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“Vaccine hesitancy” hindering Nevada’s response to outbreaks

Anti-vaccine activists packed a hearing Tuesday to oppose a bill designed to help health officials track unvaccinated students in case of a disease outbreak.Two...
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State regs fail to monitor rehab deaths

When 23-year-old Cody Arbuckle died after 19 days in rehab at Solutions Recovery, a Las Vegas drug and alcohol treatment facility, his mother, Kathy...
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Sisolak pledges $5.3 million for autism treatment, advocates want more

In his State of the State, Gov. Steve Sisolak committed to reducing the waitlist for autistic children waiting for assistance programs, but autism advocates...
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Septuagenarian deaths underscore push for new geriatric inmate policy

Two Nevada Department of Corrections inmates in their 70s have died in January. Their deaths come the same month the Crime and Justice Institute...
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Cortez Masto, Klobuchar co-sponsor bill to let Medicare negotiate drug prices

Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto announced Monday that she and fellow Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota have introduced legislation authorizing the federal government...
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As client deaths prompt lawsuits, rehab exec quits job to run for LV Council

Newly-announced Las Vegas City Council candidate Dave Marlon stepped down this week as Regional Vice President for Nevada of American Addiction Centers, a national...
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Rubio bill could help Nevada hospitals, but industry focuses on Carson City

For-profit hospitals in Nevada are hemorrhaging hundreds of millions of dollars a year, thanks in large part to stingy Medicaid reimbursements, a problem state...
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Will Nevada end “surprise” health care bills?

You go to the hospital. You get a bill. Your insurer pays it. Then you find out one or more of the services or...
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Southern Nevada homeless deaths spiked in 2018

Every year for the annual homeless vigil, the Clark County Coroner's office determines how many homeless people died, who they were, and in most...
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Court for autistic youth reflects gap in health care services

In April, the Detention Alternatives for Autistic Youth (DAAY) Court was created to help autistic children and young adults access services and treatment. Since...

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