Washington, DC - As the Affordable Care Act’s coverage provisions have taken effect, 17.6 million Americans have gained coverage, and, since 2010, we’ve reduced the uninsured rate in this country by 45 percent.  The nation’s uninsured rate now stands at its lowest level ever. But still, in communities across the country, 10.5 million people eligible for Marketplace coverage remain uninsured.

Carson City, Nevada - With the recent death in Las Vegas while using a cryogenic chamber machine, health experts at the Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH) are working with other state and local agencies and licensing boards to determine whether cryogenic chamber machines are safe for use by the general public.

Sparks, Nevada - Northern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services (NNAMHS) and Rural Community Health Services (RCHS) will celebrate National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Community Month by hosting an open house. NNAMHS and RCHS are State of Nevada agencies that provide inpatient and outpatient mental health services to northern and rural Nevada residents. NNAMHS is a comprehensive, community-based behavioral health system for adult consumers located in Sparks. RCHS serves both children and adults under an integrated care model and includes 15 behavioral health, 13 community health, and one fully integrated clinic located throughout rural Nevada.

Las Vegas, Nevada - Tongue scrapers, which are available in most drugstores in various shapes and sizes, have been touted as a way to reduce or eliminate bad breath (halitosis). You put the tongue scraper at the back of your tongue and gently bring it forward along your tongue, repeating as often as needed.

Las Vegas, Nevada - Medicare beneficiaries across the country have the opportunity to make changes to their coverage during the annual Open Enrollment period, which starts this Thursday, October 15, and runs through December 7.  As individual health needs change and as health care insurance providers may change their benefits and costs each year, it is important for beneficiaries to review their Medicare choices each fall during the annual open enrollment period.

Carson City, Nevada - Nevada continues to experience a severe shortage of health care providers throughout our state, and National Health Service Corps (NHSC) helps recruit health professionals where they are needed most.

Las Vegas, Nevada - If you aren't getting enough fiber each day, you may need to boost your intake. Good choices include:

Carson City, Nevada - Governor Brian Sandoval and Nevada Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Director Richard Whitley today announced that the Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) has been selected to receive an $11 million grant from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) for the expansion and sustainability of the comprehensive mental health services for children with serious emotional disturbances (SED).

Scottsdale, Arizona - Have you started a workout program? Good for you! Record your efforts to track progress toward your goals. After each workout, record these items:

Washington, DC - A new technology that tracks the electrical activity of the fetal heart offers no advantages over conventional technology in preventing birth complications, according to a new study by the National Institutes of Health.