Climate change, peace in the Middle East and the national debt can seem like a piece of cake in comparison to getting our kids to eat healthy.
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Las Vegan J Carole Kuntz became the first cancer patient in the country to receive the drug Tecentriq since its U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval last week.
Maybe they are the first-line defenders of our respiratory and digestive systems. Or they may be designed to prime a baby’s immune system. “Nobody really knows exactly how they work or what their function is,” says Dr. Ryan Winters.
Beg, borrow and steal: Zika preparation involves a bit of all three as federal, state and local health officials try to get a jump on the mosquito-borne virus while Congress haggles over how much money they really need.
Some 157 pregnant women in the United States and another 122 in U.S. territories, primarily Puerto Rico, have tested positive for infection with the Zika virus, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday.
Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center plans to add a $26 million inpatient psychiatric facility to its main structure, the hospital announced Thursday.
They come from various places and different backgrounds. They also work for free. Summerlin Hospital relies on its volunteers — a force 250 strong — to help pick up the slack.
In 1993, Henderson resident Linda Flatt looked for a support group to help her deal with her son’s suicide — she didn’t find one. “I went to a general grief group and I felt completely out of place,” she said. “I was in there with people that had lost their (spouses) after 60 years of marriage, and my kid had ended his life on purpose.”
Postpartum depression is a very real and very serious health problem that affects an estimated 12 -22 percent of all mothers.
From needleless shots to shock waves used to advance wound care, modern-day technology is influencing all aspects of health care.
A major Boston academic hospital said on Wednesday it would become the first in the northeastern United States to begin performing gender-reassignment surgery on transgender patients.
The Las Vegas area tumbled 10 spots this year to land near the bottom of a list ranking the health and community fitness of the nation’s 50 most populated metropolitan areas.
A 64-year-old cancer patient has received the first penis transplant in the U.S. and is recovering well from the delicate surgery, doctors said Monday.
Recently released reports from the University of Nevada School of Medicine say Nevada has remained near the bottom of many health care rankings partly because of population growth.
Nearly every county in Nevada suffers from a mental health professional shortage, according to the 2016 Health Workforce Supply in Nevada report produced by the University of Nevada School of Medicine.
A U.S. judge on Thursday handed a victory to congressional Republicans who challenged the implementation of a provision of President Barack Obama’s healthcare law involving reimbursements.
One of her main goals, is to spread awareness of the backlog of rape kits in Clark County that go untested.
Tiffany King and De Salazar found out about their breast cancers around the same time. They’re daughter and mother and have taken the fight to the streets to encourage people to get mammograms and detect the disease early.
The Well Care Behavioral and Medical Clinic provides patients with access to transportation, medication, appointments and more to help them not only get back on track but stay on track regarding their mental health.
It’s tough enough being 11. Try adding to it the burden of having Crohn’s disease. Northwest Las Vegas resident Ben Etter’s experience began soon after he started school. On a daily basis, he was dealing with symptoms of Crohn’s/colitis, after being diagnosed at age 7. This year, he is the designated Honored Hero at the annual Take Steps for Crohn’s and Colitis Walk, set for May 14 at Exploration Peak Park.
The Mediterranean diet is a sensible, tasty, healthy eating plan that has received a lot of buzz over the years — and for good reason.
A mobile clinic parked in Las Vegas this week is offering locals a chance to undergo free brain scans and help researchers better understand the brain.
Empowered by his family’s history of fatal cancers and an unwavering drive to survive, Danny Efron took matters into his own hands, trying any and every available and affordable treatment.
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