Even high school athletes know how important endurance is to athletic success. So it's probably not surprising that high school athletes nationally smoke cigarettes and cigars at a lower rate than high school students who aren't athletes.
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U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy visited the Las Vegas Valley on Tuesday on the first stop of his national campaign to promote walking and walkable communities.
Since 2010, poison control center hotlines across the United States have seen a nearly 400% increase in calls related to children younger than 12 ingesting hand sanitizer, according to new analysis by the Georgia Poison Center.
Young men have a new opportunity to receive reproductive health services from the Southern Nevada Health District.
Race appears to affect the odds that a child or teen with appendicitis, a painful condition requiring surgery, will get pain medication, particularly opioid medication, according to a new study.
The new school year has begun, and physical education class apparently has been replaced by daily weightlifting sessions via the stuffed-to-bursting backpacks many kids are lugging to and from school every day.
What started in strip clubs has now gone mainstream. Nearly 2,000 people from 50 countries are attending the fourth annual Pole Expo at the Hard Rock Hotel this weekend. The four-day event, which ends Sunday, includes workshops, seminars and performances.
While Americans grappled with newfound fears of a disease they thought was confined mostly to developing countries, a former Las Vegan was in the thick of the Ebola outbreak.
The California legislature on Friday approved a bill to legalize physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients despite opposition from religious and disability rights groups, sending it to Democratic Governor Jerry Brown for his approval or veto.
Just like almost any fitness club, TruFusion has a food and beverage bar and a reception desk but don't expect to see long rows of treadmills, StairMasters, ellipticals and stationary bicycles in the workout rooms.
Exercising after surgery should be attempted with caution. To that end, Sun City held a seminar Aug. 11 for residents on the topic Exercising Safely: Coming Back After Surgery.
A wound that is taking a long time to heal could spell disaster down the road, according to Dr. Lubna Javed. In some cases, she said it could even lead to amputation.
Minnesota health officials are investigating a salmonella outbreak that they have linked to Chipotle restaurants in the state.
Long before teens are old enough to start their first jobs, smoke-free workplace laws could still play a part in decreasing youth smoking trends, according to new research.
A squirrel found dead at Lake Tahoe last month has tested positive for the plague, health officials said, marking the latest incidence of the disease in California that forced the temporary closure of two Yosemite National Park campgrounds.
An investigation has begun into a multistate outbreak of salmonella poona infections potentially linked to imported cucumbers from Mexico, including seven cases in Nevada, four of which are in Clark County.
From 75 people raising $1,000 in 1990 to more than 2,000 people raising more than $170,000 in 2014, the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada's annual 5K has grown to be the organization's premier fundraiser.
The goal of pain management is to minimize suffering from pain while improving your level of function and quality of life. While it may not be possible to completely eliminate pain from diseases such as osteoarthritis, there are steps we can take in order to gain control.
Hospitalized children need the presence of their parents, family member or other trusted friends throughout their treatment and recovery. Data show that newborns who have their parents' presence have shorter hospital stays and better outcomes.
Southern Nevada's struggling public housing agency owes $47,000 in fines for six serious safety violations identified by the state's Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Nearly one in five high school students who said they used electronic cigarettes to vaporize nicotine also used them to vaporize pot, according to a survey of nearly 4,000 Connecticut teens.
With all those enclosed spaces, recirculated air and non-stop streams of people, airports and planes are prime breeding grounds for bacteria. But which surfaces are the dirtiest of all? Website Travelmath.com sent a microbiologist to take 26 samples from five U.S. airports and four flights by two major carriers -- although it didn't specify which ones.
Snoring and other breathing problems during sleep can put kids at risk for poorer performance in school, a new study confirms.