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Health Watch: Smooth muscle physiology

• KUNR

In this installment of the health watch from Beyond the Headlines, Richelle O'Driscoll talks with Dr. Kent Sanders, professor of physiology and cell biology at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, about his current research on smooth muscle physiology, which contributes to treatments for gastrointestinal disorders, diabetes and other diseases.


Panel explores impact of proposed UNLV medical school

• Las Vegas Sun

Las Vegas is also the largest major city without a medical school and far from any other city’s school. The closest one is in Loma Linda, Calif., which is 200 miles away, while the University of Nevada School of Medicine is 400 miles away.





UNR School of Medicine offers free children's clinic

• KRNV Ch. 4

The University of Nevada, School of Medicine, will be holding a free clinic for children Sept. 23 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.The University of Nevada, School of Medicine, will be holding a free clinic for children Sept. 23 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.


Health Watch: Entero-virus D-68

• KUNR

In this health watch from Beyond the Headlines, Richelle O'Driscoll talks about the Entero-virus D-68 that's been sweeping across the country and causing hundreds of children to be hospitalized with Dr. Daniel Spogen, chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.


Community Leaders Learn How to Become Doctors

• KTVN Ch. 2

The University of Nevada, School of Medicine in Reno opened its doors to community leaders today, to show them what it takes to become a doctor.



Packham: Reducing the toll of tobacco in Nevada

• Reno Gazette-Journal

Each year the tobacco industry spends an estimated $74 million peddling its poison in Nevada. That figure is nearly 75 times the amount spent on tobacco control and prevention efforts by local health agencies and advocates in Nevada.



Know your risk for flu complications

• Reno Gazette-Journal

Molly Torvinen, MD, is a family medicine physician who sees patients at Northern Nevada Medical Group's Sparks location at 5975 S. Los Altos, Suite 100. Dr. Torvinen earned her medical degree and completed her family medicine residency at University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno.


Amino acid supplement helps diabetic foot wounds

• Food Consumer.org

Taking targeted amino acid supplements helps diabetic foot wounds in diabetic patients, according to a review authored by researchers at University of Nevada School of Medicine in Las Vegas, Nevada.


People on the Move: Sept. 14-20

• Vegas, Inc.

Dr. Jacob Skinner is an OB/GYN at Women’s Health Associates of Southern Nevada. Skinner attended UNLV and University of Nevada School of Medicine.


WCSD Approves Student Health Centers

• KTVN Ch. 2

CHA also plans to work with the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry to provide behavioral health services for students. CHA also plans to work with the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry to provide behavioral health services for students.


Case studies challenge students to diagnose infectious diseases

• EurekaAlert!

Daniel S. Shapiro, M.D., a board-certified infectious diseases specialist, spent 20 years as the director of clinical microbiology laboratories at hospitals in the Boston area (Lahey Clinic; Boston Medical Center and its predecessor institutions Boston City Hospital and Boston University Hospital) prior to becoming Chair of Internal Medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Reno.



EDITORIAL: Nevada needs better medical residencies, not just more of them

• Las Vegas Review-Journal

State health care professionals, education leaders and policymakers have known as much for years, because a majority of graduates of the University of Nevada School of Medicine and Henderson’s Touro University leave the state for their training and never return.


Pershing: Parenting grown offspring not an easy task

• Reno Gazette-Journal

Also, the local School of Medicine's Student Outreach Clinics for September include a general clinic for adults from 8 a.m. to noon Sept. 30, and a children's clinic from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 23. The clinics are held at the medical school's Family Medicine Center on the UNR campus north of Mackay Stadium.


Northeastern Nevada Radiation Oncology Center to be Built in Elko, Nevada

• Pharmacy Choice

Dr. Debenham is originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, but visited Elko on many occasions to visit family members who still live in the area. He received his medical degree from University of Nevada School of Medicine.


Top tier again for University of Nevada, Reno

• Nevada Today

Last spring the University achieved a strong showing in the annual rankings of the best graduate programs by U.S. News. Three schools - the College of Engineering, College of Education and University of Nevada School of Medicine - were ranked among the nation's best.


Elko County Medical Society offers professional training

• Elko Daily Free Press

The Elko County Medical Society, in conjunction with Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital and the University of Nevada School of Medicine, has arranged two continuing education opportunities for all licensed medical providers and their guests on Tuesday and Wednesday.



Author champions the rejection of self-deception

• Las Vegas Review-Journal

She says she’ll continue at UNLV on a part-time basis to work with graduate students and will continue to teach medical students from the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

School of Medicine announces free clinics for medically uninsured

• ThisIsReno.com

The University of Nevada School of Medicine’s free Student Outreach Clinics for September are scheduled for the following dates: A women’s clinic will be held September 6 from 8 a.m. to noon, and a general clinic will be held on September 20 from 8 a.m. to noon. An additional children’s clinic is scheduled for September 23 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.