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Assembly votes to let terminally ill patients try experimental drugs
Assembly votes to let terminally ill patients try experimental drugs
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Lawmakers in the Nevada Assembly unanimously passed a bipartisan bill that would allow terminally ill patients to try experimental drugs as a last-resort treatment. Nevada would become ...
Strong winds kick up dust across the valley
Strong winds kick up dust across the valley
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
For the second week in a row, an air quality advisory was issued for blowing dust, this time as a result of gusts and the strongest cold front so far this year ...
Communication key in caring for Southern Nevada’s aging population
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
A UNLV program teaches current and future health care professionals to communicate with one another to improve patient care, especially for seniors.
Private university buys Nevada Cancer Institute building for its med school
Private university buys Nevada Cancer Institute building for its med school
Monday, April 13, 2015
The former Nevada Cancer Institute building will remain a part of the region's medical community. Roseman University of Health Sciences announced Monday that ...
Health fair kicks off the National Infant Immunization Week
Monday, April 13, 2015
A multi-state measles outbreak earlier this year reminded the nation that potentially dangerous childhood illnesses have not been eradicated. To boost community protection against ...
3-year-old Las Vegas boy taken to hospital after near-drowning
Sunday, April 12, 2015
Clark County Fire Department officials are reminding residents about pool safety after a near-drowning this afternoon involving a 3-year-old child in a pool at a south valley …
Lack of doctors leading to lengthy waits for Nevada veterans
Lack of doctors leading to lengthy waits for Nevada veterans
Thursday, April 9, 2015
In the months after lawmakers and federal officials vowed to do something about long waits for care in the Veterans Affairs health care system, many people who ...
Blowing dust predicted for Tuesday prompts advisory
Monday, April 6, 2015
An air quality advisory has been issued for Tuesday because of expected high winds and blowing dust, county officials said. The Clark County Department of Air Quality issued the advisory for ...
GOP lawmakers propose abolishing Nevada health exchange
Monday, April 6, 2015
Several Nevada Republicans are trying to scrap the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange launched as part of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, saying the program is expensive, suffered a rocky start and is ...
Ex-doctor pleads guilty to federal charges in hepatitis C case
Ex-doctor pleads guilty to federal charges in hepatitis C case
Thursday, April 2, 2015
A former prominent Las Vegas doctor already serving 18 years to life in state prison pleaded guilty Thursday to federal health care fraud and conspiracy charges in a hepatitis C outbreak that ...
Cuts in Medicare Advantage program could affect 130,000 Nevada patients
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
The federal government is considering enacting a 1 percent payment reduction to Medicare Advantage health providers in 2016 in an effort to reduce taxpayer costs. But patients and advocates say such a change would hurt health care in Southern Nevada and beyond.
Bill would ban smoking in cars with children present
Bill would ban smoking in cars with children present
Thursday, March 26, 2015
A coalition of heath organizations offered its support today to a bill that would make it illegal for adults to smoke tobacco in a car with children present. Assemblyman Michael Sprinkle said his bill ...
Community health fair features free medical screenings
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
A community health fair featuring medical screenings and fitness activities will be held Saturday in the eastern Las Vegas Valley. Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada is sponsoring the ...
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Who are healthier: Southern Nevadans or Northern Nevadans?
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
In the north-south battle gripping Nevada, Washoe County can add another victory to its column — better overall health of its residents. Clark County scored lower than its northern rival in quality of life as well as health factors such as alcohol usage, obesity and physical activity, according to ...
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Season to suffer: Here’s why your allergies are flaring up
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Las Vegas allergy sufferers are in for a long week, as a high pollen forecast will continue to trigger the all-too-familiar symptoms of sneezing, runny nose, sore throat and watery eyes. It's all part of the spring allergy season. The potent allergens in the air are coming from ...

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