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San Francisco approves health warning on sugary drink ads
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
San Francisco supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to approve health warnings on ads for sugary sodas and some other drinks, saying such beverages contribute to ...
Nevada among states with steepest declines of abortions
Monday, June 8, 2015
Abortions have declined in states where new laws make it harder to have them, but they've also waned in states where abortion rights are protected, an Associated Press survey finds. Nearly everywhere, in red states and blue, abortions are down since 2010.
Lawmakers OK $27 million for planned UNLV medical school
Lawmakers OK $27 million for planned UNLV medical school
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
State legislators came through for a proposed UNLV medical school Monday night. With the Assembly’s passage of Senate Bill 514 just two hours before ...
Roseman University buys more land for medical school
Monday, June 1, 2015
Roseman University has picked up 3.5 more acres of land in Summerlin, expanding the campus for a future medical school. The university bought the land ...
Study: Many cancer patients could be spared brain radiation
Sunday, May 31, 2015
A major study could change care for many of the hundreds of thousands of people each year who have cancer that spreads to the brain from other sites. Contrary to conventional wisdom, radiation therapy to the whole brain did not improve survival, and it harmed memory, speech and thinking skills, doctors found.
Fitness center planned for Union Village health care complex
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Las Vegas Athletic Clubs plans to build its eighth fitness center at Union Village, the massive health care complex under construction in Henderson, the company announced today. The new 85,000-square-foot facility’s amenities ...
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Touro students invent devices for people with disabilities
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
When Sydney Carnevale worked at a horse therapy program in Maryland, she met a U.S. Navy veteran who lost most of his right arm when a bomb exploded in Afghanistan ...
Event offers chance to get rid of unwanted prescription meds
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Are unwanted prescription medications cluttering your cabinets? A prescription pill turn-in event will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at ...
UNLV’s go-to dentist drills students on bedside manner
UNLV’s go-to dentist drills students on bedside manner
Monday, May 25, 2015
Dr. Phillip Devore, a dentist for 20 years, teaches a communications class at the UNLV School of Dental Medicine designed to train students to ...
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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
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“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 ...

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