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 (April 10, 2017): Health and The Hadza

Jeniffer Solis : April 10, 2017 8:00 pm : Nevada Health

Alyssa Crittenden is a professor of anthropology at UNLV. She studies the evolution of human behavior and nutrition. Critterden has worked with the Hadza tribe for the past ten years. In this episode of Neavada Health Crittenden reveals what she has learned about the Hadza and how the ancient tribe might provide clues for how you can improve your health.


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Nevada Health (April 03, 2017): Mary Beth Hogan,MD- Allergies

Jeniffer Solis : April 3, 2017 8:00 pm : Nevada Health

Allergies affect more than 30 percent of American’s and they can have more serious health affects than a few sneezes. Dr. Mary Beth Hogan is an adjunct professor of pediatrics at the UNLV School of Medicine who specializes in allergies and immunology. Dr. Hogan joins us to reveal why we have allergies and how we can beat them.


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Nevada Health (March 27, 2017): Dr. Julie Beasley- Autism

Jeniffer Solis : March 27, 2017 7:27 pm : Nevada Health

When Dr. Julie Beasley began working with autistic children, about 1 in 10,000 kids had the disorder. Today, that number has skyrocketed to about 1 in 68. The developmental disability often holds back a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others, and find a job after leaving public education. Dr. Beasley, who runs the UNLV Medicine Ackerman Autism Center, joins us to reveal why the rise of autism is so troubling.


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Nevada Health (March 20, 2017): Issues surrounding Back Pain/prevention

Jeniffer Solis : March 21, 2017 2:57 pm : Nevada Health

Nearly 30% of Americans suffer from constant low back pain. People who face the condition not only experience aches and pangs, but also, in some cases, large medical bills from seeing doctors and buying medications, long stints away from work, and the general annoyance of not being able to do the things they love. Jennifer Kawi—an award-winning advanced practice nurse with a specialty in pain management—joins the show to talk about how you can reduce or prevent back pain, potentially without having to go to the doctor.

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Nevada Health (March 13, 2017): Medical Privacy

Dave Nourse : March 13, 2017 8:00 pm : Nevada Health

Your medical records now live online, on computer servers around the world. If that electronic info comes into the wrong hands, your sensitive health information can be used against you, potentially preventing you from getting a job or critical insurance. Bo Chopko — an Associate Professor with the Stanford University Medical School—joins the show to talk about the most common ways your medical information leaks, what that can lead to, and what you can do to keep your records safe.

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