Doctors who rely on Medicaid patients will have to make some tough decisions if the state budget — and our attitude toward health care — don’t improve
By almost all measures, the Medicaid and Medicare situation in Nevada looks grim for doctors and hospitals. Ballooning numbers of unemployed, uninsured and elderly residents mean higher numbers of people who need public health care coverage.
The trial: While racing in an Over the Hill motocross competition in Orange County in December 2001, 43-year-old Dan Young landed a jump much too hard, shattering both his ankles. His ambulance ride from the track to the ER began a four-year ordeal that included multiple surgeries, one with complications causing blood clots to move from his legs to his lungs, nearly killing him.
Stephanie Pierotti arrived in Vegas just in time to see the economy tank and watch the finger-pointing begin: Who’s to blame? Who’s gonna fix this?
A teacher at The Art Institute of Las Vegas, Pierotti believes we’re all responsible. “If we can support each other by shopping local and keep that money in the local economy, we’re taking onus upon ourselves to actually make things better,” she says.
Director of educational Services for the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation
On the table are plenty of iPads stocked with cutting-edge learning apps, but Alonso Fragoso, 12, has his nose buried in a kids’ detective novel. He’s indulging in a bit of guilty-pleasure summer reading before diving into a math tutoring session.
The birth of a child is supposed to spark smiles and laughter, but Anna Wroble often sees different expressions in her line of work: teary eyes and worried brows. She’s a neonatal intensive care nurse at St.
A: It was a tent — a hot, dusty railroad yard tent — but it got the job done, thanks to the man behind it.
Allowing for Southern Paiute shamans and the ailments that early settlers like the Gass and Stewart families dealt with, the first hospital in Las Vegas was not, as some Las Vegans seem to think, the old clinic at 8th Street and Ogden Ave.
Now is a good time to ask: What do we want our city to become? COLAB urban design gallery has some answers
Look out, uninspired tract subdivisions and big-box strip malls: COLAB Gallery — the valley’s first exhibition space dedicated to local architecture, design and planning — could become a spark for reshaping Southern Nevada’s urban landscape. The 600 square foot space is housed in a nondescript stucco storefront at 817 South Main Street, next to office interiors supplier Faciliteq.
Here's a spicy secret: Las Vegas has some of the best Thai restaurants anywhere Google “Thai food Las Vegas” and — boom — Lotus of Siam comes up on top. If you performed a sort of verbal Google search within your real-life social network, among the foodie friends whose recommendations you trust, you’d likely get the same result.
Health care in Southern Nevada. Admit it: You can’t read the phrase without mentally supplying an orchestral da-dum! The topic is so complex and monolithic it makes us stiffen with anxiety (or, alternately, induce snores).
LeRoy Neiman was an Olympic painter — in more ways than one. Sure, he was known for his bold, rapid-fire brushwork that captured the brawn and verve of our most celebrated athlete-gods on the world sports stage.
Local labyrinths offer reflective steps in the right direction
I wouldn’t say that I’m a labyrinth junkie, but if there’s a unicursal maze in front of me, I’m going in. I’ve walked the labyrinth outside Grace Cathedral in San Francisco (more than a couple dozen times, even well after midnight), visited the labyrinths here in Southern Nevada and even printed out a labyrinth to tape to my desk.