Summerlin Hospital’s Teddy Bear Clinic not only offers a cure for PCD (Plushy Companion Disease) but teaches schoolchildren about what goes on in a hospital.
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The radiologist is the doctor patients don’t usually see, but his or her work behind the scenes can make a major difference in the diagnosis of a disease. And technological advances mean radiologists can learn more about patients than ever before.
One mother’s hug seemingly brought her child back to life in 2010.
Health-related news and events from across the Las Vegas Valley.
Not only does breastfeeding have clear short-term benefits, such as protection from infectious diseases and a reduction in mortality, it’s also been shown to be associated with an increase in intelligence.
State and federal health officials have launched an investigation after a worker at Zion National Park tested positive for tuberculosis.
The room was full of red sweaters, coats and outfits as Women Enlightened presented We Wear Red! Feb. 27 at Summerlin Hospital Medical Center, 657 N. Town Center Drive. This day, it focused on how heart attacks in women differ from their male counterparts.
Twenty-seven people have tested positive for tuberculosis at a suburban Kansas City high school where a student was recently found to have an active case.
The U.S. government is preparing to roll back a widely criticized approach to public health, in which the “lost pleasure” people might suffer if they quit smoking or chose to eat healthier foods was used to reduce the projected benefits of new regulations, government officials told Reuters.
Scientists are developing smart contact lenses embedded with miniscule mirrors that can magnify your vision by almost three times.
On the heels of a similar move from Wendy’s, Burger King has stopped listing soda as a drink option on its kids’ meal menus.
When it comes to sleep, we need to maintain our hygiene. And, no, I am not referring to brushing our teeth, washing our hair or scrubbing our armpits.
The rapid spread of a measles outbreak from Disneyland in California to communities around the country suggests that vaccination rates in some places may be as low as 50 percent, a study suggests.
Hyponatremia, or low sodium, can occur as a function of aging, as physiological and hormonal changes affect the kidneys, which help to regulate the balance of sodium in the body.
Eleven Americans have been flown back to the United States as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention investigates the possibility they might have been exposed to Ebola in Sierra Leone.
Some doctors in Southern Nevada say a standard test for diabetes should be part of a routine physical examination to help combat the incidence of type 2 diabetes, a debilitating chronic diseases that 86 million more Americans could develop in the coming years.
Southern Nevada is in relatively rarified air with two medical schools being created in such close proximity. Officials at Roseman University of Health Sciences and UNLV are part of a new era of medical school expansion in the United States, a growth spurt not seen since the late 1960s and ’70s.
Visiting a friend or family member in the hospital can bring on an acute case of the willies. But experts are happy to offer tips to make the experience beneficial for both visitor and patient.
A world virtually free of tobacco and its devastating health consequences could be a reality within 30 years if governments showed political will and took stronger action against cigarette companies, health experts said on Friday.
KFC may face pressure from consumer and environmental groups to change how its poultry are raised after McDonald’s Corp. said it would switch to chicken raised without human antibiotics.
Raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21 or 25 years old would significantly reduce their use and tobacco-related illnesses in the United States, a study published Thursday found.
Dr. Adam Schwartz of Center For Sight had good and bad news for Sun City Summerlin residents concerned about cataracts during a Jan. 8 Lunch & Learn event. The bad news: Virtually everyone will get cataracts. The good news: Medical advancements mean laser surgery is now available.
Everybody can exhale now. If Nevada Health Link officials, insurance brokers and consumers “went into open enrollment holding their collective breath,” then today, there are sighs of relief that the state’s insurance marketplace works, said its Executive Director Bruce Gilbert.