The city of Las Vegas is looking a bit more green these days. Over the past 26 years, it has reduced its energy costs by $5 million annually and increased the recycling rate to 60 percent. The city recently signed contracts for hydropower and solar energy that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 85 percent while increasing the amount of green energy use to 100 percent. It is on track to become one of only four net-zero energy cities in the U.S.
Luckily, Nevada residents and business owners still have options when it comes to energy. Many are interested in solar energy even with significantly lower net-metering benefits that were once a primary reason for going solar. Now businesses large and small are going solar for the simple reason that they want to become energy independent.
MountainView Hospital is set to launch a residency program in July to train 53 medical graduates in multiple specialties with the hope that many of the doctors will remain in the community to practice once they complete their training.
Educating the public about sun safety served as the catalyst for two local organizations to form a unique alliance.
Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center, one of four facilities in Las Vegas under the Sunrise Health System of hospitals, is expanding its campus in the coming months to increase the amount of mental health services it offers.
revolution is taking place in medication and the Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine at UNLV is at the forefront.
Health care spending in the United States in recent years has been, and continues to be, a highly publicized and politicized topic that directly impacts the physical and financial well-being of the nation.
CORRECTION: A caption in the March edition of the Business of Medicine incorrectly stated the purpose of an expansion of bed space by Kindred Hospitals. The beds at the new Kindred facility adjacent to Spring Valley Hospital are for transitional care and rehabilitation.
Genetic testing and evaluation to determine risk for disease and cancer is becoming a larger part of the medical landscape in Las Vegas.
Las Vegas is on its way to accomplishing its goal of becoming the most globally recognized destination for health and wellness travel.