June Simms doesn’t wear a white coat, she doesn’t use a stethoscope during her workday, and she probably won’t ever be called upon to perform an emergency appendectomy. But Simms is as much a part of Southern Nevada’s patient care landscape as any doctor, nurse or medical professional.
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Sickle Cell Treatment Center in Las Vegas will take comprehensive approach to avoid medical complications when it opens in October.
Families often find comfort in learning how many lives were saved if they donated a loved one’s organs for transplant. But donating a body for research gets less attention — there are no headline-making “saves.”
Summerlin resident Dinorah Arambula, 53, says she was depressed when she began dialysis in June of 2009. “I thought, ‘Will I be a vegetable? Will my life depend on me being hooked to a machine?’, ” she recalled. Fast-forward seven years and one kidney transplant later, and she has completed her second Transplant Games of America,
A new initiative aimed at supporting Nevadans with dementia and their caregivers debuted Wednesday, with organizers saying more attention needs to be focused on the disorder and the diseases that cause it.
Federal regulators on Monday granted tentative approval to the first drug for muscular dystrophy, following an intense public campaign from patients and doctors who pushed for the largely unproven medication.
They’re moments when the design of a room and the objects in it become glaringly problematic for people suffering from health problems, and they’re the types of design gaps UNLV’s new master’s degree program in health care interior design hopes to resolve.
For more than a decade, members of a little-known group called the Pain Care Forum have blanketed Washington with messages touting prescription painkillers’ vital role in the lives of millions of Americans, creating an echo chamber that has quietly derailed efforts to curb U.S. consumption of the drugs, which accounts for two-thirds of the world’s usage.
Heavy-duty prescription painkillers like hydrocodone and OxyContin are a big part of medicine in Nevada, with doctors prescribing them at a rate that nearly reached one per person last year.
The makers of prescription painkillers have adopted a 50-state strategy that includes hundreds of lobbyists and millions in campaign contributions to help kill or weaken measures aimed at stemming the tide of prescription opioids, the drugs at the heart of a crisis that has cost 165,000 Americans their lives and pushed countless more to crippling addiction.