Unless you buy into Dr. James Gabroy’s belief that the Nevada State Medical Board is solely out to harass him, there is no other way to describe the board’s treatment of the internist.
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Most of the Wendell Williams Elementary student body lives in poverty. Teachers and administrators try to stay relentlessly positive to help the children deal with the challenges of life. But Erica Conner and her family, who are homeless, struggle to stay positive.
Laura Sussman, co-owner of Kraft-Sussman Funeral Services, says baby boomers are personalizing their funerals to the point where they may end up in the coffin in surfing gear instead of their best church suit. She said it’s common for services now to be held in parks instead of funeral homes. And rock music instead of somber church music is now common at many funerals.
Tracy Rodgers and Brian Lee, two experts on nursing home care, say the squeaky wheel gets the grease when it comes to nursing home care. They encourage regular visitations and speaking up about care respectfully when at a nursing home. Nevada has gone from an “F’ grade to a “B” grade in nursing care because nursing homes added staff.
Brian and Nicole Hammond are kindred spirits. They never saw themselves as either foster or adoptive parents, yet that’s what they became, adopting six children born to drug-addicted mothers.
Some people believe former Stanford student and star swimmer Brock Turner is destined for failure because of his sexual assault conviction. But many misogynists in the the United States — ranging from Bill Clinton to Mike Tyson — have gone on to great success despite their terrible behavior.
Retired teacher Yvonne Cooper is one of the many baby boomers who’s bought her dream car. She bought it as a gift to herself. Statistics show that boomers buy the most cars, yet only 10 percent of marketing dollars are spent on advertising to them.
Near 2500 guns that people use for protection in Las Vegas are stolen by thieves. In a country where the FBI reports that are more than 2 million home burglaries each year, it isn’t easy easy to have guns for protection when thieves are at work.
My wife, Patricia, and I drove out of town last weekend for some R&R. Within minutes of driving onto our Summerlin street, the wonderful feeling of restoration turned into a high-anxiety downer.
For far too long she couldn’t talk about what happened to her — and what almost happened to her — without sobbing.
Dr. James Gabroy has a sterling record. No malpractice cases, no professional hiccups. Until now. A complaint was made against his penmanship. Though his alleged bad handwriting could cost him his license, on top of the $70,000 he’s already spent defending himself.
What we found after the gator attack that killed a child at Disney World is that marketing for the park was a long way from reality. It’s now possible that the park will now become truly family friendly.
It can drive you half crazy — deciding whether to retire. And if you do decide to retire, and then realize you weren’t ready, it’s quite possible you’ll feel like you’ve gone completely mad.
Zachary Cabanski is a senior at UNLV. He plans to become a teacher. He almost flunked out.
Tracy Rodgers was the reigning 2011 Ms. Nevada when she was in an horrific car accident. She had to endure 29 surgeries and she deals with pain every day. Still, she’s now competing to become Ms. America during a competition in Brea, California, on Sept. 3.
Joseph Konicek did two tours in Vietnam. A retired installer of floor coverings, he is 70 percent disabled from post-traumatic stress disorder. He also has battled prostate cancer and urges men to be tested.
Studies show baby boomers turn to alternative medicine when conventional scientific practices don’t work. Mary Vovsi, a resident of northwest Las Vegas, found that acupuncture got rid of her sciatica.
Amanda Galvan, 16, won a prestigious graphic design competition in the U.S. that was open to university students. She also took eighth place in international competition.
Sister Xiomara Mendez-Hernadez left a career in high fashion to become a nun. She says she felt empty designing clothes for the wealthy. She now works as a chaplain for St. Rose Dominican Church-Siena campus.
Don Bernard is a lawyer and teacher who once dreamed of becoming a priest. Though Bernard decided against joining the priesthood, he has spent his adult life reaching out to those who are less fortunate.
Studies in the past three years show that baby boomers are becoming inceasingly obese and unhealthy because they eat too much. Heart problems, arthritis, diabetes and decreased mobility are only a few problems caused by being overweight.
Brad Carson wears reminders from his career with the Nevada Department of Public Safety on his skin every day. He says life is a great adventure.
Mike Rayburn is a guitar-playing comedian and motivational speaker. The Henderson resident once found himself giving pointers to his wife on childbirth while in the Carnegie Hall lobby. In his book “What if…?” , he says “the most powerful motivational force on this planet is not power, money, sex or fame; it’s a sense of purpose.”
During the depths of the Great Recession, Lola Pokorny acted on her entrepreneurial dream. Many business people questioned her sanity when she said she wanted to open a new restaurant in 2009, a time when restaurants were shuttering with distressing frequency.
Dr. Todd Swanson, a longtime surgeon in Las Vegas, says increased activity bybaby boomers, coupled with obesity, is fueling the increase in knee replacement surgery. The number of Americans getting the surgery is expected to jump from 600,000 a year to more than 3 milliion by 2030.
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