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  • 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 >>
  • Audit Details Problems With Nevada Health Exchange

    Audit Details Problems With Nevada Health Exchange

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:57 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:57:23 GMT
    An independent auditor is recommending Nevada levy penalties against Xerox for failing to achieve key performance benchmarks in operating the state's health insurance exchange.More >>
    An independent auditor is recommending Nevada levy penalties against Xerox for failing to achieve key performance benchmarks in operating the state's health insurance exchange.More >>
  • FDA OKs Merck Tablet to Reduce Ragweed Allergies

    FDA OKs Merck Tablet to Reduce Ragweed Allergies

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:03 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:03:06 GMT
    U.S. regulators have again approved a Merck & Co. tablet for gradually reducing seasonal allergies, this time for ragweed pollen.More >>
    U.S. regulators have again approved a Merck & Co. tablet for gradually reducing seasonal allergies, this time for ragweed pollen.More >>
  • TMCC Hosts 'Be the Match' Event April 23-24

    TMCC Hosts 'Be the Match' Event April 23-24

    Thursday, April 17 2014 2:42 PM EDT2014-04-17 18:42:31 GMT
    TMCC is hosting a public 'Be the Match' event Wednesday and Thursday, April 23 and 24 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on the mezzanine level of the V. James Eardley Student Center, near the TMCC Café.More >>
    TMCC is hosting a public 'Be the Match' event Wednesday and Thursday, April 23 and 24 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on the mezzanine level of the V. James Eardley Student Center, near the TMCC Café.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 >>
  • Baby Shower Celebration, Child Immunization Clinic April 26

    Baby Shower Celebration, Child Immunization Clinic April 26

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 2:24 PM EDT2014-04-16 18:24:27 GMT
    In an effort to raise childhood immunization rates in northern Nevada, Immunize Nevada, as part of National Infant Immunization Week, is hosting a baby shower and immunization clinic on Saturday, April 26.More >>
    In an effort to raise childhood immunization rates in northern Nevada, Immunize Nevada, as part of National Infant Immunization Week, is hosting a baby shower and immunization clinic on Saturday, April 26.More >>
  • EKG Tests, Alzheimer's Disease & Cranky Married Couples

    EKG Tests, Alzheimer's Disease & Cranky Married Couples

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:44 PM EDT2014-04-16 16:44:31 GMT
    A common test might be a life-saver for heart attack patients. And a surprising reason why your spouse might be annoying you.More >>
    A common test might be a life-saver for heart attack patients. And a surprising reason why your spouse might be annoying you.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 >>
  • Washoe County Prescription Drug Round Up on April 26th

    Washoe County Prescription Drug Round Up on April 26th

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 5:24 PM EDT2014-04-15 21:24:02 GMT
    On April 26th, 2014, local and federal agencies will once again partner together to sponsor the Prescription Drug Round Up event for Washoe County.More >>
    On April 26th, 2014, local and federal agencies will once again partner together to sponsor the Prescription Drug Round Up event for Washoe County.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 >>
  • Childhood Obesity, Gastric Banding Surgery & Cholesterol

    Childhood Obesity, Gastric Banding Surgery & Cholesterol

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 12:18 PM EDT2014-04-09 16:18:15 GMT
    New research indicates childhood obesity is getting worse, not better. Plus what you should be eating more of to lower your risk of cardiovascular disease.More >>
    New research indicates childhood obesity is getting worse, not better. Plus what you should be eating more of to lower your risk of cardiovascular disease.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 >>
  • Preventing Sudden Death in Nevada Athletes

    Preventing Sudden Death in Nevada Athletes

    Wednesday, March 12 2014 7:40 PM EDT2014-03-12 23:40:16 GMT
    Doctors at the University of Nevada are going the extra distance to keep athletes safe on the playing field.More >>
    The University of Nevada athletic department is leading the country is preventing sudden deaths on the playing field. They offer something few other universities do. And it's saving lives.More >>
  • New Alzheimer's Blood Test

