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The counties where the anti-vaccine movement thrives in the US

In 18 states, parents can choose to exempt their children from vaccines for nonmedical 'philosophical' or 'personal belief' reasons. Read more

Subdivision rules pass another hurdle

ADELLA HARDING Elko Daily correspondent

ELKO – A new subdivision code is headed for a second reading and a public hearing. If passed on sec… Read more


Thanksgiving hosting hacks

These Thanksgiving tips and tricks can help make the celebration extra special this year-- and cut down on stress for the host! Simple Mason jar centerpieces give the table a festive feel without breaking the bank. Combine a few sprigs of greenery, fresh cranberries and a votive candle. Read more

5 habits for moms that help prevent childhood obesity

We are in the midst of an obesity epidemic in the United States. Currently 40 percent of adults and almost 20 percent of children are obese. The childhood obesity numbers particularly worry us, because the effects of obesity accumulate over time. Read more

For 10 years, a chemical not EPA approved was in their drinking water

For 10 years, some residents in Denmark, South Carolina, have been suspicious of the rust-colored water coming from their taps. They've been collecting samples in jars and using bottled or spring water, even though the local and state government assured them it was safe. Read more


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More danger, more pay? America’s 15 deadliest jobs

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The top 10 cities where people rarely go to the doctor

Routine doctor’s visits should be a key component of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Instead, trends in the data suggest the opposite. Read more

The 25 states with the most credit card fraud

Credit card fraud is at an all-time high. Read more

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Take advantage of virtuous vegetables

It's not news that vegetables are an essential part of a healthy diet. They supply vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber and naturally occurring compounds called phytochemicals that are associated with improved gastrointestinal health and vision, and reduced risk of arthritis, heart disease, stroke,... Read more

10 myths about health savings accounts

When you're choosing a health plan for the year-- whether you get coverage through your employer or on your own-- one option may be a high-deductible plan that makes you eligible to contribute to a health savings account. There are a lot of misconceptions about how HSAs work. Health savings accounts offer a... Read more

Poor diet linked to post-traumatic stress disorder

Courtesy of Loma Linda University. A study published in the journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity shows that adolescent rats who consume a diet high in saturated fats have a harder time coping with stress as adults. Moreover, researchers from Loma Linda University in California found that the areas of... Read more