Health District offers back-to-school immunizations

Does your 7th grader still need a pertussis booster? Is your kindergartner’s shot record up-to-date for school? The Southern Nevada Health District is urging parents to beat the back-to-school rush by bringing their pre-schoolers, kindergartners, and … [Read more...]

SNHD detects West Nile Virus in Mesquite’s Mosquitoes

The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting the first West Nile positive mosquitoes of 2015, collected in the 89011, 89012, 89027, 89107, 89123, 89128, 89134 and 89146 zip codes. To date, there are no human cases of West Nile virus reported in … [Read more...]

March is Red Cross Month

In honor of Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages people to uncover their inner hero and donate blood or platelets, volunteer their time or sign up to organize a blood drive. Since 1943, every president has designated March … [Read more...]

Special Enrollment Period Announced for Health Insurance; Mesa View Regional Hospital can help

If you’re in the process of filing your 2014 taxes and learn you’re going to be penalized for not having health insurance in 2014, you may qualify for a special enrollment period to obtain coverage for 2015. From March 15 until April 30, the gov … [Read more...]

Special Enrollment Period Announced for Health Insurance; Mesa View Regional Hospital can help

If you’re in the process of filing your 2014 taxes and learn you’re going to be penalized for not having health insurance in 2014, you may qualify for a special enrollment period to obtain coverage for 2015. From March 15 until April 30, the gov … [Read more...]

Health District issues advisory, recommendations regarding e-cigarettes

The Southern Nevada Health District today has issued a health advisory regarding electronic cigarettes in response to an increase in their use across the United States and in Clark County. The Health District encourages policymakers, health care … [Read more...]

NAIC Reminds Consumers to Take Steps to Protect Themselves from Identity Theft Following Anthem Security Breach

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) is reminding consumers to take extra precautions regarding identity theft protection following a security breach at Anthem, Inc. The Indiana-based health insurer provides coverage for 37 … [Read more...]

Nevada Division of Insurance warns Nevadans about Anthem data breach

Commissioner Scott J. Kipper is warning Nevada residents that Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield has been a victim of a cyberattack and that personal information of current and past Anthem policy holders has been compromised. “We have been in close c … [Read more...]

In Nevada, 56,421 people are signed up for coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace

Nearly 7.5 million consumers selected a plan or were automatically re-enrolled through the HealthCare.gov platform as of Jan. 30, 2015, including 56,421 in Nevada.  Today’s Weekly Enrollment Snapshot for the first time also includes people who se … [Read more...]

Health District commemorates American Heart Month; joins Million Hearts™ campaign

Love your heart . . . love your loved ones . . .heart disease remains the leading cause of death in Nevada and across the country. In 2012, more than 5,000 Nevadans died from heart disease. To commemorate American Heart Month, the Southern Nevada … [Read more...]