    New Alzheimer's Blood Test

    Tuesday, March 11 2014 12:24 PM EDT2014-03-11 16:24:34 GMT
    Scientists at Georgetown University Medical Center may have come up with a way to figure out which seniors will eventually go on to develop dementia.More >>
    Scientists at Georgetown University Medical Center may have come up with a way to figure out which seniors will eventually go on to develop dementia.More >>
  • New Pacemaker

    New Pacemaker

    Monday, March 10 2014 2:44 PM EDT2014-03-10 18:44:34 GMT
    Scientists are testing a new pacemaker in the U.S. Doctors say the small device could have big benefits for some heart patients.More >>
    Scientists are testing a new pacemaker in the U.S. Doctors say the small device could have big benefits for some heart patients. More >>
  • Family Seeks Help to Pay for Treatment for 2-Year-Old

    Family Seeks Help to Pay for Treatment for 2-Year-Old

    Friday, March 7 2014 7:53 PM EST2014-03-08 00:53:12 GMT
    You can help a family pay for a treatment that's not covered by health insurance. Two-year-old Lennah was born with gastroschisis, and eventually diagnosed with cerebral palsy.More >>
    You can help a family pay for a treatment that's not covered by health insurance. Two-year-old Lennah was born with gastroschisis, and eventually diagnosed with cerebral palsy.More >>
  • New HIV Drugs

    New HIV Drugs

    Friday, March 7 2014 6:11 PM EST2014-03-07 23:11:06 GMT
    University of Pennsylvania researchers have made a potential breakthrough in the fight against HIV.More >>
    University of Pennsylvania researchers have made a potential breakthrough in the fight against HIV.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 >>
  • Youth Leadership Committee for Make-A-Wish

    Youth Leadership Committee for Make-A-Wish

    Wednesday, March 5 2014 7:48 PM EST2014-03-06 00:48:55 GMT
    Kids helping kids. That's the idea behind the Youth Leadership Committee of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Teenagers now have their own fundraisers to help make wishes come true for sick children in northern Nevada.More >>
    Kids helping kids. That's the idea behind the Youth Leadership Committee of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Teenagers now have their own fundraisers to help make wishes come true for sick children in northern Nevada.More >>
  • Fitbit Update

    Fitbit Update

    Tuesday, March 4 2014 6:10 PM EST2014-03-04 23:10:35 GMT
    Obesity is an epidemic in this country. So anything that will help people lose weight and get healthier is encouraged by doctors and dieticians. One popular tool is called Fitbit. I've worn one for the last two weeks.More >>
    Obesity is an epidemic in this country. So anything that will help people lose weight and get healthier is encouraged by doctors and dieticians. One popular tool is called Fitbit. I've worn one for the last two weeks.More >>
  • Ask the Doctor: Dentistry

    Ask the Doctor: Dentistry

    Monday, March 3 2014 7:27 PM EST2014-03-04 00:27:22 GMT
    Did you know some dental offices offer crowns in one day? No more temporaries. We're talking about it in our Ask the Doctor segment with Dr. Greg Carman of Clear Creek Dental.More >>
    Did you know some dental offices offer crowns in one day? No more temporaries. We're talking about it in our Ask the Doctor segment with Dr. Greg Carman of Clear Creek Dental.More >>
  • White Noise & Babies

    White Noise & Babies

    Monday, March 3 2014 5:42 PM EST2014-03-03 22:42:31 GMT
    Millions of parents use sleep machines to get their babies to bed, many sleep experts even recommend the devices. But new research finds the machines could be hurting your baby's ears.More >>
    Millions of parents use sleep machines to get their babies to bed, many sleep experts even recommend the devices. But new research finds the machines could be hurting your baby's ears.More >>
  • Caesarean Sections

    Caesarean Sections

    Friday, February 28 2014 12:29 PM EST2014-02-28 17:29:09 GMT
    Babies born by Caesarean are more likely to struggle with their weight later in life, according to a new study out of London.More >>
    Babies born by Caesarean are more likely to struggle with their weight later in life, according to a new study out of London.More >>
  • Sanfilippo Syndrome

