Hanna Olivas, 45, who has a rare blood cancer, has become an advocate for laws to allow patients with terminal illnesses to medically end their lives.
Mary Hynes returned to the Review-Journal in August 2019 as the newspaper’s health reporter after working in public affairs and communications for MGM Resorts International. She previously worked as an editor and a reporter at the RJ. The University of Colorado graduate also worked as a reporter at newspapers in Colorado. She is a native of Oregon.
Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital late Friday afternoon was in the process of turning back on the facility’s water after testing came back negative for the legionella bacterium.
The individual was a woman over the age of 50 and had previously been reported as having neuroinvasive illness, a serious form of the virus.
Nevada still falls below the national average in key areas, said Jeremy Aguero, principal analyst with Applied Analysis, which crunched the numbers.
Patients at the Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital have been unable to drink the water or take a shower since Oct. 2, when the bacteria legionella was detected in the water system.
The Clark County cases are part of what federal and local health authorities describe as an outbreak of serious health disease linked to e-cigarettes.
A Las Vegas psychiatrist has been publicly reprimanded for failing to redirect a female patient when she began to touch him inappropriately.
“There’s not anything done in burn care that we can’t do right here today,” Dr. Jay Coates, medical director of the hospital’s Comprehensive Burn and Reconstructive Center, said Wednesday.
Open enrollment on the Nevada Health Link exchange runs from Nov. 1 through Dec. 15. In the meantime, consumers are encouraged to “window shop” the varied plans on the exchange.
Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman describes her cancer treatment since her diagnosis in January including her fears, family support and a serious infection.
Dr. Joe Iser, chief health officer of the Southern Nevada Health District, on Thursday announced his retirement from the district.
With the severity of his heart condition unknown, it’s too soon to say when — or even if — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders might return to the campaign trail.
The flu vaccine is available at the Southern Nevada Health District’s immunization clinics as well as community clinics and pharmacies throughout the Las Vegas Valley.
University Medical Center will host on Oct. 1 a memorial Stop the Bleed class, providing training from hospital staff on skills needed to stop life-threatening bleeding in an emergency.
The change would be “disastrous” for Southern Nevada, dramatically lengthening wait times for patients, said Dr. John Ham, medical director at UMC’s Center for Transplantation.