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Nurses need to think ethically

If you watch cable TV, there’s a good chance you’ve watched “Nurse Jackie,” the Showtime hit series about an emergency room nurse who abuses a wide array of prescription drugs.

Summer means foot problems for many

When hot weather arrives, Southern Nevadans join sun worshipers across the country in putting away the sturdy shoes of winter, putting on their sandals and flip-flops, and exposing their feet to the elements.

Fist bumps less germy than handshakes, study says

When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps.

State Obamacare plans youth campaign

Enrollment through Nevada Health Link might be over for now, but officials with the state’s health insurance exchange haven’t stopped thinking about how to improve sign-ups this fall.

Overcoming denial is important part of grieving process

Grieving is an emotional process that one must endure after losing a loved one. Some people avoid it by going into denial. Joanne Dahl of Spring Valley was one of those people.

Senior health program offers tips for navigating the buffet

Valley Health System’s Senior Advantage 55+ Program regularly hosts seminars and classes where lecturers talk about diabetes, high cholesterol and other health topics. On July 9, Senior Advantage took its message to the Suncoast, where 50 people learned how to make healthy choices at one of the biggest challenges to those who want to eat right — the buffet.

 
Sharp increase reported in teen use of HGH

Experimentation with human growth hormones by America’s teens more than doubled in the past year, as more young people looked to drugs to boost their athletic performance and improve their looks, according to a new, large-scale national survey.

Free kicks and safer knees

What Coach Danny Stone tells them to do — his British accent makes it sound like actor Jude Law is barking out orders — they do.

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