Less than a year after state legislation loosened HIV testing restrictions, Southern Nevada community organizations are assuming new roles, working with health officials to offer preliminary testing.
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Florida’s governor on Friday reported the first evidence of local Zika virus transmission in the continental United States, saying testing of four residents showed they were likely infected by mosquito bites.
Kaysen Camat-Toki wears a No. 4 jersey like his idol, baseball great Lou Gehrig. In June, the 11-year-old Las Vegan was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare bone cancer, preventing him from playing baseball. Rockin’ Jump Las Vegas, an indoor trampoline gym at 7200 Montessouri St., hosted a fundraiser July 14 and 15, donating 50 percent of the profits to his family to help with his medical care.
Six Nevada hospitals have earned one star and two have earned four stars in a controversial five-star rating system unveiled Wednesday morning by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Las Vegas Valley physicians and patients say that in addition to the stress and pain of being sick, people with serious illnesses may also be suffering from a lack of information about their conditions.
A group of mosquitoes collected in North Las Vegas has tested positive for West Nile virus, and health officials have confirmed a West Nile case in a Southern Nevada horse.
Roz Brooks started Vegas Roots, a community garden with U-pick vegetables and rentable plots, six years ago when she noticed a total lack of fresh home-grown produce for locals.
After more than 30 years, the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine will break most of its Southern Nevada ties as it undergoes a redevelopment plan.
When you walk through the lobby of the St. Rose Dominican Hospital-San Martin Campus in southwest Las Vegas on a Tuesday or Thursday, the smell will be unmistakable — in a good way. In an area that used to be a Starbucks, the hospital’s nutrition services whips up freshly baked bread.
Las Ventanas at Summerlin has opened the Ronald Reagan Memory Support Suites, a separate area specifically for those who are facing Alzheimer’s and other dementia diseases and can no longer care for themselves.
Want to see nature despite the triple-digit temperatures? Hiking in summer is not for most, and some experts will say it’s not recommended.
Celebrity chef, TV personality and Las Vegas restaurateur Giada De Laurentiis took a break from the kitchen to experience a workout in the sky.
A Utah man who became the first person in the continental U.S. to die after being infected with the Zika virus passed it to a caregiver, creating a medical mystery about how it spread between them, health officials said Monday.
It’s been a vision of UNLV leaders for years: A widely supported medical school educating the region’s future doctors and bearing the university’s name.
Retesting of the water supply this week at the Mt. Charleston Lodge restaurant found no evidence of elevated bacterial levels after concerns over one positive result.
Retired U.S. Marine veteran-turned-magician John Hamilton enjoys using his tricks to make students smile but also to talk about the importance of staying in school. But when he broke his front teeth due to grinding, a result of post-traumatic stress disorder, he lost his smile.
When mental health symptoms become too severe to handle, medication is normally an option. By teaming up with doctors and pharmacists, people may find the right treatments, but is there anything they should be aware of before turning to medication?
July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month and various organizations are highlighting the disparities diverse populations face when it comes to mental illness.
Sam Mazza looks forward to one thing every year: summer camp. Mazza, 15, has been going to the same camp, Camp Mend-A-Heart, since she was 9 because it’s the only camp that she and her family can trust to keep her safe.
In the event of a pandemic or major earthquake, who deserves emergency medical care first: an elderly patient or someone younger?
Nevada’s higher education system has eliminated a decade-old department dedicated to helping the state’s colleges and universities develop training for health care workers.
Henderson Hospital is hiring this month to fill hundreds of vacant positions as it prepares for its planned fall debut.
Packed with amenities like high-quality air purifiers and dawn-simulating lights, the 15 Elysian Well units at The Elysian at the District are aimed at health-conscious renters and designed in partnership with The Cleveland Clinic.
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