    Sanfilippo Syndrome

    Thursday, February 27 2014 1:16 PM EST2014-02-27 18:16:25 GMT
    Sanfilippo Syndrome is caused by a defect in a single cell, eventually breaking down to the central nervous system. Language and motor skills are lost. Most don't survive past early teen years.More >>
    Sanfilippo Syndrome is caused by a defect in a single cell, eventually breaking down to the central nervous system. Language and motor skills are lost. Most don't survive past early teen years.More >>
  • Active Release Technique

    Active Release Technique

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 7:45 PM EST2014-02-27 00:45:59 GMT
    Whether you're an elite athlete, or a weekend warrior, injuries can be a nagging problem. If nothing has worked for you, you might want to consider active release technique.More >>
    Whether you're an elite athlete, or a weekend warrior, injuries can be a nagging problem.  If nothing has worked for you, you might want to consider active release technique.More >>
  • Staying in Shape with Cross-Country Skiing

    Staying in Shape with Cross-Country Skiing

    Tuesday, February 25 2014 6:29 PM EST2014-02-25 23:29:04 GMT
    Staying in shape for just about anything with cross country skiing.More >>
    Staying in shape for summer activities can be challenging in the winter months. But there's actually a great winter sport that's perfect cross training for almost anything.More >>
  • Soothing Pacifier

    Soothing Pacifier

    Monday, February 24 2014 2:43 PM EST2014-02-24 19:43:13 GMT
    Researchers may have come up with a new way to help premature infants learn how to eat on their own more quickly.More >>
    Researchers may have come up with a new way to help premature infants learn how to eat on their own more quickly.More >>
  • Experimental Gene Therapy

    Experimental Gene Therapy

    Thursday, February 20 2014 5:53 PM EST2014-02-20 22:53:50 GMT
    Researchers are reporting great success with an experimental gene therapy to treat advanced leukemia. Patients are given genetically modified versions of their own immune cells.More >>
    Researchers are reporting great success with an experimental gene therapy to treat advanced leukemia. Patients are given genetically modified versions of their own immune cells.More >>
  • Fitbit Tracks Exercise Stats

    Fitbit Tracks Exercise Stats

    Tuesday, February 18 2014 9:36 PM EST2014-02-19 02:36:35 GMT
    From calories burned, to food consumed to the number of steps you've taken in a day. The Fitbit records it all.More >>
    From calories burned, to food consumed to the number of steps you've taken in a day. The Fitbit records it all.More >>
  • Measles Exposure

    Measles Exposure

    Tuesday, February 18 2014 4:04 PM EST2014-02-18 21:04:13 GMT
    Public health officials are warning students in California's Bay Area to be on alert for symptoms of the measles after a college student contracted the disease.More >>
    Public health officials are warning students in California's Bay Area to be on alert for symptoms of the measles after a college student contracted the disease.More >>
  • Ask the Doctor: Vascular Disease Screening

    Ask the Doctor: Vascular Disease Screening

    Monday, February 17 2014 6:41 PM EST2014-02-17 23:41:53 GMT
    Screening for vascular disease is the focus of tonight's Ask the Doctor segment.More >>
    We're talking about vascular disease in tonight's Ask the Doctor segment. To speak with Dr. Tom Nguyen dial 858-2222 between 5-6pm Monday night.More >>
  • New Heart Failure Treatment

    New Heart Failure Treatment

    Monday, February 17 2014 6:34 PM EST2014-02-17 23:34:34 GMT
    Heart failure affects more than six million people in the United States. Researchers are testing a new way to relieve the often debilitating symptoms.More >>
    Heart failure affects more than six million people in the United States. Researchers are testing a new way to relieve the often debilitating symptoms.More >>
  • How to Get Heart-Healthy

    How to Get Heart-Healthy

    Friday, February 14 2014 2:51 PM EST2014-02-14 19:51:13 GMT
    Valentine's Day is certainly about matters of the heart. But doctors say women should be thinking about their heart health, especially now that it's American Heart Month.More >>
    Valentine's Day is certainly about matters of the heart. But doctors say women should be thinking about their heart health, especially now that it's American Heart Month.More >>
  • Keeping Children Cavity-Free

