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Severity of Southern Nevada flu season unclear

Southern Nevadans are only at the beginning of the influenza season with no indication of how severe the season might become, a public health spokeswoman said Wednesday.

New church sets up shop in Downtown Summerlin movie theater

It’s a unique name for a church with a unique setting: a movie theater. Relentless Church held its initial first service in early December at Regal Downtown Summerlin 5, and regular services are set to launch Jan. 18.

Proposal aims to tighten rules for prescribing pain drugs

The Nevada Board of Osteopathic Medicine is considering new standards for treating patients with chronic pain to help prevent highly addictive painkillers from being dispensed to people without a medical need.

Alternative healing methods include reiki, acupuncture and music programs

The new year brings with it new opportunities to make lifestyle adjustments. While many individuals pursue physical fitness, some turn to alternative healing methods to keep a healthy mind and spirit.

Protect your plants from freezing temperatures

The freeze is coming. Remember that the coldest is just before dawn. Clear, cloudless skies are more likely to give us lower temperatures and freezing; windy cold is worse than just cold. Cover tender plants before you go to bed and uncover them when it is no longer freezing.

A children’s hike during the holidays can build lasting memories

Careful as you may be in choosing Christmas gifts for your children, it’s a rare gift that won’t eventually be broken, outgrown or worn out. But good memories can last a lifetime, and those few days after Christmas morning, but before school resumes, offer an unparalleled opportunity to build those memories along the trails of Southern Nevada

Easing ban on gay blood donations should go further, Southern Nevadans say

Lifting the United States’ lifetime ban on blood donations by gay and bisexual men came as bittersweet news to some Southern Nevadans because there’s a caveat: Regulators will recommend those potential donors remain celibate for a year before they give.

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