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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 ...
Metro: Illegal medical clinic busted in Las Vegas
Metro: Illegal medical clinic busted in Las Vegas
Thursday, May 29, 2014
One man has been arrested after a string of phony medical offices containing dangerous narcotics were uncovered. Eric Vargas-Rivera, 41, was arrested on ...
Friday is the last day consumers can enroll in Nevada’s state health care exchange
Friday is the last day consumers can enroll in Nevada’s state health care exchange
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Politics:
Friday is the final day for consumers to enroll for health insurance on Nevada Health Link if they had problems signing up during the state’s disastrous rollout of its new ...
Medical clinic, pharmacy opening at Las Vegas airport
Medical clinic, pharmacy opening at Las Vegas airport
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Need a last-minute cure for that Vegas hangover before flying home? Maybe a vaccination or antibiotics before a business trip? If you’re at McCarran International Airport, just head to the pharmacy. Las Vegas will soon...
Medicaid surge triggers cost concerns for states
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
From California to Rhode Island, states are confronting new concerns that their Medicaid costs will rise as a result of the federal health care law. That's likely to revive the debate about how federal decisions can saddle states with unanticipated expenses.
Analysts blame cheap food for obesity across all groups
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Our food is cheap — perhaps too cheap, if you look at the intersection of economics and obesity. Researchers have found ...
Photo: Councilwoman Lois Tarkanian and CEO Will Wagnon ta
Heralded medical treatments often fail to live up to their promise
Monday, May 26, 2014
For the millions of people who couldn't get their high blood pressure under control even with handfuls of pills, a simple procedure was ...
Photo: Mstr. Sgt. Christopher Aguilera runs at the outdoo
Nellis master sergeant, injured in combat, ready to compete in international paralympic competition
Friday, May 23, 2014
Q&A:
This fall, Air Force Master Sgt. Christopher Aguilera will be one of 40 participants selected to represent the United States in the Invictus Games in London. Invictus is Latin for
Photo: Brain
Your brain in 10 years
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Breakthroughs in cognitive health are coming, and Las Vegas researchers are behind the push
If the dreams of doctors at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health come true, the brain will be at the top of people’s mind in 10 years. We’ll wake up at dawn to hit the gym for an hour before packing up a healthy lunch and heading to work. We’ll make sure to get brain scans, even if we show no symptoms of disease, to check for toxic proteins that can fuel debilitating diseases such as Alzheimer’s. We’ll teach our kids about the brain and how important it is to maintain. For the past five years, the ...
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With each stroke of the paintbrush, a magical transformation
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Adult Day Care Center of Las Vegas instructor sees art make a difference for seniors with Alzheimer's
Many of the men and women come to the Adult Day Care Center of Las Vegas in varying stages of Alzheimer's or dementia. Some are losing the ability to talk and others are quickly losing pieces of themselves, but when they come to the art table …
Photo: This is a rendering of a new proposed northwest ca
Opportunity Village kicks off capital campaign with $10M donation, $35M challenge gift
Thursday, May 15, 2014
he nonprofit organization that helps Southern Nevada residents with intellectual disabilities has set a goal of raising $136 million, which would fund …
Photo: Taz, a police dog from the West Valley City (Utah)
2013 dog-bite stats include 5,581 postal carriers, 13 in Las Vegas
Thursday, May 15, 2014
bout 4.5 million Americans were bitten by dogs in the United States last year, including over 2 million children and 5,581 U.S. Postal Service workers, authorities announced Thursday in an effort to promote …
Reid, Heller among lawmakers speaking out on VA scandal
Thursday, May 15, 2014
There’s little that angers members of Congress in both parties more than accusations of mistreatment of veterans. And allegations that Veterans Affairs health care officials covered up...
Henderson plant fined record $13.75 million over chemical disposal
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
The Environmental Protection Agency announced today a record $13.75 million fine against a Henderson titanium processing plant accused of improperly disposing a dangerous chemical. The fine against Philadelphia-based Titanium Metals Corp. is...

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