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Stomach bug going around Las Vegas ID'd as norovirus
Stomach bug going around Las Vegas ID'd as norovirus
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Health officials say a stomach bug is going around in the Las Vegas area, and they've identified norovirus as the cause. Southern Nevada Health District officials report Wednesday that...
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Mother of ‘Thunder’ suspect wonders why strippers weren’t arrested in son’s beating
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
The mother of the man accused of sparking a backstage brawl last month with cast members of Thunder From Down Under worries that the investigation is pinning everything on her son when perhaps …
Despite late surge, Nevada health exchange falls short of goal
Thursday, April 3, 2014
On Monday’s final day to enroll in the Nevada health exchange, some 7,000 people filed applications, bringing the total to more than 41,000 but...
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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 …

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