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Nevada Medicaid enrollments soar under health care reform
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Nevada Medicaid enrollments under federal health care reform have surpassed initial projections and are on pace to reach...
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How to stop patient dumping? D.C. hearing delves into the problem
Friday, March 14, 2014
Nevada’s patient dumping scandal, which already inspired a federal court case, on Friday commanded the attention of a federal oversight panel in Washington. The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights met for several hours to press...
Nevada anticipates surge in people seeking medical marijuana
Nevada anticipates surge in people seeking medical marijuana
Friday, March 14, 2014
Nevada’s administrator of public health today approved regulations governing the distribution of medical marijuana, while another official anticipated a surge in those seeking cards to legally buy the drug. The rules now go to...
Civil rights commission to host D.C. hearing on patient dumping
Friday, March 14, 2014
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will have a hearing today on an issue that has put Nevada in the spotlight since last year — patient dumping. Although it did not single out Nevada, the commission has said the focus of the hearing is ...
Nevada board delays vote on health insurance enrollment
Thursday, March 13, 2014
The board overseeing Nevada's troubled health insurance exchange board has delayed a vote on whether to give people stuck in the system more time to...
Catholic group mounts challenge to health care law
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
A group of nearly 200 Catholic employers filed a new lawsuit in Oklahoma against the federal government Wednesday, hoping to stop parts of the federal health care law that force them to provide insurance that covers contraceptives.
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County commissioner schedules town-hall meeting on marijuana dispensaries
Friday, March 7, 2014
Local governments across Nevada are grappling with whether to allow medical marijuana dispensaries within their jurisdictions, and while some cities have already said no, at least one Clark County commissioner would like to hear from the public before taking action.
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Lifelong love affair with ballooning keeps paraplegic's spirits flying high
Friday, March 7, 2014
Michael Glen is happiest when he’s in his red chair, floating thousands of feet in the air and looking down at the world shrinking beneath his feet. He’s untethered here, free from the limitations of the black wheelchair waiting for him on the ground. Nearly every morning, Glen lifts himself from his wheelchair to a custom chair attached to a six-story-tall balloon – and escapes into the sky. He has taken it to 27 different states, to Canada, to Mexico, over lakes and next to mountains. It has allowed him to go to schools in his black chair and inspire ...
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Celine Dion’s husband, Rene Angelil, recuperating after second battle with throat cancer
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LV fire chief: City will take on more patient transfers by ambulance
LV fire chief: City will take on more patient transfers by ambulance
Saturday, March 1, 2014
LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Private contractor American Medical Response says response times will suffer
Starting Monday, the city will stop sending private ambulances to all incidents and will handle transports internally via the fire department. The fire chief says the move will end redundant service and, more important ...
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Former Army paratrooper now spreading the gospel of wheelchair sports
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Marc Fenn was a record-holding star athlete in high school and went on to be a paratrooper in the Army. After hurting himself in a 30-foot fall from a roof, he couldn't walk or compete. He said he was lost. Then he discovered …
Parents assist in probe of Reno baby declared dead twice
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
The parents are cooperating in an unusual investigation into the death of a baby who last week was declared dead twice at a Reno hospital, police said. But so far authorities have been unable to explain exactly what happened during the puzzling chain of events
Child dies from infected rat; family sues Petco
Child dies from infected rat; family sues Petco
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
A San Diego family is suing Petco after the death of their 10-year-old son from a bacterial infection they say he contracted from ...
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Study signals preschooler obesity may be falling
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
A new study may be another signal of a national decline in childhood obesity. The finding comes from a government study considered a gold-standard gauge of trends in the public's health. Researchers found that obesity among children ages 2 to 5 dropped — to 8 percent, from 14 percent a decade ago.
Kerry Simon’s intensive rehab program is the walk of his life
Kerry Simon’s intensive rehab program is the walk of his life
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Kerry Simon, dubbed the “Rock ’n’ Roll Chef,” has been diagnosed with multiple system atrophy, which shares many characteristics with Parkinson’s disease and for which there is no cure. Slow body movement, muscle rigidity and impaired balance are symptoms.

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