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School of Medicine on seat belt safety

• KLAS Ch. 8

School of Medicine study looks at hospital costs associated with vehicle accidents when patient is wearing or not wearing a seat belt.

John Packham: Achieving health care’s triple aim

• Reno Gazette-Journal

Next month, delegates from around the world will be sharing ideas and best practices on the integration of emergency medical services into rural and urban health care delivery systems at the 10th annual International Roundtable on Community Paramedicine being held in Reno.

New doc joins Tahoe Sports Medicine

• Tahoe Daily Tribune

Barton Health is pleased to announce that Alison Ganong, MD will be joining Tahoe Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in September.

Medical school hosts scrubs ceremony for Hug High

• KRNV Ch. 4

The University of Nevada School of Medicine will host students from Proctor C. Hug High School and their families on Aug. 14 at a welcoming “scrubs” ceremony for those teens entering the Health Science Academy this school year.

The Morning Blend

• Vegas Morning Blend (Ch. 13)

Dr. Eric Farbman of the University of Nevada School of Medicine discusses Parkinson's disease.

University of Nevada, Reno Dr. Michael Bloch on quitting smoking

• KTVN Ch. 2

School of Medicine's Dr. Michael Bloch discusses ways to be effective when trying to quit smoking.

To get doctors, improve residencies

• Las Vegas Review-Journal

And Nevada, despite having one of the worst physician shortages in the country, doesn’t have enough residencies and fellowships to place all the graduates of the University of Nevada School of Medicine and the valley’s private Touro University, making the state a net exporter of medical school graduates.

The power of two

• Desert Companion

People outside health care might not realize we have a public medical school in Las Vegas. Well, sort of one. That is, we have third- and fourth-year students from the Reno-based University of Nevada School of Medicine (UNSOM), who come here to do their clinical rotations.

School of Medicine opens Henderson patient clinic

• Desert Companion

This summer, the University of Nevada School of Medicine opened a patient care center on St. Rose Parkway in Henderson. If you didn’t realize the state’s only public medical school had clinics that are open to all, you’re way out of the loop. The Henderson location is UNSOM’s 14th in Southern Nevada.

Free Student Outreach Clinic treats uninsured

• Daily Sparks Tribune

The University of Nevada School of Medicine will host a free Student Outreach Clinic this month. The general clinic, which includes women’s care, will be held on Aug. 16 from 8 a.m. to noon and the children’s clinic will be held on Aug. 26 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Free apps offer solutions to medical challenges

• KRNV Ch. 4

"I think a lot of that is the way of the future," said University of Nevada School of Medicine Professor Doctor Daniel Spogen. "People are looking for more immediate access than in the past."

School of Medicine sets free August clinic dates


The University of Nevada School of Medicine’s free Student Outreach Clinics for August are scheduled for the following dates: A general clinic (including women’s needs) will be held Aug. 16 from 8 a.m. to noon and a children’s clinic will be held on Aug. 26 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Doctors on the Run

• KSNV Ch. 3

Dr. Deborah Kuhls discusses the quality of care at UMC while School of Medicine graduates Drs. Holly McNulty and Daphne Scott discuss training opportunities outside of Nevada.

Packham: Celebrate local health centers

• Reno Gazette-Journal

John Packham, Ph.D., is director of Health Policy Research at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

Regents hear plan to launch UNLV med school

• Las Vegas Review-Journal
Related: Vegas, Inc.

Paul Umbach, with the consulting firm Tripp Umbach, covered ways for Nevada to grow a medical school in Las Vegas. He also suggested ways to strengthen the University of Nevada School of Medicine, which has locations in Reno and Las Vegas.

EDITORIAL: Autism center

• Las Vegas Review-Journal

Amid many ambitious proposals to improve health care in Southern Nevada, few are as important as Tuesday’s announcement of a plan to create an autism services center. As reported by the Review-Journal’s Bethany Barnes, UNLV, the University of Nevada School of Medicine and the Grant a Gift Autism Foundation hope to lease about 15,000 square feet of space on Maryland Parkway.

The Hangover

• Reno News & Review

I recently asked Daniel R. Spogen, the chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Nevada, Reno’s medical school and a director on the American Academy of Physicians board of directors, to explain the cause of hangover symptoms.

Ebola virus could be threat to U.S.

• KRNV Ch. 4

Dr. David AuCoin is an Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Nevada's School of Medicine. He said it is possible that the virus could reach the United States. "The World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control think it's highly unlikely. I think it's unlikely, but I think it's a possibility."

The Med School Learning Curve

• KNPR News

Meanwhile, the Reno-based University of Nevada School of Medicine and private, nonprofit Touro University Nevada are also working on getting more graduate medical education for their existing students — in primary care and surgery, among other areas.