconstruction

    Monday, March 17 2014 7:46 PM EDT2014-03-17 23:46:36 GMT
    Doctors in Britain have rebuilt a man's face after he was severely injured in a motorcycle accident. They used a new technology called a 3D printer.More >>
    Doctors in Britain have rebuilt a man's face after he was severely injured in a motorcycle accident. They used a new technology called a 3D printer.More >>
  • Ask the Doctor: Sudden Cardiac Death

    Ask the Doctor: Sudden Cardiac Death

    Monday, March 17 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-03-17 21:40:40 GMT
    You can learn more about preventing sudden cardiac death in athletes in tonight's Ask the Doctor segment. Dr. Colin Fuller will answer your questions.More >>
    You can learn more about preventing sudden cardiac death in athletes in tonight's Ask the Doctor segment. Dr. Colin Fuller will answer your questions.More >>
  • High Blood Pressure & Stroke

    High Blood Pressure & Stroke

    Friday, March 14 2014 7:21 PM EDT2014-03-14 23:21:38 GMT
    Tens of millions of Americans with slightly elevated blood pressure could be at increased risk for a stroke. That's the finding in a new detailed report published in the journal Neurology.More >>
    Tens of millions of Americans with slightly elevated blood pressure could be at increased risk for a stroke. That's the finding in a new detailed report published in the journal Neurology.More >>
  • Fight 2B Fit

    Fight 2B Fit

    Thursday, March 13 2014 7:27 PM EDT2014-03-13 23:27:54 GMT
    Obesity is an epidemic in this country. And young people are not immune. But programs to combat childhood obesity are springing up all over. And now, kids at Mendive Middle School are fighting to be fit.More >>
    Obesity is an epidemic in this country. And young people are not immune. But programs to combat childhood obesity are springing up all over. And now, kids at Mendive Middle School are fighting to be fit.More >>
  • Dense Breast Tissue Screening Option

    Dense Breast Tissue Screening Option

    Thursday, March 6 2014 7:22 PM EST2014-03-07 00:22:15 GMT
    If you have dense breast tissue, you might want to consider new technology now available at Saint Mary's to stay on top of your breast health.More >>
    40% of women have dense breast tissue. While mammography is still the gold standard for detecting breast cancer in all women, it misses many cancers in women with dense breast tissue.  Now Saint Mary's has an ultrasound option that sees through the densest of tissue.More >>
  • Wendy Damonte Testifies in Support of Assembly Bill 147

    Wendy Damonte Testifies in Support of Assembly Bill 147

    Monday, March 11 2013 9:15 PM EDT2013-03-12 01:15:44 GMT
    A bill being considered by lawmakers in Carson City hopes to help prevent breast cancer in Nevada women.More >>
    A bill being considered by lawmakers in Carson City hopes to help prevent breast cancer in Nevada women.More >>
  • My Mom's Story, Her Battle With Cancer

    My Mom's Story, Her Battle With Cancer

    Thursday, December 20 2012 5:37 PM EST2012-12-20 22:37:25 GMT

    Tomorrow is Wendy Damonte's mom's one year anniversary from the day she died. It's been a tough year of grieving. But it's also been a tough year of putting together her story. More >>

    Tomorrow is Wendy Damonte's mom's one year anniversary from the day she died. It's been a tough year of grieving. But it's also been a tough year of putting together her story. More >>

  • Lace 'Em Up Running Club

    Lace 'Em Up Running Club

    Tuesday, August 17 2010 9:24 PM EDT2010-08-18 02:24:42 GMT
    Brown Elementary School students started the year off with a big surprise. They're not just hitting the books but the pavement as well.  More >>
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