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Good and bad in health care in 2013

When you live in Las Vegas and think about health care, it’s often too easy at the end of the year to find something negative to focus on — a hepatitis outbreak caused by medical professionals not following basic precautions, a TB outbreak caused for the same reason.

Seat belts really do save lives

The phone call from my teacher wife came in during the afternoon.

Investor connected to British royalty in mix of medical group’s closure

The abrupt and mysterious closure of KE Medical Group — an action that left 16,000 patients in a lurch, many who’ve been unable to get prescriptions refilled, treatments completed, appointments made, records transferred — has become even more mysterious.

Clinic’s closure remains mystery

When you read the opening to the Nov. 8 “Dear Patient” letter that Tracey Brierly and some others received from the KE Medical Group, you realize that it embodies the weirdness surrounding the group’s very public demise.

Seeking answers, finding only fog

This past week, I received a phone call from a man who wanted to know if what he read on the Summerlin Hospital website from its CEO Robert Freymuller was true.

Planning for end a gift to family

A ventilator kept my father alive. His heart couldn’t do its job.

Saving lives a call at a time

She watched some segments of “Cops” on TV as a child and wondered how the officers got all their calls.

Nurses: Hospital staffing dangerous

The more you talk with MountainView Hospital nurses, the more troubled you become.

No matter the trip, always buckle up

On this morning I did it again. And I did it even after talking with Kelly Thomas Boyers the day before.

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