Liz Alvarez, a 30-year-old nurse and an MMA fighter, is undergoing her second year of assessments.
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When University of Nevada School of Medicine student Shavon Moore found out she’d been accepted into a psychiatry residency program, she was excited.
The Ronald McDonald Family Room opened Wednesday at Sunrise Children’s Hospital, giving families a place to spend time when children are in critical care.
When Cindy Thompson trains puppies, the commands go way beyond “sit” and “stay.” She raises them to become assistance dogs for Canine Companions for Independence. The dogs have to learn 40 commands.
Home-cooked meals have a way of bringing people closer. Whether it’s a zesty side salad or a freshly baked roll with a hearty soup, it’s difficult to compare this type of lunch with a grab-and-go meal from a fast-food restaurant. For seniors, such meals are especially important, not just for their nutritional aspects but for the doors they open to socialization.
March 22 is National Diabetes Day, but Jennifer Vaughan knows all too well what diabetes means. Her son, Ryan, was diagnosed with type 1 when he was 9.
Life Long Dreams started simply enough: with one child and one mother. Today, the nonprofit hosts scores of children and brings kids with special needs together to express themselves artistically and find the confidence to share that expression.
Nevada health officials say a report released Tuesday ranking counties in the state on health outcomes and factors emphasizes the need to invest in public health, especially in rural areas.
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A report released late Tuesday by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute ranked Clark County sixth out of all Nevada counties for its overall health outcomes and 12th based on several health factors.
If you are one of the 45 million Americans who plans on losing weight this year – the rewards of a healthy weight are well worth it. Being overweight raises our risk for a number of chronic health issues including diabetes, heart disease, fatty liver, osteoarthritis and some cancers.
On a Thursday afternoon, Dr. Tracey Green rushes to make it to another meeting. Green has had plenty of meetings since she assumed her new role as the UNLV School of Medicine vice dean for clinical affairs on Feb. 22.
Fat-related claims on packages on everything from salad dressings and yogurts to cookies and frozen waffles bear scrutiny. The front of the package shouts “fat free!” but the truth is elusive.
When 64-year-old Mesquite resident Charlene Lacenski visits the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health to see her doctor, she might as well be carrying a microphone and standing under a spotlight.
Daylight saving time is Sunday, and losing sleep after clocks “spring forward” an hour could be more than just an annoyance. This small time shift can significantly raise the risk of health-related issues.
At 64 years old, Pastor Dan Winckler had never seen a rainbow. He had an idea of what he was supposed to see when he ran across pictures of the natural phenomenon, but his vision always fell short.
The Sunrise Health System opened a new Urgent Care Extra location Friday at Camino Al Norte and Ann Road, according to a release from the company.
Business Power Luncheon: Las Vegas Heals is partnering with the Las Vegas Metro Chamberof Commerce at the Business Power Luncheon, set from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 17 at Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas, 3960 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The deans from UNLV School of Medicine, Touro University Nevada and Roseman University of Health Sciences are set to give updates on their respective campuses and explain how the business community can engage with these economy-driving forces to positively impact the region. Registration closes March 14. Visit tinyurl.com/powerluncheonLV.
As the Las Vegas Valley’s death toll rises from heroin use, a Henderson resident is working to help people escape the drug’s grip.
A few splashes of red paint remind visitors that the new Southern Nevada Health District facility hasn’t completed its makeover yet.
A new breakthrough in cancer research could lead to a novel form of cancer treatment — one that is highly specialized for each patient.
When detected in its earliest stages, cervical cancer has a five-year survival rate of approximately 91 percent. With proper utilization of the HPV vaccine, the disease could practically disappear.
The Las Vegas City Council narrowly passed a resolution Wednesday supporting the addition of a designated trauma center at Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center, drawing criticism from the company that operates the other applicant hospitals.