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  • University Offering Free Medical Clinics in March and April

    University Offering Free Medical Clinics in March and April

    Friday, February 23 2018 12:02 AM EST2018-02-23 05:02:27 GMT

    The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is offering Northern Nevadans free medical care during their Student Outreach Clinics in March and April.

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    The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is offering Northern Nevadans free medical care during their Student Outreach Clinics in March and April.

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  • It's OK to Use Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine Again, U.S. Panel Says

    It's OK to Use Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine Again, U.S. Panel Says

    Thursday, February 22 2018 11:02 AM EST2018-02-22 16:02:16 GMT
    Courtesy: MGN, CDCCourtesy: MGN, CDC

    FluMist is the only spray-in-the-nose vaccine on the market. It was first licensed in 2003 and is approved for healthy people ages 2 to 49.  

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    FluMist is the only spray-in-the-nose vaccine on the market. It was first licensed in 2003 and is approved for healthy people ages 2 to 49.  

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  • New Lice Treatment Clinic in Reno

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 3:03 AM EST2018-02-21 08:03:45 GMT

    Our KTVN newsroom often hears from concerned parents about the lice policy in area schools. Students are not sent home if they have lice since it is more of a nuisance than a serious health risk. If you child brings home the bugs, there is a new clinic to help treat the infestation. We take you to Lice Clinics of America – Reno.    

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    Our KTVN newsroom often hears from concerned parents about the lice policy in area schools. Students are not sent home if they have lice since it is more of a nuisance than a serious health risk. If you child brings home the bugs, there is a new clinic to help treat the infestation. We take you to Lice Clinics of America – Reno.    

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  • Preventive Treatment for Peanut Allergies Succeeds in Study

    Preventive Treatment for Peanut Allergies Succeeds in Study

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 11:23 AM EST2018-02-20 16:23:27 GMT

    The first treatment to help prevent serious allergic reactions to peanuts may be on the way. A company said Tuesday that its daily capsules of peanut flour helped sensitize children to nuts in a major study.

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    The first treatment to help prevent serious allergic reactions to peanuts may be on the way. A company said Tuesday that its daily capsules of peanut flour helped sensitize children to nuts in a major study.

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  • Flu Shot Only 36% Effective, Making Bad Year Worse

    Flu Shot Only 36% Effective, Making Bad Year Worse

    Monday, February 19 2018 12:29 PM EST2018-02-19 17:29:29 GMT

    The flu vaccine is doing a poor job protecting older Americans and others against the bug that's causing most illnesses. 

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    The flu vaccine is doing a poor job protecting older Americans and others against the bug that's causing most illnesses. 

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  • Nevada Health Officials Expect Savings With In-State Website

    Nevada Health Officials Expect Savings With In-State Website

    Monday, February 19 2018 9:44 AM EST2018-02-19 14:44:25 GMT

    Nevada health officials say the state will save money when it ditches the federally run HealthCare.gov enrollment system in 2019 for a state-based website.  

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    Nevada health officials say the state will save money when it ditches the federally run HealthCare.gov enrollment system in 2019 for a state-based website.  

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  • Yoga for Arthritis: Managing and Preventing Pain

    Yoga for Arthritis: Managing and Preventing Pain

    Tuesday, February 13 2018 1:03 PM EST2018-02-13 18:03:22 GMT

    For anyone living with arthritis, you may know it's hard to do some tasks, like working out. 

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    For anyone living with arthritis, you may know it's hard to do some tasks, like working out. 

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  • UNR School of Medicine Launches Department of Surgery

    UNR School of Medicine Launches Department of Surgery

    Thursday, February 8 2018 11:29 PM EST2018-02-09 04:29:10 GMT

    Nevada suffers from a doctor shortage. In fact, the Silver State ranks 49 out of 50 states, with the fewest physicians per capita according to WalletHub.

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    Nevada suffers from a doctor shortage. In fact, the Silver State ranks 49 out of 50 states, with the fewest physicians per capita according to WalletHub.

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  • Kristen Remington Participates in Renown's Code STEMI Drill

    Kristen Remington Participates in Renown's Code STEMI Drill

    Thursday, February 8 2018 11:18 PM EST2018-02-09 04:18:48 GMT

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

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

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  • Heart Attack Prevention Tips

    Monday, February 5 2018 9:24 PM EST2018-02-06 02:24:37 GMT

    Chances are you know someone affected by heart disease and stroke. One person dies every 38 seconds as a result of cardiovascular disease. Knowing your risk can hopefully change that statistic. We sit down with a cardiologist for heart attack prevention tips in tonight's Ask the Doctor.

