Measles Outbreak

By , January 29th, 2015 | News, Parenting, Safety | 0 Comments

Elaine Cudnik, Nurse Practitioner, Renown Medical Group Pediatrics

Measles OutbreakWith the recent report of an outbreak of measles at Disneyland that has spread multi-state, including a confirmed case this year in Nevada, it is understandable that many parents are nervous and unsure of what to do next. To be honest, parents have every right to be concerned.

What is measles?
Measles is a highly contagious virus, that as of 2000, was declared eliminated from the United States due to excellent vaccination coverage. The MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) vaccine is highly effective, safe and led to a 99% reduction in the rate of measles infections compared to the pre-vaccine era. Unfortunately, thanks largely to the …

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Place Your Bid Now For a Miracle Playhouse!

By , January 27th, 2015 | Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Events, News | 0 Comments

As part of the #36HoursForKids Radiothon, the morning show team at Alice 96.5 teamed up with local builders to design and construct spectacular playhouses that are now up for auction. All proceeds from the Miracle Playhouse Project will benefit children in our community.

You can also check out the playhouses in person at The Summit in south Reno. Bids close Friday, January 30 at 7 a.m.!

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Tax Break for Breastfeeding Moms

By , January 24th, 2015 | The Lactation Connection | 0 Comments

Tax Break for Breastfeeding Moms Be sure to save your receipts for breast pumps and breast feeding supplies because the IRS is giving nursing moms a much-needed tax break.

Breastfeeding advocates, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, successfully lobbied the IRS, stressing the long-lasting health benefits of breastfeeding.

If your insurance provider doesn’t already cover all of your breastfeeding supplies and you had to pay out-of-pocket for a breast pump or other accessories last year, talk to your tax preparer or visit the IRS website for more information.

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