    Keeping Children Cavity-Free

    Thursday, February 13 2014 12:46 PM EST2014-02-13 17:46:49 GMT
    Tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease in the U.S. Now the American Dental Association has new recommendations to try to keep kids cavity-free as long as possible.More >>
    Tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease in the U.S. Now the American Dental Association has new recommendations to try to keep kids cavity-free as long as possible.More >>
  • Health Law Sign-Ups Growing But Goal Still Elusive

    Health Law Sign-Ups Growing But Goal Still Elusive

    Wednesday, February 12 2014 4:54 PM EST2014-02-12 21:54:25 GMT
    The Obama administration says about 1 million people signed up for private insurance under the health care law in January.More >>
    The Obama administration says about 1 million people signed up for private insurance under the health care law in January.More >>
  • Breast Cancer Drug, Coronary Heart Disease & West Nile Virus

    Breast Cancer Drug, Coronary Heart Disease & West Nile Virus

    Wednesday, February 12 2014 1:31 PM EST2014-02-12 18:31:36 GMT
    A new study of cardiac patient deaths has surprising results and a popular cancer drug seems to have another benefit.More >>
    A new study of cardiac patient deaths has surprising results and a popular cancer drug seems to have another benefit.More >>
  • Too Much Caffeine?

    Too Much Caffeine?

    Tuesday, February 11 2014 1:55 PM EST2014-02-11 18:55:20 GMT
    New research shows most children consume some caffeine every day. But where that caffeine comes from may surprise you.More >>
    New research shows most children consume some caffeine every day. But where that caffeine comes from may surprise you.More >>
  • Peanut Allergy Patch

    Peanut Allergy Patch

    Monday, February 10 2014 8:50 PM EST2014-02-11 01:50:56 GMT
    Peanut allergies are one of the most common food allergies and can cause deadly allergic reactions. Researchers are experimenting with a new patch that's showing some promise.More >>
    Peanut allergies are one of the most common food allergies and can cause deadly allergic reactions. Researchers are experimenting with a new patch that's showing some promise.More >>
  • Stroke Guidelines for Women

    Stroke Guidelines for Women

    Friday, February 7 2014 2:09 PM EST2014-02-07 19:09:06 GMT
    The American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association are issuing stroke guidelines for women for the very first time.More >>
    The American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association are issuing stroke guidelines for women for the very first time.More >>
  • Video Games for Cancer Research

    Video Games for Cancer Research

    Thursday, February 6 2014 12:02 PM EST2014-02-06 17:02:36 GMT
    British scientists are using videogames for cancer research. The goal is to unravel massive amounts of genetic data more quickly.More >>
    British scientists are using videogames for cancer research. The goal is to unravel massive amounts of genetic data more quickly.More >>
  • Sweet Potato Project in Mozambique

    Sweet Potato Project in Mozambique

    Tuesday, February 4 2014 7:13 PM EST2014-02-05 00:13:08 GMT
    A certain type of sweet potato may be the key to helping stop malnutrition in east Africa.More >>
    A Reno woman travels to Africa to help families dealing with malnutrition.More >>
  • Colon Cancer Screening

    Colon Cancer Screening

    Monday, February 3 2014 6:50 PM EST2014-02-03 23:50:15 GMT
    Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. and still many people don't get screened for it. Now a new study finds an easy, at-home test can pick up most colorectal cancers.More >>
    Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. and still many people don't get screened for it. Now a new study finds an easy, at-home test can pick up most colorectal cancers.More >>
  • Reye's Syndrome

    Reye's Syndrome

    Friday, January 31 2014 12:58 PM EST2014-01-31 17:58:32 GMT
    All children are at risk of complications from the flu especially those with chronic illnesses such as asthma. But something parents are doing to help children feel better could be deadly.More >>
    All children are at risk of complications from the flu especially those with chronic illnesses such as asthma. But something parents are doing to help children and teens feel better when they are sick could be deadly.More >>
  • Obesity in Children

