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Special events target blood donors during holiday season

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.

Flu season starts in Southern Nevada

Cases of the flu have been identified in Southern Nevada, and although the activity remains mild, the news provides additional impetus for people to get vaccinated and adhere to standard practices to help prevent illness.

Boulder City teens win state video contest

Two Boulder City High School freshmen won the Instagram category of the Nevada Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Video contest, which challenged sixth through 12th grade students to create short public service announcements to combat a growing substance abuse problem among teens.

Patient ambassador program brings human touch to health care

St. Rose Dominican Hospitals rolled out a patient ambassador program in April at its three campuses. Its Siena and San Martin campuses, at 3001 St. Rose Parkway and 8280 W. Warm Springs Road, are actively seeking volunteers.

Centennial Hills Hospital offers procedure to combat reflux disease

People with gastroesophageal reflux disease know the symptoms all too well — heartburn, regurgitation, chest pain and trouble sleeping or swallowing. Those who turn to Dr. Pankaj K. Bhatnagar for help in managing their symptoms now have a new option: Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication.