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Hepatitis C often goes undetected

Approximately 2.5 million people in the U.S. are living with chronic hepatitis C virus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and as many as 75 percent of people with the disease don’t know they’re infected. Untreated, chronic hepatitis C can lead to liver damage, cirrhosis and liver cancer. While these numbers may sound startling, there’s good news, too.

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Water crucial to good health

Drinking enough water every day is good for overall health. As plain drinking water has zero calories, it can also help with managing body weight and reducing caloric intake when substituted for drinks with calories, like regular soda. Drinking water can prevent dehydration, a condition that can cause unclear thinking, result in mood change and cause your body to overheat or lead to constipation and kidney stones.

New laws affect towing, cellphone use

This week, I continue my recap of new Nevada laws that may be of interest, including those affecting towing in residential areas and the use of cellphones.

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Detective, his diligence will be missed

I will be taking a break from the review of Nevada’s new laws this week to pay tribute to one of our own Boulder City officers who died this week. Detective Ron Miller unexpectedly died at his home in Henderson.

Heat-related illnesses preventable

High temperatures kill hundreds of people every year. Heat-related deaths and illness are preventable, yet more than 600 people die from extreme heat every year.

New traffic laws to take effect

I begin a look at the new traffic laws, in summary, for 2019.

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