In the fourth game of this year’s Major League Baseball World Series, Hailey Dawson, a 7-year old Las Vegas local, will throw out a first pitch. Hailey’s throwing hand only has three fingers, and she compensates by using a 3-D printed robotic hand engineered by this episode’s guest, UNLV Professor Dr. Brendan O’Toole. He’ll tell more »
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October is breast cancer awareness month. Dr. Margaret Terhar is a breast surgeon at Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada (CCCN) and Medical Director of The Breast Center at Sunrise Hospital. She joins Nevada Health to talk about the new science of breast cancer—what we now know about the disease, and what we’d still like to more »
Chronic diseases like type two diabetics, heart diseases, and cancer are the number one killer of Americans. They are far too common and they are some of the most difficult time consuming and expensive diseases to manage, but also some of the most preventable. Research shows that with simple lifestyle tweaks we could prevent 80 more »
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America is in an opioid crisis: 64,000 people overdosed last year, and more are expected to die this year. The crisis may stem in part from a single pill, Oxycontin, and its developer’s insistence that the pill was fundamentally different than every other pain pill. That led to questionable practices in how the meciation was more »
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Dr. Ronald Brown has been studying attention deficit hyperactive disorders since the late 1970s. He’s not only a renown ADHD expert, but also the Dean of UNLV’s School of Allied Health Sciences. Brown joins Nevada Health to reveal the surprising new science of treating the disorder.
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According to researchers at Harvard University, people respond to medications differently. Genetic factors may determine the effectiveness of life-saving medications in individuals. Assistant professor at UNLV, Rhigel (Jay) A. Tan, joins us to talk about pharmacogenetics, the practice of individualizing prescription drugs based on genetics, and the importance of personalized medicine.