First of all, there is definite evidence that those patients that receive prenatal care have fewer complications during their pregnancy and delivery.
Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation moved its services into a new location that brings the nonprofit foundation and one of its main programs, The Caring Place, together under one roof. The new facility, named The Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation Britney Spears Campus, delivers a variety of services to pediatric cancer patients and adults touched by cancer.
They’re called microhospitals or neighborhood hospitals — the newest concept to reach Southern Nevada — and the partnership that built them is already labeling them a success.
Three months, six emergency room visits, several physicians and a two-month wait to see a local pediatric gastroenterologist — that’s what it took for us to find the road out of town for answers when my daughter, Madison, 16, began experiencing chronic stomach and lower abdominal pain last year.
The UNLV School of Medicine launched its first class July 17 but the community outreach for providing medical care is already underway and will expand in the future.
The UNLV School of Medicine is breaking with traditional teaching methods when the school’s 60 medical students start their anatomy class in November.
Karla Perez is a praised executive, respected by her peers and lauded in articles about her success. She’s the proverbial corporate climber — someone who started out as a medical records clerk at Valley Hospital; became the chief executive officer of Desert Springs Hospital while still in her 30s; and now serves as the regional vice president of the acute care division of Universal Health Services.
An Alabama company has partnered with a Las Vegas medical practice to treat prostate cancer in a less invasive manner.
In a report from American Association of Medical Colleges looking at Nevada physician numbers from 2010, Nevada had 178 per 100,000, one of the lowest rates in the country. The more doctors a state has, the healthier it tends to be and life expectancies are higher.
Dr. Edwin Kingsley wants to advance medical care once again in Southern Nevada and he’s thinking big.