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Child lead poisoning on rise, prevalence unknown

Reported cases of lead poisoning among children are on the rise in Southern Nevada. The increase is attributed in part to more testing. But...
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Former rehab worker: “Everything is about saving money”

Twenty-three-year-old Cody Arbuckle’s mother says her son’s stay at a Solutions Recovery residential treatment facility in Las Vegas cost him his life. The 15-day stay...
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The Sober Party?

They're recovered, and they vote.“This is going to be a multi-tiered, multi-year effort and eventually we’ll run candidates in recovery for the Legislature or...
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Guest op-ed: Junk insurance plans almost killed me. Trump just made them worse.

On Wednesday morning, the American people learned that the Trump administration had expanded junk insurance plans that are designed to allow insurance companies to...
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Advocates seek to strengthen laws regarding sterilization of disabled people

Disability advocates are calling on Nevada legislators to create additional protections for intellectually disabled people whose legal guardians wish to have them sterilized.A legislative...
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On anniversary of benefits, groups worry about fate of Medicare, Medicaid

Fifty-three years ago, Medicare and Medicaid were born to ensure vulnerable populations -- low-income seniors, people with disabilities, children -- have access to health...

Stiffer SNAP/Medicaid work requirements counterproductive, report says

Making people work more to get food stamps and health care is punitive and does more harm than good, according to a research paper...

Rehab exec cops to the truth

If you want a revealing look inside the growth industry of our time -- the drug and alcohol rehab sector -- take a look...
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Sisolak: Don’t trust reproductive rights to Laxalt

The fact that abortion rights are codified in Nevada law doesn’t mean citizens should be complacent.  That’s the warning from some Democratic candidates for...
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Flu season was nasty this year. Did you have paid sick leave?

This flu season - October through May -  was brutal in Southern Nevada.Sixty people died from the flu, according to the Southern Nevada Health...

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