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Estimated homeless deaths decreased from 2018, still in triple digits

At just 30-gestational-weeks, baby girl Melson, as she was identified, died at St. Rose Hospital. Eighty-year-old Terrall Kennedy died in June at Sunrise Hospital...
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Washington analyst notified Nevada regulators of suspicious rise in THC

An analyst’s presentation to Nevada’s Marijuana Enforcement Division in September prompted the state to launch an investigation into possible THC manipulation at cannabis laboratories....
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Medicare for All ‘horror stories’ to be confronted in House hearing

WASHINGTON — A Democrat plans to use a U.S. House hearing on health care proposals Tuesday to clear up confusion on Medicare for All. “The...
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Bill would reduce prescription drug prices, too bad GOP is blocking it

Amid the ongoing health care debate in Washington, the House of Representatives will soon consider game-changing legislation that would provide relief to the American...
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Parent companies of LV hospitals sue Trump effort at price transparency

The parent companies of ten hospitals in Southern Nevada are suing the Trump administration in an effort to keep their pricing schemes secret.   Universal Health...
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NV among states urging Supreme Court to reject Louisiana abortion restrictions

WASHINGTON – Nevada and 20 other states are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down a Louisiana law that critics argue places an...
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Cannabis a risk to fetal development, says UNLV School of Medicine study

Daily use of marijuana during pregnancy may lead to an increased risk of low birth weight, low resistance to infection, and can “disrupt the...
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Foundations of gaming legends to fund UNLV medical school building

Private donations of $155 million, mostly from the Engelstad Foundation and the Lincy Foundation, will fund construction of UNLV’s medical school building.   The Engelstad Foundation...
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Grieving mothers to walk Strip demanding mental health education

The real faces of the opioid addiction will be on display Friday at the south end of the Las Vegas Strip.  “We have eight banners...
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From housing to skimpy services: Area experts trace systemic health risks

Ensuring the health of Nevada’s vulnerable populations will require workforce development, a focus on mental health care and investment in nonmedical areas like housing...

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