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Health District encourages mothers to breastfeed babies
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
The Southern Nevada Health District has a message for new moms: Don’t hesitate to breastfeed your infants. The district’s board of health recently ...
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2 Las Vegas hospitals hosting job fairs next week
Friday, January 23, 2015
Spring Valley Hospital and Valley Hospital are holding job fairs next week as they seek to fill a variety of positions, such as nurses, physical therapists and ...
Student at Valley High School confirmed with measles
Friday, January 23, 2015
A student at Valley High School was confirmed to have measles this week, Clark County School District officials said today. It’s the first confirmed case in Southern Nevada since ...
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Will Las Vegas porn stars be required to wear condoms like brothel workers?
Friday, January 23, 2015
After reports surfaced last year that two male performers contracted HIV during an adult film shoot in Nevada, state health officials are considering tighter safety regulations on porn sets, including requiring condoms. That news has some people concerned that ...
Las Vegas ranked among least healthy cities
Las Vegas ranked among least healthy cities
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Las Vegas is a mecca for many things, but health does not appear to be one of them. The BetterDoctor.com Healthy Cities Index ranked Las Vegas the seventh least healthy metro area in the nation. A high number of uninsured residents and poor ...
Officials report first Clark County measles case since 2011
Officials report first Clark County measles case since 2011
Thursday, January 22, 2015
A school-age child in Clark County has been diagnosed with measles, prompting health officials to urge parents to watch for signs of the contagious disease ...
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Las Vegas hospital gets tech boost in cardiac care
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
A tech-savvy procedure involving magnets to fix heart arrhythmias debuted at Desert Springs Hospital Tuesday and is the first of its kind in ...
Judge resets class-action hearing in hospital TB case
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
A Nevada judge postponed a hearing whether to grant class-action status to plaintiffs alleging a Las Vegas hospital failed to properly protect them from a tuberculosis outbreak in a neonatal intensive care unit. Clark County District Court Judge Kenneth Cory ...
Nevada among most ‘emotionally recharged’ states, study finds
Nevada among most ‘emotionally recharged’ states, study finds
Monday, January 19, 2015
If a recent survey is any indication, Nevadans are starting the new year feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. About 67 percent of residents are participating in activities that ...
How to treat, or avoid, the flu
How to treat, or avoid, the flu
Monday, January 19, 2015
5-Minute Expert:
Flu season has arrived, and this year is expected to be one of the worst in recent memory. Health officials say this year’s flu vaccine is, at best, only 23 percent effective ...
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Utah oil town turns against midwife who asked about infant deaths
Friday, January 16, 2015
The West:
Questions a midwife posed after the deaths of 13 babies in 2013 in Vernal, Utah, have unleashed angry and bitter feelings in this desert town of 35,000, where half the annual budget comes from oil and natural gas exploration. Even mothers of the deceased babies publicly insisted oil drilling wasn’t …
Study: Nevada teens get among the least sleep in U.S.
Study: Nevada teens get among the least sleep in U.S.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Nevada teachers shouldn’t be offended if there’s an abundance of yawns during class. It’s not necessarily indicative of their teaching. Teenagers living in Nevada, on average, spend ...
Health warning: That tan could be hazardous
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
For decades, researchers saw indoor tanning as little more than a curiosity. But a review of the scientific evidence published last year estimated that tanning beds account for as many as 400,000 cases of skin cancer in the United States each year, including 6,000 cases of melanoma, the …
Case of active tuberculosis at Desert Oasis High School
Case of active tuberculosis at Desert Oasis High School
Thursday, January 8, 2015
The Southern Nevada Health District has logged its first case of active tuberculosis this year. District spokeswoman Stephanie Bethel said Thursday that it's unclear ...
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Flu season is here — and it could get worse
Monday, January 5, 2015
The number of influenza cases reported to the Southern Nevada Health District has been relatively low this season, but the valley is just beginning to enter flu season. Incidents of illness can ramp up in January and February ...

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