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May 22, 2015

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A call to ‘citizen scientists’: Project urges being proactive on brain health
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
You might know your body mass index (BMI), but do you know your brain health index?
2 Clark County pools closed because of staph bacteria
Monday, May 11, 2015
Clark County officials are investigating after elevated levels of bacteria closed down two indoor pools. KSNV-TV reports that the Desert Breeze Aquatic facility and the West Flamingo adult facility in Las Vegas closed after ...
New website provides public access to Southern Nevada health data
Friday, May 8, 2015
Curious how many local high school students eat the right amount of fruit?
How Clark County is coping with a string of teen suicides
Friday, May 8, 2015
From January through April, a 14-year-old, a 15-year-old and two 17-year-olds committed suicide in Southern Nevada, according to the Clark County Coroner’s Office. Dr. Jay Fisher, medical director of pediatric emergency services at University Medical Center, said there has been a steady, slow increase in adolescent suicides and suicide attempts over the past 50 years that doesn’t seem to be waning. A 12-year-old was hospitalized earlier this month after attempting suicide, Fisher said.
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Q+A: From toxic to not sick for Westgate headliner Suzanne Somers
Thursday, May 7, 2015
“Clearly something was going haywire. We are a family who does eat right and organic. What was happening? It was then that I decided I had to lead the family charge in finding the right environmental doctors for all of us.”
Abortion bill could be undone by the same group that proposed it — Republicans
Abortion bill could be undone by the same group that proposed it — Republicans
Thursday, May 7, 2015
A controversial bill that would require parental notification for minors who want an abortion won approval last month in the Nevada Assembly, but supporters say friendly fire by Republicans in the Senate could be its demise. Assembly Bill 405, the first abortion-related measure taken up by the Nevada Legislature in years, requires that parents be notified if an unmarried girl ...
There’s no reason we can’t have better schools and health care
Sunday, May 3, 2015
Sun editorial:
The kinds of fixes needed in Nevada for education and health care are beyond the reach of any individual. Unfortunately, our elected officials in the past chose not to step up and raise revenue. That is why we are grateful Gov. Brian Sandoval in January had the courage to present an ambitious proposal to generate an additional $880 million for education. He since has given assurances that another $22 million would be allocated to the UNLV medical school so the school could open in 2017 with its first 60 students ...
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How to deal with head lice
Sunday, May 3, 2015
5-minute expert: They’re itchy, they’re annoying, they’re gross. They’re head lice, and unfortunately, they’re a common part of life for many families.
In the Clark County School District, students with infestations are sent home for treatment, while parents of classmates are notified (although people living with the infested students are more at far risk than their classmates.) Once treatment is complete, the students are free to return to school, even if nits — lice eggs or egg remnants that can remain on the scalp — still are present ...
Blues legend B.B. King in hospice at his home in Las Vegas
Blues legend B.B. King in hospice at his home in Las Vegas
Friday, May 1, 2015
Blues legend B.B. King was in hospice care Friday at his home in Las Vegas. The 89-year-old musician posted thanks on his official website for fans' well-wishes and prayers after ...
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UMC lab named among best in the nation
Thursday, April 30, 2015
University Medical Center’s laboratory has been named one of the best in the nation, according to a medical industry publication. Medical Laboratory Observer designated ...
STDs are on the rise — are you part of the problem?
STDs are on the rise — are you part of the problem?
Monday, April 20, 2015
Cases of sexually transmitted diseases in Clark County are on the rise. Chlamydia climbed by 18 percent, gonorrhea by 33 percent and HIV by 17 percent ....
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So you want to be a blood donor?
Monday, April 20, 2015
5-minute expert:
Blood supplies are low locally and nationally, and need typically increases in summer — when tourists invade town and the likelihood of mishaps increases ...
MountainView Hospital to host health fair Saturday
Friday, April 17, 2015
MountainView Hospital is hosting a health fair Saturday featuring free medical screenings and a display of a new robotic surgical system. The H2U (Health to You) fair will run from ...
Former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian’s grandson, 5, suffers stroke
Former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian’s grandson, 5, suffers stroke
Friday, April 17, 2015
A 5-year-old boy from one of Las Vegas' most prominent families has suffered a stroke, according to his parents. The child, Jerry Tarkanian, the namesake grandson of ...
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Why the mentally ill turn to each other for help
Friday, April 17, 2015
When Joe Tyler learned he was a paranoid schizophrenic, he didn’t turn to pricey psychologists to help him cope. Instead, he shared the very disturbing voices in his head with someone who could relate ...

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