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One of Nevada’s 1st marijuana dispensaries prepares for grand opening
One of Nevada’s 1st marijuana dispensaries prepares for grand opening
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
If everything goes according to plan, Joe Lamarca will sell the first buds of medical marijuana from his dispensary in the southwest valley on Jan. 12. But after more than a year of ...
Is relief from Alzheimer’s disease on the horizon?
Is relief from Alzheimer’s disease on the horizon?
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
The Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health hopes to enroll 10 to 15 people with Alzheimer's disease in a study of a drug that could ...
State, county can’t agree on marijuana dispensaries
State, county can’t agree on marijuana dispensaries
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Clark County and state health officials have chosen which businesses they think should receive one of 18 licenses to operate a medical marijuana dispensary in the county’s unincorporated areas. The only problem ...
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Health exchange enrollment off to a smooth start
Monday, November 17, 2014
Alex Lombardo let out a deep sigh of relief. He was enrolling for a health plan via the Affordable Care Act with local insurance broker Kirsten Sorenson. A message flashed on her computer screen from the healthcare.gov website: “Your payment has been successfully submitted.” Lombardo checked ...
Nevada launching health insurance exchange do-over
Thursday, November 13, 2014
The rollout of Nevada's health insurance exchange last year was a certifiable flop: Website glitches left people without coverage they paid for, enrollments were less than one-third of what state officials predicted, and complications led to ...
Five tips for buying health insurance on Nevada Health Link
Five tips for buying health insurance on Nevada Health Link
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Nevada Health Link and Healthcare.gov will be back in the spotlight this week. Saturday marks the first day of open enrollment for consumers to buy subsidized health insurance plans ...
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Specialty pharmacy to create 350 permanent jobs in Las Vegas
Friday, November 7, 2014
Officials broke ground today on a $23 million pharmaceutical facility at UNLV’s Harry Reid Research and Technology Park. The planned two-story, 110,000-square-foot facility represents a bright spot in ...
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Nurse who caught Ebola says more training needed
Thursday, November 6, 2014
A nurse who was infected with Ebola after treating a sick patient said she didn't have enough training beforehand on how to protect herself. Amber Vinson was one of the more than 70 medical personnel who were involved in ...
Photo: Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman and former Las Veg
Global leaders gathered at Lou Ruvo Center agree to set up MSA roadmap
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Health:
Restaurateur Elizabeth Blau, a business partner of Kerry Simon’s, said: “It was historic, productive, well organized and seamless. Everybody was on the same page with the same goal and agreed to move forward.”
Las Vegas needs a medical school
Sunday, November 2, 2014
Where I Stand:
A UNLV Medical School would generate tens of millions of dollars per year in federal aid that instead is going elsewhere. Nevada needs to access these funds by placing a qualified institution in its most …
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Canada restricts visas amid Ebola scare
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Canada's Conservative government said it is suspending visa applications for residents and nationals of countries with "widespread and persistent-intense transmission" of the Ebola virus.
Photo: Kerry Simon and Elizabeth Blau attend the Simon Sa
Kerry Simon’s first MSA conference aims to plan roadmap of research
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Lou Ruvo Center:
The Multiple System Atrophy community will be represented by nearly 100 people wanting the global meeting to serve as a springboard for research, therapeutic initiatives, awareness and advocacy.
Balloon rides, Ebola and business: A talk with a hospital CEO
Balloon rides, Ebola and business: A talk with a hospital CEO
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Kim Anderson is CEO of Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center and the visionary behind the annual Balloon Festival, which lands in Las Vegas this weekend. He talks about how the festival got started, the growth ...
Program gives students an inside look at working in a hospital — long before med school
Program gives students an inside look at working in a hospital — long before med school
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Equipped with confidence from all of her training, Erin Lagman decided to switch plans at the end of high school and become a pharmacist ...
Sen. Harry Reid’s daughter seriously ill, undergoing surgery
Sen. Harry Reid’s daughter seriously ill, undergoing surgery
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
U.S. Sen. Harry Reid’s daughter is seriously ill, and the Senate majority leader returned to Washington, D.C., from Nevada over the weekend to be with her as she prepared to ...

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