    Obesity in Children

    Thursday, January 30 2014 12:57 PM EST2014-01-30 17:57:43 GMT
    More than one third of American children are overweight or obese. According to a new study, signs of this health problem can be detected earlier than some may think.More >>
    More than one third of American children are overweight or obese. According to a new study, signs of this health problem can be detected earlier than some may think.More >>
  • Yoga for Cancer Survivors

    Yoga for Cancer Survivors

    Wednesday, January 29 2014 7:12 PM EST2014-01-30 00:12:45 GMT
    Many breast cancer survivors complain of lingering fatigue. But can yoga help patients get some energy back?More >>
    Many breast cancer survivors complain of lingering fatigue. But can yoga help patients get some energy back?More >>
  • Cold Treatment

    Cold Treatment

    Tuesday, January 28 2014 3:13 PM EST2014-01-28 20:13:28 GMT
    It's the time of the year when everyone around us seems to be dealing with the common cold. So, what works and doesn't work when trying to beat to treat the virus?More >>
    It's the time of the year when everyone around us seems to be dealing with the common cold. So, what works and doesn't work when trying to beat to treat the virus?More >>
  • Ask the Doctor: Vitamin D Deficiency

    Ask the Doctor: Vitamin D Deficiency

    Monday, January 27 2014 6:08 PM EST2014-01-27 23:08:29 GMT
    To learn more about the dangers of vitamin D deficiency, call tonight's Ask the Doctor guest.More >>
    To learn more about the dangers of vitamin D deficiency, call tonight's Ask the Doctor guest.More >>
  • Stethoscopes Becoming Obsolete

    Stethoscopes Becoming Obsolete

    Monday, January 27 2014 4:53 PM EST2014-01-27 21:53:13 GMT
    The days of the stethoscope may be numbered. Some medical experts say advances in technology could make the classic device obsolete.More >>
    The days of the stethoscope may be numbered. Some medical experts say advances in technology could make the classic device obsolete.More >>
  • Wendy Damonte Discusses Breast Cancer at TEDx Talk

    Wendy Damonte Discusses Breast Cancer at TEDx Talk

    Friday, January 24 2014 6:43 PM EST2014-01-24 23:43:52 GMT
    KTVN's Wendy Damonte spoke about breast cancer and how it affected her family at the TEDx talk at the University of Nevada Friday afternoon.More >>
    KTVN's Wendy Damonte spoke about breast cancer and how it affected her family at the TEDx talk at the University of Nevada Friday afternoon.More >>
  • Sister Lung Transplants

    Sister Lung Transplants

    Friday, January 24 2014 1:13 PM EST2014-01-24 18:13:45 GMT
    In Texas, two sisters are celebrating a second chance at life. The sisters - both suffering from lung problems - each received a lung transplanted from the same donor.More >>
    In Texas, two sisters are celebrating a second chance at life. The sisters - both suffering from lung problems - each received a lung transplanted from the same donor.More >>
  • New Way to Lose Weight?

    New Way to Lose Weight?

    Thursday, January 23 2014 7:48 PM EST2014-01-24 00:48:38 GMT
    Doctors in Britain are offering a new way to lose weight. Patients swallow a pill that drops a balloon in the stomach.More >>
    Doctors in Britain are offering a new way to lose weight. Patients swallow a pill that drops a balloon in the stomach.More >>
  • Vitamin D, Cocaine Addiction, Benefits of Sunlight

    Vitamin D, Cocaine Addiction, Benefits of Sunlight

    Wednesday, January 22 2014 12:25 PM EST2014-01-22 17:25:49 GMT
    Boosting vitamin D could help people with multiple sclerosis and spending more time in sunshine may help you live a longer life.More >>
    Boosting vitamin D could help people with multiple sclerosis and spending more time in sunshine may help you live a longer life.More >>
  • Young Mom Battles Melanoma