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    Chances are you know someone affected by heart disease and stroke. One person dies every 38 seconds as a result of cardiovascular disease. Knowing your risk can hopefully change that statistic. We sit down with a cardiologist for heart attack prevention tips in tonight's Ask the Doctor.

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  • CDC Reports More Flu Deaths, Record Hospitalizations

    CDC Reports More Flu Deaths, Record Hospitalizations

    Friday, February 2 2018 12:06 PM EST2018-02-02 17:06:53 GMT

    Federal health officials say at least 16 more children died of the flu over the past week and more states are reporting high levels of illness.

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    Federal health officials say at least 16 more children died of the flu over the past week and more states are reporting high levels of illness.

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  • State Adopts New Regulations to Track Overdoses

    State Adopts New Regulations to Track Overdoses

    Tuesday, January 30 2018 3:49 PM EST2018-01-30 20:49:06 GMT

    Right now the state is in a fact-finding mission to get more information on overdoses: where they're happening, who they're happening to, and which areas need the most financial help. Most importantly, a recent change in policy will make the reporting process happen faster.

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    Right now the state is in a fact-finding mission to get more information on overdoses: where they're happening, who they're happening to, and which areas need the most financial help. Most importantly, a recent change in policy will make the reporting process happen faster.

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  • Flu Widespread Across U.S. for Third Straight Week

    Flu Widespread Across U.S. for Third Straight Week

    Monday, January 29 2018 12:34 PM EST2018-01-29 17:34:57 GMT

    The flu blanketed the U.S. again last week for the third straight week. Only Hawaii has been spared. The government doesn't track every flu case but comes up with estimates. 

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    The flu blanketed the U.S. again last week for the third straight week. Only Hawaii has been spared. The government doesn't track every flu case but comes up with estimates. 

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  • Schools Urge Parents To Keep Sick Kids Home To Stop Flu From Spreading

    Schools Urge Parents To Keep Sick Kids Home To Stop Flu From Spreading

    Wednesday, January 24 2018 9:52 PM EST2018-01-25 02:52:00 GMT

    The Centers For Disease Control says 30 children have died of influenza in the United States, this flu season.

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    The Centers For Disease Control says 30 children have died of influenza in the United States, this flu season.

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  • New Generation of Jazzercise

    Wednesday, January 24 2018 9:22 PM EST2018-01-25 02:22:58 GMT

    An aerobics craze in 80's has a very different look today. Why Jazzercise is attracting all ages - from teenagers to a 90-year-old Reno woman - in Health Watch.

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    An aerobics craze in 80's has a very different look today. Why Jazzercise is attracting all ages - from teenagers to a 90-year-old Reno woman - in Health Watch.

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  • REMSA: Hypothermia and Frostbite Signs to Recognize

    REMSA: Hypothermia and Frostbite Signs to Recognize

    Monday, January 22 2018 9:56 PM EST2018-01-23 02:56:36 GMT

    With the area finally seeing some more winter weather this week, REMSA officials are reminding people to be prepared for anything, during the colder temperatures. So far this winter, REMSA has only responded to about five calls regarding hypothermia and frostbite. Fortunately, that number is down from around 19 this same time last year. But, officials say that is no reason to be lax about winter weather preparedness. 

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    With the area finally seeing some more winter weather this week, REMSA officials are reminding people to be prepared for anything, during the colder temperatures. So far this winter, REMSA has only responded to about five calls regarding hypothermia and frostbite. Fortunately, that number is down from around 19 this same time last year. But, officials say that is no reason to be lax about winter weather preparedness. 

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  • Two More Flu Deaths Bring Total to Seven in Washoe County

    Two More Flu Deaths Bring Total to Seven in Washoe County

    Friday, January 12 2018 4:48 PM EST2018-01-12 21:48:30 GMT
    Courtesy: MGNCourtesy: MGN

    Washoe County health officials have confirmed two more flu-related deaths. The most recent deaths were reported last week. 

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    Washoe County health officials have confirmed two more flu-related deaths. The most recent deaths were reported last week. 

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  • Blood Donors Urgently Needed at United Blood Services

    Blood Donors Urgently Needed at United Blood Services

    Thursday, January 11 2018 5:04 PM EST2018-01-11 22:04:17 GMT

    United Blood Services says it is in urgent need of O-negative blood due to a decrease in donations thanks to this year’s worse-than-expected flu season. 

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    United Blood Services says it is in urgent need of O-negative blood due to a decrease in donations thanks to this year’s worse-than-expected flu season. 

