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Measles: Is it really scary? What’s the big deal?
Monday, February 23, 2015
Measles is back in Nevada, and people are scared. Six Clark County residents ­— three adults and three children — have been diagnosed with the virus, which spreads with coughs and sneezes and can linger in the air for two hours. Before January, Clark County had been free of measles since 2011. Across the country, 141 people in 17 states have been infected, as of Feb. 13. Most are linked to an outbreak that began at Disneyland.
Photo: Michelle Moore poses for a photo with her twin dau
Anti-vaccine mothers discuss their thinking amid backlash
Monday, February 23, 2015
One is a businesswoman and an MBA graduate. Another is a corporate vice president. The third is a registered nurse. These three mothers — all of them educated, middle-class professionals — are among the vaccine skeptics who have been widely ridiculed since more than 100 people fell ill in a measles outbreak traced to Disneyland.
Measles virus 101
Monday, February 23, 2015
Measles, also called rubeola, is a highly infectious respiratory disease caused by a virus. Before vaccines were developed, it was a common childhood disease ...
Photo: Adoree Richardson, 4, is held by her father Alsell
Guide to vaccinating
Sunday, February 22, 2015
The Southern Nevada Health District offers immunizations at its public health centers. Free immunizations at the following clinics are also available to children enrolled in Nevada Women, Infants and Children ...
Photo: With mom at his side, Elann Saula, 3, holds back t
One little boy focus of support from Cirque, St. Baldrick’s and Children’s Specialty Center
Saturday, February 21, 2015
As he leads you to a small circle, the little boy grins as if revealing a secret treasure, maybe the meaning of life itself. And for Elann Saula, who has fought a mysterious array of illnesses for most of his young life, the port under his skin is …
Sixth case of measles confirmed in Clark County
Friday, February 20, 2015
A sixth case of measles this year has been confirmed in Clark County, the Southern Nevada Health District said today. The Health District confirmed the latest case — an adult whose immunization status ...
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New pediatric clinic aims to help preemies
Thursday, February 19, 2015
The Positively Kids Neopediatric Clinic will serve children born at 32 to 37 weeks gestation to try to catch problems — and offer intervention — early.
More than 72,000 Nevadans sign up for health insurance through exchange
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Open enrollment for government-subisized health insurance ended with 72,127 Nevada residents selecting a plan or re-enrolling, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced today. More than 50,000 of those people ...
Health District condemns e-cigarettes, wants tighter regulations
Health District condemns e-cigarettes, wants tighter regulations
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
The Southern Nevada Health District today issued an advisory condemning electronic cigarettes and pledging to back efforts to restrict their sale. Citing continued studies that show e-cigarettes contain carcinogens — cancer-causing substances — the Health District is urging ...
Reno tops Las Vegas in rankings of physically fit cities
Reno tops Las Vegas in rankings of physically fit cities
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
A BetterDoctor.com Fit Cities Index found that Reno residents are more physically fit than Las Vegans. The data-driven study ranked Reno No. 17 and Las Vegas No. 31 out of ...
People flock to enrollment sites for last-minute health insurance sign-ups
People flock to enrollment sites for last-minute health insurance sign-ups
Sunday, February 15, 2015
Open enrollment for government-subsidized plans is midnight today
The clock is ticking to sign up for government-subsidized health insurance plans: Open enrollment ends at midnight tonight. Silver State Health Insurance Exchange officials expect Nevada enrollment numbers to ...
For less than $5,000, UNLV researchers will decode your DNA to try to keep you healthy
For less than $5,000, UNLV researchers will decode your DNA to try to keep you healthy
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Personalized Medicine:
Seeded with a $2.5 million grant and matching funds from UNLV, the Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine will decode people's genomes to predict susceptibility to ...
Officials confirm fifth measles case in Clark County
Officials confirm fifth measles case in Clark County
Friday, February 13, 2015
An infant with measles is the fifth confirmed case of the infectious disease in Clark County so far this year. The infant is believed to have been the ...
Las Vegas restaurant worker, child diagnosed with measles
Las Vegas restaurant worker, child diagnosed with measles
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Two more Clark County residents have been diagnosed with measles, the Southern Nevada Health District reported today. There have been four confirmed cases ...
Sunday is deadline to get subsidized health insurance
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Attention Nevadans in need of health insurance: The deadline to enroll in government-subsidzed health plans is Sunday. Nevada Health Link is the state-created organization that ...

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