A sharp increase in mosquitoes carrying the St. Louis encephalitis virus has been identified by the Southern Nevada Health District’s Vector Surveillance Program.
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The smudged sky prompted the Clark County Department of Air Quality to issue an air quality alert for smoke and ozone through Saturday morning.
Level 3 trauma centers are glorified emergency rooms that charge more — and create risks for complications.
The Southern Nevada District Board of Health will review applications from Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center, MountainView Hospital, and Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center to determine if the institutions should be allowed to develop the trauma centers.
The Clark County Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved a plan giving UNLV a 9-acre site on Shadow Lane, where it plans to build its new medical school.
The hazards of a desert summer can be numerous and annoying: dehydration, sunburn, vision damage, bug bites, blisters, take your pick. But you don’t have to if you follow the advice of experts we consulted.
Dede Goldsmith lost her daughter, Shelley to a devastating drug-related death after a dance music show in Washington, D.C.
More than 200 people have been infected in the last week, including nine pregnant women, according to Puerto Rican health officials.
A budding Southern Nevada medical school was dealt a blow Thursday as it learned a committee declined to grant the school’s request for preliminary accreditation, likely delaying the college’s opening.
When Southern Nevada Health District board members vote later this month on whether more Level III trauma centers should be opened in Clark County, what happened to Giulian Grasso should be taken into consideration.
Someone with a mental disorder may be the last person to realize they need help. According to the World Health Organization, mental illnesses account for more disability in developed countries than any other group of illnesses.
More boomers are looking for personalized exercise based on abilities and goals, and embracing the idea of fitness as a means to better health and overall quality of life, not just sculpting the body, according to Colin Milner, founder and CEO of the International Council on Active Aging.
Blood donations in Florida poured in as social media prompted a discussion on blood shortages and federal guidelines that prevent many gay men from donating.
Groups of mosquitoes across Clark County have tested positive for St. Louis encephalitis, a virus that largely causes limited or no symptoms in humans but can occasionally lead to serious health issues, according to the Southern Nevada Health District.
Veterans recently joined a tour of a local dispensary and testing lab to tell their stories of how medical marijuana has improved their lives since they left the military.
In September, MountainView Hospital received accreditation for its Internal Medicine Residency program. Roughly 250 interviews later, it has selected the doctors who will complete their training at its facility.
Your anesthesiologist is battling his own addiction to alcoholism and since 2006 has entered six settlement agreements with the Nevada Board of Medical Examiners. Three times his suspension was stayed.
An experimental wearable artificial kidney shows promise as a substitute for dialysis machines, researchers report.
The Southern Nevada Health District will close its Henderson location late this month as it searches for a new site in the area.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 25 percent of U.S. adults have a mental illness and 54 million experience some form of a mental disorder in a given year. Patrick Bozarth, executive director of the Community Counseling Center of Southern Nevada, said that, particularly in a city such as Las Vegas, that disorder often leads to substance abuse of some kind.
Nevada’s senior citizens’ health and quality of life was again ranked among the lowest nationally in a UnitedHealthcare report released last week, placing 42nd — a single spot above the state’s 2015 ranking.
A baby born to a mother with the Zika virus at a New Jersey hospital appears to be affected by the disease, according to a doctor who helped lead the delivery team.
We all strive for a healthy glow, but we need to be aware of these facts along with some helpful preventative measures to protect yourself and your loved ones.
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