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Falling through the cracks in Nevada’s mental health system

Lawrence Banks can’t tell time, but when the "Judge Judy" program ends, Banks knows he has to leave for work.“I used to take the...
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AAC sued for another Las Vegas patient death

A Las Vegas alcohol and drug rehabilitation facility is being sued by the mother of April Leeming, a 33-year-old Arizona woman who died within...
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Prescription drug prices make Americans sick, regardless of politics

Vivian Leal has Multiple Sclerosis.  The company that makes the drug she needs called and offered to lower her copay. “Five dollars.  That’s good for...
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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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