While cancer has meant Kyle Silveroli can no longer protect Americans militarily as he hoped, he believes he can make a positive difference in lives by putting a face on recent research findings of cancer experts: Millennials, young people born between 1982 and 2004, now have double the risk of colon cancer and quadruple the risk of rectal cancer compared to baby boomers.
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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.
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.
Charm McElree grew up hearing stories about how her uncle died serving his country during World War II. When her brother served in the Marines during the Vietnam War, she prayed for his safe return.
When a president gives an address, people often get a sense of his character by what he says. When you find out that lofty rhetoric attributed to the head of state such as “Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country,” is not his, it’s difficult not to think his character is wanting. Why not give credit where credit is due?
With the modern workplace favoring technically savvy employees, more and more students are flocking to career and technical education.
Jay Larsen, an attorney who specializes in estate planning, said the worst thing baby boomers can do is to let estate planning fall by the wayside. Much of what you wanted to leave to family can get eaten up in attorney fees.
In recent weeks the federal government has run public service announcments urging baby boomers to be tested for hepatitis C. A number of veterans as well as doctors now believe that Vietnam veterans, all basically baby boomers, could have contracted hepatitis C through unsafe jet gun vaccinations.
Al Lunceford, 74, wants people to largely hold themselves accountable for their success or failure. Too often, he says, people lack the desire or dedication or discipline to succeed.
Jeanne Laubscher went from Bonanza High School in 1982 to the world famous “Les Folies Bergere,” which had a nearly half century run at the Tropicana. She also worked with magician Lance Burton for years.
As columnist Paul Harasim lay in his hospital bed recently, he realized how little he had really told his kids about his life.
The native of Switzerland laughs as she remembers how she left Europe at age 22 to travel the world. Though she had a degree in business management, she wasn’t sure what she’d do with it.
Dr. Pamela Wible wrote an article printed in the Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners Newsletter that points out an airline emergency in the sky can mean bad choices that could cost you your life.
Former Army Sgt. Frank Schultz was hurt in an explosion in Afghanistan. Subsequent treatment left him in pain until he visited a Henderson surgeon.
After a Jared jewelry store clerk was mistakenly shot dead by a security guard during an armed robbery in Henderson, columnist Paul Harasim found that armed guards aren’t required to have much training.
Project 150 now helps needy and homeless school students with more than $1.3 million worth of food, clothing, school supplies and hygiene products. But the truck used to pick up and deliver donations has become a maintenance nightmare.
A week ago columnist Paul Harasim came to work at the Review-Journal and started seeing double. He wondered if he was having a stroke. His experience brought to mind a man he had recently interviewed, who shows how to exhibit grace under life’s pressures.
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