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Health warning: That tan could be hazardous
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
For decades, researchers saw indoor tanning as little more than a curiosity. But a review of the scientific evidence published last year estimated that tanning beds account for as many as 400,000 cases of skin cancer in the United States each year, including 6,000 cases of melanoma, the …
Case of active tuberculosis at Desert Oasis High School
Case of active tuberculosis at Desert Oasis High School
Thursday, January 8, 2015
The Southern Nevada Health District has logged its first case of active tuberculosis this year. District spokeswoman Stephanie Bethel said Thursday that it's unclear ...
Photo: Brookelynn Drake, 7 months, cries after getting a
Flu season is here — and it could get worse
Monday, January 5, 2015
The number of influenza cases reported to the Southern Nevada Health District has been relatively low this season, but the valley is just beginning to enter flu season. Incidents of illness can ramp up in January and February ...
Fixing a rotating door of CEOs at UMC
Fixing a rotating door of CEOs at UMC
Sunday, December 28, 2014
In 2014, the city’s public hospital changed top executives twice. Lawrence Barnard announced this month he would leave the hospital’s top job. His predecessor, Brian Brannman, left UMC in January. Will the third CEO be the charm? ...
Today is deadline for Nevada Health Link sign-ups
Monday, December 15, 2014
Nevadans have until the end of the day to sign up for government-subsidized health coverage if they want it to start Jan. 1. Today is a deadline for signing up through Nevada Health Link, the state ...
Crunch time again for health insurance sign-ups
Monday, December 15, 2014
President Barack Obama's push to cover America's uninsured faces another big test Monday. This time, it's not only how the website functions, but how well the program itself works for millions who are starting to count on it.
Nonprofit trying to tackle Nevada’s mental illness crisis
Sunday, December 14, 2014
The Nellie Bly Leadership Society was formed to focus on raising funds and awareness to help those in need of help.
Photo: Hundreds of patients over several years were disch
Legal costs mount as Nevada fights patient busing lawsuit
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Nevada is shelling out big money to defend itself in a class action lawsuit alleging the Department of Health and Human Services misused public money and ...
Photo: Eddie Shaw, 76, and Gloria Durling, 68, re-created
Reimagining the classics: Keep Memory Alive patients, caregivers create calendar as a fundraiser
Monday, November 24, 2014
Patients and caregivers at our downtown Keep Memory Alive center, some in their 80s and 90s, have transformed into movie stars in a fundraising effort that at the same time has helped improve their brain health.
One of Nevada’s 1st marijuana dispensaries prepares for grand opening
One of Nevada’s 1st marijuana dispensaries prepares for grand opening
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
If everything goes according to plan, Joe Lamarca will sell the first buds of medical marijuana from his dispensary in the southwest valley on Jan. 12. But after more than a year of ...
Is relief from Alzheimer’s disease on the horizon?
Is relief from Alzheimer’s disease on the horizon?
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
The Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health hopes to enroll 10 to 15 people with Alzheimer's disease in a study of a drug that could ...
State, county can’t agree on marijuana dispensaries
State, county can’t agree on marijuana dispensaries
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Clark County and state health officials have chosen which businesses they think should receive one of 18 licenses to operate a medical marijuana dispensary in the county’s unincorporated areas. The only problem ...
Photo: Alex Lombardo, 55, holds a receipt from healthcare
Health exchange enrollment off to a smooth start
Monday, November 17, 2014
Alex Lombardo let out a deep sigh of relief. He was enrolling for a health plan via the Affordable Care Act with local insurance broker Kirsten Sorenson. A message flashed on her computer screen from the healthcare.gov website: “Your payment has been successfully submitted.” Lombardo checked ...
Nevada launching health insurance exchange do-over
Thursday, November 13, 2014
The rollout of Nevada's health insurance exchange last year was a certifiable flop: Website glitches left people without coverage they paid for, enrollments were less than one-third of what state officials predicted, and complications led to ...
Five tips for buying health insurance on Nevada Health Link
Five tips for buying health insurance on Nevada Health Link
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Nevada Health Link and Healthcare.gov will be back in the spotlight this week. Saturday marks the first day of open enrollment for consumers to buy subsidized health insurance plans ...

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