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Bill aims to reverse Nevada doctor shortage
Friday, March 6, 2015
Doctors who train in Las Vegas stay in Las Vegas. That’s the hope of local, state and federal officials addressing Nevada’s doctor shortage, which is one of the worst ...
Photo: Nicole Ann Cavenagh, clinical director of the Cent
Why investing in autism treatment is seen as crucial for Nevada
Friday, March 6, 2015
The state’s Aging and Disability Services Division will make its pitch for increased autism funding to the Nevada Legislature. The request dovetails with Gov. Brian Sandoval’s pledge to dramatically boost ...
State investigating fetuses in Las Vegas hospital laundry
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Nevada state health officials are investigating after two dead babies were discovered by workers at a laundry facility as they were cleaning linens from a Las Vegas hospital. The Bureau of Health Care Quality and Compliance is ...
Photo: life expectancy map
Where you reside plays a role in how long you live
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Babies born today in the suburban southeast valley are projected to live 87 years. Life expectancy is only 71 years nine miles north, near the Strip. In West Las Vegas, life expectancy is 73 years.
Deciphering health care
Monday, March 2, 2015
5-minute expert: Scratching your head about medical bills from your insurance company? You’re not alone
Study after study confirms that when it comes to health literacy — knowing how to find a doctor, fill a prescription and pay medical bills — many people fail miserably ...
Chair, vice-chair named for Nevada health exchange board
Friday, February 27, 2015
The Silver State Health Insurance Exchange Board has elected new leadership following two member departures. Leslie Johnstone, a board member since 2011, was elected ...
Health officials believe 3 new measles cases linked to restaurant worker
Health officials believe 3 new measles cases linked to restaurant worker
Friday, February 27, 2015
The Southern Nevada Health District has confirmed three more measles cases it believes were transmitted from an under-vaccinated restaurant worker diagnosed several weeks ago. The three new patients are all adults under ...
Photo: Murray Molinsky undergoes a routine checkup by Dr.
Patient Success Profile: Murray Molinsky
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Anti-cancer drug development has evolved over the last decade to further target the cancer cells’ molecular anomalies. Where research once focused on the anatomical location of a specific cancer (lungs, breasts, kidneys, gallbladder or the pancreas, for example), new studies are looking deeper ...
Photo: Back Row (from left): Jacqueline Bowering, Shaneka
Nonprofit Q&A: Ronald McDonald House Charities
Thursday, February 26, 2015
RMHC of Greater Las Vegas offers several volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups of all ages.
Photo: George and Patricia Pratt
Volunteer Profile: Hospice volunteers say it’s all about making a difference
Thursday, February 26, 2015
"The biggest reward is that we make a difference with the patients and their caregivers/families, and seeing the smiles on the patient’s faces at the end of our visit."
From turmoil to turnaround? UMC’s new CEO discusses hospital’s status
From turmoil to turnaround? UMC’s new CEO discusses hospital’s status
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Amid turmoil, turnover and changes brought on by the Affordable Care Act, UMC turned a corner last year, new CEO Mason VanHouweling said. "I think the community is going to be pleasantly surprised with ...
App would help those suffering from brain illness
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
A Las Vegas software development firm has teamed up with the Cleveland Clinic’s Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health to create an app to help those suffering from a brain illness. Raster, a company that ...
Organization aims to change way minority communities think about organ donation
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
The Gift of Life:
For people such as Arlett Valencia, who is waiting for a life-saving kidney and pancreas transplant, there is no greater gift than the gift of life. Enter Nevada Donor Network ...
The American College of Phlebology helps patients understand treatments
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Vein of hope:
Take a 24-hour town, round-the-clock, never-sit-down job shifts and an aging workforce and you have prime conditions for vascular issues ...
Photo: Dr. Jason Zommick is a urologist with Urology Spec
What everyone ought to know about overactive bladders
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Studies show that one in three adults over the age of 40 have reported symptoms of overactive bladder at least sometimes. It does become more common

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