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$4B headed to Indian Country to help fight COVID-19

On Friday, the White House announced it will invest more than $4 billion to combat COVID-19 in Indian Country. Funding comes from the American Rescue...

Legislation targets state’s decades-old laws criminalizing HIV

Even as the science around HIV, as well as the medications to treat and suppress the virus, have advanced in nearly 30 years, the...

Democrats fan out to tout giant relief bill

With their reelections perhaps hinging on how the public will view the impact of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan (ARP), Democratic members of...

Five creative ways Rachel Levine and Biden’s team can help rural health care

Rural hospitals have struggled with financial troubles for years. Over the past decade, more than 130 have closed, forcing residents to drive farther or...
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Nevada mental health resources would have to double just to be average

Nevada would need to double the number of psychologists and psychiatrists to be considered average by national standards. The national average is 30 psychologists and...
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Lawmakers address barriers faced by homeless youth seeking medical care

Tayvon Jenkins, a youth ambassador with the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth, said minors experiencing homelessness were turned away from Covid testing during the...
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Measure would bar insurance from denying gender-affirming procedures

Sy Bernabei, a trans and gender-nonconforming person who works with the nonprofit Gender Justice Nevada, paid $9,000 out of pocket for recent gender-affirming surgery...
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Organ donor bill prompts Republican to warn gov’t will ‘make choices over our bodies’

A heart transplant recipient is asking state lawmakers to reconsider its approach to organ donation. If her proposal is embraced, Nevada would become the first...
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Lawmakers seek expanded study of maternal mortality

A committee tasked with exploring the reasons why some women are less likely to survive pregnancy has released its initial reports, and data confirms...
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Personal care aide bill would help keep Nevadans at home, senator says

Ted Nagel’s arms and legs don’t work. He has a congenital condition that makes him completely dependent on others to perform the most basic...

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