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Traveler carries measles through LAX as cases rise around the U.S.

May 29, 2024, 8:27am Health

A traveler carrying measles flew from Munich, Germany, through Los Angeles on the way to Fresno Yosemite International Airport this month, exposing thousands of California travelers to the highly infectious disease, health officials have confirmed. Read story

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Sometimes you just want milk

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May 28, 2024, 6:07am Health

Milk cravings are more common than you might think, and sometimes it has nothing to do with wanting a companion for your cookies. Read story

In 2023, the weight-loss drug Wegovy helped Israel McKenzie, seen May 21 in Chattanooga, Tenn., shed 110 pounds in nine months, making him part of what new research shows is a sharp surge in the use of powerful medications to treat diabetes and obesity in adolescents and young adults.

Use of weight-loss drugs surges in young adults

In 2023, the weight-loss drug Wegovy helped Israel McKenzie, seen May 21 in Chattanooga, Tenn., shed 110 pounds in nine months, making him part of what new research shows is a sharp surge in the use of powerful medications to treat diabetes and obesity in adolescents and young adults.

May 28, 2024, 6:07am Health

At 17, Israel McKenzie was so burdened by obesity that he stopped going to high school in person and was embarrassed to speak to people at his restaurant job. Read story

This image provided by the USDA Agricultural Research Service shows a closeup of a mosquito on human skin.

Clark County Mosquito Control District says get yard ready for mosquito season

This image provided by the USDA Agricultural Research Service shows a closeup of a mosquito on human skin.

May 28, 2024, 6:06am Clark County Health

With mosquito season buzzing closer, Clark County’s Mosquito Control District staff want residents to get rid of any stagnant water in their yards that could help the blood-sucking bugs proliferate. Read story

Picketers greet morning drivers outside PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center on April 18.

‘People are just much more willing to fight’: More health care workers in Clark County push to unionize

Picketers greet morning drivers outside PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center on April 18.

May 28, 2024, 6:05am Business

Unionization efforts across the health care field continue to increase in Clark County and beyond as workers steadily organize to secure more workplace protections. Read story

Vicki Bickford has always been a caregiver; soon she will need one of her own as her arthritis progresses. Bickford holds a photo of herself and her three children. WA Cares would help cover those costs.

WA at national forefront of battle over long-term care

Vicki Bickford has always been a caregiver; soon she will need one of her own as her arthritis progresses. Bickford holds a photo of herself and her three children. WA Cares would help cover those costs.

May 27, 2024, 6:02am Health

Getting older is a fact of life — but how Americans should pay for that care is a matter of opinion. Read story

Medicaid ‘unwinding’ decried as biased against disabled people

May 27, 2024, 5:47am Health

Jacqueline Saa has a genetic condition that leaves her unable to stand and walk on her own or hold a job. Every weekday for four years, Saa, 43, has relied on a home health aide to help her cook, bathe and dress, go to the doctor, pick up medications, and… Read story

Dr. Kalyanam Shivkumar, professor of medicine with the UCLA Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, shown with his book book titled &ldquo;Atlas of Cardiac Anatomy&rdquo; and a book by Dr. Eduard Pernkopf, an ardent Nazi whose anatomical book was drawn off the bodies of executed prisoners, shown in foreground, May 9, 2024. (Allen J.

A UCLA doctor is on a quest to free modern medicine from a Nazi-tainted anatomy book

Dr. Kalyanam Shivkumar, professor of medicine with the UCLA Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, shown with his book book titled &ldquo;Atlas of Cardiac Anatomy&rdquo; and a book by Dr. Eduard Pernkopf, an ardent Nazi whose anatomical book was drawn off the bodies of executed prisoners, shown in foreground, May 9, 2024. (Allen J.

May 26, 2024, 6:00am Health

As Dr. Kalyanam Shivkumar pondered how to fix the human heart, he was given a gift laced with horror. Read story