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Quality Care IPA adds doctors

Quality Care IPA said in a statement that it has added Dr. Dhiresh Joshi and Dr. Dhaval Shah to its network of doctors. Joshi is an internal medicine physician practicing with Infectious Disease Specialists, 6480 W. Russell Road. Shah is an internal...

Back-to-school immunization clinics offered

The Southern Nevada Immunization and Health Coalition and its partners will sponsor back-to-school immunization clinics between Aug. 18-25 to help families meet Nevada’s immunization requirements. Back- to-School events will begin with health fair...

LV doctor warns about use of fireworks

Las Vegas doctor Ryan Grabow has seen the damage fireworks can do to people. Every year there are approximately 9,000 injuries related to consumer fireworks, with the peak occurring the weeks around the July 4th holiday (June 18th to July 18th)...

Cancer Treatment Centers offers grilling tips

It’s grilling season in Las Vegas, and Cancer Treatment Centers of America says people should be careful about what and how they grill. CTCA warns that potential cancer-causing risks involved when cooking foods, particularly meats, on the grill...

Sunrise names Sklamberg CEO

Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center and Sunrise Children’s Hospital announced the appointment of Todd Sklamberg to the position of chief executive officer. Sunrise said in a statement that Sklamberg will oversee all the operations for Sunrise and...

Sunrise offering free program on sinus treatment

Sunrise Hospital is proud to announce the availability of a new minimally invasive technology for treating chronic sinus inflammation, Balloon Sinuplasty. Through the Minimally Invasive Sinus Program at Sunrise Hospital, this breakthrough procedure...

Henderson sleep facility gains accreditation

Steljes Healthy Heart Sleep Facility in Henderson recently received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Steljes said in a statement that to receive a five-year accreditation, a sleep center must meet or exceed all...

Shade Tree of Las Vegas receives grant

The Shade Tree of Las Vegas received a $35,000 grant from Starbucks Community Program “Vote. Give Grow.” The Shade Tree, a local nonprofit organization that shelters women, children and their pets affected by domestic violence, was announced as the...

Dr. Park: That would be a fatal dose of caffeine

Here’s how an article in May issue of Las Vegas Health magazine read, quoting Dr. David Park, chairman of the Department of Primary Care at Touro University of Nevada’s College of Osteopathic Medicine: “Park views caffeine or alcohol as a 'negative...

$75 digital mammograms offered in May

The Breast Center at Sunrise, Southern Hills Hospital and Red Rock Radiology are offering a special Mother’s Day rate in May for mammograms: a digital screening mammogram will be available for $75 all month. This offer is available through May 31...

Steljes Cardiology receives accreditation

Steljes Cardiology, a practice based in Henderson, received accreditation in echocardiography and nuclear cardiology from the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission. Steljes Cardiology said in a statement that IAC accreditation is a “seal of...

Health District names 2012 Public Health Heroes

The Southern Nevada Health District announced its annual Public Health Heroes last week at its board meeting. The 2012 Public Health Heroes , and a synapsis from the Southern Nevada Health District on why they were honored: COLLABORATIVE SOFTWARE...