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West Nile virus identified in 9 Nevada counties
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
West Nile virus has been found in mosquitoes in nine Nevada counties, state officials said today. More than 3,300 groups of mosquitoes ...
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Boulder City bypass gets green light after asbestos testing shows no threat
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
After a frustrating seven-month delay to allow for hundreds of tests of asbestos-tainted soil, construction of a bypass highway around Boulder City is back on track. Officials with the Nevada Department of Transportation and the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada gave the green light after concluding ...
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Flamingo headliner Olivia Newton-John opens cancer research center in Australia
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
The Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute was founded at Melbourne’s Austin Hospital on Monday with former Premier John Brumby at Olivia’s personal request as chairman. The research center is attached to Olivia’s own cancer treatment center at the hospital.
University Medical Center responds to sanctions report in wage case
University Medical Center responds to sanctions report in wage case
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Nevada's public hospital wants a federal judge to throw out the work of a court-appointed special master who recommends severe monetary sanctions after concluding that documents weren't produced as required in an employee wage and hours lawsuit ...
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While Northern Nevada cashes in on Tesla, will Southern Nevada push for its own medical school?
Friday, September 5, 2014
Before Nevada's Tesla deal is finalized, Gov. Brian Sandoval will need Southern Nevada lawmakers to sign off on a $1.3 billion tax break that won’t do much to directly benefit Las Vegas. It's unlikely that Southern Nevada lawmakers will ...
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Year’s first case of West Nile reported in Clark County
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
A man over the age of 50 has been infected with a serious form of the illness.
Mosquito bite carries virus from tropics to desert
Mosquito bite carries virus from tropics to desert
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Gretchen Roselli took bronze in the 1,500-meter race at the 2013 National Senior Games and had her sights set on competing next year. But after traveling to the Caribbean and contracting a virus, the Las Vegas resident is worried ...
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Q&A: Deepak Chopra
Friday, August 29, 2014
Call him doctor, guru, teacher, healer …
Chopra explains Stay Well's "wellness real estate."
More beds planned for psychiatric patients in Las Vegas
Thursday, August 28, 2014
More hospital beds are ahead for psychiatric patients in Las Vegas, after federal officials approved the governor's request to double the Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement rate for mental health treatment, officials said Thursday. Gov. Brian Sandoval had asked ..
Hospitals complain about payments to treat prisoners under Obamacare
Hospitals complain about payments to treat prisoners under Obamacare
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Hospitals are complaining about lower payments to treat Nevada prisoners after inmates were switched to Medicaid coverage under Obamacare, officials said. To save money ...
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VA says no proof delays in care caused vets to die
Monday, August 25, 2014
The Department of Veterans Affairs says investigators have found no proof that delays in care caused any deaths at a VA hospital in Phoenix, deflating an explosive allegation that helped expose a troubled health care system in which veterans waited months for appointments while employees ...
Regents’ OK is ‘huge step’ toward UNLV getting medical school
Regents’ OK is ‘huge step’ toward UNLV getting medical school
Friday, August 22, 2014
The fate of UNLV’s proposed medical school will now rest in the hands of Gov. Brian Sandoval and the Legislature. The state Board of Regents approved a biennial budget request that includes ...
UMC faces sanctions in worker wage case
UMC faces sanctions in worker wage case
Friday, August 22, 2014
University Medical Center could be on the hook to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal court costs and sanctions after an appointed overseer concluded that ...
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Layoffs at University Medical Center called necessary, overdue
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Layoffs at University Medical Center are expected to save $21 million in the next nine months and help make the public hospital more sustainable, officials said today. “This isn’t something we want to do, but there’s an understanding of why we’re doing it,” CEO Lawrence Barnard said, reflecting on some of the reactions he’s gotten from hospital staff. “We need to structure ourselves in a way that’s sustainable.” The layoffs eliminated ...
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AIDS advocate: ‘We are beginning to lose control of the epidemic’
Thursday, August 21, 2014
In 1986, with much of the country still trying its best to ignore the growing AIDS epidemic, a small community-minded gesture would lead to an event that has continued for nearly three decades. It started as a small birthday party, where instead of presents the guests brought canned goods to donate to the Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) food bank, founded two years earlier. The event's name: The Black and White Party, a reference to ...

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