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  • Washoe County Health District's W.O.W! Program Offers Healthier Eating Options at Area Restaurants

    Washoe County Health District's W.O.W! Program Offers Healthier Eating Options at Area Restaurants

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 10:47 PM EST2018-01-10 03:47:52 GMT

    Just more than 1/4 of Nevadans qualify as 'obese.' The Washoe County Health District is looking to lower that number with a new healthy-eating program.  This week, the district announced their plans to begin their "W.O.W!" program, which stands for "We Order Well." 

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    Just more than 1/4 of Nevadans qualify as 'obese.' The Washoe County Health District is looking to lower that number with a new healthy-eating program.  This week, the district announced their plans to begin their "W.O.W!" program, which stands for "We Order Well." 

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  • Nevada doctors voice concerns over opioid law implementation

    Nevada doctors voice concerns over opioid law implementation

    Sunday, January 7 2018 3:05 PM EST2018-01-07 20:05:26 GMT

    LAS VEGAS (AP) - Nevada's new opioid prescription law is only days old but doctors already are worried about how it might be implemented. 

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    LAS VEGAS (AP) - Nevada's new opioid prescription law is only days old but doctors already are worried about how it might be implemented. 

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  • Seasonal Affective Disorder: Nevada's Suicide Season

    Seasonal Affective Disorder: Nevada's Suicide Season

    Wednesday, January 3 2018 5:52 PM EST2018-01-03 22:52:56 GMT

    The post-holiday blues are a real concern for those who suffer Seasonal Affective Disorder...depression that spikes during the winter months.

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    The post-holiday blues are a real concern for those who suffer Seasonal Affective Disorder...depression that spikes during the winter months.

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  • Childhood Injury Leads to Nose Surgery Decades Later

    Childhood Injury Leads to Nose Surgery Decades Later

    Friday, December 29 2017 2:51 PM EST2017-12-29 19:51:23 GMT

    We can all remember getting bumps and bruises as kids, right? Accidents happen. But for one man - who's now 50 - remnants of a bad situation stuck with him - literally - for decades.

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    We can all remember getting bumps and bruises as kids, right? Accidents happen. But for one man - who's now 50 - remnants of a bad situation stuck with him - literally - for decades.

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  • UNR School of Medicine to Hold Free Clinics

    UNR School of Medicine to Hold Free Clinics

    Thursday, December 21 2017 6:40 PM EST2017-12-21 23:40:53 GMT

    The clinics will be held in January & February 2018, and UNR Med says they offer the clinics as a continuing effort to assist the region’s medically uninsured with needed healthcare services.

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    The clinics will be held in January & February 2018, and UNR Med says they offer the clinics as a continuing effort to assist the region’s medically uninsured with needed healthcare services.

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  • ACA Health Insurance Open Enrollment Ends Friday

    ACA Health Insurance Open Enrollment Ends Friday

    Friday, December 15 2017 10:30 PM EST2017-12-16 03:30:18 GMT

    The six week sign-up period is half as long as open enrollment in 2016, when more than 89,000 people bought insurance on the exchange.

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    The six week sign-up period is half as long as open enrollment in 2016, when more than 89,000 people bought insurance on the exchange.

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  • Judge Temporarily Blocks New Trump Rules on Birth Control

    Judge Temporarily Blocks New Trump Rules on Birth Control

    Friday, December 15 2017 5:18 PM EST2017-12-15 22:18:54 GMT

    A federal judge in Philadelphia has ordered the Trump administration not to enforce new rules that could significantly reduce women's access to free birth control. 

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    A federal judge in Philadelphia has ordered the Trump administration not to enforce new rules that could significantly reduce women's access to free birth control. 

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  • Renown Rehabilitation Hospital

    Renown Rehabilitation Hospital

    Thursday, December 14 2017 9:10 PM EST2017-12-15 02:10:50 GMT

    After an injury, surgery or stroke, some people need intensive therapy to regain skills for an independent life. That is where Renown Rehabilitation Hospital comes in with physical, occupational and speech therapy. Patients see therapists for three hours a day and, as you will find out in Health Watch, they have quite the toolbox to help.

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    After an injury, surgery or stroke, some people need intensive therapy to regain skills for an independent life. That is where Renown Rehabilitation Hospital comes in with physical, occupational and speech therapy. Patients see therapists for three hours a day and, as you will find out in Health Watch, they have quite the toolbox to help.

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  • SoftVue Scans to Detect Breast Cancer

    SoftVue Scans to Detect Breast Cancer

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 9:19 PM EST2017-12-14 02:19:27 GMT

    More than 40% of women in the United States have dense breast tissue which can often mask potential cancers on a mammogram. However, doctors at the University of Southern California are testing new technology that could help pick up these cancers. How the SoftVue Scan works in Health Watch.

