You don’t have to be a politician to dine at the White House. Just ask 9-year-old Jack Newkirk. This Henderson boy won a reserved seat July 10 representing Nevada in the first lady’s Healthy Lunchtime Challenge.
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When older men have stressed-out wives, their own blood pressure may go up, a U.S. study suggests.
North Las Vegas resident Megan Mejia is the star of a recently released comic book. In the book, she doesn’t fight crime, wear a robot suit, fly, turn into an angry, muscled monster or even solve crimes with a spunky, talking dog. She simply shares her story of living with epilepsy and encourages others to tell their stories — and that makes her a special kind of superhero.
A man who returned to New Jersey from West Africa has died of Lassa fever, a disease that’s only known to have entered the United States a handful of times in the past few decades, authorities said.
In robotic surgery, procedures are completed with small tools attached to a robotic arm, and the surgeon controls the robotic arm with a computer. Sunrise Hospital will have the first case of a robotically rebuilt bladder in Las Vegas coming up on April 28.
When it comes to exercising, the demands of every day life are often to blame for bringing this noble goal to a screeching halt. However, while we may not have 1-2 hours to dedicate to daily gym workouts, we have 24 hours in each and every day where we can incorporate more physical activity into our daily routines.
Fewer U.S. hospitals are giving away free infant formula, a new study finds, a shift that may help encourage more new mothers to breastfeed.
Charlie Metzger’s surgery to give him a new urinary bladder played out like an anti-smoking public service announcement. But the four keyhole incisions created during the first case of robotically rebuilt bladder in Las Vegas belie the extent nightmare he has endured.
If you mentioned nuclear and Las Vegas in the same sentence 60 years ago, the conversation likely centered on the Nevada Test Site. Today, you just might be talking modern medicine.
As if the sneezing, congestion and runny nose weren’t enough, seasonal allergies often can bring with them red, itchy, watering eyes, too. What can you do about it? More than you might realize.
Spring often is accompanied by the sound of sneezing. If wheezing joins that sneeze, it may not be just allergies — it may be asthma. The past three decades have witnessed a rise in asthma and allergies worldwide.
Thousands of participants tackled 45 challenges at the Badass Dash obstacle course that raised money for an autism support group at the South Point on Saturday.
If you think skipping lunch will get your body beach ready for summertime, think again.
Health-related news and events from across the Las Vegas Valley.
Warmer weather means more running for me, and while I love a good solo run, my thoughts quickly become boring and obnoxious, even to myself. A better option? Podcasts.
Raw tuna, mostly from sushi, may be at the heart of a recent salmonella outbreak that stretches across nine states.
Fumes from cleaning products used at work can make existing asthma worse, according to a new study of professional cleaning service employees.
Rachael Farrokh, 37, weighs roughly 40 pounds, suffering from a severe form of anorexia for more than 10 years.
In a survey for NBC’s Parent Toolkit, American moms and dads listed social and communication skills as the most important piece of a child’s future success.
In the Internet age, health information is only a click (or Google search) away. This ease of access has both negative and positive consequences, bringing answers as well as anxiety.
Pregnant women who take the painkiller paracetamol regularly for long periods may put their unborn sons’ testosterone levels at risk, leading to possible reproductive problems later in life, researchers said on Wednesday.
What are the wheeziest and sneeziest cities in America?