Powered by

It was just a nosebleed, caused by desert air. Or was it?

Nov 20, 2018 - The Salt Lake Tribune

The night the nosebleed started, Zina Martinez, seven months pregnant with her second child, was sitting in the living room of her Las Vegas home, eating a bowl of ice cream.

Martinez, 22, was used to nosebleeds. She’d had them nearly every day since she was 10, an annoying occurrence doctors repeatedly dismissed as insignificant — a probable result of the bone-dry desert air.

This one was different.

When Martinez pinched her nose closed to stop what was usually little more...