    Young Mom Battles Melanoma

    Tuesday, January 21 2014 6:09 PM EST2014-01-21 23:09:02 GMT
    A young mother is stricken with metastatic cancer, but vows to survive to care for her infant son.More >>
    A former member of the University of Nevada dance team is now fighting for her life after a second bout with melanoma. With her husband at her side, Elisa Storke is fighting hard and warning all of us to listen to our bodies.More >>
  • Susan G. Komen to Honor 2014 Diane Wyness Award Winner at Pink Tie Gala

    Susan G. Komen to Honor 2014 Diane Wyness Award Winner at Pink Tie Gala

    Tuesday, January 21 2014 1:32 PM EST2014-01-21 18:32:39 GMT
    The Diane Wyness Award bears the namesake of Wendy Damonte's mother and it recognizes individuals in our community in the battle against breast cancer.More >>
    The Diane Wyness Award bears the namesake of Wendy Damonte's mother and it recognizes individuals in our community in the battle against breast cancer.More >>
  • Happily Growing Old

    Happily Growing Old

    Monday, January 20 2014 8:07 PM EST2014-01-21 01:07:20 GMT
    A new study in England finds older people who are happier and enjoy life show slower declines in physical function.More >>
    A new study in England finds older people who are happier and enjoy life show slower declines in physical function.More >>
  • Helping Blind People See

    Helping Blind People See

    Friday, January 17 2014 12:30 PM EST2014-01-17 17:30:32 GMT
    British researchers are testing a new gene therapy that has helped some blind people see.More >>
    British researchers are testing a new gene therapy that has helped some blind people see.More >>
  • Using Both Sides of the Brain

    Using Both Sides of the Brain

    Thursday, January 16 2014 12:48 PM EST2014-01-16 17:48:04 GMT
    For years, the scientific community has thought that only one side of the brain is used for speech. Now new research is challenging that belief.More >>
    For years, the scientific community has thought that only one side of the brain is used for speech. Now new research is challenging that belief.More >>
  • Banner iCare

    Banner iCare

    Wednesday, January 15 2014 7:40 PM EST2014-01-16 00:40:40 GMT
    Seeing a doctor is taking on a whole new meaning at Banner Churchill Hospital in Fallon. The small rural facility has gone high tech to offer its critically sick patients the best care availableMore >>
    Seeing a doctor is taking on a whole new meaning at Banner Churchill Hospital in Fallon. The small rural facility has gone high tech to offer its critically sick patients the best care available.More >>
  • Celebrity Chef to Undergo Weight Loss Surgery With Western Bariatric Institute

    Celebrity Chef to Undergo Weight Loss Surgery With Western Bariatric Institute

    Tuesday, January 14 2014 5:01 PM EST2014-01-14 22:01:27 GMT
    Eldorado celebrity chef and "Hell's Kitchen" fan favorite, Robert Hesse, is scheduled to undergo weight loss surgery with Western Bariatric Institute at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center.More >>
    Eldorado celebrity chef and "Hell's Kitchen" fan favorite, Robert Hesse, is scheduled to undergo weight loss surgery with Western Bariatric Institute at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center.More >>
  • Ask the Doctor: Botox for Migraines

    Ask the Doctor: Botox for Migraines

    Tuesday, January 14 2014 3:54 PM EST2014-01-14 20:54:07 GMT
    Do you suffer with migraines? As you probably know botox is being used more and more to treat them.More >>
    Do you suffer with migraines? As you probably know botox is being used more and more to treat them.More >>
  • Alzheimer's Disease Test

    Alzheimer's Disease Test

    Tuesday, January 14 2014 1:55 PM EST2014-01-14 18:55:28 GMT
    With more and more people being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, doctors say it's critical to identify problems with memory and thinking as soon as possible. Now a simple test could help spot the early signs.More >>
    With more and more people being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, doctors say it's critical to identify problems with memory and thinking as soon as possible. Now a simple test could help spot the early signs of the disease.More >>
  • Children and Exercise

