Kaysen Camat-Toki wears a No. 4 jersey like his idol, baseball great Lou Gehrig. In June, the 11-year-old Las Vegan was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare bone cancer, preventing him from playing baseball. Rockin’ Jump Las Vegas, an indoor trampoline gym at 7200 Montessouri St., hosted a fundraiser July 14 and 15, donating 50 percent of the profits to his family to help with his medical care.
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Groups of mosquitoes across Clark County have tested positive for St. Louis encephalitis, a virus that largely causes limited or no symptoms in humans but can occasionally lead to serious health issues, according to the Southern Nevada Health District.
Veterans recently joined a tour of a local dispensary and testing lab to tell their stories of how medical marijuana has improved their lives since they left the military.
In September, MountainView Hospital received accreditation for its Internal Medicine Residency program. Roughly 250 interviews later, it has selected the doctors who will complete their training at its facility.
Your anesthesiologist is battling his own addiction to alcoholism and since 2006 has entered six settlement agreements with the Nevada Board of Medical Examiners. Three times his suspension was stayed.
An experimental wearable artificial kidney shows promise as a substitute for dialysis machines, researchers report.
The Southern Nevada Health District will close its Henderson location late this month as it searches for a new site in the area.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 25 percent of U.S. adults have a mental illness and 54 million experience some form of a mental disorder in a given year. Patrick Bozarth, executive director of the Community Counseling Center of Southern Nevada, said that, particularly in a city such as Las Vegas, that disorder often leads to substance abuse of some kind.
Nevada’s senior citizens’ health and quality of life was again ranked among the lowest nationally in a UnitedHealthcare report released last week, placing 42nd — a single spot above the state’s 2015 ranking.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs launched the Opioid Safety Initiative, or OSI, in Minneapolis in October 2013. Its objective is to improve the quality of life for veterans suffering chronic pain, while simultaneously reducing their dependency on opioid drugs. The program is now being used in Nevada.
A baby born to a mother with the Zika virus at a New Jersey hospital appears to be affected by the disease, according to a doctor who helped lead the delivery team.
We all strive for a healthy glow, but we need to be aware of these facts along with some helpful preventative measures to protect yourself and your loved ones.
If things go as some people hope, northwest Las Vegas could be getting a Level III trauma center at MountainView Hospital. The plan has been under consideration for years but needed updated numbers to show demand, as the last assessment was done in 2004.
U.S. health officials on Thursday reported the first case in the country of a patient with an infection resistant to all known antibiotics, and expressed grave concern that the superbug could pose serious danger for routine infections if it spreads.
For the first time, a U.S. patient has been infected with bacteria resistant to an antibiotic used as a last-resort treatment, scientists said Thursday.
Climate change, peace in the Middle East and the national debt can seem like a piece of cake in comparison to getting our kids to eat healthy.
Las Vegan J Carole Kuntz became the first cancer patient in the country to receive the drug Tecentriq since its U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval last week.
Maybe they are the first-line defenders of our respiratory and digestive systems. Or they may be designed to prime a baby’s immune system. “Nobody really knows exactly how they work or what their function is,” says Dr. Ryan Winters.
Beg, borrow and steal: Zika preparation involves a bit of all three as federal, state and local health officials try to get a jump on the mosquito-borne virus while Congress haggles over how much money they really need.
Some 157 pregnant women in the United States and another 122 in U.S. territories, primarily Puerto Rico, have tested positive for infection with the Zika virus, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday.
Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center plans to add a $26 million inpatient psychiatric facility to its main structure, the hospital announced Thursday.
They come from various places and different backgrounds. They also work for free. Summerlin Hospital relies on its volunteers — a force 250 strong — to help pick up the slack.
In 1993, Henderson resident Linda Flatt looked for a support group to help her deal with her son’s suicide — she didn’t find one. “I went to a general grief group and I felt completely out of place,” she said. “I was in there with people that had lost their (spouses) after 60 years of marriage, and my kid had ended his life on purpose.”