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    More than 40% of women in the United States have dense breast tissue which can often mask potential cancers on a mammogram. However, doctors at the University of Southern California are testing new technology that could help pick up these cancers. How the SoftVue Scan works in Health Watch.

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  • Urban Lotus Project

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 11:01 PM EST2017-12-13 04:01:21 GMT

    Research shows yoga can help with flexibility, strength, balance and circulation. The emphasis on breathing and mindfulness is having a significant impact on young people who have experienced trauma in their lives, too. In Health Watch, we introduce you to a young lady who is using her past - and her passion for yoga - to fuel a project that's growing beyond her expectations.

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    Research shows yoga can help with flexibility, strength, balance and circulation. The emphasis on breathing and mindfulness is having a significant impact on young people who have experienced trauma in their lives, too. In Health Watch, we introduce you to a young lady who is using her past - and her passion for yoga - to fuel a project that's growing beyond her expectations.

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  • The Importance Of Organ Donations

    The Importance Of Organ Donations

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 5:35 PM EST2017-12-12 22:35:43 GMT

    In the U.S. more than 120,000 people are waiting for life-saving organ transplants. In Nevada that list includes almost 600 men, women and children. 

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    In the U.S. more than 120,000 people are waiting for life-saving organ transplants. In Nevada that list includes almost 600 men, women and children. 

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  • U.S. Flu Season Off to Early Start; Widespread in Seven States

    U.S. Flu Season Off to Early Start; Widespread in Seven States

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 12:36 PM EST2017-12-12 17:36:35 GMT
    Courtesy: MGNCourtesy: MGN

    This year's flu season is off to a quick start and so far it seems to be dominated by a nasty bug. 

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    This year's flu season is off to a quick start and so far it seems to be dominated by a nasty bug. 

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  • Governor Sandoval, 11 Others Urge Congress to Fund Children's Health Program

    Governor Sandoval, 11 Others Urge Congress to Fund Children's Health Program

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 12:12 PM EST2017-12-12 17:12:51 GMT

    Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval and 11 other governors are urging Congress to reauthorize funding for a popular children's health insurance program as soon as possible.

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    Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval and 11 other governors are urging Congress to reauthorize funding for a popular children's health insurance program as soon as possible.

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  • First Deaths of Flu Season Reported in Washoe County

    First Deaths of Flu Season Reported in Washoe County

    Friday, December 8 2017 8:12 AM EST2017-12-08 13:12:03 GMT

    Washoe County has confirmed its first two flu-related deaths of the new winter season. Clark County has confirmed one flu-related death so far this season in Las Vegas and surrounding areas. 

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    Washoe County has confirmed its first two flu-related deaths of the new winter season. Clark County has confirmed one flu-related death so far this season in Las Vegas and surrounding areas. 

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  • Students Get CPR Kits to Save Lives

    Students Get CPR Kits to Save Lives

    Wednesday, December 6 2017 6:31 PM EST2017-12-06 23:31:58 GMT

    Survival rates of sudden cardiac arrest are low, around 10 to 11 percent, but your chances can double if not triple if CPR is performed quickly. Which is why students at Pine Middle School are so eager to learn. CPR training can be intimidating at first, but just like anything else, it takes practice. Thanks to a bill passed during the last legislative session, all Nevada students are now required to have CPR and defibrillator training before graduation.  

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    Survival rates of sudden cardiac arrest are low, around 10 to 11 percent, but your chances can double if not triple if CPR is performed quickly. Which is why students at Pine Middle School are so eager to learn. CPR training can be intimidating at first, but just like anything else, it takes practice. Thanks to a bill passed during the last legislative session, all Nevada students are now required to have CPR and defibrillator training before graduation.  

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  • World AIDS Day: Getting Tested is Key

    World AIDS Day: Getting Tested is Key

    Friday, December 1 2017 10:32 PM EST2017-12-02 03:32:22 GMT

    December 1st marks World AIDS Day: a campaign aimed at raising awareness, removing the stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS and stopping transmission.

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    December 1st marks World AIDS Day: a campaign aimed at raising awareness, removing the stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS and stopping transmission.

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  • A Run for the New Age

    A Run for the New Age

    Friday, December 1 2017 2:36 AM EST2017-12-01 07:36:29 GMT

    The Northern Nevada Law Enforcement Academy will swear in 24 new officers tomorrow morning, but before they could be sworn in, they had to do the Washoe County Sheriff's Office Pride Run.

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    The Northern Nevada Law Enforcement Academy will swear in 24 new officers tomorrow morning, but before they could be sworn in, they had to do the Washoe County Sheriff's Office Pride Run.

