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Three takeaways from health care symposium
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Medical professionals hope to better Nevada's health care rankings by better understanding our state's problems.
Desai ordered to federal custody for evaluation
Desai ordered to federal custody for evaluation
Monday, April 21, 2014
A former Las Vegas doctor serving prison time in connection with a 2007 hepatitis outbreak has been ordered into federal custody for a mental competency evaluation in a separate health care fraud case. Desai lost his medical license after ...
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With inmate’s ashes finally in hand, family can consummate ocean burial plans
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Richard Ferst's long-awaited ashes sit on a bed at his mother's Las Vegas home, a temporary resting place before she finally buries them at sea in the Pacific Ocean this summer. For half a year since Ferst died inside a cell at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center, his remains were in limbo because …
Former SWAT officer now an expert in psychology behind ‘suicide by cop’
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Q&A:
Former Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office SWAT officer Barry Perrou said people who attempt 'suicide by cop' often are depressed and on drugs or alcohol, and try to escalate a situation so a responding officer is forced to …
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Mexican singer Juan Gabriel hospitalized in Las Vegas
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Mexican musical icon Juan Gabriel has been hospitalized in Las Vegas with pneumonia, postponing three California shows this week that were part of the...
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Turning the tables on health care
Sunday, April 13, 2014
The concierge-style business model, which is growing in Las Vegas, is getting positive reviews from patients, but how it will fare in sync with Obamacare remains to be seen ...
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Kathleen Sebelius, architect of Obamacare, resigning Cabinet post
Thursday, April 10, 2014
A White House official says Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning from the Obama administration. The move comes just a week after the close of the rocky enrollment period for …
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Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital won’t lose Medicare funding
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Federal officials say Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital in Las Vegas is meeting standards and is no longer in jeopardy of losing Medicare funding. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services wrote a letter to...
Summerlin Hospital faces $40,000 in fines over TB exposure
Thursday, April 10, 2014
The Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Administration is proposing nearly $40,000 in fines against a Las Vegas hospital where employees were exposed to tuberculosis over the summer. The agency issued...
Six months after death, Nevada inmate’s identity still under wraps
Six months after death, Nevada inmate’s identity still under wraps
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Nearly half a year after an inmate died at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center, officials still have not released his identity. The name was being withheld while the department …
Report finds Nevada has most children without insurance
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Nevada had the highest rate of uninsured children among the 50 states in 2012, according to a national study by the University of Minnesota. The study, sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, found that...
60,000 Nevadans waiting for Medicaid coverage
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
There’s a backlog in Nevada of 60,000 applications for Medicaid, the program that provides medical care for low-income people, state officials said. State Sen. Justin Jones, chairman of a Legislative Committee on Health Care, said...
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Nathan Adelson Hospice announces fellowship program
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Nathan Adelson Hospice announced today it is launching the first medical fellowship program for end-of-life care in Southern Nevada this summer. The hospice, in partnership with...
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8-year-old girl befriended by Mich. St. hoops star dies
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Lacey Holsworth, the little girl affectionately known as "Princess Lacey," finally succumbed to the cancer that she battled since 2011. Her father, Matt Holsworth, said Lacey died at their home late Tuesday "with her …
Stomach bug going around Las Vegas ID'd as norovirus
Stomach bug going around Las Vegas ID'd as norovirus
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Health officials say a stomach bug is going around in the Las Vegas area, and they've identified norovirus as the cause. Southern Nevada Health District officials report Wednesday that...

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