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    Health, Healing and Happiness—There’s a Conference for That

    By Diana Edelman

    An all-star team of experts spanning the fields of nutrition, fitness and personal development will come together with one goal: to empower attendees to heal their body, mind and spirit—naturally.

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    Click Here for Better Brain Health

    By Camille Cannon

    Long live online quizzes. How else would we find the answers to such critical questions as, “Which Mean Girls character are you?” or “How many people are in love with you right now?” or “Which Seinfeld quote should you tattoo on your back?” Not that there’s anything wrong with that …

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    NFL Players Association Partners With Lou Ruvo Center on Head Trauma Clinic

    By Heidi Kyser

    With concerns about head injuries among athletes on the rise, Las Vegas will soon host a new clinic for retired professional football players who’ve suffered such trauma. Set to open within a month at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, the clinic is one of five healthcare sites in a nationwide program called The Trust started by the National Football League Players Association.

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    Hot Tips for Cool Paws

    By Heidi Kyser

    It seems like summer’s been pounding down on our pavement forever, but we’ve still got several scorching weeks left. That’s tough on you, but it’s doubly hard for your dog. Here are some tips to keep both of you active during ... well, the dog days. • Head to cooler elevations, such as Mount Charleston or Red Rock, where there are plenty of dog-friendly trails (a good resource for these is Best Hikes With Dogs by Kimberly Lewis and Paula Jacoby-Garrett).

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    The Lifespan of Care

    By Heidi Kyser

    As Women’s History Month marked a century of (mostly) progress, the Centers for Disease Control spotted a worrisome trend: The longevity gap between men and women—one place in life where women have always had the edge—is closing.

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    The Treatment for Nevada’s Ailing Health Care System

    By Heidi Kyser

    I would rather take a DMV test than figure out a medical bill. I can’t think of anyone other than tax auditors and medieval history scholars who is sufficiently determined and detail-oriented to get to the bottom of those lines of Latin and figure out who paid what to whom, who still owes what, what was covered, what was not, why the things that weren’t covered were refused, and whether any of it corresponds to the treatment actually received.

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    Proving Ground for Future Doctors

    By Andrea Walter

    At Touro University’s Nevada Health Center, students in the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program are given the opportunity to practice in a real-world setting under the guide of instructors.

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    Las Vegas’ Best Doctors 2013

    This year we offer a combination of our previous efforts by our survey partner, the nonprofit organization Consumers' Checkbook of Washington, D.C. We've combined the highest-ranked physicians and specialists from 2011 and 2012 into one comprehensive listing of the Las Vegas Valley's best.

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    Care, Interrupted: More Bad News for the Nevada Cancer Institute

    By Heidi Kyser

    The UC San Diego Health System is running out of options to offload an asset it no longer wants, raising more questions for patients of the Nevada Cancer Institute hoping for continued care. UCSD bought most of the bankrupt institute’s assets a year ago, but seemingly hasn’t been able to make a go of the business. It said in November it did not plan to close the institute, but intended to collaborate with “premier local oncology practices to offer a broader spectrum of diagnostic and treatment options.”

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    Cuts and Scars

    By Heidi Kyser

    Indigent Southern Nevadans who suffer from mental illnesses are losing another place to get help. The local Salvation Army is sharply reducing its adult mental-health services because of a multimillion-dollar gap in funding.

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    3 Questions This Week

    By Heidi Kyser

    If there’s a body of water anywhere near you—man-made or natural—that’s growing an emerald coat of slime, it’s time to do something. West Nile Virus season is now through October, and mosquitoes, which pass the virus to humans, use green pools as breeding grounds. The county has drained 450 pools in vacant homes since 2010, but the problem persists. The Southern Nevada Health District found its first batch of infected mosquitoes in August and reported this year’s first case of West Nile in a human on Sept. 14.

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    The Doctor Is In (Your Phone)


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    It’s flu season, so a bright red postcard in the mail that says, “Talk To A Real Doctor Today!!!” draws some attention. It’s also an enduring season of doctor shortages and health-insurance dilemmas. So the promise that you can be diagnosed and receive prescriptions “24/7 ... by phone, videoconference, or e-mail” is at the very least a nicely timed piece of marketing.

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    Critical Condition

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    Although she’d been waiting in University Medical Center’s emergency room for a friend for more than two hours June 1, Elsa Ramos had no complaints. “At least we can see a doctor,” she said. Her friend was very sick with something flu-ish, she said, and because he is uninsured, this was the best bet for care.

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    A Survivor’s Story

    By Kristina Johnson

    After Mary Hinson had four benign lumps removed from her breasts between ages 18 and 21, she decided she wasn’t likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer anytime soon. The disease didn’t run in her family, for one thing. For another, she figured she was too young for the diagnosis.

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    The Navigator

    By Cate Weeks

    Sixteen years ago, Linda Buckley found a lump while showering. The discovery itself wasn’t shocking—breast cancer runs in her family—but she didn’t expect to face it so young. She was 33 with four kids under age 10.

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