Two weeks ago Derek Bernath, who has obvious cognitive deficits, was playing a game of Marco Polo in a condominium pool with people he thought were his friends. As it turned out, they stole his phone.
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While it’s possible the government’s position on transmission of hepatitis C among boomers may have resulted in less testing, it’s critical today boomers forget any fears of stigma and get the easy blood test.
Gladys Stroud turns 100-years-old on Friday. If she’s not playing board games, she’s exercising, drinking scotch at happy hours, babysitting her great, great, great, grandson or enjoying live theatre either in Las Vegas or Los Angeles.
At age 15, Oscar Ho sounds much older than his years. He says his parents help motivate him but some students don’t get that at home. “I try to show students what they can do when they apply themselves. When they get excited and do well, it’s a great feeling.”
The miniature pacemaker implanted in Pamela Ham without surgery is the latest effort to make heart surgery less traumatic.
Shannon Bilbray Axelrod listed herself as a foreign agent for Saudia Arabia just weeks before she was elected to the Nevada Assembly. Do we really want someone in Carson City who, at the behest of the Saudis, has done what she called “outreach”— lobbying that pits the veterans’ community against the 9/11 families?
UMC’s senior leadership team says that if the levels of uninsured go back to what they were a few years years — 35 percent of patients didn’t have insurance — taxpayer money would again be needed to bail out the public hospital.
AARP conducted a recent survey that shows that more than a third of baby boomers make a travel-related bucket list. On average, each boomer has eight destinations in mind.
While the creative technique that Las Vegas police used to catch a suspect in the beating deaths of two homeless men — the suspect repeatedly beat a blanketed decoy with a hammer — is impressive, the compassion and empathy they exhibited in taking on the case may be even more impressive.
Herb Randall, who was awarded the Silver and Bronze Star medals for valor in Vietnam, knows the importance of helping others. Four years ago he began the Nevada Senior Citizen Award, an honor that goes to a senior citizen for helping other seniors.
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