Roz Brooks started Vegas Roots, a community garden with U-pick vegetables and rentable plots, six years ago when she noticed a total lack of fresh home-grown produce for locals.
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With all the good news coming out in recent years about vitamin D, you’d think that this essential nutrient does everything short of improve your golf game and give you minty fresh breath.
The overall teen birth rate in the United States has reached a record low with Nevada’s largely plummeting birth rates mirroring a national trend, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Insurers will seek significant premium hikes under President Barack Obama’s health care law this summer.
When Las Vegas resident Lynda Tache’s son, Grant, was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, it changed her life. Once she came to grips with it, she started changing the lives of other families dealing with autism as the founder, president and CEO of the Grant a Gift Autism Foundation, named in honor of her son. The foundation plans its annual Race for Hope and Fun Walk for April 30 at Town Square.
Health insurer Anthem aims to pull a small profit this year from the Affordable Care Act’s public insurance exchanges, and its CEO said Wednesday he’s “really glad” to be serving nearly 1 million people in this still-developing market.
The Nevada Athletic Commission will require all licensed fighters in the Silver State, including professional boxers and mixed martial athletes, to undergo regular brain health testing, officials announced Tuesday in Washington, D.C.
Nevada ranks below the national average in emergency preparedness and health security, according to a report released Monday night by a New Jersey-based philanthropic organization.
For those who have fallen off the treadmill in their quest to shed pounds, a new concierge medical practice is available in Las Vegas. It individualizes programs for those looking to renew that New Year’s resolution and get fit.
Like any other 8-year-old, Larson Foster of Henderson loves playing video games on his iPad. Unlike most 8-year-olds, he has already had four strokes. According to the nonprofit International Alliance for Pediatric Strokes, strokes in children up to age 15 are estimated to happen to nearly six out of 100,000 people.
A diet high in sugar consumption has deleterious effects on our heart health and waistline, and is also an enemy to our skin. Let’s take a closer look at the impact on our skin from our sugar intake.
Planned Parenthood, the women’s healthcare group under attack recently by U.S. anti-abortion activists, hit back on Wednesday, criticizing some states for trying to block funding for the organization.
U.S. health insurer UnitedHealth Group Inc. on Tuesday said it would largely exit the Obamacare individual insurance market in 2017, citing expectations for mounting losses from the program.
Pharmacogenetic testing is evolving rapidly with the push for more personalized health care. It evaluates a person’s genetic metabolic pathways to ascertain whether a drug will be beneficial to that person. It uncovers part of the answer to why drugs work for some people and not others.
Experts agree that eczema presents differently in different people. Sometimes an eczema outbreak may also have a secondary infection component, either bacterial or fungal in nature, which requires different treatment approaches.
Thanks to scientists working under the auspices of the World Health Organization, you can be fairly sure your toothbrush won’t give you cancer.
It is the biggest fundraiser of the year for AFAN and community members, local politicians and performers walked and placed ribbons in memory of loved ones.
On April 8, Carson City resident Don Fox , who has has suffered from sleep apnea for at least a decade, received the Inspire Upper Airway Stimulation System.
A third case of Zika virus disease has been confirmed in Clark County, according to the Southern Nevada Health District.
A nonsmoker all her life, Henderson resident Lysa Buonanno got a job as a cocktail waitress at 21. At 40, she was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer.
Summer camp for most youths is about games and sports in the great outdoors and making new friends. Camp Vegas took that model and simply added designated times to check one’s blood sugar.
Confirming the worst fears of many pregnant women in the United States and Latin America, U.S. health officials said Wednesday there is no longer any doubt the Zika virus causes babies to be born with abnormally small heads and other severe brain defects.
Throughout history, meal time has been at the center of human culture. At the table, we share stories, build relationships, and learn from each other’s mistakes, creating the bonds that define us, our friends, and our families.