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Health District getting $2.6 million to fight chronic disease
Friday, October 3, 2014
The Southern Nevada Health District will receive a $2.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to fight chronic disease. More than half of the money will go to ...
New nonprofit touted as hub for health care in Nevada
New nonprofit touted as hub for health care in Nevada
Thursday, October 2, 2014
A new medical entity has emerged in Nevada, but its mission isn’t to compete with hospitals and medical schools — it’s here to help them. The Nevada Medical Center was unveiled ...
Officials confirm first Ebola case diagnosed in U.S.
Officials confirm first Ebola case diagnosed in U.S.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. was confirmed Tuesday in a patient who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas — a sign of the far-reaching ...
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For immigrants and others without insurance, nonprofit OB-GYN clinic is a blessing
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
In 2005, when Dr. Kord Strebel first came to Las Vegas, his obstetrics and gynecology practice was for-profit, but with an emphasis on keeping prices low for the uninsured population. But he soon realized that he couldn't provide many recommended tests or blood work at a low cost unless he ...
Panel explores impact of proposed UNLV medical school
Monday, September 29, 2014
UNLV has taken another step in an effort to establish an accredited medical school. Last week, the university submitted an application to begin the accreditation process for ...
Photo: Dr. Florence Jameson, a veteran OB/GYN in town, is
Volunteers in Medicine preparing to expand to second clinic
Sunday, September 28, 2014
In 2008, Dr. Florence Jameson celebrated more than 20 years as a valley OB/GYN by taking on a ...
2 babies test positive for TB after Summerlin Hospital exposure
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Two babies who were in Summerlin Hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit during last summer's tuberculosis exposure have tested positive for ...
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Nurses stage Ebola ‘die-in’ on Las Vegas Strip
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
U.S. hospitals aren't ready for an Ebola outbreak, according to nurses who staged a "die-in" Wednesday outside a Las Vegas Strip resort where they are holding a union convention. A union spokesman pointed to a recent case of ...
Photo: Developers of Union Village, the proposed $1.2 bil
Long-planned Henderson health care complex poised to break ground
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Real estate:
Developers of a colossal Henderson health care project, years behind schedule, say they’re making progress on their plans and getting ready to build. Invitations have gone out to political leaders and businesspeople to attend a ceremonial groundbreaking Oct. 8 of Union Village, the proposed $1.2 billion ...
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Volunteers helping disaster victims with a target of 100,000 relief kits
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Madison Teague knows exactly what to write on the small green cards. "A lot of 'God blesses' and prayers," she said. The cards slowly pile up on her table until another volunteer comes and whisks them away ...
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Lou Ruvo Center news: Expansion, Michael Buble, NIH meetings + Kerry Simon MSA project
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Ambitious expansions plans are on the drawing board over the next five years at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health now celebrating its fifth anniversary in downtown’s Symphony Park.
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 ...
Boulder City bypass gets green light after asbestos testing shows no threat
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 concluded that ...
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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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