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  • In this Jan. 12, 2018, file photo, Ana Martinez, a medical assistant at the Sea Mar Community Health Center, gives a patient a flu shot in Seattle.
    Flu season continues to rack up deaths in Clark County
    Feb. 18, 2018
    With 22 casualties so far, the influenza season in Clark County has proven increasingly deadly, according to the Southern Nevada Health District ...
  • Important do’s and don’ts of breast-feeding
    Important do’s and don’ts of breast-feeding
    Feb. 1, 2018
    “Breast-feeding is a gift that can last a lifetime,” said Virgie Cuenca, IBCLC. “It’s not just food, but protection and medicine for your baby.”
  • Get to know these common urinary diseases
    Get to know these common urinary diseases
    Jan. 29, 2018
    Urological diseases are common for men and women of any age.
  • Unusual treatment methods for gastro issues
    Unusual treatment methods for gastro issues
    Jan. 22, 2018
    Because this system is complex and delicate, doctors use advanced, and sometimes unusual, treatment methods. Two notable examples are capsule endoscopies and fecal transplants.
  • Heather Korbulic, executive director or Silver State Health Insurance Exchange, gives an overview of changes as Nevada Health Link hosts the Open Enrollment 5 Prep Rally at the Suncoast on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017.
    State eyes Congress as Children’s Health Insurance Program spends final dollars
    Jan. 17, 2018
    More than 27,000 youths receive Children’s Health Insurance Program benefits through Nevada Check Up. The state program is funded through February, when officials ...
  • Caring for premature babies in the NICU
    Caring for premature babies in the NICU
    Jan. 15, 2018
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that in 2016, 1 in 10 babies in the United States were born too early. Though common, there are many complications associated with preterm births, including breathing/respiratory problems, anemia, heart defects, neurological conditions and feeding issues.
  • 2 more flu deaths bring total to 7 in Washoe County
    Jan. 12, 2018
    Washoe County health officials have confirmed two more flu-related deaths. The health district said in a report released Thursday that a total of seven Washoe County residents have ...
  • What does your stomachache really mean?
    What does your stomachache really mean?
    Jan. 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.
  • Why the U.S. spends so much more than other nations on health care
    Why the U.S. spends so much more than other nations on health care
    Jan. 3, 2018
    A few decades ago American health care spending was much closer to that of other advanced industrialized countries. What happened?
  • Addressing and maximizing your mental health in the new year
    Addressing and maximizing your mental health in the new year
    Jan. 2, 2018
    As the holidays wind down and you’re preparing to make changes in the new year, it’s important to evaluate your overall sense of well-being and seek help if you need it.
  • New Nevada law to begin fast-track opioid data collection
    Dec. 26, 2017
    Nevada is expanding provisions of a prescription medication registry designed to fast-track the collection of information about overdose deaths, flag excess dispensing of powerful painkillers, and help curb ...
  • How to make sure your kids get plenty of sleep
    How to make sure your kids get plenty of sleep
    Dec. 26, 2017
    Everyone requires adequate, quality sleep each night, but it’s especially important for children because sleep is necessary for healthy development.
  • Obamacare surprise: Strong showing as nearly 9 million sign up
    Dec. 21, 2017
    In a surprisingly strong show of consumer demand, nearly 9 million people signed up for "Obamacare" next year, as government numbers out Thursday proved predictions of its collapse wrong yet again. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said more than ...
  • In this May 18, 2017, file photo, the Healthcare.gov website is seen on a laptop computer, in Washington.
    Congress repeals individual mandate while eyeing health care fixes for 2018
    Dec. 20, 2017
    Republicans are looking to 2018 to pursue possible fixes for the Affordable Care Act, though Nevada’s health exchange director says these proposals are unlikely to reverse the ...
  • The healing power of leeches and maggots in hospitals
    The healing power of leeches and maggots in hospitals
    Dec. 18, 2017
    Leeches and maggots have a long history in medicine. While the idea of using creepy-crawlies to treat serious medical conditions may seem like a relic of medieval times, they have become an important mainstay in modern biotherapeutical practices
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