Cancer deaths and diagnoses are projected to rise in Nevada in 2018, but oncologists said the best news is that the number of treatments are escalating and more people are surviving longer became of them.
When he’s not at Nellis, Col. Brandon Snook, 47, works as a trauma surgeon at University Medical Center. It’s part of a program he directs known as SMART — Sustained Medical and Readiness Trained — that brings in surgeons, nurses and technicians not only from Nellis but from other bases from across the country and the world to do two-week rotations.
As Nevada’s suicide rate has jumped to No. 5 in the nation and to its highest level since the late 1990s, the state’s doctors are being asked to be the frontline in recognizing suicidal tendencies of their patients and get them help before they take their lives.
With the arrival of the Golden Knights and the Oakland Raiders relocating to Southern Nevada in 2020, the spotlight will focus on Southern Nevada when it comes to sports medicine.
Americans are living over one-third longer than they did 100 years ago, as documented by a 2014 United Nations report. The report showed most Americans born in 1900 didn’t live past the age of 50. Today, the average life span is 78 years.
During the last two years, WGU Nevada has tripled its student base while graduating 758 students, according to Chancellor Spencer Stewart. He said demand should continue to increase, especially for its classes that offer bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing and health care management.
The area provides several events, classes, resources and opportunities to help seniors remain active and healthy.
SilverSneakers is a community fitness program designed specifically for seniors. The program gives members free access to standard gym or fitness centers as well as access to Silver Sneakers classes designed for all fitness levels taught by certified SilverSneakers instructors.
Aging is not a protection when it comes to sexually transmitted diseases (STD’s). In fact, it can make people more prone to disease.
The medical profession’s response to the Oct. 1 mass shooting in Las Vegas has only confirmed to Clark County high school students like Briana Santana that they’re making the right choice to pursue a career in medicine.