August is National Immunization Awareness Month

Who needs vaccines? In 1920, there were 469,924 cases of measles and more than 7,500 deaths, and 147,991 diphtheria cases with 13,000 deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Mortality and Morbidity Weekly … [Read more...]

American Red Cross issues urgent call for blood and platelet donors

The American Red Cross is facing a looming blood shortage, leading to an urgent need for donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give. Eligible donors with types O negative, B negative and A negative blood are especially needed at this … [Read more...]

Defining Heat Disorders and Warning Signs

There are several ways in which heat can affect a worker. Some of the effects of heat on the body are more serious than others; thus, it is essential to know the signs and symptoms of the various heat-related disorders, starting with the most severe. … [Read more...]

That pins & needles, bugs crawling feeling

Too many sleepless nights caused by a “pins and needles kind of feeling” in her lower legs had Merideth Hartman so unhinged that she wondered if she’d be better off having her legs cut off below the knee. The 49-year-old wife of a retired … [Read more...]

Southern Nevada Health District releases information on Norovirus

Special to the MLN LAS VEGAS – The Southern Nevada Health District has received increased reports of gastrointestinal illness in the community and has confirmed norovirus as the cause of a recent outbreak. The health district is … [Read more...]