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Bill would expand Medicaid to cover donor breast milk for premature babies

Breast milk is sometimes referred to as “liquid gold.” The nickname typically refers to the nutritional benefits of breast milk, but it’s also a fitting...

Nevada one of few Medicaid expansion states to terminate inmate benefits

A measure before state lawmakers could help connect individuals released from Nevada’s jails and prisons with the health care and other services they need...

Nevada’s autism treatment reimbursement rates among nation’s lowest

It’s challenging for autistic children and their families to find services in Nevada, but advocates are hoping a bill introduced in the state Legislature...
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‘Gut-wrenching’ cuts to a problem gambling program that was never flush

Nevada, which depends largely on the success of casinos to keep the state humming, doesn’t take problem gambling seriously, says a former official of...
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Report underscores limits of state’s surprise billing law

Lawmakers approved legislation in 2019 to prevent out-of-network health care providers from gouging emergency room patients with surprise medical bills, and create a resolution...

Teen vaping is lit, and so are the risk disparities

In 2019, 24 percent of high school students said they had used a vaping product in the past month. That's a nine percent increase...
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Biden rolls out massive ‘Rescue Plan’

People would get another $1,400 in direct payments, in addition to the $600 Congress approved last month, under a sweeping proposal for economic and...

Health professionals eager for vaccine’s arrival, hope Nevadans aren’t hesitant

Federal regulators released a detailed look Tuesday at the first coronavirus vaccine being considered for distribution in the United States, confirming the vaccination is...

The Supreme Court could strike down Obamacare. Here’s what’s at stake.

The fate of the sweeping 2010 health care law known as Obamacare is again in limbo, with the Supreme Court on Tuesday set to...
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Nevada already ranked poorly in children’s well-being. Then came Covid.

A new report from the Children’s Advocacy Alliance shows when it comes to education, health and the overall economic well-being of Nevada’s youth, the...

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