FirstMed Health and Wellness Center partners with RTC and UNLV to launch public safety program to combat human trafficking

FirstMed to provide comprehensive, trauma-informed wrap-around services to victims Las Vegas, Nev. — FirstMed Health and Wellness Center (FirstMed), a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and Certified Community Behavioral Health Center (CCBHC) that provides comprehensive preventative, primary care medical services and mental health services for ages five and older to low income and under-served families […] Read More

FirstMed Participates in Annual Homeless Census

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 was a bit of a blustery and cold one in Las Vegas. But that didn’t stop the annual Homeless Census from taking place. Afterall, nearly 3000 individuals in Las Vegas sleep unsheltered each night, regardless of the conditions. For some it may be their first night unsheltered. For others, they have […] Read More

Addiction Treatment Week highlights recovery pitfalls in Las Vegas

By:Sean DeLancey LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The opioid epidemic continues to stress Southern Nevada’s recovery community as Addiction Treatment Week highlights potential pitfalls in a addict’s ability to seek help. Opiate overdoses claimed 412 lives in 2017 according to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control. Angela Quinn, CEO of First Med […] Read More

“Where do you live?”

I’m a doctor in East Harlem, where residents die, on average, 10 years earlier than their neighbors just a few blocks south on Manhattans Upper East Side. Many of my patients worry more about paying the rent than buying the medication they need to manage their diabetes or high blood pressure. That’s why I’ve learned […] Read More

5 Important Reasons to Vaccinate Your Child

You want to do what is best for your children. You know about the importance of car seats, baby gates and other ways to keep them safe. But, did you know that one of the best ways to protect your children is to make sure they have all of their vaccinations? Immunizations can save your […] Read More

Nurses rank the highest at earning our trust, poll shows — VIDEO

At the private practice where Susan VanBeuge works as a nurse practitioner, she and the practice’s physician complement each other. The physician, who often takes on a more clinical demeanor, introduces the nurse as the patient’s advocate and champion. After consulting with the patient, the doctor will say something along the lines of, “She’s going […] Read More

Poor U.S. Teens Resort to Extreme Measures

Huffington post reports some Poor U.S. Teens Trade Sex For Food Because They’re So Desperate For A Meal. A new report on U.S. teens who don’t get enough to eat finds that, in the most extreme cases, youths may engage in sex with older, wealthy adults in exchange for food. >Click here to read the […] Read More