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Tahoe Forest Health System welcomes physician Justin Hunt
Tahoe Forest Health System welcomes physician Justin Hunt

April 1, 2019

Tahoe Forest Health System has announced Dr. Justin Hunt has joined its team at Tahoe Forest MultiSpecialty Clinics. Hunt specializes in providing preoperative, operative and postoperative care to patients with a broad spectrum of diseases....




Nevada wants out of federal health exchange

February 10, 2018

Nevada’s Silver State Health Insurance Exchange took the first step on Thursday to getting out of the federal healthcare.gov system and build its own exchange. The Legislative Interim Finance Committee granted SSHIX $1 million from...




Deficient conditions found in Nevada’s homes for mentally ill

January 18, 2018

Legislative auditors on Wednesday, Jan. 17, painted a horrific picture of conditions in Nevada’s community-based homes for the mentally ill, saying there were seriously deficient conditions in all 37 of the homes inspected. Auditor Todd...


Tahoe Top 5: new year, new you
Tahoe Top 5: new year, new you

January 18, 2018

Many people look to improve their health in the new year, and Tahoe Forest Center for Health in Truckee offers free community education, exercise tools and experts to help their clients reach their wellness goals....


Widespread flu outbreak affects Nevada

January 15, 2018

An influenza epidemic has affected 49 of 50 states this season with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reporting Nevada as one of 26 states with high flu activity. Hawaii is the only state...



Tahoe Top 5: Real resolutions for 2018
Tahoe Top 5: Real resolutions for 2018

January 3, 2018

New Year’s resolutions are well intended but can be difficult to abide by once the first of January is a distant memory. Luckily, Kings Beach chiropractor Dr. Lily Kuehne (D.C.), says there are simple steps...



Flu season in full swing in Northern Nevada
Flu season in full swing in Northern Nevada

December 22, 2017

With the flu season in full swing and the spread of the disease increasing nationally, it’s important for the residents of Carson City to get their vaccines. According to the Center for Disease Control, the...


Nevada health insurance exchange enrolls more than 90,000

December 22, 2017

Despite having an open enrollment period half as long as last year, the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange enrolled a record 90,962 Nevadans this year. Enrollment this year opened Nov. 1 and ended Dec. 15....



Nevada County names interim head of Behavioral Health

December 10, 2017

Phebe Bell, the Truckee-based program manager for Health and Human Services in Nevada and Placer counties, will start Monday as the county’s interim Behavioral Health Department director, officials said. Bell is taking the role previously...



22,500 Nevadans sign up for health insurance

November 26, 2017

A total of 22,517 people in Nevada signed up for health insurance using the Healthcare.gov platform, according to data released Wednesday, Nov. 22. Open enrollment for the United States government-run marketplace started on Nov. 1....