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PHOTO: The state has made progress in the past few years, but Nevada's premature birth rate is still well above the goal set by the March of Dimes. Photo credit: National Institutes of Health.

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Nevada's premature birth rate has improved over the past several years, but still remains well above the goal set by the March of Dimes. The organization's 2014 Premature Birth Report Card released this month gives Nevada a "C" grade for its premature birth rate. A birth is cons...Read More

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PHOTO: Legislation to reinstate several charitable deductions that could benefit hungry people in Nevada and across the nation passed in the U.S. House this summer, but has been stalled in the Senate. Photo courtesy of Federal Emergency Management Agency.

RENO, Nev. – Food banks in Nevada and across the nation could feed more hungry people if Congress restores some charitable deductions that expired this year. According to Shane Piccinini, public policy advocate with the Food Bank of Northern Nevada, food banks and other nonprofit groups are ...Read More

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PHOTO: President Obama's executive order on immigration could affect more than 200,000 people in Nevada. Photo courtesy of the White House.

CARSON CITY, Nev. - More than 200,000 people living in Nevada could be touched by the executive order on immigration President Obama announced Thursday night, according to Pew Research estimates. The changes are expected to lead to fewer deportations and detentions for people in the country without ...Read More

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PHOTO: The Great American Smokeout is today, and Nevadans who smoke are being asked to kick the habit for 24 hours. Photo courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Smokers in the Silver State are encouraged to quit the habit for 24 hours during the Great American Smokeout today. Kristen Power, communications director for the Nevada Cancer Coalition, says those who put down cigarettes can start to feel better within minutes. "Smoker...Read More

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PHOTO: With no progress on immigration reform in Congress, President Obama is moving forward on his own, and will address the nation to announce his plans tonight. Photo courtesy of the White House.

LAS VEGAS - Residents across Nevada and the nation will be watching closely tonight as President Obama unveils his plans to reform immigration on his own. Jocelyn Cortez, a Las Vegas-based immigration attorney with the De Castroverde Law Group, says the president could delay the deportation of seve...Read More

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PHOTO: If current trends hold, it's estimated nearly one-third of all Americans will have diabetes by 2050. Photo credit: Eastern Idaho Public Health District.

CARSON CITY, Nev. - In Nevada and across the nation, November is American Diabetes Month. The observance has come about as the disease becomes more prevalent in the Silver State and across the nation. David Becker with the American Diabetes Association reports about one in 10 Nevada adults has the...Read More

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PHOTO: A new survey shows the majority of Hispanic-Americans have a sense of optimism about their finances, but also believe racism and crime are getting worse. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - A majority of Hispanic-Americans are optimistic about their finances and health care, but concerned about racism and violence, according to a new survey from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Sylvia Manzano, principal with Latino Decisions, the firm that conducted the survey entitled...Read More

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PHOTO: One in five Hispanic children in Nevada does not have health insurance, and a new report suggests the state could be doing more to reach out to parents. Photo courtesy of Federal Emergency Management Agency.

CARSON CITY, Nev. - The state has made some progress, but one in five Hispanic children in Nevada still does not have health insurance, according to a new report. The study, released jointly by the National Council of La Raza and the Georgetown Center for Children and Families, showed that 20 perce...Read More

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