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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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Reno’s M Spa Launches New Facility with Giveaway

M Spa Giveaway

By Dr. Tiffany McCormack  The luxury medical spa, M Spa, is now open, and our specialists are eager to provide non-surgical treatments and services to Northern Nevada. The M Spa facility is an innovative-driven space with science and technology at its core. Our new space triples the size of our …

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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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Waste Management Hosts 100 Days of Recycling Social Media Campaign

100 Days of Recycling with Waste Management

By Waste Management of Northern Nevada So much has changed this year, but the rules for recycling correctly are still the same. Recycling is the process of converting waste materials into new materials and objects. However, most households and people still don’t recycle the correct way. Now, with distance learning …

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“Lettuce” Make Summer “Grape” for Your Kids!

Urban Roots

As you know, COVID-19 brought new, unexpected challenges to every mom. All the hikes in the world or baths without interruptions don’t seem to help with stress as much as they used to.  My husband and I juggled trying to teach three kids, do housework (seriously, how is there so …

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An Open Letter to My Graduating Daughter: I’m Sorry, but It Won’t Always Be Better Tomorrow

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Dear Jilleann: I’m sorry you walked in on me crying tonight. But I had just watched a video documenting the “drive-up graduation” of a friend’s daughter from today, and I sat in disbelief thinking this is not the celebration you’ve earned. It is literally the night before one of the …

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Quarantine Life: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly, and The Beautiful

Lynnette and Kids Chickadee Ridge

I write this in week eight of the stay at home mandate. We’ve all had a different quarantine experience, and wanted to share our stories so that you know… You’re not alone… Yes, this is hard… And we’re in this together, even though we may physically be a part. Work and Homeschooling …

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What I Wish I knew Before My 3-Year-Old Son Drowned

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I have 16 photos of my 3-year-old son on what would be his final day of life. In 14 of them, he is wearing a life jacket or puddle jumper, time-stamped photos of my boy, grinning proudly as we unknowingly marched toward the end. Our precious Levi, drowned in June …

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Why You Should Seek Joy

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Most of us ponder the meaning of life. In all my trips around the sun, I found that this last one gave me the most insight into the simplest way to find the meaning of life. It all started with some conversations I had with my parents and my in-laws. They’re …

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