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Tracing patient’s possible contacts creates host of challenges for NYC
Thursday, October 23, 2014
ew York City’s first confirmed case of Ebola has raised complicated logistical issues of how to trace the possible contacts of an infected patient in a city of more than 8 million people with a sprawling mass transit system and a large population of workers who ...
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Ebola victim’s sister says hospital denied request
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
The family of the first Ebola victim to die in the United States says the hospital that cared for him has refused for weeks to release lab results showing the effects of an experimental drug treatment, fanning their suspicions that ...
Officials: Jail inmate’s Ebola story was fake
Monday, October 20, 2014
Officials at the Clark County Detention Center say an inmate who claimed he was suffering from Ebola lied about ...
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Preparing for an Ebola outbreak
Monday, October 20, 2014
Because of our unique position as a tourist destination, Las Vegas is on the front line
They fly into McCarran International Airport with their credit cards, their luggage and their plans to enjoy the type of fun only Las Vegas can offer. But with them arrives a risk to us — invisible, yet potentially just as dangerous as the weapons that the airport security system is designed to detect. The threat is an outbreak of contagious disease like Ebola, and Las Vegas is more vulnerable to it than ...
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Ebola causing some people to change their travel plans
Friday, October 17, 2014
Public health:
Travel agents say customers are asking whether it's safe to fly, and what steps they should take to guard against Ebola. Ebola fear increased when officials disclosed that a nurse tested positive for the virus just over 24 hours after getting off a Frontier ...
Sandoval calls for Ebola task force to tackle any threat to Nevada
Sandoval calls for Ebola task force to tackle any threat to Nevada
Friday, October 17, 2014
Nevada will form an Ebola task force to focus on training and responsiveness in case the Silver State is exposed to the virus. Gov. Brian Sandoval instructed ...
Prosecutors: Doctor prescribed medicine for people who didn’t need it
Friday, October 17, 2014
A Las Vegas doctor accused of writing painkiller prescriptions for people he never treated and then creating records to pretend he'd worked with them has been ordered to nearly four years in prison. Authorities say 49-year-old Dr. Victor Bruce of ...
Passenger on flight with Ebola patient traveled to Reno
Passenger on flight with Ebola patient traveled to Reno
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Washoe County health officials have conducted their first Ebola screening of a person who was on a flight with a patient who had the virus but released the individual after ...
 Existing protocols might not be enough for Ebola
Existing protocols might not be enough for Ebola
Thursday, October 16, 2014
As Thomas Eric Duncan's health deteriorated, nurses Amber Joy Vinson and Nina Pham were at the Ebola patient's side. They wore protective gear including ...
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Rick Harrison of ‘Pawn Stars’ talks ‘forgotten fat,’ weight loss, three TV shows
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Television:
“Taking care of your cholesterol and triglycerides is very important. It’s like fat molecules going around in your bloodstream. You shouldn’t have too much of it, and I had way too much.”
Hospital group has renewed interest in Henderson medical campus
Hospital group has renewed interest in Henderson medical campus
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Last year, Dignity Health executives backed out of building a hospital at Union Village, throwing a big wrench in the planned Henderson health care complex. But now ...
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Dallas nurses cite sloppy conditions in Ebola care
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
A Liberian Ebola patient was left in an open area of a Dallas emergency room for hours, and the nurses treating him worked for days without proper protective gear and faced constantly changing protocols, according to a statement released late Tuesday by ...
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Photos: Michael Buble and the miracle of Lou Ruvo Center
Monday, October 13, 2014
Health:
Over the weekend, singer Michael Buble became the latest in a long line of celebrities supporting Keep Memory Alive. The four-time Grammy Award-winning artist explained that two months ago, he lost his grandmother to Alzheimer’s.
Plane quarantined at Las Vegas airport after Ebola scare
Plane quarantined at Las Vegas airport after Ebola scare
Friday, October 10, 2014
A plane was quarantined at the Las Vegas airport this morning after a passenger who had recently been in Africa became sick, but Ebola has been ruled out. Delta Flight 495 from John F. Kennedy Airport in New York arrived ...
For autistic children and their families, this UNLV honoree offers hope
For autistic children and their families, this UNLV honoree offers hope
Thursday, October 9, 2014
For providing care for families with autistic children in Las Vegas and becoming "one of the best assets that Touro University has," Dr. Nicole Cavenagh has earned ...

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