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July 22, 2014

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75 years after Lou Gehrig’s speech, frustration and hope surround disease
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
It has been 75 years since baseball icon Lou Gehrig declared himself the “luckiest man on the face of the earth,” despite a diagnosis at age 35 of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a disease with no cure. In the years since ...
G’day for Outback lovers in Henderson; frozen novelties pop up at new location
G’day for Outback lovers in Henderson; frozen novelties pop up at new location
Monday, July 21, 2014
Openings & Closings:
Henderson is getting a taste of the Outback once again. Elsewhere, another well-known national chain has opened a shop, and a late-night dining spot at Caesars Palace said goodbye. A gourmet popcorn shop serves up frozen novelties, and ...
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Asbestos proves to be a microscopic road block near Boulder City
Sunday, July 20, 2014
The discovery of toxic fibers has stalled plans, more than 10 years in the making, to build a $490 million highway detour around Boulder City so traffic can move smoothly between Las Vegas and Arizona ...
Nevada’s $16 million no-bid project with Deloitte reveals firm’s growing influence in health care
Nevada’s $16 million no-bid project with Deloitte reveals firm’s growing influence in health care
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Silver State Exchange:
Gov. Brian Sandoval wanted help. The state’s software to carry out the Affordable Care Act was riddled with glitches in March, six months after it launched. Sandoval ordered a review, and the $1.5 million contract ...
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New study warns of even hotter summers in Las Vegas, across U.S.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Think summers in Las Vegas are sweltering now? By the end of the century, they’ll be more like those now experienced in the Arabian Desert if greenhouse gas emissions remain the same, according to a new study. Average summer daytime temperatures here will soar to 111 degrees, which is what summers are like now in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, according to Climate Central, a Princeton, N.J.-based research and journalism organization. Climate Central last week released...
New boss says he can turn around Nevada health insurance system
Saturday, July 12, 2014
health care:
Bruce Gilbert, selected Thursday to be executive director of the Nevada State Health Insurance Exchange, says he has read the audits and other reports that detail the problems of the system which has signed up 44,000 residents instead of ...
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Rick Harrison of ‘Pawn Stars’: Why I support the Epilepsy Foundation
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Guest Columnist:
I struggled with epilepsy the better part of my formative years — up until I was in my teens — and fortunately overcame it. It was debilitating and isolating and, strangely enough, what led me to the amazing journey I am enjoying with the success of “Pawn Stars.”
Chances slim for law to blunt court’s ruling on contraceptives
Thursday, July 10, 2014
It’s got a catchy name, but a proposal by Senate Democrats to override a Supreme Court decision striking down part of a federal mandate requiring companies to provide women with birth control isn’t likely to become law anytime soon. The Not My Boss’ Business Act would guarantee...
Sister of man killed on Boulder Highway says mental health system failed him
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
The sister of a man killed in a traffic accident during a Sunday night rainstorm says the lack of services for the mentally ill was a contributing factor in her brother's ...
Judge approves NFL concussion settlement
Monday, July 7, 2014
A federal judge has granted preliminary approval to a deal that would compensate former NFL players for concussion-related claims. Attorneys Sol Weiss and Christopher Seeger said in a statement that Monday's decision represents "an …
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How to keep kids safe around the pool this Fourth
Friday, July 4, 2014
The threat is high during the summer in Southern Nevada, where drowning was the fourth-leading cause of death among children in 2011, according to the Southern Nevada Drowning Prevention Coalition. But the threat becomes even greater during …
Ruvo Center: We are not meeting the challenge of curing Alzheimer’s disease
Ruvo Center: We are not meeting the challenge of curing Alzheimer’s disease
Thursday, July 3, 2014
The center set out this year to analyze all clinical trials of drugs tested on Alzheimer’s patients in the United States. The researchers' findings: only 244 drugs have been ...
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Sexting in middle school linked with real-life sex, study finds
Thursday, July 3, 2014
Sexting is not a harmless activity that younger teens see as a substitute for real sex. A new study of Los Angeles middle school students finds that ...
Doctor pleads guilty in alleged prescription drug conspiracy
Doctor pleads guilty in alleged prescription drug conspiracy
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
A Las Vegas doctor pleaded guilty today to a federal drug conspiracy charge for writing illegal oxycodone prescriptions, according to Nevada U.S. Attorney Daniel G. Bogden. Victor Bruce, 49, faces up to...
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Childhood vaccines again deemed generally safe
Monday, June 30, 2014
The latest analysis of childhood vaccines confirms they're generally safe. The report should be reassuring to parents, the researchers say. For example, there still is no evidence the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine causes ...

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