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Medicaid enrollment surges, stirs worry about state budgets
Monday, July 20, 2015
More than a dozen states that opted to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act have seen enrollments surge way beyond projections, raising concerns that the added costs will strain their budgets when federal aid is scaled back starting in two years.
Nevada’s doctor shortage affects Clark County
Nevada’s doctor shortage affects Clark County
Monday, July 20, 2015
Nevada politicians, educators and health care workers point to Nevada’s doctor shortage as one of the state’s most pressing concerns. It creates long waitlists for patients ...
Nonprofit aims to fill void left by shuttered organics program
Friday, July 17, 2015
Curious where you can find local organic products? Basin and Range Organics, a nonprofit recently formed during a meeting of organic growers and industry leaders in Nevada, hopes to ...
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Catching more Zs can help you be healthy
Monday, July 13, 2015
A lack of sleep has been linked to heart disease, diabetes and obesity. On the other hand, sufficient sleep can improve your sex life, lower your risk of injury, aid in pain relief and improve memory and cognition. Here's how to sleep better ...
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Tips to maintain an appropriate weight and healthy body
Monday, July 13, 2015
Five food groups — fruits, vegetables, proteins, grains and dairy — form the building blocks for a healthy diet. Before you eat, think about what goes on your plate and how much of it you consume ...
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Knowing how to perform adult CPR can save lives
Monday, July 13, 2015
There are two types of CPR: full CPR, which combines mouth-to-mouth breathing with chest compressions; and hands-only CPR, which forgoes rescue breaths. Hands-only CPR was developed in the mid-2000s to eliminate the “ick” factor many potential rescuers associated with putting their mouths on a victim ...
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Be kind to your body: Watch out for acute and chronic injuries
Monday, July 13, 2015
Sooner or later, most of us realize we aren’t professional athletes. The lightbulb often goes off when bones start cracking or muscles pulling. Acute injuries occur suddenly and typically are obvious to spot — say, a broken bone or bad sprain accompanied by extreme swelling and severe pain. Chronic injuries develop over time and are more nagging. Symptoms typically include mild swelling, tenderness, dull aches when you rest and pain when you play. Here are the most common weekend warrior complaints ...
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What to do when kids get hurt at home
Sunday, July 12, 2015
Being ready and prepared for injuries, both minor and serious, is key to keeping children safe. Maintaining a first-aid kit with all the necessary supplies gathered in one place can enable parents to act quickly if an incident occurs ...
Henderson Hospital foundation pouring signals advance of Union Village
Henderson Hospital foundation pouring signals advance of Union Village
Friday, July 10, 2015
The facility is being built on 30 acres of the planned Union Village health care complex, which will anchor a 170-acre mixed-use development at ...
Ex-doctor in hepatitis C outbreak sentenced in federal case
Ex-doctor in hepatitis C outbreak sentenced in federal case
Thursday, July 9, 2015
A federal judge had scathing words for a once-prominent Las Vegas doctor he sentenced to almost six years and ordered to repay $2.2 million to insurance firms and the government in a fraud case arising from the largest ...
Anticipated smoke from fireworks prompts air quality advisory
Anticipated smoke from fireworks prompts air quality advisory
Thursday, July 2, 2015
The anticipated smoke from Fourth of July fireworks has prompted Clark County to issue an air quality advisory for Saturday and Sunday. Smoke contains small dust particles and other ...
Clark County director of Department of Family Services to resign
Thursday, July 2, 2015
Facing public criticism, Lisa Ruiz-Lee, director of Clark County's Department of Family Services, sent a letter to her staff Wednesday announcing her resignation. "The decision to leave was mine and it was not ...
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Health District app shows restaurant grades, violations
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Attention Las Vegas foodies: The Southern Nevada Health District has launched an app that might help you decide where — or where not — to dine. The app ...
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Holy smokes: Cigarette tax about to go up $1 a pack
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Smoke ‘em if you’ve got ‘em, because starting Wednesday the tax on a pack of cigarettes in Nevada will be going up by $1. The price bump comes by way of a tax increase passed by the Legislature that will take the excise tariff on each pack of cigarettes from 80 cents to $1.80. The cigarette tax is expected to generate an additional $192 million in revenue over two years as part of Gov. Brian Sandoval’s recently approved $1.1 billion tax package to increase K-12 education funding. The tax hike ...
Supreme Court won’t hear Nevada patient dumping case
Supreme Court won’t hear Nevada patient dumping case
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from Nevada over a lawsuit that claims the state wrongfully bused indigent psychiatric patients to San Francisco without paying the costs of ...

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