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More Beds Planned for Vegas Psych Hospital

Posted: 08/28/2014 - Officials say there will soon be more hospital beds for psychiatric patients in Las Vegas, after state officials doubled the Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement rate for mental health treatment.

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Regents Back $26M for UNLV Medical School

Posted: 08/27/2014 - The Nevada Board of Regents wants the state spend $26 million to jump-start a UNLV medical school that proponents say would help alleviate the region's shortage of medical specialists.

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Ebola: Ivory Coast-Sierra Leone Game Now in Doubt

Posted: 08/26/2014 - Ivory Coast's African Cup of Nations qualifier at home to Sierra Leone is in doubt because the Ivorian government doesn't want players and officials from an Ebola-hit country to enter its territory.

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Two Have Died Of Ebola In Congo

Updated: 08/25/2014 - Congo's health minister says two Ebola deaths have been confirmed in the Central African country.

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Many Without Residency Proof Could Lose Obamacare

Posted: 08/22/2014 - State officials say about 100,000 Californians who haven't yet proved their citizenship or legal residency in the U.S. face losing health care coverage this fall.

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Doctor: No Health Risk from Two US Ebola Patients

Posted: 08/21/2014 - A doctor at the hospital that treated two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa says their discharge poses no public health risk.

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Mobile Destruction Van Helps People Relieve Stress

Posted: 08/19/2014 - We all have our breaking points; we we just need to let out some frustration and steam. But rarely is it okay to smash items. Unless you're in the Das Breakroom mobile destruction van.

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Ebola Puts Focus on Drugs Made in Tobacco Plants

Posted: 08/15/2014 - It's an eye-catching angle in the story of an experimental treatment for Ebola: The drug comes from tobacco plants that were turned into living pharmaceutical factories.

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Study of Nevada Health Insurance Under Scrutiny

Posted: 08/14/2014 - Nevada officials are challenging a recent study on state employee health insurance benefits, saying Nevada workers pay a much smaller share of their premiums - and much closer to the national average - than the report suggests.

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19-Year-Old Gets A Second Chance

Updated: 08/19/2014 - The word "miracle" is used a lot these days. But we have a story that truly fits the bill. You may remember a near-drowning at Sand Harbor. It happened just two days after one man lost his life at Lake Tahoe. For the 19-year-old, however, everything went right that day.

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The Dark Side of Comedy

Posted: 08/13/2014 - In light of Robin Williams' death, we're starting to see that behind the jokes and gimmicks, there's a much darker side to comedy. A local comedian shares what it's really like behind the curtain.

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Newborn Screening Returns To Nevada

Updated: 08/12/2014 - $2,000,000 a year will stay in Nevada--now that newborn screening has returned to our state. The tests are done on Nevada babies before they leave the hospital to detect 46 disorders.

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Vegas Dad: Health Exchange Typo Costs $1M

Posted: 08/08/2014 - A Las Vegas father of five says a typo on the application on a family health plan bought through the Nevada's insurance exchange has him facing more than $1 million in medical bills.

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CPR App Linked to LA County Dispatch System

Posted: 08/07/2014 - The Los Angeles County Fire Department has linked its dispatch system to a smartphone app that will notify CPR-trained citizens when someone in a public place nearby is having a cardiac arrest.

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West Nile Detected in Washoe County

Updated: 08/07/2014 - The Washoe County Health District confirms mosquitos in a small pool of water in the Spanish Springs/Kiley Ranch area have tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV), the first positive identification of WNV in Washoe County in 2014.

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