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December 21, 2014

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Today is deadline for Nevada Health Link sign-ups
Monday, December 15, 2014
Nevadans have until the end of the day to sign up for government-subsidized health coverage if they want it to start Jan. 1. Today is a deadline for signing up through Nevada Health Link, the state ...
Crunch time again for health insurance sign-ups
Monday, December 15, 2014
President Barack Obama's push to cover America's uninsured faces another big test Monday. This time, it's not only how the website functions, but how well the program itself works for millions who are starting to count on it.
Nonprofit trying to tackle Nevada’s mental illness crisis
Sunday, December 14, 2014
The Nellie Bly Leadership Society was formed to focus on raising funds and awareness to help those in need of help.
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Legal costs mount as Nevada fights patient busing lawsuit
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Nevada is shelling out big money to defend itself in a class action lawsuit alleging the Department of Health and Human Services misused public money and ...
Photo: Eddie Shaw, 76, and Gloria Durling, 68, re-created
Reimagining the classics: Keep Memory Alive patients, caregivers create calendar as a fundraiser
Monday, November 24, 2014
Patients and caregivers at our downtown Keep Memory Alive center, some in their 80s and 90s, have transformed into movie stars in a fundraising effort that at the same time has helped improve their brain health.
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 ...
Photo: Alex Lombardo, 55, holds a receipt from healthcare
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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