District Judge Jackie Glass on Tuesday ordered Dr. Dipak Desai, the central figure in the 2007 Las Vegas hepatitis C outbreak, to surrender March 17 to be taken to a state mental facility for further evaluation.
A new report ranks Nevada behind every state and the District of Columbia on its “State Scorecard on Child Health System Performance.” If Nevada improved its child health care performance to the rate of Iowa, the top state when it comes to preventive care visits, 161,540 more children up to age 17 in Nevada would receive both routine and preventive medical and dental care visits each year.
The decline in smoking has smoldered out. In the 40 years since cigarette ads were banished from television and radio – and, more recently, billboards — the U.S. smoking rate fell from 37 percent to 21 percent, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Linda Shreve stopped by her doctor’s office Monday to get a shot. John Quinn stopped by his to be examined for upper respiratory problems.
Paul Oesterman, a professor of pharmacy at the University of Southern Nevada, urges residents to clean out their medicine cabinets every six months. He lauded Las Vegas police for offering residents a place to bring their unused prescription medication.