It’s inevitable — we experience stress every day. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Some of us feel we do our best work under pressure, and studies have shown that a little stress can actually enhance memory and boost motivation. But chronic stress is another story. Unmanaged, it adversely affects both mind and body. Chronic stress triggers headaches and lowers our immunity and ability to ward off illness. It can even contribute to insomnia, hair loss and muscle aches. And while...

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Posted on April 21, 2014

Ness knew her son was exceptional — she didn't know he was autistic. Maybe it was my first brush with mother’s intuition — the fear that something could go wrong with my pregnancy. The heaviness of that feeling settled over me as soon as I confirmed I was expecting. There was no shortage of things for a new mother to fear. Syndromes, diseases, disorders, miscarriage. But not autism. Never autism. I naively functioned under the notion that my child was immune, that there was some sort...

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Posted on April 17, 2014

Relax — you’re in good hands with the folks at Nuclear Medicine. A stress test to determine...

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Posted on April 21, 2014

By Tamsen Carson, PA, Renown Health Unfortunately retaining fluid and having swollen ankles...

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Posted on April 21, 2014

Eating modest amounts of legumes — peas, chickpeas, beans and lentils — appears to reduce...

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Posted on April 21, 2014

Go ahead and help yourself to some of the colorful Easter eggs — they are actually good for you....

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Posted on April 17, 2014

Longtime Reno musician combs personal catalog for hospital gigs. Local pianist/guitarist Colin...

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Posted on April 17, 2014

Body Mass Index (BMI) provides an easy way to measure obesity, but a new study is questioning its...

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Posted on April 17, 2014

Fun fact: Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body, and is found naturally in a wide...

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Posted on April 17, 2014

The amount of time your child spends in front of the TV could be affecting their sleep and overall...

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Posted on April 17, 2014

Boys with autism were three times more likely to have been exposed to antidepressants known as...

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Posted on April 17, 2014

David Wise Parade of Champions  Apr. 26, 5 p.m. Downtown Reno Join Olympic gold medalist David...

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Posted on April 17, 2014

Tracking your fitness progress can hep you achieve your goals by maintaining motivation and...

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Posted on April 17, 2014

Why be a bully when you can be a buddy? Share this motivational card with a friend to let them...

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Posted on April 17, 2014

Renown doctor Bella Galdo, MD, practices family medicine and sees a variety of people from infancy...

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Posted on April 17, 2014

Go healthy and green with natural alternatives to chemical-laden cleansers and soaps. Spring is...

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Posted on April 10, 2014

We all need growth hormone, but too much or too little can have adverse effects on the body. If...

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Posted on April 10, 2014

Katelyn Ireland-Smith was born weighing only 13.8 ounces – one of the smallest babies ever born...

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Posted on April 10, 2014

Vegetables and fruits are an important part of a healthy diet, and a new study finds that the...

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Posted on April 10, 2014

By Vanessa Slots, MD, Pediatrician, Renown Medical Group Pediatrics What are growing pains?...

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Posted on April 10, 2014

By Alannah Manfredi, Kohl’s Save Your Skull program coordinator When most people think of...

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Posted on April 10, 2014

Research presented this week at the annual American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions in...

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Posted on April 10, 2014

Is coffee good or bad? One month it seems coffee has tons of health benefits, and then the next...

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Posted on April 10, 2014

Feel like your day is slipping away from you? This cute video of a baby laughing at the simple act...

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Posted on April 10, 2014