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Nevada lags nation in some health measures, holds own in others

Nationally, 10 percent of the population under age 65 have no health insurance. In Nevada, it's 13 percent.Nationally, there is one primary care doctor...
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Trauma drama: Turning triage into profit centers

What’s the difference between an emergency room and a low-level trauma unit?A $12,000 cover charge, for starters.  That’s how much MountainView Hospital CEO...
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Abortion law tweak draws overflow crowds at hearing

Nevadans on both sides of the abortion issue filled overflow rooms in Carson City and Las Vegas Monday afternoon for a legislative hearing on...
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Legislators hear bill to increase spending on autistic youth services

Hundreds of autistic children in Nevada covered by Medicaid are not getting access to what is considered the most effective therapy for autism, and...
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Nevada joins lawsuit to protect Title X

Attorney General Aaron Ford is joining 19 states and the District of Columbia in filing a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Trump Administration’s...
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Drug screens raising revenue for rehabs, costs for patients

It’s a long way from Las Vegas to Tennessee -- about 1600 miles by air. Yet each week, despite the presence of nearby labs...
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Judge refuses to dismiss suit against opiate makers, distributors

Clark County Judge Timothy Williams denied a motion Wednesday to throw out a lawsuit filed by Clark County against opioid manufacturers and distributors.  The...
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Nevada is a bad place for babies, report says

Economic insecurity and the litany of risk factors associated with it mean Nevada is considered one of the worst states in the country for...

Parks on assisted suicide bill: “This is the third, and I hope last attempt”

After failing to gain traction on assisted suicide bills in past legislative sessions, Sen. David Parks reintroduced legislation that would allow a terminally ill...
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Abortion talk off-limits for docs, patients under Trump rule

Planned Parenthood is vowing not to bend to a Trump administration rule draft that would prevent health care providers who receive Title X funding...

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