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Have you used the Silver State Exchange? Share your story
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Politics:
The Las Vegas Sun wants to hear about your experiences with Nevada's state-run health exchange. Any information you ...
Health exchange delays picking new director
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
After interviewing and deliberating for more than three hours at its Wednesday meeting, the Silver State Exchange Board delayed choosing the health care exchange’s next ...
Photo: Lisa Franqui of Creekside Hospice conducts a commu
For grief comforters, a trying week ends with a galvanized community
Saturday, June 14, 2014
People providing emotional support tend to walk through life empty, drained by the demands of comforting others. In a ceremony Friday, it was their turn to ...
A year after massive salmonella outbreak, legal cloud still lingers over Firefly
A year after massive salmonella outbreak, legal cloud still lingers over Firefly
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Unresolved claims remain against the restaurant, and potential plaintiffs have plenty of time to seek damages before Nevada's two-year statute of limitations runs its course. Lawsuits spawned by the outbreak accuse ...
Photo: Dr. Zubin Damania works at Turntable Health, where
Las Vegas tries new health care tactic
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Teresa Garcia, weak and in pain, had all but given up on doctors when she came to a small clinic next to a former wedding chapel on the Strip. "I never thought I ...
Seattle doctor suspended for allegedly sexting during surgeries
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
A Seattle doctor has been suspended after state officials discovered he was allegedly texting during about two dozen procedures last year, sending sexually explicit ...
Worker dies from fall at MGM Grand Conference Center
Worker dies from fall at MGM Grand Conference Center
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
A worker is dead after an accident this afternoon at the MGM Grand. Few details were being released, but MGM Resorts International spokesman Gordon Absher said in a statement the MGM worker “died after an accident that resulted ...
Long wait times encountered at VA Medical Centers in Nevada
Long wait times encountered at VA Medical Centers in Nevada
Monday, June 9, 2014
Thousands of patients in Nevada's two Veterans Affairs medical systems waited 30 days or more for care. The report shows that more than 2,200 new patients at VA centers in the Las Vegas area ...
Board says doctors at ‘own peril’ in medical marijuana business
Friday, June 6, 2014
The state Board of Medical Examiners has advised doctors that they are “at their own peril” in becoming an owner or an officer in Nevada’s emerging medical marijuana business. The board voted unanimously today to...
Photo: MountainView Hospital
UNR’s partnership with MountainView Hospital to boost doctor training in LV
Friday, June 6, 2014
Las Vegas’ critical doctor shortage could finally get some relief. MountainView Hospital and University of Nevada School of Medicine officials said Thursday they will work to create ...
Raid on illegal clinic spurs question: Is enforcement adequate?
Friday, June 6, 2014
HEALTH CARE:
The arrest of an unlicensed health care provider in Las Vegas has prompted questions about how much progress has been made in a crackdown on illegal health clinics that began in 2012.
Camels transmitted MERS to humans, but virus probably came from bats
Thursday, June 5, 2014
One of the earliest known victims of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus almost certainly was infected when he applied a topical medication to the runny nose of one of his sick animals, a new ...
Learning a second language at any age may slow the brain’s decline
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
A new study published by the Annals of Neurology finds that you don't even need to learn that second (or third, or fourth) tongue at a very young age: Picking up a ...
County nixes asking voters to OK more taxes for hospital
County nixes asking voters to OK more taxes for hospital
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
County commissioners shot down a proposal today to put a question on the November ballot asking voters if they would be willing to pay more to support operations at University Medical Center. The county’s current subsidy to UMC will...
Nevada Health Co-Op CEO: Federal exchange will be simple, fast but expensive
Nevada Health Co-Op CEO: Federal exchange will be simple, fast but expensive
Monday, June 2, 2014
Q&A: Tom Zumtobel:
Nevada’s health care exchange is in disarray. But in recent weeks, a few signs of progress emerged from the chaos. The state fired its software contractor, Xerox, and announced Nevadans will ...

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