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Rick Harrison of ‘Pawn Stars’ talks ‘forgotten fat,’ weight loss, three TV shows
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Television:
“Taking care of your cholesterol and triglycerides is very important. It’s like fat molecules going around in your bloodstream. You shouldn’t have too much of it, and I had way too much.”
Hospital group has renewed interest in Henderson medical campus
Hospital group has renewed interest in Henderson medical campus
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Last year, Dignity Health executives backed out of building a hospital at Union Village, throwing a big wrench in the planned Henderson health care complex. But now ...
Photo: An Oct. 8, 2014, view of hte Texas Health Presbyte
Dallas nurses cite sloppy conditions in Ebola care
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
A Liberian Ebola patient was left in an open area of a Dallas emergency room for hours, and the nurses treating him worked for days without proper protective gear and faced constantly changing protocols, according to a statement released late Tuesday by ...
Photo: Larry Ruvo and Michael Buble at the Cleveland Clin
Photos: Michael Buble and the miracle of Lou Ruvo Center
Monday, October 13, 2014
Health:
Over the weekend, singer Michael Buble became the latest in a long line of celebrities supporting Keep Memory Alive. The four-time Grammy Award-winning artist explained that two months ago, he lost his grandmother to Alzheimer’s.
Plane quarantined at Las Vegas airport after Ebola scare
Plane quarantined at Las Vegas airport after Ebola scare
Friday, October 10, 2014
A plane was quarantined at the Las Vegas airport this morning after a passenger who had recently been in Africa became sick, but Ebola has been ruled out. Delta Flight 495 from John F. Kennedy Airport in New York arrived ...
For autistic children and their families, this UNLV honoree offers hope
For autistic children and their families, this UNLV honoree offers hope
Thursday, October 9, 2014
For providing care for families with autistic children in Las Vegas and becoming "one of the best assets that Touro University has," Dr. Nicole Cavenagh has earned ...
Developers break ground on massive Henderson health village
Developers break ground on massive Henderson health village
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
After years of planning and a major setback, developers of Union Village are gearing up to finally build the colossal Henderson health care complex. The $1.2 billion, 155-acre development is slated to include ...
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Medical first: Baby born to woman who got new womb
Friday, October 3, 2014
In a medical first, a woman in Sweden has given birth after receiving a womb transplant, the doctor who performed the pioneering procedure said Friday. The 36-year-old mother received a uterus ...
Health District getting $2.6 million to fight chronic disease
Friday, October 3, 2014
The Southern Nevada Health District will receive a $2.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to fight chronic disease. More than half of the money will go to ...
New nonprofit touted as hub for health care in Nevada
New nonprofit touted as hub for health care in Nevada
Thursday, October 2, 2014
A new medical entity has emerged in Nevada, but its mission isn’t to compete with hospitals and medical schools — it’s here to help them. The Nevada Medical Center was unveiled ...
Officials confirm first Ebola case diagnosed in U.S.
Officials confirm first Ebola case diagnosed in U.S.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. was confirmed Tuesday in a patient who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas — a sign of the far-reaching ...
Photo: Deanna Prichard performs an ultrasound exam on a p
For immigrants and others without insurance, nonprofit OB-GYN clinic is a blessing
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Community:
In 2005, when Dr. Kord Strebel first came to Las Vegas, his obstetrics and gynecology practice was for-profit, but with an emphasis on keeping prices low for the uninsured population. But he soon realized that he couldn't provide many recommended tests or blood work at a low cost unless he ...
Panel explores impact of proposed UNLV medical school
Monday, September 29, 2014
UNLV has taken another step in an effort to establish an accredited medical school. Last week, the university submitted an application to begin the accreditation process for ...
Photo: Dr. Florence Jameson, a veteran OB/GYN in town, is
Volunteers in Medicine preparing to expand to second clinic
Sunday, September 28, 2014
NONPROFITS:
In 2008, Dr. Florence Jameson celebrated more than 20 years as a valley OB/GYN by taking on a ...
2 babies test positive for TB after Summerlin Hospital exposure
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Two babies who were in Summerlin Hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit during last summer's tuberculosis exposure have tested positive for ...

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