Health Care


Sisolak: Don’t trust reproductive rights to Laxalt

BY: - July 10, 2018

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 office, who are using Donald Trump’s game-changing choice for the Supreme Court to hammer home the importance of November’s election.   Clark County Commissioner and gubernatorial hopeful Steve Sisolak, state senate […]

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Flu season was nasty this year. Did you have paid sick leave?

BY: - June 25, 2018

This flu season – October through May –  was brutal in Southern Nevada. Sixty people died from the flu, according to the Southern Nevada Health District – compared to only nine flu-related deaths the previous season. There were a total of 1,345 confirmed cases and 975 hospitalizations. Last season there were 689 cases and 454 […]

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

BY: - June 22, 2018

A decade ago, I was advocating for Nevada members of Congress to support the Affordable Care Act (ACA). At the time, I was motivated by the stories of Cancer patients and survivors, who were facing discrimination in access to health insurance due to their pre-existing conditions. I did not know that my son would be […]


Latest path to Fountain of Youth leads to convicted felon

BY: - June 22, 2018

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 to be the next frontier in regenerative healing. Now, a Las Vegas businessman who says he’s “revolutionizing stem cell therapy” is opening a new venture, despite being on federal probation for […]

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

BY: - June 21, 2018

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 Nevadans at risk, according to government estimates.  Democratic candidate for governor, Steve Sisolak, says the reversal would threaten Nevada’s most vulnerable, including 160,000 children and 270,000 senior citizens. Sisolak defended the […]


Gender-diverse community challenges state intersex policy

BY: - June 21, 2018

Georgiann Davis was 13 years old when a doctor discovered instead of having ovaries and a uterus that she had internal testes. Yet, Davis didn’t find out until she was in her mid-20s. “I was lied to, and my family was lied to,” she says. “I didn’t find out until later when I requested my […]


Addiction treatment and the circuitous road to recovery

BY: - June 13, 2018

  The Centers for Disease Control reports 116 people are dying every day in America as a result of opiate addiction.  Addicts say kicking the habit can be physically and psychologically draining. Some attempt to do it on their own. Others join traditional, free 12-step programs,  and still others check into $1,500- to $2,000-a-day rehabs, […]


Rehab Rat Race: Putting profits over patients?

BY: - June 12, 2018

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 to alcohol or drugs, Arbuckle chose to kick his opiate addiction in Southern Nevada, known for its many temptations but also a plethora of rehabilitation options. Arbuckle spent 19 days at Solutions Recovery, […]


STDs on the rise nationally and in Nevada

BY: - June 11, 2018

Testing for sexually transmitted diseases at the Southern Nevada Health District has jumped 34 percent in the last two years, and reported STD cases have been rising by double-digit percentages. Explanations for the rise of STDs vary, from a decline in condom use to the rise of dating apps to people’s inability to visit or […]