    Children and Exercise

    Monday, January 13 2014 7:05 PM EST2014-01-14 00:05:55 GMT
    New numbers from the federal government find only 25% of children ages 12 to 15 get the recommended amount of daily physical activity. Guidelines say kids should be getting 60 minutes of exercise a day.More >>
    New numbers from the federal government find only 25% of children ages 12 to 15 get the recommended amount of daily physical activity. Guidelines say kids should be getting 60 minutes of exercise a day.More >>
  • New Hyperbaric Chambers at Carson Tahoe Health

    New Hyperbaric Chambers at Carson Tahoe Health

    Friday, January 10 2014 8:54 PM EST2014-01-11 01:54:23 GMT
    Carson Tahoe Health just expanded its center for wound healing with some high-tech chambers.More >>
    Carson Tahoe Health just expanded its center for wound healing with some high-tech chambers.More >>
  • Nevada Health Link Head Answers Questions About Problems

    Nevada Health Link Head Answers Questions About Problems

    Thursday, January 9 2014 9:21 PM EST2014-01-10 02:21:29 GMT
    The Board of Directors for the Nevada Health Insurance Exchange met in Las Vegas today and heard from clients, providers and health insurance agents about the problems and delays in the system.More >>
    The Board of Directors for the Nevada Health Insurance Exchange met in Las Vegas Thursday and heard from clients, providers and health insurance agents about the problems and delays in the system.More >>
  • Nevada Medicaid Enrollments Surge Under Health Reform

    Nevada Medicaid Enrollments Surge Under Health Reform

    Thursday, January 9 2014 7:43 PM EST2014-01-10 00:43:08 GMT
    Nevada's Medicaid enrollments are higher than expected under the new health law. The caseload has grown by more than 10,000 from September to December.More >>
    Nevada's Medicaid enrollments are higher than expected under the new health law. The caseload has grown by more than 10,000 from September to December.More >>
  • Carson Tahoe Health Partners With Utah Hospital

    Carson Tahoe Health Partners With Utah Hospital

    Thursday, January 9 2014 4:58 PM EST2014-01-09 21:58:15 GMT
    When most people have to leave the area, they think of heading west to California. But a new partnership between Carson Tahoe Health and the University of Utah, east might be your direction of choice.More >>
    When most people have to leave the area, they think of heading west to California. But a new partnership between Carson Tahoe Health and the University of Utah, east might be your direction of choice.More >>
  • New Scrubs Company Opens in Reno

    New Scrubs Company Opens in Reno

    Thursday, January 9 2014 12:52 PM EST2014-01-09 17:52:11 GMT
    A new type of store has made its way to northern Nevada - and it's one that aims to help those in the medical field.More >>
    A new type of store has made its way to northern Nevada - and it's one that aims to help those in the medical field.More >>
  • Nevada Health Link Website Faces Backlog

    Nevada Health Link Website Faces Backlog

    Wednesday, January 8 2014 7:50 PM EST2014-01-09 00:50:18 GMT
    Even though thousands of Nevadans have signed up for health insurance, many are still waiting for their cards. Nevada Health Link says it's currently working through a backlog.More >>
    Even though thousands of Nevadans have signed up for health insurance, many are still waiting for their cards. Nevada Health Link says it's currently working through a backlog.More >>
  • 'Love for Elisa Challenge' Fundraiser Set to Help Local Mother

    'Love for Elisa Challenge' Fundraiser Set to Help Local Mother

    Tuesday, January 7 2014 6:57 PM EST2014-01-07 23:57:37 GMT
    You can help a local mother with stage four metastatic melanoma cancer at a community-wide fitness challenge fundraiser later this month in Reno.More >>
    You can help a local mother with stage four metastatic melanoma cancer at a community-wide fitness challenge fundraiser later this month in Reno.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 >>
  • BodyTalk

    BodyTalk

    Wednesday, February 5 2014 7:24 PM EST2014-02-06 00:24:52 GMT
    BodyTalk may help you figure out what's wrong with your health.More >>
    When you combine quantum physics, traditional Chinese medicine and bio energetic psychology you end up with a unique way of healing your own body. It's called BodyTalk.More >>
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