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Judge won’t reconsider dismissal of patient-dumping lawsuit against psychiatric hospital
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
A federal judge has declined to reconsider a lawsuit alleging that officials at Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital in Las Vegas violated a patient's civil rights by giving him a bus ticket to California upon discharge. U.S. District Court Judge James Mahan issued...
Despite better labeling, sunscreens still often misused
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Summertime means being outside, whether it's at the beach, a street festival or just in the backyard. As good as it might feel to ...
30 percent of young Nevada children are obese, study finds
30 percent of young Nevada children are obese, study finds
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Nearly a third of Nevada children are considered obese by the time they enter kindergarten, according to a recent UNLV report. UNLV’s report found that ...
Mass of people slipping through big cracks in state health exchange
Mass of people slipping through big cracks in state health exchange
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Jill Parker thought the Affordable Care Act was a godsend, given that private insurance companies had continually refused to cover her because of a pre-existing condition. But after months of frustration with the Silver State Exchange’s glitches, she ...
VA: Majority of senior execs were rated ‘fully successful,’ got bonuses
VA: Majority of senior execs were rated ‘fully successful,’ got bonuses
Friday, June 20, 2014
More than 300 VA executives were paid a total of $2.7 million in bonuses last year, despite widespread treatment delays and preventable deaths at VA hospitals and ...
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 ...
Move buys exchange board more time in hiring of new contractor
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Facing tight deadlines to replace the shoddy software built by tech contractor Xerox, the Silver State Exchange Board made the decision to sidestep the traditional procurement process for hiring ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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...

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