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.
Southern Nevada and the world watched as Las Vegas hospitals and doctors operated and cared for the wounded on Oct. 1 and subsequent days, and they’re getting high marks for their performance for handling the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
They work at different hospitals, but Dr. Alan MacIntyre and Dr. Syed Saquib shared a common bond Oct. 1 — they were two of the first trauma surgeons on duty waiting for a rush of causalities from the mass shooting on the Strip.
Trauma surgeons at University Medical Center are spearheading a public awareness campaign to train the public on how they can stop someone from bleeding to death if they get shot or stabbed.
Southern Nevada and the rest of the state has a need for doctors, and the first-ever class at the UNLV School of Medicine wants to alleviate that physician shortage.
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.