Here are some health events happeneing through the month of October in the Las Vegas Valley.
Breast cancer death rates have dropped 39 percent over the past 26 years, according to an Oct. 3 report from the American Cancer Society. Much of that is due to the measures taken for early detection and follow-up prevention to detect cancer and keep women cancer-free.
Breast cancer runs in Anne Marie Budd-Baldwin’s family. Several of her cousins have been diagnosed with the disease that also claimed the life of her beloved sister, Henderson resident Connie Budd-Gomeau, nearly two decades ago.
Everyone knows that hair loss is a potential side effect of cancer treatment. Some women take it as a time to express a completely different side of them. Some search for a wig that matches their “regular” hair, and some just opt to recite the “bald is beautiful” mantra. Each survivor has to decide what works best for her, and the choices abound.
Dinorah Arambula will be at the starting line on Sunday morning at UNLV for the annual Las Vegas Kidney Walk. She went through kidney failure, and wants others to know the role high blood pressure can play in their health
There was fear. There was confidence. There was rejection. There was acceptance.
Las Vegas-area hospitals are joining the list organizations that are working to help victims of the Oct. 1 mass shooting at Route 91 Harvest festival.
In a brash move likely to roil insurance markets, President Donald Trump will “immediately” halt payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law he has been trying to unravel for months.
Washoe County health official says unidentified male resident likely contracted disease while working in an enclosed area, garage, barn or shed where mouse droppings or urine was present.
Tina Frost, a 27-year-old San Diego transplant, was shot in the eye while attending the Route 91 Harvest Festival with her boyfriend. She suffered brain damage, but her family is camped out at her bedside and hoping for a strong recovery.