Health Care


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...
health care

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...
preexisting condition

Guest op-ed: GOP should keep promise, protect patients with pre-existing conditions

A decade ago, I was advocating for Nevada members of Congress to support the Affordable Care Act (ACA). At the time, I was motivated...

Latest path to Fountain of Youth leads to convicted felon

After years of political and religious wrangling, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved stem cell therapies, opening the floodgates for what's expected...

Sisolak slams Trump effort to dump protections for pre-existing conditions

Efforts by President Trump and Congressional Republicans to eliminate the Affordable Care Act's coverage of pre-existing conditions could put as many as 1.2 million...

Gender-diverse community challenges state intersex policy

Georgiann Davis was 13 years old when a doctor discovered instead of having ovaries and a uterus that she had internal testes. Yet, Davis...

Addiction treatment and the circuitous road to recovery

 The Centers for Disease Control reports 116 people are dying every day in America as a result of opiate addiction.  Addicts say kicking the...

Rehab Rat Race: Putting profits over patients?

Cody Arbuckle was 23 years-old when he left Indianapolis and headed for Las Vegas and a future free from addiction. Like countless others tethered...

STDs on the rise nationally and in Nevada

Testing for sexually transmitted diseases at the Southern Nevada Health District has jumped 34 percent in the last two years, and reported STD cases...



Adjust Font Size