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Obesity rates in the United States have doubled in children and nearly quadrupled in adolescents since the 1980s. That's according to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention. And as Reno Public Radio's Esther Ciammachilli reports, Nevada ranks high among states with the worst rates. 

Nevada has the 16th highest childhood obesity rate in the nation, with more than 33 percent of children ages 2-19 dealing with this condition.  

UNR Health Watch: Childhood Obesity

Apr 20, 2015
Esther Ciammachilli

Today on the University of Nevada Health Watch, we look at ways to prevent and treat childhood obesity with Dr. Stephanie Wright. She’s a practicing physician in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.  Leading this discussion is Richelle O’Driscoll, director of public affairs for the School of Medicine and Division of Health Sciences.

UNR Health Watch: "Fit To Fly"

Apr 13, 2015
Esther Ciammachilli

Today on the University of Nevada, Reno health watch, we talk to Dr. Melissa Piasecki about the role of a forensic psychiatrist in evaluating whether pilots are "fit to fly." Dr. Piasecki is a practicing forensic psychiatrist with expertise in ethical and legal issues in medicine, fitness for duty evaluations for professionals, and suicide and suicide prevention.  She talks with Richelle O'Driscoll, director of public affairs for the School of Medicine and Division of Health Sciences.    

 

The University Of Nevada School Of Medicine is hoping to expand its medical residencies and fellowship programs, with help from Governor Brian Sandoval's proposed budget.

The plan includes 10 million dollars to create more resident opportunities in Nevada.

Dr. Thomas Schwenk is Dean of the School of Medicine. He says this could help fight the state's doctor shortage.  “And we know that where residents train and where fellows train is where they generally end up staying to practice, so we want to expand these capabilities significantly.”

In this installment of the UNR Health Watch, a discussion about expanding medical education at the University of Nevada School of Medicine with Dr. Thomas L. Schwenk, dean of the School of Medicine. Leading this discussion is Richelle O'Driscoll, director of public affairs for the School of Medicine and Division of Health Sciences.  

UNR Health Watch: Aphasia

Mar 30, 2015

Today on the UNR Health Watch, a discussion about diagnosis and treatment of the communication disorder known as aphasia with Dr. Tami Brancamp. She’s a speech pathologist and associate professor at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Leading this discussion is Richelle O’Driscoll, director of public affairs for the School of Medicine and Division of Health Sciences. 

Today on the UNR health watch, we talk about the role of a hospitalist and what you should know if you need to be admitted in a hospital for treatment. Our guest is Dr. Kirk Bronander, an associate professor of internal medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He also serves as a hospitalist at Renown Hospital and serves as the Medical Director of Simulation for the School of Medicine. Joining him and leading this discussion is Richelle O'Driscoll, director of public affairs for the Division of Health Sciences and School of Medicine.  

On the University of Nevada School of Medicine Health Watch, a talk about behavioral issues in children and teens with Dr. Saul Zelan, a child and adolescent psychiatrist, pediatrician  and assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Leading this discussion is Richelle O'Driscoll, Director of Public Affairs for the Division of Health Sciences and School of Medicine. 

For those interested in learning more about the workshops mentioned in this health watch, call (775) 682-8459

UNR Health Watch: Upstream Health Care

Feb 23, 2015
Upstream Nevada

Students and faculty from the the University of Nevada School of Medicine are hosting an event tonight and tomorrow called "Upstream Nevada: Building a Culture of Health, Cultural Considerations in Healthcare." Raina Benford is the student chairman of the event.  She is a junior at UNR majoring in Community Health Sciences with a minor in Gerontology.  Benford is joined by Dr. Gwen Shonkwiler, Director of Evaluation and Assessment at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

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A new study from Dr. Roman Pabayo at the University of Nevada, Reno, finds liberals live longer than conservatives.  He discusses his findings in this segment of the UNR Health Watch with Richelle O'Driscoll, director of public affairs for the Division of Health Sciences and School of Medicine at UNR.

Dr. Roman Pabayo, is an assistant professor of social epidemiology for the School of Community Health Sciences at the University of Nevada,Reno.  He is a former research fellow at Harvard University.

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