The life-saving bacteria from the guts of people with healthy fecal matter can help cure those with gut-wrenching bad bacteria. When their healthy microbes are placed inside the intestines of a sick person they can chase out harmful C. difficile bacteria. It's called a fecal transplant.
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The planned August opening of a new tower at St. Rose Dominican Hospital, Siena campus in Henderson starts a hospital building spurt in Southern Nevada that will add more than 400 rooms by the end of next year.
A Las Vegas developer plans to break ground in August on a $4 million, 24-bed center to care for those with dementia and Alzheimer's.
Nicholas Ballou binds his chest each day before leaving his home. It's so tight he often finds it hard to breathe and has gotten lightheaded. Throughout the day, he might touch his chest or adjust the wrap — a nervous habit. Nothing can be out of place.
Older adults who value sexual activity and engage in it have better social lives and psychological well-being, according to a small study from Scotland.
Saving historic buildings isn't always a high priority in Southern Nevada, but Boulder City has worked to make it so.
Public health officials are investigating a case of E. coli at the Lovelock Correctional Center, the Nevada Department of Corrections said Thursday.
Rather than just focusing on the mechanics of how babies are born, consider broadening the discussion based on the child’s age and ability to understand concepts.
A new study suggests the answers you're stumped to remember while awake may be easier to recall after a night's sleep.
Eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day keeps the doctor away — or does it? Researchers out of Harvard revealed it may be best to forget everything we've always known about proper hydration, according to a new report in the Harvard Health Letter.
A positive test for salmonella has caused Kroger to recall four of its seasonings. The grocery store chain is recalling Kroger Ground Cinnamon, Kroger Garlic Power, Kroger Coarse Ground Black Pepper and Kroger Bac'n Buds.
Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center in Las Vegas today was among nine hospitals nationwide to earn Consumer Reports' highest rating for avoiding infections.
Although sugar is sweet to our taste buds, it can sour our health. Added sugar can pack on the pounds and cause associated problems of obesity, including diabetes. More recently, researchers have discovered that added sugar, on its own, regardless of other health problems, can more than double the risk of death from heart disease!
The anti-abortion group targeting Planned Parenthood released another video Tuesday, this one featuring an interview with a woman who says she worked in a clinic procuring tissue from aborted fetuses.
Teens are more likely to use electronic cigarettes if their friends and family view them as cool or acceptable, a new study suggests.
Looking to cut back on dessert and shed a few pounds? The University of Colorado School of Medicine suggests cockroaches — or pictures of the little buggers, at least.
The Internet may be responsible for selfies and misinformation, but it might also be a reason teens are becoming more responsible when it comes to their health.
The phone ringing. The baby crying. Hearing the world around us is an ability many people take for granted. But not Lin Adams, age 69.
Macular degeneration can deprive its victims of their central vision and render them blind. A new procedure coming to the Las Vegas Valley can literally bring eyesight to the blind.
It might be time for fashion-conscious women to trade their pumps for a pair of wedges or 1-inch kitten heels.
Before allowing your child to be given the learning disability label, it is crucial to consider other possibilities. This means getting your child examined by doctors, including a vision specialist.
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, the international drug maker linked to the 2008 hepatitis C outbreak in Las Vegas, has agreed to buy Allergan Plc's generic drugs business for $40.5 billion in a cash and stock deal that will turn the Israeli company into one of the world's largest pharmaceutical firms.
A collection of biological codes sits in a library at UNLV. Much of the focus is learning how the codes can help cells fight off HIV. Researchers hope this work can be used to develop drugs much faster.