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A time capsule for brain disease: Celebrating the past and looking ahead to the future

A view of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health Tuesday, February 7, 2012. The center was designed by architect Frank Gehry.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, and while the last Alzheimer’s disease drug was approved 15 years ago, some might wonder what researchers here at the center have been doing over the past decade to combat this grim statistic. We’ve been hard at work, providing care across a spectrum of brain diseases during 165,000 patient appointments, while simultaneously increasing our research efforts, conducting more than 70 clinical trials.

Threads of hope among strands of DNA

From the methods to stay ahead of a diagnosis to treating the disease, the breast cancer landscape has evolved in our lifetime.

Don't let your pack break your back

A significant amount of strain is put on the shoulders when wearing a heavy backpack.

Healthy Nevada Project is studying the strands of our DNA

The Healthy Nevada Project, which allows people to get no-cost DNA testing, has become the fastest-growing community-based population health study in the world.

Nevada making progress fighting cancer at the legislative level

According to “How Do You Measure Up?: A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to Reduce Cancer Incidence and Mortality,” Nevada measured up to policy recommendations in five of eight evaluated issue areas. The report was released by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, which is the advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society.

Keep your skin safe all year long

A mid promising statistics surrounding other cancers, the number of skin cancer diagnoses continues to rise by 2% to 4% annually.

Seniors are the most common target for the flu virus; take action early

Benjamin Franklin said, “Lost time is never found again.” Most would agree that procrastination is the enemy of many things in life, health care being one of them. Flu shots are no exception. Every year, doctors and health care professionals see patients who are suffering from influenza and frequently hear them say, “I wish I had done something sooner to prevent this.”

Neck pain is just a text away: Are bad habits hurting your health?

The research study that referenced the bumpy problem was published in February 2018 in the journal Scientific Reports. It focused on a feature known to scientists as the “external occipital protuberance,” a bump on the back of the skull in the middle, just where the neck muscles attach to the head...

Back-to-school vaccines can save lives; state database can help keep track of records

As school starts back up, it’s a good time for parents to review their child’s immunization record. If you do not have organized vaccine records at home, your first stop online should be Nevada WebIZ, the state database for immunizations. Depending on your child’s age, there may be additional vaccines the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends.

Tight clothes and desert heat can lead to male infertility

Infertility occurs in about 15% of couples, and in roughly a third of these couples, male infertility is usually the main issue...

Specialty centers are helping remove barriers to health care

As one of the lowest ranking states for health care, according to U.S. News & World Report — determined by factors of access, quality and public health services — Nevada is challenged...

US new home sales slid 12.8% in July

FILE - In this June 13, 2019, file photo stacks of building materials are stacked up near new home under construction in Mechanicsville, Va. On Friday, Aug. 23, the Commerce Department reports on sales of new homes in July.

Sales of new U.S. homes fell a steep 12.8% in July, but the drop came after revisions to June sales showed the sales highest growth in 12 years ...

Financial Executive of the Year: Todd Valli, SVP, Chief Accounting Officer, Everi Holdings

Todd Valli

Todd Valli considers himself a driven, goal-oriented, critical thinker with a passion for numbers. The chief accounting officer and senior vice president of Everi Holdings is also an optimist.

North Las Vegas executive is named CFO of the Year

Darren Adair, CFO for North Las Vegas, addresses the crowd at the CFO of the Year Awards, held at the Silverton.

It's a good time to be an accountant for North Las Vegas. At least, it is for CFO Darren Adair, who was named CFO of the Year Thursday night at an event at the Silverton ...

Financial Executive of the Year: Ken Wilkins, Vice President of Business and Finance/Treasurer, Roseman University of Health Sciences

Ken Wilkins

Ken Wilkins brings a passion for health care and education to his role at Roseman Universi-ty of Health Sciences, where he oversees accounting, finance and select business operations for the institution.