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Addictive tech is taking over our lives. Here’s how to push back
Tuesday, November 5, 2019: Ten years ago, the average person could look at a photo and concentrate for 12 seconds. Today, our attention span has dropped to eight seconds. A goldfish can focus for nine. What gives? Professor, researcher and New York Times bestselling author Adam Alter, Ph.D., attributes our shrinking attention span to the advent of so-called addictive tech items like the iPhone and iPad (items that are-not coincidentally-prohibited in the homes of the same innovators who brought them to market).

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UNR Med, Carson Tahoe Health form partnership

• Northern Nevada Business View

Following a collaborative recruitment between the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and Carson Tahoe Health, Lorrel Toft, M.D., F.A.C.C., a cardiovascular critical care physician and researcher, was recently hired as an associate professor for UNR Med’s Department of Internal Medicine, as well as a cardiologist on staff with Carson Tahoe Health.

Omega-3 fatty acids with statin therapy reduce major adverse CV events

• Healio Cardiology Today

“Overall, this study demonstrated that EPA (in a higher dose, 1,800 mg/day) in conjunction with standard statin therapy could be a very promising drug in preventing major adverse CV events and, therefore, it should be added to the conventional statin therapy at a very early phase for maximal benefits,” Rajkumar Doshi, MD, MPH, internal medicine resident physician at University of Nevada Reno School of Medicine, and colleagues wrote. “This is especially important, as EPA has mild to none documented side effects but shown to have significant favorable profile as shown in this study.”

UNR Med and Carson Tahoe Health form partnership

• Nevada Appeal

Following a collaborative recruitment between the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and Carson Tahoe Health, Lorrel Toft, M.D., F.A.C.C., a cardiovascular critical care physician and researcher, has been recruited as an associate professor for UNR Med’s Department of Internal Medicine as well as a cardiologist on staff with Carson Tahoe Health.

We should be using less antibiotics’ for traveler’s diarrhea

• Healio Gastroenterology

In this exclusive video from the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting, Mark S. Riddle, M.D., of the University of Nevada Reno, School of Medicine, discusses his presentation on the effects of single-dose antibiotics on the microbiome in traveler’s diarrhea.

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The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine's annual State of the School Address features an updated 2019-2020 Fact Sheet and information on the institution. Download 2019 UNR Med State of the School resources

Thomas L. Schwenk, M.D., dean of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, delivered UNR Med's 2019 State of the School Address, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019 at Basin Street Stadium Club at Mackay Stadium.