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Chair, vice-chair named for Nevada health exchange board
Friday, February 27, 2015
The Silver State Health Insurance Exchange Board has elected new leadership following two member departures. Leslie Johnstone, a board member since 2011, was elected ...
Health officials believe 3 new measles cases linked to restaurant worker
Health officials believe 3 new measles cases linked to restaurant worker
Friday, February 27, 2015
The Southern Nevada Health District has confirmed three more measles cases it believes were transmitted from an under-vaccinated restaurant worker diagnosed several weeks ago. The three new patients are all adults under ...
Photo: Murray Molinsky undergoes a routine checkup by Dr.
Patient Success Profile: Murray Molinsky
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Anti-cancer drug development has evolved over the last decade to further target the cancer cells’ molecular anomalies. Where research once focused on the anatomical location of a specific cancer (lungs, breasts, kidneys, gallbladder or the pancreas, for example), new studies are looking deeper ...
Photo: Back Row (from left): Jacqueline Bowering, Shaneka
Nonprofit Q&A: Ronald McDonald House Charities
Thursday, February 26, 2015
RMHC of Greater Las Vegas offers several volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups of all ages.
Photo: George and Patricia Pratt
Volunteer Profile: Hospice volunteers say it’s all about making a difference
Thursday, February 26, 2015
"The biggest reward is that we make a difference with the patients and their caregivers/families, and seeing the smiles on the patient’s faces at the end of our visit."
From turmoil to turnaround? UMC’s new CEO discusses hospital’s status
From turmoil to turnaround? UMC’s new CEO discusses hospital’s status
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Amid turmoil, turnover and changes brought on by the Affordable Care Act, UMC turned a corner last year, new CEO Mason VanHouweling said. "I think the community is going to be pleasantly surprised with ...
App would help those suffering from brain illness
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
A Las Vegas software development firm has teamed up with the Cleveland Clinic’s Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health to create an app to help those suffering from a brain illness. Raster, a company that ...
Organization aims to change way minority communities think about organ donation
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
The Gift of Life:
For people such as Arlett Valencia, who is waiting for a life-saving kidney and pancreas transplant, there is no greater gift than the gift of life. Enter Nevada Donor Network ...
The American College of Phlebology helps patients understand treatments
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Vein of hope:
Take a 24-hour town, round-the-clock, never-sit-down job shifts and an aging workforce and you have prime conditions for vascular issues ...
Photo: Dr. Jason Zommick is a urologist with Urology Spec
What everyone ought to know about overactive bladders
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Studies show that one in three adults over the age of 40 have reported symptoms of overactive bladder at least sometimes. It does become more common
Bill would make physical education mandatory in Nevada
Bill would make physical education mandatory in Nevada
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Physical education could be mandatory for students in kindergarten through 11th grade if a bill passes the Nevada Legislature. Members of the Senate Education Committee are meeting Tuesday to review SB178, which would close some loopholes that ...
Modern health care, especially for seniors, is becoming a team effort
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Wellness:
In the wake of the Affordable Care Act, health care organizations across the nation are recognizing the importance of focusing more intently on quality of care and improved medical outcomes. For some organizations, this is a dramatic departure ...
Illness doesn’t care if you work graveyard shift
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Pediatrics:
Medical facilities in Nevada are increasingly adapting to accommodate patients’ diverse health care needs, with a strong focus on providing patients with improved access to treatment. These efforts include ...
Program provides intensive training for new graduate nurses
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Education:
Transitioning into the role of professional nurse is cause for great excitement and apprehension for the student nurse. Nursing school is tough, but the student nurses have their professors to help them ...
Worried if you’re choosing the right nursing home?
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Aging:
As your loved ones get older, they may decide to move into a nursing home. There are a tremendous amount of benefits from living in a nursing home, but picking the right one can be very difficult ....

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