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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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Harry Reid: Court’s ruling jeopardizes access to essential health care
Monday, June 30, 2014
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Congress will have to pick up where the Supreme Court left off after the court ruled that employers don’t have to provide contraceptives to their employees. “If the Supreme Court will not...
Cowabunga Bay to offer guests a groovy time; lights out at West Sahara Firefly
Cowabunga Bay to offer guests a groovy time; lights out at West Sahara Firefly
Monday, June 30, 2014
Openings & Closings:
A 1960s beach-themed waterpark readies for its grand opening as a small-plates restaurant closes another location, and Bally’s welcomes gay nightclub Liaison ...
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Court: Chiropractic college must accommodate blind
Friday, June 27, 2014
The Iowa Supreme Court ordered the nation's leading chiropractic college on Friday to make accommodations to allow blind students to complete degrees, in an important victory for ...
Despite cries of hoax, local doctor still plans to treat 3-year-old dog-mauling victim
Friday, June 27, 2014
A Las Vegas doctor still plans to provide free plastic surgery to a Mississippi girl whose grandmother may have lied about being ejected from a KFC because of the girl’s facial scars.
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Urination duration: Study says most mammals need about 21 seconds
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Headed to the bathroom? If you think you might have to "pee like a race horse," join the club - so does everyone else. Scientists who watched dozens of different mammals from rats to elephants relieve themselves ...
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Pitching great Schilling says cancer is in remission
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Curt Schilling, the former Boston Red Sox pitcher and now an ESPN television analyst, announced the news Wednesday on social media. He thanked his Boston-based …

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