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Drinking could knock New Year’s Eve revelers cold

The myth lives on that alcohol protects men and women from overexposure to cold weather. As the mercury and wind chill threaten to bring frigid temperatures to New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas, medical practitioners are reminding revelers who plan to parade scantily clad down the Strip that tequila is no substitute for a warm coat, gloves and hat.

Doctor recommends regular health tests

Regular health screenings are important for older adults in fighting off heart attacks, cancer and strokes and preventing debilitating illnesses. With baby boomers moving into the 65 and older age group, Dr. John Varras has compiled the most important tests, health screenings and vaccinations.

Illegal actions of parents putting kids in danger

Kim Lewis-McClellan knew something was wrong with her 7-year-old son when he came to spend Christmas 2007 with her in Illinois. The boy, who had been living with his father in Las Vegas, complained of stomachaches and exhibited asthmatic symptoms.

Some parents at odds with experts about sharing beds with infants

From 2006 to 2009 in Clark County, 95 babies less than 12 months old died because bedding or stuffed animals or some other object didn’t allow them to breathe. “We need to find a way to decrease these deaths,” said Dr. Andrew Eisen, chairman of the Clark County Child Death Review Team, which meets monthly to assess and analyze cases involving the death of any child under 18.

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