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6 flags you might see during Pride and what they mean

Las Vegas’ 17th annual Pride Night Parade will get going around 7 p.m. Friday night, turning downtown Las Vegas into a place for celebration of the valley’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

Participants come from all over the valley holding banners, signs and flags to represent their groups, while the crowd participates with signage of their own. But not everyone holds a rainbow flag during Pride events, so here are what some of those flags represent:

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Osteoporosis more prevalent in women but can also affect men

Worldwide, 1 in 3 women over age 50 will experience a bone fracture due to osteoporosis, according to the International Osteoporosis Foundation. But 1 in 5 men over age 50 will have the same issue.

Why are some kids prone to ear infections?

Ear infections often are a direct result of a common cold, allergy or other upper respiratory illness. These illnesses are more common during the winter, so ear infections also are more common this time of year.

Will your smartphone be the next doctor’s office?

The same devices used to take selfies and type out tweets are being repurposed and commercialized for quick access to information needed for monitoring a patient’s health.

Jason Segel confronts mental health ‘stigma’

In his new series “Shrinking,” Segel portrays “psychological vigilante” Jimmy Laird, a brutally honest therapist who is dealing with a full emotional plate.