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 (October 30, 2017): PTSD: A Veterans Affair Pt.2

Jeniffer Solis : October 30, 2017 8:00 pm : Nevada Health

Randy Dexter is here to talk to us about PTSD and other veterans affairs. Dexter joined the Army as a combat medic after 9/11, and was caught in an IED explosion during his 27 months in Iraq. He struggled with post-traumatic stress disorder and alcoholism for years, white knuckling on the edge of a cliff until he was saved by an unlikely best friend — his service dog, a laid-back white-and-brown lab mix named Captain.


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Nevada Health (October 23, 2017): PTSD: A Veterans Affair Pt.1

Jeniffer Solis : October 23, 2017 8:00 pm : Nevada Health

Randy Dexter is here to talk to us about PTSD and other veterans affairs. Dexter joined the Army as a combat medic after 9/11, and was caught in an IED explosion during his 27 months in Iraq. He struggled with post-traumatic stress disorder and alcoholism for years, white knuckling on the edge of a cliff until he was saved by an unlikely best friend — his service dog, a laid-back white-and-brown lab mix named Captain.


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Nevada Health (October 16, 2017): The Future of Prosthetics

Jeniffer Solis : October 16, 2017 8:00 pm : Nevada Health

In the fourth game of this year’s Major League Baseball World Series, Hailey Dawson, a 7-year old Las Vegas local, will throw out a first pitch. Hailey’s throwing hand only has three fingers, and she compensates by using a 3-D printed robotic hand engineered by this episode’s guest, UNLV Professor Dr. Brendan O’Toole. He’ll tell us about his journey with Hailey and the future of prosthetics and 3D printing.


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Nevada Health (October 09, 2017): The New Science of Breast Cancer

Jeniffer Solis : October 9, 2017 8:00 pm : Nevada Health

October is breast cancer awareness month. Dr. Margaret Terhar is a breast surgeon at Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada (CCCN) and Medical Director of The Breast Center at Sunrise Hospital. She joins Nevada Health to talk about the new science of breast cancer—what we now know about the disease, and what we’d still like to know.


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Nevada Health (October 02, 2017): Healthy Living with Sharon Jalene, MS

Jeniffer Solis : October 2, 2017 8:00 pm : Nevada Health

Chronic diseases like type two diabetics, heart diseases, and cancer are the number one killer of Americans. They are far too common and they are some of the most difficult time consuming and expensive diseases to manage, but also some of the most preventable. Research shows that with simple lifestyle tweaks we could prevent 80 percent of heart diseases, strokes and diabetes, as well as 40 percent of all cancers. Here to talk more about those life style changes is Sharon Jalene, a nutrition and kinesiology teacher and researcher at UNLV.


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