Business boosters are increasingly pushing medical tourism as a remedy for Las Vegas’ economic ailments, but Dr. Bernie Hanna is one of the few who has tried it.
Eighty-four-year-old Gene Stone lay on a table Tuesday in University Medical Center’s new cath lab as cardiologist Dr. Stephen Savran began a procedure that would examine the blood flow to Stone’s heart.
The myth lives on that alcohol protects men and women from overexposure to cold weather. As the mercury and wind chill threaten to bring frigid temperatures to New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas, medical practitioners are reminding revelers who plan to parade scantily clad down the Strip that tequila is no substitute for a warm coat, gloves and hat.
Regular health screenings are important for older adults in fighting off heart attacks, cancer and strokes and preventing debilitating illnesses. With baby boomers moving into the 65 and older age group, Dr. John Varras has compiled the most important tests, health screenings and vaccinations.