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VA executive: Wait times can be fixed in 2 years
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Long wait times for veterans to get health care can be cleared up in two years, along with investigations of employees accused of falsifying data to hide the problem, Deputy Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson said. Gibson, who toured the Denver VA hospital, said his department has to change its ...
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Chikungunya, a disease with an odd name but painful symptoms, turns up in Nevada
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
It has a funky name, is transmitted by a particularly aggressive mosquito and has spread throughout the Caribbean and into the U.S. since its introduction to the Western Hemisphere late last year. Chikungunya, a mosquito-borne virus previously limited to Asia, has now appeared in Nevada, too. The Southern Nevada Health District has confirmed that the illness was found in a Clark County resident returning from vacation, adding Nevada to the list of states touched by the virus' expansion in 2014. The illness will most likely be limited ...
Mosquitoes in valley test positive for West Nile Virus
Mosquitoes in valley test positive for West Nile Virus
Monday, August 4, 2014
Mosquitoes in the Las Vegas Valley have tested positive for West Nile Virus, the Southern Nevada Health District announced today. Officials set mosquito traps in the ZIP codes of...
Plan calls for $26.7 million state funding request to launch UNLV medical school
Friday, August 1, 2014
Planning for the proposed UNLV School of Medicine took a step forward Friday with the unveiling of a business plan calling for the state of Nevada to spend ...
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Gov. Sandoval tours Mount Charleston; new flood warning issued
Friday, August 1, 2014
A boil-water order for residents of the lower Rainbow subdivision on Mount Charleston has been lifted, Las Vegas Valley Water District officials announced today. The order had been...
Health insurance rates likely to rise for Nevadans next year
Health insurance rates likely to rise for Nevadans next year
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Whether it's a plan on the Silver State Exchange or one offered by a small business, insurance companies want Nevadans to pay more for health care plans next year ...
Task force: Graduate medical education a key to solving Nevada’s doctor shortage
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
HEALTH CARE: Officials say recommendation won't affect UNLV medical school plan
While UNLV continues to form a budget proposal for its medical school, a governor’s task force has recommended that the state spend $12 million to ...
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Warm hearts meet high tech: UNLV team crafting new hand for Las Vegas girl
Friday, July 25, 2014
When the mother of a 4-year-old Las Vegas girl made a plea for engineers at UNLV to help build her daughter a prosthetic hand, they listened. The result is a wonder of modern technology, created with a 3-D printer and allowing the girl to ...
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Marijuana entrepreneurs rush to meet application deadline
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
You will know them by the boxes they carry, because most don’t want to give their names. Wanna-be medical marijuana sellers, growers and producers flooded the Las Vegas Development Services Building on the last day to submit applications. Some came with just minutes to spare before ...
Study: Many heavy kids think they’re normal weight
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Nearly a third of children in a national survey didn't have an accurate idea of their own weight — most of them heavy or obese children who viewed themselves as normal. These false impressions were more common in ...
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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...

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