Anh Gray

News Reporter

Anh joined the KUNR news team in spring 2014. She has graduate degrees in public health from Boston University and international education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She spent a decade working in the nonprofit and higher education sectors. After being a stay-at-home mom for several years, she decided to pursue a career in journalism, which was once a childhood aspiration.

She’s been a longtime listener of KUNR and NPR. She enjoys hearing local and global news stories over the radio; it makes her feel more connected to the world. Her home life is filled with the mayhem and laughter of three children, who also happen to be public radio fans.

 

Washoe County has seen an alarming emergence of congenital syphilis. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray explains.

Congenital syphilis is a bacterial STD passed from an infected mother to her baby during pregnancy.

Angela Penny is a public health nurse with the Washoe County Health District and says there has been four cases of congenital syphilis since the end of 2014. Infections while treatable, can also be life-threatening.

 

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a list of the most drug-resistant illnesses in the country. The bacterial STD, gonorrhea, is on that list. As Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray reports gonorrhea infections are rising in Washoe County. 

Angela Penny is with the Washoe County Health District. She says in the first six months of this year, gonorrhea infections increased by 16.4 percent compared to the same time last year. 

 

 

The Asian American and Pacific Islander, or AAPI, population is the fastest-growing racial group in the country. In the swing state of Nevada, Asian voters currently make up about 10 percent of the electorate. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray sits down with The Hill’s Senior Reporter Scott Wong to learn more about the political significance of this voting bloc.

Veterans from every corner of the country are in Reno this week to set policy priorities at the AMVETS national convention. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray reports a big concern for the group is improving health care.

The group represents American veterans and Amy Webb is the legislative policy advisor.

“They receive a lot of specialized health care, not only mental health care,” Webb explains, “but any type of traumatic brain injury or amputations or wounds as a result of service or war.”

President Bill Clinton, on behalf of Democratic presidential nominee Secretary Hillary Clinton, and Libertarian presidential nominee Governor Gary Johnson will be headlining a presidential election forum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on Friday. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s campaign has been invited to the forum but hasn’t confirmed. 

Many people in the Truckee Meadows are sweltering this week from several days of triple-digit temperatures. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray reports heat stroke is a health risk in the dead heat of summer.

A few scary things happen when someone suffers a heat stroke. A person’s temperature rises rapidly and then the body’s ability to sweat shuts down. This leaves the person unable to cool down and the body temperature can spike to a dangerous level of 106 degrees or higher, along with other symptoms.

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Our series “Behind the Battery Boom,” explores how Tesla is shaping the local landscape. Here in Northern Nevada, a group of electric car enthusiasts is working to build a bigger fan base. 

The lingering widespread haze caused by California wildfires combined with high temperatures this week can be a health risk for people with asthma. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray explains.

Dr. Sonia Budhecha is with Renown Medical Group. She says asthma is most common in children and is a condition when the bronchial tubes, or airways, get obstructed.

Washoe County first responders are getting special equipment to help contain potential disease outbreaks. As Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray reports some have a bit of a science fiction quality to them.

Until now, a pneumonia vaccine was only recommended for kids and older adults. As Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray reports, the FDA has just approved its use for others.

Prevnar 13 protects against several pneumonia strains and is already the best-selling vaccine for the illness on the market. The FDA’s decision expands the use of the drug for adults aged 18 to 49.

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