Modern eating habits have caused Americans to develop modern ailments, but ancient Chinese medicine could be the answer to getting the body back into balance. So says local acupuncturist Dr. Kyo Mitchell, who spoke on the topic of Alzheimer’s disease and Eastern Medicine Dec. 11 at Sun City Summerlin’s Desert Vista Community Center.
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Clark County and University Medical Center officials are under additional pressure to lock a leadership team into place after the selection Friday of the public hospital’s third chief executive in less than a year.
University Medical Center officials Friday are poised to install their third chief executive in less than a year as the public hospital’s governing board meets to discuss a successor to Larry Barnard, who is taking a similar position in the private sector.
Many people covered under President Barack Obama’s health care law will face higher premiums next year, the administration acknowledged Thursday. While the average increases are modest, it’s more fodder for the nation’s political battles over health care.
A sampling of flu cases so far this season suggests the current flu vaccine may not be a good match for the most common seasonal flu strain currently circulating in the United States, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday.
More than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. A progressive, fatal form of dementia, the disease robs those afflicted of their memories. A memory box can help both the patient and his loved ones save a little piece of times gone by.
Space tourists may soon be plunking down six figures and buying passage to a low-earth orbit - but they should know there are likely to be health risks, experts say.
Despite songs written to tell us “It’s the hap -happiest season of all,” stress levels can skyrocket this time of year. It is important to keep stress in check so we maximize our enjoyment during the holiday season.
University Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Lawrence Barnard is leaving his post less than a year after taking the position to become the president of St. Rose Dominican Hospital, San Martin campus.
In an unsettled health care environment, Southwest Medical Associates is growing, adding five locations and 30 physicians in 2014.
Dr. Renee Coffman, president and co-founder of Roseman University in Henderson, recently spoke to the Henderson Chamber of Commerce on the topic of “Helping Build the Future of Medicine in Southern Nevada.”
Careful consideration is needed when disposing of unused and expired medications. Don’t just throw away or flush them, says Christina Madison, an associate professor of pharmacy practice at Roseman University.
We asked several valley health professionals what, hypothetically speaking, they’d like to give to their patients during this holiday season to help them have a healthier 2015.
Dental hygienist Jennifer Reynolds was always self-conscious about her looks, never took selfies and felt uncomfortable being tagged in photographs posted on social media. She had plastic surgery on her nose and now feels ready for prime time on social media.
Brazilian soccer legend Pelé’s health continued to improve on Saturday although he remained in an intensive care unit to allow doctors to monitor a urinary tract infection, his hospital said.
Google is throwing its money, brain power and technology at the humble spoon. But these spoons (don’t call them spoogles) are a bit more than your basic utensil: Using hundreds of algorithms, they allow people with essential tremors and Parkinson’s disease to eat without spilling.
Blood drives started in the past two years are helping to address a need during the season of giving when people are stretched in so many directions they might think they don’t have time to donate blood.
Health-related news and events from across the Las Vegas Valley.
In the wake of a new report that the majority of people with HIV fail to properly control their condition, the Southern Nevada Health District will offer free HIV testing Monday at two Las Vegas locations.
Twenty-eight weeks into her first pregnancy, Nina Santos heard three words no one wants to hear: “You have cancer.”
As we prepare for turkey, trimmings and delectable desserts this week, let’s not forget the words of Edward Sanford Martin: “Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest man it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow.”
The holiday season can be a stressful and sad time for people rushing to fill demands or mourning a lost loved one. While these emotions can seem overwhelming, local therapists offer tips for coping with these powerful feelings.
When it comes to watching one’s waistline, the holidays can sabotage the best of intentions.