There are few certainties in health care because every patient is different, but one thing's a cinch: Medications won't work if patients don't take them.
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As fewer U.S. high school students exclusively smoke cigarettes and cigars, more of them are using marijuana, a recent study suggests.
For the first time, tuberculosis infections rivaled HIV/AIDS as a leading cause of death from infectious diseases, the World Health Organization said in a report released on Wednesday.
As a nation, we are making progress in eroding the stigma associated with mental health. According to a recent survey, 90 percent of American adults see mental health as being equally important to physical health.
Eating processed meats like hot dogs, sausages or bacon can lead to bowel cancer in humans and red meat is a likely cause of the disease, World Health Organisation (WHO) experts said.
A promising new method for battling the spread of HIV in Africa was inspired by an unexpected source 8,000 miles away: a baby shower at the home of a Las Vegas professor.
We've all done it, even if we may have felt at least a little guilty about it. But a new survey reveals that more of us are calling in sick to our jobs even if we're not, technically speaking, sick.
Call it autumnal amnesia, that odd tendency Southern Nevadans have to forget to follow after Labor Day all of the healthy practices we so tenaciously followed during the summer.
When Jeanette Tellefsen of northwest Las Vegas turned 40 in 2012, her doctor ordered a mammogram. The test proved a lifesaver. She was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Sam Kaufman has been named the chief executive officer of Henderson Hospital, Karla Perez, regional vice president of The Valley Health System and vice president, acute care division, with Universal Health Services said Thursday in a statement.
When the first strands of hair began to wrap around her round hair brush, Heather Seitz was ready. "On my first diagnosis, I was so happy that I didn't need chemo, mainly because I was afraid to lose my hair," the two-time breast cancer survivor said. "The second time I didn't care. I realized that being alive was more important than losing my hair."
When Sonya Newton of Las Vegas was first diagnosed with breast cancer in March 2012 at the age of 41, she was the same age as her mother. Newton found a lump in her breast, just months before she was scheduled for her annual mammogram.
The latest generation of mammography — offering 3-D imaging — reduces false alarms, Southern Nevada radiologists say, meaning fewer women will be called back for additional tests because of suspicious findings.
With the advent of autumn, we will be witnessing a drop in temperatures. But before we start cranking up the thermostat, or getting into our flannel jammies, let's take a moment to read how cooler temperatures while we slumber may have a number of health benefits.
You finish a hard workout, head to the locker room wearing a glistening sheen of perspiration all over and … skip your usual de-funkifying shower? What?
U.S. prices for the world's 20 top-selling medicines are, on average, three times higher than in Britain, according to an analysis carried out for Reuters.
Las Vegas High School teacher Stephanie Hill knows firsthand how critical early and intense intervention is for an autistic child to become a productive and functioning adult.
Medical experts agree that last year's flu shot wasn't particularly effective. So why even bother getting one again this year?
Martin Vece's life expectancy is less than other 45-year-olds in Nevada, even if he gets the heart transplant he needs.
It's estimated that about 100,000 deaths occur each year in the U.S. from blood clots, while these clumps of sticky blood also play a contributing factor in an additional 100,000 deaths annually, according to medical statistics.
Wider availability of medical marijuana in Colorado starting in 2009 coincided with an increase in calls to poison control centers and hospital discharges, a new study found.
It was just another annual checkup, nothing out of the ordinary, but as Jeanette Tellefsen was leaving her gynecologist's office that day in 2012, she was handed a slip of paper that brought on a mixture of surprise and dread.
Every newly diagnosed breast cancer patient faces a journey that is as individual as they are. But a host of local programs means they don't have to go it alone.