Category: Health & Fitness

Dr. Jerry Cade, pioneer in Las Vegas HIV/Aids medicine, discusses the early days

Jerry Cade, MD, is an AIDS/HIV health care pioneer. University Medical Center’s HIV program formally began Aug 29, 1985. UMC’s AIDS Outpatient Clinic opened in November 1986. UMC’s dedicated HIV inpatient unit opened on July 5, 1987. These entities, along with UMC’s commitment to people living with HIV/AIDS formed the core of a comprehensive, health […]

Planned Parenthood opens HIV programs headquarters in Las Vegas.

By Planned Parenthood staff Special to the Spectrum Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (PPRM) has opened a new Las Vegas facility, Nuestros Centro Communitario, at 2785 E. Desert Inn Rd., Suite 260. Nuestros Centro Communitario means Our Community Center, and it serves as a community meeting and educational space. NCC is home to public […]

Smoking in the LGBTQ community is nearly 70 percent higher, women are more likely to be impacted by COPD

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or COPD may not roll easily off your tongue, but it is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. COPD affects some 24 million persons; of whom only half have been diagnosed. COPD progressively robs a person of their breath. Although once thought of as an “old man’s disease,” […]

Rob Phoenix, APRN, wins top medical award; specializes in the LGBTQ community

John (Rob) Phoenix, APRN, FNP-C was honored with GLMA’s LGBT Health Achievement Award at their 36th Annual Conference on LGBTQ Health. The conference was held in Las Vegas on Oct. 10-13 at the Flamingo Hotel. Each year, GLMA (formerly known as the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association) honors exemplary individuals, organizations, and/or publications for their […]

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