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NICUs replace nurseries, cost more, separate moms and babies

Breast is best.  Experts agree that no method of feeding infants provides the physical and emotional benefits of nursing.   A 2009 study of Australian...
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What ails Nevada hospitals?

Nevada hospitals lag far behind their national counterparts on a variety of quality of care measurements rated by the federal government. But a seminal...

In reversal of trend, more Nevada children uninsured

A study released Thursday from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families found the rates of uninsured children increased across the nation. In...
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Dispensing drugs. Just what the doctor ordered?

Is your doctor prescribing the medication you need or the medication your doctor needs to prescribe to make a profit? “What would you do...
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Sisolak: NV must spend more on mental health, but not raise taxes

In an interview with KNPR's State of Nevada Thursday, Governor-elect Steve Sisolak said he has no intention of raising taxes. "I've committed, we're not going...
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Do intoxicated rehab patients have the mental capacity to enter contracts?

Clark County Judge Kerry Earley is refusing to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the mother of  23-year-old Cody Arbuckle, an Indiana man who died...
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New report, same bad ranking: Nevada worst for mental health

Mental Health America released its 2019 “State of Mental Health” report and rankings Wednesday. Nevada placed 51st -- behind every other state and the...

Guest op-ed: Heller’s penchant for privatizing hurts veterans’ health care

Senator Dean Heller markets himself as a friend of veterans, even while being MIA at many meetings of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, as...
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Question 4: The quietest constitutional amendment

Voters approved a state constitutional amendment to exempt medical devices from sales tax the first time in 2016. Amendments must be approved twice to...
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Heller misses more than half of Veterans Affairs hearings

U.S. Senator Dean Heller, who has made support of veterans a prominent part of his reelection campaign and its advertising, has missed more than...

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