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  • Breast Cancer 2 Bikini Update: Bootcamp for Barbara

    Thursday, November 30 2017 9:29 PM EST2017-12-01 02:29:47 GMT

    Barbara Owens was one of the original Breast Cancer 2 Bikini competitors we followed for six months on Channel 2 News. Her health recently took a turn for the worse - more than five years after she fought breast cancer. Barbara is now on hospice. There is an event this weekend to support her four children - who also lost their father.

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    Barbara Owens was one of the original Breast Cancer 2 Bikini competitors we followed for six months on Channel 2 News. Her health recently took a turn for the worse - more than five years after she fought breast cancer. Barbara is now on hospice. There is an event this weekend to support her four children - who also lost their father.

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  • Southern Nevada Reports First Flu-Related Death This Season

    Southern Nevada Reports First Flu-Related Death This Season

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 10:50 AM EST2017-11-21 15:50:13 GMT

    Southern Nevada health officials say a young child has died from the flu. The department said it's the first reported death from the flu in the county this season but among 78 cases that have been reported. 

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    Southern Nevada health officials say a young child has died from the flu. The department said it's the first reported death from the flu in the county this season but among 78 cases that have been reported. 

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  • Ask the Doctor: New High Blood Pressure Guidelines

    Ask the Doctor: New High Blood Pressure Guidelines

    Monday, November 20 2017 4:17 PM EST2017-11-20 21:17:34 GMT

    The American Heart Association released new hypertension guidelines last week - which means some of us have to watch our blood pressure more closely. Learn more in our Ask the Doctor segment. 

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    The American Heart Association released new hypertension guidelines last week - which means some of us have to watch our blood pressure more closely. Learn more in our Ask the Doctor segment. 

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  • Local Car Dealership Donates to Susan G. Komen Nevada

    Local Car Dealership Donates to Susan G. Komen Nevada

    Friday, November 17 2017 5:12 PM EST2017-11-17 22:12:13 GMT

    A local car dealership presented a check to the Susan G. Komen Nevada on Friday. 

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    A local car dealership presented a check to the Susan G. Komen Nevada on Friday. 

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  • United Blood Services Encourages Donations to Meet 150 Unit Need

    United Blood Services Encourages Donations to Meet 150 Unit Need

    Thursday, November 16 2017 2:16 PM EST2017-11-16 19:16:35 GMT

    The 150 unit need is anticipated as Thanksgiving weekend approaches. 

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    The 150 unit need is anticipated as Thanksgiving weekend approaches. 

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  • Roll for Ryan

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 9:21 PM EST2017-11-15 02:21:10 GMT

    Cancer is a scary thing and it can steal someone's life incredibly fast. It doesn't care if you're a hard worker, if you served our country, if you're a devoted husband or a father of three. That was the case for Ryan Hysell. How the community is getting ready to roll on his behalf in Health Watch.

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    Cancer is a scary thing and it can steal someone's life incredibly fast. It doesn't care if you're a hard worker, if you served our country, if you're a devoted husband or a father of three. That was the case for Ryan Hysell. How the community is getting ready to roll on his behalf in Health Watch.

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  • Half of U.S. Adults Have High Blood Pressure in New Guidelines

    Half of U.S. Adults Have High Blood Pressure in New Guidelines

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 11:20 AM EST2017-11-14 16:20:27 GMT

    New guidelines lower the threshold for high blood pressure, adding 30 million Americans to those who have the condition, which now plagues nearly half of U.S. adults.

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    New guidelines lower the threshold for high blood pressure, adding 30 million Americans to those who have the condition, which now plagues nearly half of U.S. adults.

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  • Former Drug Exec Named New Health Secretary

    Former Drug Exec Named New Health Secretary

    Monday, November 13 2017 12:11 PM EST2017-11-13 17:11:31 GMT

    President Donald Trump has picked a former top pharmaceutical and government executive be his Health and Human Services secretary.

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    President Donald Trump has picked a former top pharmaceutical and government executive be his Health and Human Services secretary.

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  • More Viral Meningitis Cases Reported in Washoe County

    More Viral Meningitis Cases Reported in Washoe County

    Wednesday, November 8 2017 5:00 PM EST2017-11-08 22:00:36 GMT

    Washoe County Health District says there are now 47 cases of viral meningitis reported since July 15th of this year. 

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    Washoe County Health District says there are now 47 cases of viral meningitis reported since July 15th of this year. 

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  • Mammovan to Make Stops in Northern Nevada This Month

    Mammovan to Make Stops in Northern Nevada This Month

    Monday, November 6 2017 10:39 AM EST2017-11-06 15:39:43 GMT

    The Mammovan will be making stops in Reno during November. The screenings are primarily for women age 40 and older; however, screenings will be provided to those younger than 40 that have a physician referral. 

