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.
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?
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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.
It may sound like a scene from a sci-fi movie, but running an electrical current through the brain might have some health benefits. Transcranial magnetic stimulation is a form of brain stimulation that has been used to treat Parkinson’s, depression, cravings, and fibromyalgia. Brach Poston, Ph.D., joins us to talk about his research on the practice.
Breast Cancer is the most common cancer a woman will face in her lifetime. Unfortunately, it’s also the second deadliest cancer for women in Southern Nevada. A recent study by a team of scientists at UNLV revealed that women in Nevada are more likely to die from breast cancer than most other women in the country. Here to talk about that study is one of the researchers, Karen Callahan.
Las Vegas’s only dentist accredited by the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Paul VreNon, joins us to talk about the importance of oral health. Dr. VreNon is also the founder of Dental Breeze Dental and has been practicing dentistry in Las Vegas for 17 years.