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Nevada ranked 8th among states in ability to survive zombie apocalypse
Thursday, April 3, 2014
If — or when — the zombie apocalypse happens, states with the best economies will be those that simply survive. Fortunately, Nevada ranks No. 8 in the nation for highest likelihood of surviving the zombie apocalypse. Or so says …
Student jumps to death after eating pot cookie in Colorado, authorities say
Student jumps to death after eating pot cookie in Colorado, authorities say
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
A Wyoming college student visiting Denver on spring break jumped to his death after eating a marijuana cookie that his friend legally purchased in one of Colorado's recreational pot shops. An autopsy report lists …
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Vegas welcome sign going blue for autism awareness
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
The bulbs on the "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign are going blue to shine a spotlight on autism. Clark County commissioners are expected to attend a ceremony Wednesday afternoon to mark …
Xerox, Nevada health exchange target of class-action filing
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
A class-action lawsuit filed against Xerox and Nevada's health exchange alleges thousands of Nevadans may have paid for policies but remain uninsured because of …
Nevadans flock to health exchange to beat deadline
Nevadans flock to health exchange to beat deadline
Monday, March 31, 2014
Nevadans flocked to the state's online health insurance exchange ahead of a midnight Monday enrollment deadline to at least begin the signup process. Thousands turned out at health fairs in both...
Blustery conditions prompt dust advisory
Monday, March 31, 2014
Winds in the Las Vegas Valley this afternoon could cause unhealthy levels of dust, prompting the Clark County Department of Air Quality to issue an advisory through Tuesday morning. Gusts between...
Health District laying off staff to help cut deficit
Health District laying off staff to help cut deficit
Friday, March 28, 2014
The Southern Nevada Health District approved layoffs Thursday that will eliminate about 10 percent of its staff and result in cuts in public health services, officials said. The exact number of jobs to be eliminated has not been determined, but it is expected to be between...
Nevada OKs regulations for medical marijuana dispensaries
Nevada OKs regulations for medical marijuana dispensaries
Friday, March 28, 2014
Regulations for setting up medical marijuana clinics cleared their final hurdle Friday, about a week before the law allowing the dispensaries takes effect. The Legislative Commission, without discussion...
Private hospitals may step in to ease ER crowding in Las Vegas Valley
Private hospitals may step in to ease ER crowding in Las Vegas Valley
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
In an effort to help ease crowding in Las Vegas emergency rooms inundated with psychiatric patients, state officials said they are considering partnerships with private hospitals. Mike Willden, director of the state's Department of Health and Human Services, said...
51s lose pitching coach as Viola is scheduled to undergo heart surgery
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
http://espn.go.com/new-york/mlb/story/_/id/10672700/new-york-mets-minor-league-pitching-coach-frank-viola-open-heart-surgery-per-sources
Las Vegas woman wants to look like real-life blow-up doll
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
http://www.calgarysun.com/2014/03/25/us-woman-wants-to-look-like-real-life-blow-up-doll
Ebola outbreak in Guinea may spread to Liberia
Monday, March 24, 2014
An outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus is believed to have killed at least 59 people in Guinea and may already have spread to neighboring Liberia, health officials said Monday. Health workers in Guinea are trying to contain the spread of the disease, which causes …
Thriving in Las Vegas: Tips from therapists for how to beat the blues
Thriving in Las Vegas: Tips from therapists for how to beat the blues
Sunday, March 23, 2014
Las Vegas can make us dysfunctional, if not outright crazy, or deeply depressed, or filled with anxiety. Who ya gonna call? Your therapist. And oh, the stories they hear ...
Photo: Sophie Juhl, 5, of North Las Vegas interacts with
Horses provide ‘magical’ therapy for valley’s heroes and their families
Friday, March 21, 2014
LIVING LAS VEGAS:
Helping people is what the Las Vegas-based nonprofit organization Horses4Heroes does. Its ranch offers free horse-riding lessons to the families of community heroes: the active-duty military, veterans, police officers, nurses and others who make sacrifices for the valley or country. The horses offer an outlet and therapy …
Photo: Life coach and author Carrie Leigh Sandoval.
‘It’s not a joke, it’s not a fad’: Understanding Self-Injury Awareness Month
Friday, March 21, 2014
This month is Self-Injury Awareness Month, a grassroots event focused on bringing attention to self-harm and self-injury — commonly in the form of cutting — and combating stereotypes surrounding the condition.

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