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Nevada among most ‘emotionally recharged’ states, study finds
Nevada among most ‘emotionally recharged’ states, study finds
Monday, January 19, 2015
If a recent survey is any indication, Nevadans are starting the new year feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. About 67 percent of residents are participating in activities that ...
How to treat, or avoid, the flu
How to treat, or avoid, the flu
Monday, January 19, 2015
5-Minute Expert:
Flu season has arrived, and this year is expected to be one of the worst in recent memory. Health officials say this year’s flu vaccine is, at best, only 23 percent effective ...
Photo: Midwife Donna Young has called for an investigatio
Utah oil town turns against midwife who asked about infant deaths
Friday, January 16, 2015
The West:
Questions a midwife posed after the deaths of 13 babies in 2013 in Vernal, Utah, have unleashed angry and bitter feelings in this desert town of 35,000, where half the annual budget comes from oil and natural gas exploration. Even mothers of the deceased babies publicly insisted oil drilling wasn’t …
Study: Nevada teens get among the least sleep in U.S.
Study: Nevada teens get among the least sleep in U.S.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Nevada teachers shouldn’t be offended if there’s an abundance of yawns during class. It’s not necessarily indicative of their teaching. Teenagers living in Nevada, on average, spend ...
Health warning: That tan could be hazardous
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
For decades, researchers saw indoor tanning as little more than a curiosity. But a review of the scientific evidence published last year estimated that tanning beds account for as many as 400,000 cases of skin cancer in the United States each year, including 6,000 cases of melanoma, the …
Case of active tuberculosis at Desert Oasis High School
Case of active tuberculosis at Desert Oasis High School
Thursday, January 8, 2015
The Southern Nevada Health District has logged its first case of active tuberculosis this year. District spokeswoman Stephanie Bethel said Thursday that it's unclear ...
Photo: Brookelynn Drake, 7 months, cries after getting a
Flu season is here — and it could get worse
Monday, January 5, 2015
The number of influenza cases reported to the Southern Nevada Health District has been relatively low this season, but the valley is just beginning to enter flu season. Incidents of illness can ramp up in January and February ...
Fixing a rotating door of CEOs at UMC
Fixing a rotating door of CEOs at UMC
Sunday, December 28, 2014
In 2014, the city’s public hospital changed top executives twice. Lawrence Barnard announced this month he would leave the hospital’s top job. His predecessor, Brian Brannman, left UMC in January. Will the third CEO be the charm? ...
Today is deadline for Nevada Health Link sign-ups
Monday, December 15, 2014
Nevadans have until the end of the day to sign up for government-subsidized health coverage if they want it to start Jan. 1. Today is a deadline for signing up through Nevada Health Link, the state ...
Crunch time again for health insurance sign-ups
Monday, December 15, 2014
President Barack Obama's push to cover America's uninsured faces another big test Monday. This time, it's not only how the website functions, but how well the program itself works for millions who are starting to count on it.
Nonprofit trying to tackle Nevada’s mental illness crisis
Sunday, December 14, 2014
The Nellie Bly Leadership Society was formed to focus on raising funds and awareness to help those in need of help.
Photo: Hundreds of patients over several years were disch
Legal costs mount as Nevada fights patient busing lawsuit
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Nevada is shelling out big money to defend itself in a class action lawsuit alleging the Department of Health and Human Services misused public money and ...
Photo: Eddie Shaw, 76, and Gloria Durling, 68, re-created
Reimagining the classics: Keep Memory Alive patients, caregivers create calendar as a fundraiser
Monday, November 24, 2014
Patients and caregivers at our downtown Keep Memory Alive center, some in their 80s and 90s, have transformed into movie stars in a fundraising effort that at the same time has helped improve their brain health.
One of Nevada’s 1st marijuana dispensaries prepares for grand opening
One of Nevada’s 1st marijuana dispensaries prepares for grand opening
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
If everything goes according to plan, Joe Lamarca will sell the first buds of medical marijuana from his dispensary in the southwest valley on Jan. 12. But after more than a year of ...
Is relief from Alzheimer’s disease on the horizon?
Is relief from Alzheimer’s disease on the horizon?
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
The Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health hopes to enroll 10 to 15 people with Alzheimer's disease in a study of a drug that could ...

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