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‘Mrs. MacGyver’ to the rescue

Computer exec Glenn Drawdy suffered a stroke during a trip to Las Vegas and is stuck her. But he considers himself to lucky to be betting help from therapist Nicola Gregory, whom he calls “Mrs. MacGyver.”

Cleveland Clinic, Ruvo Center rank among top hospitals

Cleveland Clinic, best known in Southern Nevada for its work at the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, ranked fourth nationally in the U.S. News & World Report’s annual “Best Hospitals” survey released Tuesday. In Las Vegas, the center’s specialties in urology ranked No. 1 and neurology ranked No. 6.

Alzheimer’s rate dropping in U.S., study shows

The rate of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias is falling in the United States and some other rich countries — good news about an epidemic that is still growing simply because more people are living to an old age, new studies show.

Is Alzheimer’s care a waste of money?

Reports showing a 99.6 percent failure rate for drugs to treat Alzheimer’s disease fuel the debate over future care. Some even question whether doctors should be able to end Alzheimer’s patients’ lives.