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    The Mammovan will be making stops in Reno during November. The screenings are primarily for women age 40 and older; however, screenings will be provided to those younger than 40 that have a physician referral. 

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  • Mojave Mental Health Clinic to Close

    Mojave Mental Health Clinic to Close

    Friday, November 3 2017 10:46 AM EDT2017-11-03 14:46:11 GMT

    The Mojave Mental Health Clinic, a component of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, will be closing its doors by the end of the year.

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    The Mojave Mental Health Clinic, a component of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, will be closing its doors by the end of the year.

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  • Vampire Facelift

    Thursday, November 2 2017 9:17 PM EDT2017-11-03 01:17:12 GMT

    The fountain of youth might be closer than you think; perhaps it comes from your own body? A Reno dermatologist is using your own blood to help erase fine lines from your face. How the Vampire Facelift works in Health Watch.

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    The fountain of youth might be closer than you think; perhaps it comes from your own body? A Reno dermatologist is using your own blood to help erase fine lines from your face. How the Vampire Facelift works in Health Watch.

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  • Nevada Residents Advised to Sign Up for ACA Insurance as Soon as Possible

    Nevada Residents Advised to Sign Up for ACA Insurance as Soon as Possible

    Wednesday, November 1 2017 4:47 PM EDT2017-11-01 20:47:16 GMT

    Open enrollment for insurance through the Affordable Care Act starts Wednesday, and officials are urging residents to sign up as soon as they can. There are some big changes in store for this open enrollment period, including a shorter deadline.

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    Open enrollment for insurance through the Affordable Care Act starts Wednesday, and officials are urging residents to sign up as soon as they can. There are some big changes in store for this open enrollment period, including a shorter deadline.

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  • UNR Med to Offer Student Outreach Clinics

    UNR Med to Offer Student Outreach Clinics

    Monday, October 30 2017 7:18 PM EDT2017-10-30 23:18:54 GMT

    Northern Nevadans that are uninsured, under-insured, or without a social security card will be able to receive free medical care at  the clinics.

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    Northern Nevadans that are uninsured, under-insured, or without a social security card will be able to receive free medical care at  the clinics.

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  • Ask the Doctor: Sierra Ketamine Clinics

    Ask the Doctor: Sierra Ketamine Clinics

    Monday, October 30 2017 1:57 PM EDT2017-10-30 17:57:12 GMT

    Chronic pain and mental illness is a daily battle for millions of people. However, relief is coming from a drug you might not expect called Ketamine. When two Reno doctors observed the profound benefits it had on patients, they wanted to make this therapy available to those who are suffering here in northern Nevada. We take you inside Sierra Ketamine Clinics for Health Watch.

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    Chronic pain and mental illness is a daily battle for millions of people. However, relief is coming from a drug you might not expect called Ketamine. When two Reno doctors observed the profound benefits it had on patients, they wanted to make this therapy available to those who are suffering here in northern Nevada. We take you inside Sierra Ketamine Clinics for Health Watch.

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  • Trump Administration Proposes Health Law Benefit Changes

    Trump Administration Proposes Health Law Benefit Changes

    Friday, October 27 2017 5:28 PM EDT2017-10-27 21:28:44 GMT

    The Trump administration is proposing new health insurance regulations that could affect basic benefits required by the Affordable Care Act, starting in 2019. 

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    The Trump administration is proposing new health insurance regulations that could affect basic benefits required by the Affordable Care Act, starting in 2019. 

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  • President Trump Declares U.S. Opioid Emergency But Pledges No New Money

    President Trump Declares U.S. Opioid Emergency But Pledges No New Money

    Thursday, October 26 2017 6:30 PM EDT2017-10-26 22:30:44 GMT

    President Trump's declaration, which will be effective for 90 days and can be renewed, will allow the government to redirect resources in various ways and to expand access to medical services in rural areas.

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    President Trump's declaration, which will be effective for 90 days and can be renewed, will allow the government to redirect resources in various ways and to expand access to medical services in rural areas.

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  • Federal Panel Recommends New, Better Shingles Shot Over Old Version

    Federal Panel Recommends New, Better Shingles Shot Over Old Version

    Thursday, October 26 2017 9:31 AM EDT2017-10-26 13:31:15 GMT

    A federal panel recommended Wednesday that older people already vaccinated for shingles get a new, better shot. 

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    A federal panel recommended Wednesday that older people already vaccinated for shingles get a new, better shot. 

