Pain management is a basic human right – what can make treatment challenging is that others cannot see, feel or touch it. It can become difficult sometimes for those from the outside to believe, understand or feel compassion for those who are suffering, especially when it is a chronic, daily struggle.
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There are an unusually high number of leprosy cases cropping up in Florida. Experts said they believe the spike is because of people coming into contact with armadillos. Florida typically sees two to 12 cases of leprosy a year, but so far there have been nine cases in 2015, according to the Florida Department of Health.
Remember the diaper-wearing astronaut that drove hours to confront her lover? The story got me wondering, not about the sordid love triangle, but about her diaper.
Sallyann Johnson considers herself a pretty savvy health care consumer. When she fell and injured her hands and wrists, she didn‘t head for an expensive emergency room, choosing an urgent care clinic near her Milwaukee home instead.
A French teenager infected at birth with HIV has shown the ability to control levels of the infection in her body -- without being on antiretroviral treatment.
Nevada had one of the highest rates of teen pregnancy in the nation in 2013, but an analysis found the numbers in each county had dropped a tremendous amount over five years.
Laughlin residents and resorts no longer have to boil their water, the Las Vegas Valley Water District said Tuesday.
If you often find yourself trying to joke around with someone who is in tears, you may not be getting enough sleep.
None of the 60 hospitals in Nevada met the standards for strong performance needed to make the U.S. News & World Report lists of Best Hospitals rankings for 2015-16.
People in homes and businesses in Laughlin, including the resorts along the Colorado River, were still required Monday to boil their tap water before drinking it or cooking with it.
Have you heard this one? Where do you go for good medical care in Las Vegas? Answer: the airport. Don‘t try telling that stale joke to Caliente residents Caitlyn Beard, 22, and her husband, Steven, 24.
So you‘re traveling for two this summer, even if your traveling companion doesn‘t yet qualify for a reduced-fare children‘s ticket. How should pregnant women prepare for their summer trips?
Searching for a reason to take a midday snooze? Look no further than a new study reporting naps increase a person‘s tolerance of frustration.
I step out of the bank and see the red low-rider truck pushing down the street. Ironic that it’s Charleston Boulevard.
Planned Parenthood‘s president apologized on Thursday for the "tone and statements" of a senior staff member who was secretly recorded in a video that critics say suggests the U.S. reproductive health organization sells aborted fetal tissue.
A new approach to Alzheimer‘s disease is taking place at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. Since the first of the year, it‘s been recruiting participants for a new clinical trial, the Anti-Amyloid Treatment in Asymptomatic Alzheimer‘s study, or A4. The study investigates whether treating older individuals with an investigational drug, dubbed solanezumab, can delay memory decline in those who may be at risk to develop Alzheimer‘s disease.
Bloodmobile drives planned across valley
Watching children on her school‘s playground a decade ago piqued Patricia Derrick‘s curiosity and with it she learned the power of the fingertips.
A diet rich in processed foods, too many hours sitting at a desk or in front of the TV and stress from multitasking can lead to the painful gastrointestinal disorder. Fortunately, the chronic condition can be treated with lifestyle changes and medication.
A good pair of sunglasses can protect your eyes, and even make you look good, during even the height of a sweltering summer.
Operators of Southern Nevada day care centers and preschools face challenges to keep their charges hydrated. At Mountain Heights Montessori School, the staff has another simple but proven tool: a water cooler.
Elderly patients may be willing to let family members access their medical records and make decisions on their behalf, but they also want to retain granular control of their health information, a study suggests.
Sari Dennis’ mission is to help people bring their bodies back into balance. Dennis is a certified health and wellness counselor who studied at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and founded My Wellness Counts, mywellnesscounts.com, in 2010. Some clients bestow on her their own title.