Nevada Health

Did you know that last year the death rate of Americans grew? That’s something that hasn’t happened in nearly 20 years. Translation: For the first time in a long time, the average American is living a shorter life. Nevada Health is here to help. We’re a brand new weekly radio show from KUNV and UNLV. We sit down to pick the brains of the state and region’s top doctors, scientists, and health experts to arm you with the know-how to improve you and your loved ones’ health. You’ll learn everything from how to cut your risk of heart attack and back pain, to easy ways to convince your family—and yourself—how to move more and eat better. You’ll even pick up simple tactics to navigate the twisted terrain of hospitals and health care. Are YOU ready to improve your health?

Join us every Monday at 8pm, and listen online anytime at KUNV.org

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Nevada Health (September 25, 2017): The Opioid Crisis

Jeniffer Solis : September 25, 2017 8:00 pm : Nevada Health

America is in an opioid crisis: 64,000 people overdosed last year, and more are expected to die this year. The crisis may stem in part from a single pill, Oxycontin, and its developer’s insistence that the pill was fundamentally different than every other pain pill. That led to questionable practices in how the meciation was prescribed, potentially leading to more abuse. To tell the story of Oxycontin, Nevada Health welcomes Harriet Ryan. She’s an investigative journalist with the LA times who last year wrote a blistering investigation into the drug and its maker, Purdue pharma.


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Nevada Health (September 18, 2017): ADHD

Jeniffer Solis : September 18, 2017 8:00 pm : Nevada Health

Dr. Ronald Brown has been studying attention deficit hyperactive disorders since the late 1970s. He’s not only a renown ADHD expert, but also the Dean of UNLV’s School of Allied Health Sciences. Brown joins Nevada Health to reveal the surprising new science of treating the disorder.


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Nevada Health (September 11, 2017): Genetic Medicine

Dave Nourse : September 11, 2017 8:00 pm : Nevada Health

According to researchers at Harvard University, people respond to medications differently. Genetic factors may determine the effectiveness of life-saving medications in individuals. Assistant professor at UNLV, Rhigel (Jay) A. Tan, joins us to talk about pharmacogenetics, the practice of individualizing prescription drugs based on genetics, and the importance of personalized medicine.

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Nevada Health (August 16, 2017): Benjamin Burroughs on the App Economy

Jeniffer Solis : August 14, 2017 8:00 pm : Nevada Health

Benjamin Burroughs is an assistant professor of emerging media at UNLV. His work has been published in journals such as New Media and Society, Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, International Journal of Sport Communication, and Games and Culture. Assistant Professor Burroughs joins us to talk about YouTube Kids and The App Economy.


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Nevada Health (July 24, 2017): Genetic Medicine

Jeniffer Solis : July 24, 2017 8:00 pm : Nevada Health

According to researchers at Harvard University, people respond to medications differently. Genetic factors may determine the effectiveness of life-saving medications in individuals. Assistant professor at UNLV, Rhigel (Jay) A. Tan, joins us to talk about pharmacogenetics, the practice of individualizing prescription drugs based on genetics, and the importance of personalized medicine.


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