Bioinformatics and Genomics

Your genes not only reveal you backstory, but also future choices you may want to make regarding your health. Dr. Martin Schiller is a professor at UNLV who runs the Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine. He’s interested in bioinformatics and genomics, and using that information to develop individualized treatments to patients.

The #IQuitFor Campaign

Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada (CCCN) and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) have partnered to help residents of Southern Nevada and visitors from out-of-state quit smoking. In this episode, guests Dr. Matthew Schwartz and Dr. Salvatore Biazzo talk about the #IQuitFor campaign which encourages smokers to write the name of a child, parent, more »

Aging in Place

The World Health Organization estimates that between 2015 and 2050 the proportion of the world’s population over 60 will double. By the year 2020 the number of people aged 50 to 60 will out-number children younger than 5 years. In this episode of Nevada Health, guest host Gary Larson discusses how to care for an more »

The Future of Prosthetics

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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