More Children In Nevada Have Health Insurance, But Overall Child Well-Being Remains Low

In Nevada, the percentage of children without health insurance has dropped over the last few years. But as Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray reports, overall child well-being remains low.

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Noah Glick

Students and faculty of Hug High School in Reno were back at school today, one day after a 14-year-old student was shot by a campus police officer after threatening students with knives. Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick reports on what the district is doing in response to yesterday’s events.

Nevada State Infectious Disease Forecast Station

Disease forecasters rely on statistics to understand health trends or detect disease outbreaks in a community. As Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray reports some of this information can also help the general public. Dr. James Wilson heads up the Nevada Center for Infectious Disease Forecasting at the University of Nevada, Reno. His center recently launched a website to make health data more publicly accessible. “Right now, we’re just posting forecasts for typical diseases that we talk about here in...

One Student Injured In Hug High School Shooting

Dec 7, 2016
Noah Glick

11:35 am update: Washoe County Superintendent Traci Davis made an official statement, saying she supports the efforts of police officers. “Had it not been for their quick actions and professionalism, I truly believe the outcome could have been much worse for our students,” she said. Washoe County School District Police Chief Jason Trevino also made a statement this morning, saying that earlier videos that surfaced on social media do not provide proper context. "Please remember that these...

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The Little Valley Fire destroyed 23 homes in October, leaving affected residents to consider whether to rebuild or relocate. Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick reports. Driver’s licenses, birth certificates and prescription medications are just some of the tangible items people lost while escaping October’s Little Valley Fire, along with a sense of safety. “We still get periodic phone calls about somebody that’s just experienced some post-traumatic stress, and so we have some clinicians that we...

Life Guard International Flying ICU

The recent crash of an air ambulance plane in Elko killed all four passengers on board and took a multi-million dollar aircraft out of service. Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick checked in with the company that operated the plane to see what’s next. The destroyed plane was one of five operated by American Medflight, and this was the first fatal incident the company has seen. President and CEO Jeff Burruel says after the crash, the company grounded all planes until they were fully inspected and...

Health eNews

A recent study finds that women in Nevada have higher rates of breast cancer deaths compared to the national average. As Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray women living in southern Nevada have an even lower survival rate. Researcher Dr. Paulo Pinheiro is with the University of Nevada Las Vegas. “What we found was that survival rates among Reno women were similar to the U.S. average or even slightly higher,” Pinheiro explains. “Whereas survival rates in Las Vegas were, guess what, they were...

Tahoe's Missing Middle

Dec 1, 2016

Tahoe communities have been grappling with a worsening housing crisis for several months. Although housing has always been an issue in the region, the situation has reached something of a tipping point in recent months, affecting both low-income communities and,increasingly, working class and middle class residents as well. As more and more landlords convert their properties to lucrative short-term vacation rentals, and developers continue to push for new neighborhoods filled with second...

U.S. Department of Agriculture

A grant awarded to the Nevada Department of Agriculture will help farmers prevent produce-related disease outbreaks. Reno Public Radio's Marcus Lavergne has more. The $2 million award, dispersed over the next five years, will help Nevada farmers comply with guidelines set by the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011. In addition, the department will offer various workshops and training to farmers around the state. Ashley Jeppson is a state agriculturalist. She says if food makes consumers...

Alex Mosher

The Red Rock Hounds is a group in northern Nevada that employs unique tactics in dealing with troublesome coyotes in rural areas. Our reporter Sarah Parks joined the group on an early Sunday morning to learn more about the hunt. A horn blares out in the early morning and more than twenty black and brown spotted hounds bellow in response. Half a dozen horses and riders fall in with the howling dogs, weaving through the tall sagebrush in Rancho Haven, a small community 45 minutes north of Reno....

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The closure of a Tonopah hospital last year, the only one in a 100-mile radius, has put a huge strain on local volunteer EMS crews. That region’s struggle highlights pervasive health care challenges facing rural Nevada. Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick reports.


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