A Bulgarian man who was paralyzed from the chest down in a knife attack can now walk with the aid of a frame after receiving pioneering transplant treatment using cells from his nose.
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A Rhode Island child hospitalized with Enterovirus D68 has died of a bacterial infection, in what state public health officials described on Wednesday as an unusual and dangerous combination.
Advancements in medicine can make it seem as though early detection of breast cancer is no longer so vital. But it is, and to help remind women to get an annual diagnostic exam, a Mammos & Mimosas event is planned for Oct. 11 at Summerlin Hospital Medical Center.
Did you know that sticks and stones may break our bones, but not brushing or flossing our teeth may harm our hearts? Although this is a slight deviation from the original saying, they are nonetheless wise words that we should take to heart.
U.S. health officials said on Tuesday the first patient infected with the deadly Ebola virus had been diagnosed in the country, in a new sign of how the outbreak ravaging West Africa can spread globally.
Kids who receive several rounds of antibiotics before age two may be at an increased risk of being overweight by age five, suggests a new study.
There are resources available to help people on their journey to good health, including using dietitians.
Head lice are a year-around problem. However, many parents do associate lice outbreaks with school. Here’s some advice on how to deal with this health nuisance.
No matter how much you think you understand health insurance, someone will always throw you a scenario you didn’t expect. That’s the case with John McGrail of Las Vegas.
Thousands of runners took part Saturday in the sixth Dempsey Challenge, the first time the cancer support fundraiser in honor of Patrick Dempsey’s mother has been held since her death.
Health-related news and events from across the Las Vegas Valley.
It’s a tourism boom, but not one to crow about: The number of people traveling to Switzerland to end their lives is growing. And it seems that more and more people with a nonfatal disease are making the trip.
A second child born at Summerlin Hospital Medical Center during last year’s tuberculosis outbreak has tested positive for the respiratory disease, a lawyer said Thursday.
Registered nurses with the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee marched together and rallied at Planet Hollywood casino-hotel in Las Vegas on Wednesday.
Your medical information is worth 10 times more than your credit card number on the black market.
Nevada ranks last in the nation for flu vaccination rates, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The days of “no pain, no gain” are over. According to James Wong, co-owner of The Fit Labs, a fit life can be achieved through the principles of the exercise system Z-Health, which uses the brain’s cues to turn one’s body into a metabolically efficient machine.
In medicine, we use the term “vital signs” to describe the most basic bodily functions: heart beat, blood pressure, breathing rate, and temperature. They are vital to life. Pain has recently been named the “5th vital sign” in order to elevate it to the same level and urge proper treatment.
According to the National Eye Institute, eye injuries are the No. 1 cause of blindness among children in the United States. And about 90 percent of sports-related eye injuries could be prevented by wearing protective gear, the institute adds.
Sidney Wilson used his lifelong passion for fitness to start a training facility. Though Get Vicious Training Facility has only been open two months, he has been training people nearly 20 years.
There has to be a faster way for ill patients ensnared in coverage problems through Nevada Health Link to get help. And one local doctor said he has the answer.
Jonathan Mosen, who has been blind since birth, spent his evening snapping photos of packages in the mail, his son’s school report and labels on bottles in the fridge. In seconds, he was listening to audio of the printed words the camera captured, courtesy of a new app on his Apple Inc iPhone.
Public health officials are warning Moapa Valley residents about the potential for an increase in mosquitoes as a result of Sept. 8 flash flooding that swamped houses and destroyed a stretch of Interstate 15.