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  • Swap Ts in Northern Nevada Schools

    Wednesday, October 25 2017 9:31 PM EDT2017-10-26 01:31:58 GMT

    You might spot a new trend at a handful of area schools. Students are wearing t-shirts that may very well look different every time they wear them. They are called Swap Ts. How they are helping with social and emotional learning in Health Watch.

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    You might spot a new trend at a handful of area schools. Students are wearing t-shirts that may very well look different every time they wear them. They are called Swap Ts. How they are helping with social and emotional learning in Health Watch.

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  • Nevada to Spend $1 Million on Opioid Incinerators, Anti-Abuse Plan

    Nevada to Spend $1 Million on Opioid Incinerators, Anti-Abuse Plan

    Friday, October 20 2017 7:59 PM EDT2017-10-20 23:59:57 GMT

    State officials are committing more than $1 million to fight prescription opioid abuse in Nevada. 

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    State officials are committing more than $1 million to fight prescription opioid abuse in Nevada. 

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  • Medicare Enrollment Period Now Open

    Medicare Enrollment Period Now Open

    Monday, October 16 2017 10:15 AM EDT2017-10-16 14:15:02 GMT

    Medicare beneficiaries can now enroll or change health insurance plans. 

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    Medicare beneficiaries can now enroll or change health insurance plans. 

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  • President Trump Signs Health Care Executive Order

    President Trump Signs Health Care Executive Order

    Thursday, October 12 2017 12:22 PM EDT2017-10-12 16:22:14 GMT

    President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that aims to make lower-premium health care plans available to more Americans.

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    President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that aims to make lower-premium health care plans available to more Americans.

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  • Washoe County Confirms First Hantavirus Death Since 1995

    Washoe County Confirms First Hantavirus Death Since 1995

    Wednesday, October 11 2017 4:58 PM EDT2017-10-11 20:58:28 GMT

    Washoe County health officials have confirmed their first fatal case of hantavirus in more than 20 years.

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    Washoe County health officials have confirmed their first fatal case of hantavirus in more than 20 years.

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  • REMSA to Hold Bleeding Control Courses

    REMSA to Hold Bleeding Control Courses

    Tuesday, October 10 2017 9:07 PM EDT2017-10-11 01:07:45 GMT

    Bleeding Control for the Injured (B-Con) educates community members on how to perform immediate and basic lifesaving interventions prior to receiving definitive medical care.

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    Bleeding Control for the Injured (B-Con) educates community members on how to perform immediate and basic lifesaving interventions prior to receiving definitive medical care.

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  • World Mental Health Day 2017

    World Mental Health Day 2017

    Tuesday, October 10 2017 5:16 PM EDT2017-10-10 21:16:20 GMT

    October 10th is World Mental Health Day - a time to raise awareness about conditions like anxiety and depression that affect hundreds of millions of people worldwide. This year's theme is mental health in the workplace. 

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    October 10th is World Mental Health Day - a time to raise awareness about conditions like anxiety and depression that affect hundreds of millions of people worldwide. This year's theme is mental health in the workplace. 

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  • Birth Control: Trump Administration Expands Opt-Out for Workplace Insurance

    Birth Control: Trump Administration Expands Opt-Out for Workplace Insurance

    Friday, October 6 2017 4:54 PM EDT2017-10-06 20:54:09 GMT

    The Trump administration is allowing more employers to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women for religious and moral reasons. 

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    The Trump administration is allowing more employers to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women for religious and moral reasons. 

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  • How Local Medical Staff Prepares for Potential Emergencies

    How Local Medical Staff Prepares for Potential Emergencies

    Friday, October 6 2017 10:39 AM EDT2017-10-06 14:39:24 GMT

    With the most recent events around the country, it might make you ask the question, what if that would happen here? Could we ever be prepared enough? According to officials, the answer is no, you can never be fully prepared, but you can at least have a game plan, and be somewhat prepared.  

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    With the most recent events around the country, it might make you ask the question, what if that would happen here? Could we ever be prepared enough? According to officials, the answer is no, you can never be fully prepared, but you can at least have a game plan, and be somewhat prepared.  

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  • Former Obama Administration Officials Begin Health Insurance Sign-Up Campaign

    Former Obama Administration Officials Begin Health Insurance Sign-Up Campaign

    Wednesday, October 4 2017 9:50 AM EDT2017-10-04 13:50:37 GMT

    Former Obama administration officials are undertaking a private campaign to encourage people to sign up for coverage next year under the Affordable Care Act. 

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    Former Obama administration officials are undertaking a private campaign to encourage people to sign up for coverage next year under the Affordable Care Act. 

