Public Health

Nevada Department of Transportation

In Nevada, pedestrian deaths have now outpaced deaths from breast cancer and the flu. Preliminary reports show that 19 people died on Nevada roads in just January and February. That's a 46 percent increase over the same timeframe last year. 

Wallethub.com

Nevada has been ranked as one of the worst states for women to live in. Reporter Rocio Hernandez explores why.

New PA Program Aims To Ease Healthcare Access

Mar 10, 2016
Alexa Ard

The University of Nevada School of Medicine will likely have a new physician assistant or PA program launching next year. Reno Public Radio’s Marcus Lavergne has the details.

Visitors See US Healthcare Through Global Lens

Mar 8, 2016
Julia Ritchey

The University of Nevada, Reno, and the nonprofit group Immunize Nevada held a vaccine clinic for students on Tuesday with the help of several volunteers from other countries, like Adishetu Adams, a nutritional officer with Ghana's Ministry of Health.

Adams works to reduce malnutrition in pregnant women and children, which in turn helps decrease the infant mortality rate.

After Flint, A Closer Look At Reno's Water Quality

Mar 3, 2016
Julia Ritchey

The Obama administration announced plans this week to step up its oversight of state agencies in charge of drinking water. This follows revelations earlier this year that authorities in Flint, Mich., repeatedly ignored evidence that lead-contaminated water was reaching the public. Reno Public Radio's Julia Ritchey spoke to some local water managers to get their thoughts on the Flint crisis and how they're working to keep our taps safe.

The Western states have seen more avalanche deaths this season than usual. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray reports.

Avalanche Forecaster Spencer Logan is with the Colorado Avalanche Information Center.

“So we’ve had 23 fatalities so far this season, which would make this one of the worst avalanche seasons in recent history,” Logan says.

Women With A Vision

This week, students at the University of Nevada, Reno held a conference on how to make healthcare more accessible for everyone no matter their race, socioeconomic situation, gender identity, legal status, or anything else.

The school's Division of Health Sciences brought in Deon Haywood for that conversation. She runs a nonprofit in New Orleans that's been helping under-served populations for almost three decades. While in Reno, she caught up with our News Director Michelle Billman.

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