Best Health News in Nevada

OK, good news was tough to find in a state that’s perennially low-ranking in virtually all health measures: We’re too fat, we’re pregnant too soon, we’re unusually suicidal, many of our hospitals rank among the most dangerous in the nation, and the Southern Nevada Health District’s building was condemned this year. (But we have 320 days of sunshine a year!) Still, we did score more care for uninsured women recently when the local affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation awarded an $83,600 grant to Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada to provide breast health care. It’s a great contribution to helping Nevadans stay healthy, and Volunteers in Medicine continues to assist in filling in the local health-care gaps.