In the debate over whether chocolate is good or bad, some nutritionists are talking about the potential health benefits it might have.
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The effects of eye degeneration caused by the sun are like putting money into a piggy bank.
Victoria Duval, an 18-year-old American tennis player, has been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma but expects to make a full recovery within months after undergoing treatment for the cancer.
The U.S. Department of Food and Agriculture said Thursday night it has found evidence directly linking Foster Farms boneless-skinless chicken breast to a case of Salmonella Heidelberg.
An increasing number of wounded war vets is pushing military medicine to find better ways to accommodate such a large population of young, severely disabled combat veterans who want to maintain an active lifestyle.
A new study shows the failure rate for drugs recently developed to treat Alzheimer’s disease was a woeful 99.6 percent, with “disturbingly few new drugs in the pipeline.” The disease is expected to leave millions of baby boomers with dementia in the next few decades.
Linda Rolain, a plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit against Xerox, died Monday, less than two weeks after her family went public with details about Nevada Health Link enrollment troubles that kept her from treatment in January for an aggressive brain tumor.
Do you dread your pelvic exam? New guidelines say most healthy women can skip the yearly ritual.
Downtown’s Turntable Health has used a team-based approach to improve primary and preventive care for patients of all ages, including those suffering from headaches and abdominal pain caused by stress and anxiety they feel at work.
For most women, awaiting the birth of a child is a wondrous time, full of excitement and joy. For Tracey Moran, pregnant with her son, Zachary MacKenzie, it was a time consumed by fervent prayer.
The more crunches you do the more defined your abdominals. Right?
Jared Rich tells people at parties, “I watch people sleep for a living.” He’s rarely believed.
The first sign that something was wrong, Candace Infante realizes now, came about six years ago when she was out with friends and her left side started “feeling tingly all over.”
In a family-owned business, it’s custom to treat customers like part of the family. And for the employees of Tobin Hearing Center, there’s nothing more important than doing so. The business, 4815 W. Russell Road, has operated under three generations since 1945.
With brain surgery, even the slightest error can result in problems with speech, memory, balance, vision, coordination.
We won’t know just what will happen to Nevada insurance premiums in 2015 until the fall, when the Insurance Division releases carriers’ new rates.
Egypt’s military said Saturday that devices it claimed it invented to detect and cure AIDS and hepatitis C need six more months of testing.
Health-related news and events from across the Las Vegas Valley.
It may sound like a miracle drug, but this cutting-edge treatment is profoundly simple — though somewhat icky: take the stool of healthy patients to cure those with hard-to-treat intestinal infections.
Big sodas can stay on the menu in New York City after the state’s highest court refused Thursday to reinstate the first-of-its-kind size limit on sugary drinks. But city officials suggested they might be willing to revisit the supersize-soda ban.
The use of horses in therapy, also known as hippotherapy, has been widely used as an effective treatment for people with cognitive or physical disabilities. AnnMarie DeGrace and Jolene Hugo, who teach riding at Talisman Farm in the northwest Las Vegas Valley, believe those with disabilities should not be limited to interacting with a horse for the sole purpose of therapy but rather also attain riding skills to be able to participate in an all-inclusive sport.
Kim Becker, a spokeswoman with the city of Henderson, said while the Meals on Wheels program serves people with financial needs, it also provides another much-needed service. “For some of the people, this is their only interaction,” she said.
Nearly one-third of the state’s kindergarteners are overweight or obese, which could lead to more physical and academic obstacles in their future, according to researchers at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.