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  • Long Donation Lines at Reno Blood Center

    Long Donation Lines at Reno Blood Center

    Monday, October 2 2017 5:03 PM EDT2017-10-02 21:03:06 GMT

    Nevadans answered the call to donate blood today hours after the killings, not just in Las Vegas but in Reno too. It's the biggest thing anyone in our area can do to help...

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    Nevadans answered the call to donate blood today hours after the killings, not just in Las Vegas but in Reno too. It's the biggest thing anyone in our area can do to help...

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  • Lassen County Public Health Reports One Confirmed Case of Viral Meningitis

    Lassen County Public Health Reports One Confirmed Case of Viral Meningitis

    Friday, September 29 2017 8:54 AM EDT2017-09-29 12:54:01 GMT

    The Lassen County Public Health Department is investigating one confirmed case and 21 suspected cases of viral meningitis, most of which are reported to be in connection with the Lassen High School football team. . Earlier, it said there were four confirmed cases.

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    The Lassen County Public Health Department is investigating one confirmed case and 21 suspected cases of viral meningitis, most of which are reported to be in connection with the Lassen High School football team. . Earlier, it said there were four confirmed cases.

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  • Carson City School District to Offer Students Annual Seasonal Flu Vaccinations

    Carson City School District to Offer Students Annual Seasonal Flu Vaccinations

    Thursday, September 28 2017 8:18 PM EDT2017-09-29 00:18:24 GMT

    The vaccine will only be available as injectable (commonly known as “a shot”) for all age groups for the 2017-2018 flu season. 

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    The vaccine will only be available as injectable (commonly known as “a shot”) for all age groups for the 2017-2018 flu season. 

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  • Influenza Surveillance Report Finds 13% Of Confirmed Flu Cases Ended In Hospitalization During Last Year's Flu Season

    Influenza Surveillance Report Finds 13% Of Confirmed Flu Cases Ended In Hospitalization During Last Year's Flu Season

    Thursday, September 28 2017 6:28 PM EDT2017-09-28 22:28:59 GMT

    The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year, but there are other preventative measures everyone should practice to prevent the flu and other illnesses.

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    The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year, but there are other preventative measures everyone should practice to prevent the flu and other illnesses.

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  • DRG Therapy

    DRG Therapy

    Thursday, September 28 2017 3:48 PM EDT2017-09-28 19:48:01 GMT

    DRG Therapy basically turns off a pain signal to your brain. The relatively new option for patients experiencing chronic pain is proving to be successful. We check in with northern Nevadans - who were among the first to test it out in our area - in Health Watch.

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    DRG Therapy basically turns off a pain signal to your brain. The relatively new option for patients experiencing chronic pain is proving to be successful. We check in with northern Nevadans - who were among the first to test it out in our area - in Health Watch.

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  • U.S. Health Officials Brace for Potentially Bad Flu Season

    U.S. Health Officials Brace for Potentially Bad Flu Season

    Thursday, September 28 2017 11:23 AM EDT2017-09-28 15:23:53 GMT

    It's flu shot time, and health officials are bracing for a potentially miserable fall and winter.

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    It's flu shot time, and health officials are bracing for a potentially miserable fall and winter.

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  • Open Enrollment for Health Insurance Exchange Begins Nov. 1

    Open Enrollment for Health Insurance Exchange Begins Nov. 1

    Wednesday, September 27 2017 12:39 PM EDT2017-09-27 16:39:24 GMT

    Nevada will see some changes in the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange in 2018, including plans and pricing.  Open enrollment runs from November 1 to December 15.  

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    Nevada will see some changes in the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange in 2018, including plans and pricing.  Open enrollment runs from November 1 to December 15.  

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  • UNR School of Medicine Offering Free October Clinics

    UNR School of Medicine Offering Free October Clinics

    Wednesday, September 27 2017 12:07 PM EDT2017-09-27 16:07:17 GMT

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

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

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  • No Vote This Week on GOP Health Care Bill

    No Vote This Week on GOP Health Care Bill

    Tuesday, September 26 2017 5:57 PM EDT2017-09-26 21:57:48 GMT

    Senate Republicans will not vote this week on the latest, last-ditch effort to repeal and replace Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act.

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    Senate Republicans will not vote this week on the latest, last-ditch effort to repeal and replace Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act.

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  • Ask the Doctor: Kybella

    Ask the Doctor: Kybella

    Monday, September 25 2017 2:21 PM EDT2017-09-25 18:21:04 GMT

    It's part of the natural aging process. When we lose volume in our lower face, you can get the appearance of a double chin. But there's a way to get rid of the excess fat without surgery. 

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    It's part of the natural aging process. When we lose volume in our lower face, you can get the appearance of a double chin. But there's a way to get rid of the excess fat without surgery. 

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