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Officials review Nevada’s response to opioid epidemic, warn of ‘third wave’

During a Nevada "Opioid Response Summit," health professionals warned of the coming third wave of the opioid crisis while reviewing tactics the state has...
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Ford joins AGs to unload on Trump’s proposed ‘licenses to discriminate’

Comments for a proposed rule that would remove anti-discrimination protections for patients closed Tuesday generating more than 150,000 comments—many of them urging the Trump...
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Insurers say hospitals, not doctors, to blame for bulk of price increases

Inpatient hospital billings for privately insured patients in America increased 19 percent between 2013 and 2017, or 4.5 percent a year, according to a...

Psychologists allege bullying by boss at state mental hospitals

The Director of Psychology for Southern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services is a bully who is running off colleagues, according to half a dozen...
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Pregnant women in Nevada must scramble for stability, support

If you are an MGM Resorts employee in Macau and give birth, you will be able to take 70 days of paid leave to...
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Nurse practitioners are one part of solution to NV’s doctor shortage

When it comes to fixing Nevada’s well-documented doctor shortage, much of the attention has focused on the opening of UNLV’s medical school and the...

Public health services: Trying to keep up when your state is 50th in funding

Whether tackling an acute Hepatitis A outbreak and skyrocketing sexually transmitted infections or implementing public campaigns to reduce tobacco use and connect people to...
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Nye County leads Nevada in opioid use, says WaPo

Las Vegans took an average of 56.5 opioids a year from 2006 through 2012 -- or slightly more than one a week.  But their...
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Health care for thousands in Nevada at stake in ACA case, advocates say

Ahead of a court case that will, yet again, decide if the Affordable Care Act is constitutional, lawmakers, health care advocates and community organizers...
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Electric school buses funded, but at a fraction of what advocates wanted

Now there's some money to go with state legislation designed to help school districts electrify school buses, but it's far less than what advocates fought...

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