Emergencies and crises happen. It’s just the world we live in, and Las Vegas is uniquely at risk as one of the world’s top tourist attractions. That’s why UNLV recently created the position of Emergency Manger, a role that entails preparing for scenarios you hope will never happen. Heading the new role is Yuri Graves, who formerly worked on emergency scenarios and preparedness for the US Coast Guard and the City of Henderson.
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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Las Vegas is known as The Fight Capital of the World and researchers in Las Vegas are working to better understand long-term effects of repetitive head trauma and improve the safety of combat sports. Athletes face constant head trauma as part of their career, especially boxers, UFC fighters and NFL players. Dr. Charles Bernick studies the long term impact of taking repeated blows to the head, including Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE).
Last year, Nevada saw the highest increase of emergency room visits for opioid overdose of any state in the West at 18 percent. The opioid crisis is going to require the convergence of medicine, law, and policy to find a solution. Here to speak about policy solutions is David Orentlicher, co-director of the UNLV Health Law Program at UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law. Orentlicher is nationally recognized for his expertise in health law and constitutional law, he’s testified before Congress, had his scholarship cited by the U.S. Supreme Court, and has served on many national, state, and local commissions.
For this episode of Nevada Health we’re joined by Dr. Scott Scherr, an emergency medicine doctor in Las Vegas, Nevada to discuss emergency medicine during the Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting on Oct. 1st. Dr. Scherr is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Mountain View Hospital and Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center.
Dr. Akhondi is a specialist in Internal Medicine and the Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program at MountainView Hospital, part of the Sunrise Health System in Nevada. We had the opportunity to sit down with him and talk about the state of healthcare in Southern Nevada, what makes us different, and how we can improve our health, the healthcare system, and age more successfully.