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September 15, 2019

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Get to know these common urinary diseases
Monday, January 29, 2018
Urological diseases are common for men and women of any age.
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What does your stomachache really mean?
Monday, January 8, 2018
A stomachache is one of the most common terms used to describe abdominal pain and/or discomfort, but in some cases, it may not be your stomach creating the problem.
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How therapy pets comfort people in times of need
Monday, December 11, 2017
Therapy pets are used to bring comfort to individuals during some of their most challenging moments in hospitals, nursing homes, hospice facilities, mental health centers, shelters and schools. Following the Oct. 1 mass shooting on the Strip, they also supported the community during a time of overwhelming grief.
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How to make a tourniquet
Monday, December 4, 2017
Creating and applying a tourniquet is a relatively simple technique that can help control blood loss following a traumatic injury.
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Understanding BRCA: The breast cancer gene
Monday, October 16, 2017
The BRCA genes are two of the most notable genetic links to cancer development, and mutations in these genes are strongly linked to breast, ovarian and prostate cancer.
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What to expect when you go for a mammogram
Monday, September 18, 2017
Aside from skin cancers, breast cancer is the most common type of cancer for women in the U.S. and, while it cannot be prevented, it’s often treatable when discovered early.
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Why you should get the flu shot early this year
Monday, August 28, 2017
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends getting vaccinated as soon as the shot is available, which is usually by late August or early September.
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Caring for wounds and foot ulcers in diabetic patients
Monday, August 21, 2017
The American Podiatric Medical Association reports that 15 percent of diabetic patients will develop a foot ulcer.
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Don’t confuse strokes for migraines: How to recognize stroke symptoms
Monday, July 17, 2017
Some stroke symptoms can be confused with other conditions, including migraines, which affect 12 percent of the population, according to the Migraine Research Foundation.
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Being healthy starts in your gut: Tips for promoting optimal gut health and preventing disease
Monday, June 19, 2017
The gut is a powerhouse within the body — it converts food into energy, delivers valuable nutrients into the bloodstream, manages waste and protects against disease. In fact, the gut is an intrinsic link to bettering our overall health and wellness.
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Protecting Las Vegans from infectious diseases
Monday, May 22, 2017
Tackling the spread of infectious disease is paramount for health care providers, medical researchers and public health workers alike. In a transient city like Las Vegas, preventing the spread of infectious disease is an especially difficult task.
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Take care of your bones now to prevent osteoporosis later in life
Monday, May 15, 2017
While serious conditions like osteoporosis tend to affect older people, taking care of your bones when you’re young can prevent the development of bone disease later.
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Easing symptoms for allergy sufferers in Las Vegas
Monday, April 17, 2017
Springtime in Las Vegas brings many welcome changes — warm weather, long days, blooming flora. Unfortunately, the season also ushers in a host of tough symptoms for allergy sufferers.
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Why folic acid is important for pregnancy
Monday, March 20, 2017
Taking a folic acid supplement is one of the most important things a woman can do during the early stages of her pregnancy because it can help prevent birth defects.
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Dealing with headaches and migraines
Monday, March 13, 2017
The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that headaches are among the most common nervous system disorders and estimates that half of adults worldwide have had at least one headache in the past year, and 1 in 20 adults experiences a headache daily or nearly every day.