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Back to School Could Mean Back to Vaping

Students near a school bus wearing medical masks.

By Jennifer Pearson, PhD, MPH While I’m not a mother, I spend a lot of time teaching young adults as a professor at the University of Nevada, Reno. I’m also a researcher focused on tobacco and e-cigarette policy; and part of my role is to provide facts to policymakers so …

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It’s Time for Casinos and Bars to be 100% Smoke-Free

Kelli Goatley-Seals with her son

By Kelli Goatley-Seals, MPH When my son turned 16, he started looking for a job. Here is important context: I am a former contractor for a local health insurance company who provided wellness education to Nevada employees — including at local casinos. So I told him one industry was completely off-limits: gaming. …

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The First Goodbye

Dog giving the baby a kiss!

I’m going to warn you, dear reader, that this article is a sad one. Death is never a happy subject. Yet eventually all of us will face some sort of death in our lives, with our pets often being the first goodbye we say. Ace had just been in for his …

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Reno Race for the Cure: Why This Cancer Fighter is Joining The Race

The Sizzlebuns Race for the Cure Team

My name is Sarah Herndon. I am a 30-year-old breast cancer fighter. At 27-years-old I was diagnosed with late stage inflammatory breast cancer. I underwent 4 months of chemotherapy, a double mastectomy and 6 weeks of radiation. Unfortunately, my cancer spread to other parts of my body. I am not …

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