LAS VEGAS – Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada (VMSN), a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the uninsured with access to preventative and comprehensive medical care, announced the generous donation of an electrocardiogram (EKG) machine from Valley Hospital Medical Center. The EKG machine is only one of many contributions Valley Hospital has … [Read more...] about Volunteers in Medicine Thanks Valley Hospital Medical Center for Electrocardiogram Machine Donation
Nevada Donor Network (NDN) saw its second consecutive record-breaking year in "all apsects" of organ donation, according to a recent statement. NDN received donations from 104 organ donors, 373 tissue donors and 632 cornea donors - totaling a 96% increase compared to 2011. “These significant increases are a testament to the heroism of our courageous donors and their … [Read more...] about Organ Donation on the Rise in Nevada
Nevada Donor Network (NDN) is proud to announce a second consecutive year of record breaking increases in all aspects of organ and tissue donation. In 2013, the team facilitated donations from 104 organ donors, 373 tissue donors and 632 cornea donors. This equates to a 96% rise in organ donation activity compared to 2011 which has resulted in a 78% increase in the number of … [Read more...] about Nevada Donor Network Announces Record Growth in Organ & Tissue Donation
On June 12, 2013, Governor Brian Sandoval signed legislation authorizing the sale of marijuana in Nevada for medicinal purposes. The historic legislation allows cardholders and caregivers to legally purchase marijuana for medicinal use. Using marijuana for medicinal purposes has been legal in Nevada since 2001; however cardholders and caregivers have had to grow their own … [Read more...] about The Medical Marijuana Program in Nevada: An Update on Establishment Applications
Wellness programs are becoming more popular in today’s economy as both employers and employees alike work to keep healthcare costs down. Wellness programs are workplace programs that promote healthy lifestyle choices, offer opportunities to take control of health issues and cut healthcare costs. Programs may include education, athletic opportunities, on-site medical … [Read more...] about Workin’ Out at Work: Corporate Wellness in Nevada
Here’s the bad news. When it comes to overall health, Nevada ranks in the lower half among all 50 states. That’s according to the 24th annual America’s Health Rankings from United Health Foundation. The report, the longest running of its kind in the country, placed Nevada No. 37 among all 50 states for overall heath, which is the same ranking the state received last year. … [Read more...] about How Healthy is Nevada?
When it comes to overall health, Nevada has some opportunities for improvement. That’s according to the 22nd annual America’s Health Rankings from United Health Foundation. The report, the longest running of its kind in the country, placed Nevada No. 42 among all 50 states for overall heath, up five spots from last year. Here’s a snapshot of how Nevada fared in this … [Read more...] about How Healthy is Nevada?