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This week, we help a consumer who’s essentially starting the buying process from scratch after her workplace disappeared.
Open enrollment in new health insurance plans is more than three months away, but that hasn’t stopped the flood of sign-up questions into our inbox.
Enrollment through Nevada Health Link might be over for now, but officials with the state’s health insurance exchange haven’t stopped thinking about how to improve sign-ups this fall.
That wasn’t so bad. When the state Insurance Division released the health-plan premiums that insurers have proposed for 2015, the numbers held a couple of surprises.
Xerox is supposed to stick around through November to run Nevada Health Link’s website, but some insurance sources say the contractor essentially has bailed on the project.
A Las Vegas plastic surgeon says he will still help a 3-year-old Mississippi girl whose face was mauled by dogs, even after allegations that her family falsified part of her story that went viral.
Robotic surgery technology introduced in Southern Nevada a year ago is helping women carry their pregnancies and give birth safely.
Las Vegas may be known for its glitz, glamour and gambling, but Southern Nevada is also making a name for itself when it comes to another endeavor — medical research.
Southwest Medical Associates has turned to telemedicine to treat its patients when they can’t make it to the doctor’s office.
The semiannual mini-internship program sponsored by the Clark County Medical Society has provided insight into how the medical profession works and appreciation for what Southern Nevada has in terms of doctors.
No matter your views of the Affordable Care Act, when it comes to treating the mentally ill, Lesley Dickson says it should benefit Southern Nevada at a time it needs some help.
For Lesley Dickson and her profession, the job satisfaction comes from getting to know people and help them. That’s what drew Dickson to psychiatry and an advocate of the behalf of patients and the profession as executive director of the Nevada Psychiatric Association. The 66-year-old Dickson, who grew up in San Diego, worked 10 years as a
The expansion of medical care to the uninsured under the Affordable Care Act is exacerbating a longstanding problem in Clark County — a shortage of doctors that’s likely worsen.
Howard Baron epitomizes many doctors in the medical profession in Southern Nevada — highly trained out-of-state residents lured here by the opportunity they saw in a high-growth region. The 53-year-old pediatric gastroenterologist grew up in Minnesota, where he went to medical school and did his residency in pediatric care.
With the goal of keeping graduates in-state, MountainView Hospital and the University of Nevada School of Medicine agreed Thursday to expand the state’s only Graduate Medical Education program, opening about 150 new residency positions within the Las Vegas hospital by July of 2016.
North Las Vegas leaders on Wednesday introduced a draft medical marijuana measure set for City Council approval June 18, scheduling a final vote on city pot rules just two months after joining the green rush and only two weeks after their colleagues in Las Vegas.
Billionaire Howard Hughes backed a medical school in Las Vegas in the late 1960s, but Southern Nevadans still are waiting more than 40 years later. The way Robert Lang sees it, that school could finally arrive as early as 2016.
Nick Fiore is a member of an exclusive club of specialists in Las Vegas, and it’s a passion driven by a love of children. Fiore, 50, is one of the region’s four pediatric general surgeons. He came to Las Vegas in 1998 to launch his career, 12 years after he entered college as a freshman.
Medical schools produce two types of doctors, and when Roseman University opens its medical school in Summerlin in 2017, it will offer a different degree than graduates now get from Southern Nevada’s other medical school, Touro University in Henderson.
Roseman University has come a long way from its humble beginnings. It started in 1999 in Henderson with $15,000 and 900 square feet when the private, nonprofit institution started what was then the Nevada College of Pharmacy.
Most people think of the University of Nevada School of Medicine as Reno’s medical school because it’s on the UNR campus, but administrators there say Las Vegas is a key component, and it should be viewed as a statewide school.
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