It eats at Dr. Michael Casey when someone with minor injuries dies, seemingly giving up the will to live.
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With good reason –– it’s more than 100 degrees in the shade –– you are being inundated with media reports about the effects of heat.
When insurance companies and medical providers have one of their frequent wars over money, what too often happens is that you and me –– so often referred to as either a cherished policyholder or a cherished patient –– end up as collateral damage.
A nice guy. Probably too nice.
It is maddening.
To: Sens. Dean Heller, R-Nev., Harry Reid, D-Nev., Reps. Dina Titus and Steven Horsford, both D-Nev., and Reps. Joe Heck and Mark Amodei, both R-Nev.
As I left Good Night Pediatrics in Henderson –– an all-night urgent care for kids at 2651 Green Valley Parkway –– I took a trip down memory lane, remembering late nights 30 years ago with my own children when they were little and hurting.
If the smile on Don Laughlin’s face became any broader you suspect he’d have to make an emergency landing at a nearby hospital to receive treatment for a dislocated temporomandibular joint.
Soon after the Boston Marathon bombings, well before the funerals were arranged, the amputations completed and medications for post-traumatic stress disorder dispensed, the questions began.
Every so often in a trial where a jury has found that a company’s behavior has put people in harm’s way, you can find exchanges between an attorney and a key witness that seem to capture that company’s embarrassment and shame.
Chances are better than good that you or someone in your family has already suffered from it. It really doesn’t surprise you all that much when it happens –– cramps, diarrhea, vomiting.
When 11-year-old Mackenzi Moers receives an intravenous blood product designed to boost her fragile immune system –– every three weeks her condition, called hypogammaglobulinemia, requires her to undergo a taxing six-hour regimen that supplies her with antibodies to help fight infection –– she is troubled by what she sees.
Well before Dr. Dipak Desai faced criminal charges, Dr. Charles Cohan gave you the sense that the best the physician at the center of the 2007 hepatitis C outbreak in Las Vegas should hope for professionally is popping prisoners’ hemorrhoids, if he was allowed to practice medicine at all.
It was one of those early morning phone calls from out of state.
It’s a proven lifesaver — the American Cancer Society estimates 65 percent of deaths from colorectal cancer could be avoided if everyone older than 50 had screening tests every 10 years –– yet only about half of Americans have the procedures.
The Hollywood treatment of a childhood bout with leukemia, one that makes your tears flow in the movie theater or living room, often involves a seriously ill boy or girl whose wise physician uses all the therapies at his command to bring the youngster back to cheerful good health.
Don’t beat yourself up.
I sailed on teardrops to memories I’d rather not have.
To be or not to be smitten? To try to ensure the man of her dreams went gaga over her so he’d never even ask that question on Valentine’s Day or any other day, a woman in Shakespeare’s England used what was then considered the best aphrodisiac –– the aroma of her armpit.
Dr. Farolyn McSweeney, the president of the Nevada State Board of Oriental Medicine, likes to tell people “you can never be too careful” when it comes to the possible spread of infections.
It can be done. It has been done. Right here in Nevada, where health care seldom receives accolades. Deadly central line-associated bloodstream infections ---- part of the reason 99,000 Americans die each year from preventable hospital-acquired...
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