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December 1, 2015

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Photo: Dr. Jay Fisher reviews patient notes Tuesday, Oct.
‘The polio of our generation’: Mental health troubles often land kids in emergency rooms
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Children in Crisis:
As Dr. Jay Fisher enters Patient Room 12, a 14-year-old boy with curly, brown hair smiles sheepishly from the bed. Dressed in a green hospital gown, he’s quiet — calm even. Gabe is a ninth-grader, big brother, budding chef, Tom Petty fan, avid science-fiction reader and Dungeon & Dragons player. More than five hours earlier ...
On mental health, do Clark County schools make the grade?
On mental health, do Clark County schools make the grade?
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Children in Crisis:
When Helen Melendez browses photos of her daughter, Claudia, two versions of her oldest child stare back. First, the happy-go-lucky Claudia: Her artistic, kind-hearted daughter ...
Santa to visit children with special needs at mall
Monday, November 23, 2015
Santa Claus will be making a stop Sunday morning at Meadows Mall to visit children with special needs. Santa knows everything, including ...
Photo: MountainView Hospital
MountainView Hospital opening wound care and hyperbaric center
Monday, November 23, 2015
MountainView Hospital announced it would be opening a wound care and hyperbaric center next week. The center, located on the first floor of hospital’s medical office building, will allow ...
Photo: An exterior view of Rejuvenice spa Tuesday, Oct. 2
Nevada issues health guidelines for cryotherapy
Friday, November 20, 2015
Nevada has created health guidelines for cryotherapy after a Las Vegas spa worker was found dead in a tank that subjects users to subzero temperatures, a treatment that experts say has been growing in popularity but is largely unregulated and whose benefits are not proven. Dr. Tracey Green ...
Health officials investigating E. coli cases in Reno area
Friday, November 20, 2015
Health officials in northern Nevada are investigating more than a dozen confirmed and probable cases of E. coli that might be associated with a Reno restaurant. Washoe County Health District spokesman Phil Ulibarri says ...
Court orders coma patient remain on life support
Friday, November 20, 2015
The Nevada Supreme Court ruled that a Reno hospital must keep a 20-year-old comatose college student on life-support, pending a review of the legality of a medical standard used to determine she was brain dead. The unanimous ruling granting ...
Photo: Colleen McKenna sits in her backyard with her son
How Nevada struggles to help children battling mental illness
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Children in Crisis:
The first in a five-part series on children's mental health in Las Vegas that explores the frayed safety net in Nevada. This week, a mother battles with bureaucracy on behalf of her son. It's a struggle that has weighed on the family for years — has seen more than 30 medical professionals and received a mishmash of diagnoses. No matter what the doctors come up with, she worries ...
Rare TB case shows difficulty diagnosing, treating children
Monday, November 16, 2015
When a 2-year-old returned sick from a visit to India, U.S. doctors suspected tuberculosis even though standard tests said no. It would take three months to confirm she had an extreme form of the disease — a saga that highlights the desperate need for better ways to fight TB in youngsters in countries that can't afford such creative care.
Photo: Cadence
Henderson community is designed with wellness in mind
Friday, November 13, 2015
"Move and live longer,” doctors and health officials have long preached. So, to keep its residents healthy and happy, Cadence, a 2,200-acre master planned community in Henderson, was designed with an active lifestyle in mind.
Photo: Children participate in outdoor activities such as
Latest U.S. estimate suggests 1 in 45 children have autism
Friday, November 13, 2015
The government has a new estimate for autism — 1 in 45 U.S. children — but other federal calculations say the developmental disorder is less common ...
Photo: Uterus
Uterus transplants may soon help some infertile U.S. women become pregnant
Friday, November 13, 2015
Six doctors swarmed around the body of the deceased organ donor and quickly started to operate. The kidneys came out first. Then the team began another delicate dissection, to remove an organ that is rarely, if ever, taken from a donor ...
The monster that doesn’t discriminate
Thursday, November 12, 2015
The day Lauren Alta’s well-manicured life began to unravel started with a simple phone call ...
A safe place where caring is key
Thursday, November 12, 2015
There’s a distinct difference between surviving and actually living ...
Early detection can catch osteoporosis before injury strikes
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Even if you don’t know exactly what it means, osteoporosis sounds ominous ...

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