The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke said Parkinson’s disease results from the loss of dopamine-producing brain cells. In Southern Nevada, 15,000 to 18,000 people are believed to suffer from Parkinson’s, a progressive movement disorder, University of Nevada School of Medicine associate professor of neurology Dr. Eric Farbman said.
An estimated 34 percent (680,884) were in a dentist shortage area, and 5.6 percent (111,692) were in a mental health professional shortage area, according to the University of Nevada School of Medicine’s 2013 Health Policy Report.
John Packham is the Director of Health Policy Research at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He told KNPR's State of Nevada that were you live has a bigger impact on your health than your genetics. The reasons for that are varied.
Anne McMillin of the University of Nevada School of Medicine leads the discussion with Aimee Brock, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Educator with the School of Medicine's Wellness and Weight Management Center.
One of the 10 chosen is Kelby Wilson, formerly of Cottonwood, Idaho. He is the son of Emmett and Cindy Wilson and graduated from Prairie High School. Wilson had attend the University of Nevada School of Medicine.
The Silver State has long struggled with a shortage of doctors, including primary care physicians. Dr. Daniel Spogen, Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, said, "We could double the number of primary care physicians in the state and still have needs. It is a big deal."
Kaleb Wartgow was one of the nearly 30,000 medical students in the U.S. matched to residency programs at hospitals around the country. But Wartgow, 28, from the 2016 graduating class of the University of Nevada School of Medicine, is likely just one of a few absolutely sure he wants to someday practice family medicine in rural Nevada.
Anne McMillin of the University of Nevada School of Medicine spoke to two authorities to find out more. Brian Lauf is the founding director of the proposed PA program. Joining them is Ruth Ballweg who is internationally known in PA education and a consultant for the proposed program.
To start finding the truth, said Miriam Een, assistant professor of nutrition at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, you have to summon your inner nutrition wonk. Flip the package on its side and take a close look at the nutrition facts. That’s where the good stuff is.
Stefani Richards has been named executive assistant to the dean and vice president, Thomas L. Schwenk, M.D. at the University of Nevada School of Medicine and Division of Health Sciences, while Anne McMillin has been promoted to editor, News & Publications, for the school.
"We're seeing unprecedented demand for primary care services," said John Packham, director of health policy research at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. "That clinic is an important addition to meeting that demand."
Dystonia’s effects are not totally resolved by an injection, but they can certainly be improved, said Eric Farbman, University of Nevada School of Medicine associate professor of neurology and movement disorders center director.“It doesn’t work for everybody, but for the right people, it works really well,” he said.
The School of Medicine and Renown Health are moving forward with the Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree they proposed back in December. Founding Program Director Brian Lauf says this can help make more health care professionals available to Nevadans.
He currently serves as the Las Vegas Regional Medical Director and Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at University Medical Center of Southern Nevada and is also the professor and chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine for the University of Nevada School of Medicine.