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Free clinics offered for uninsured Northern Nevadans

• KOLO Channel 8 News

People in Northern Nevada who are uninsured, under-insured, or without Social Security numbers can receive free medical care at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Student Outreach Clinics. UNR Med offers the free clinics to assist the region's medically uninsured with needed services.


Free medical services offered to uninsured Northern Nevadans

• KRNV Fox 11 News

UNR's School of Medicine is offering Northern Nevadans who are uninsured, underinsured or without a social security number free medical care this May and June 2019 at upcoming Student Outreach Clinics.


When Doctors Are At-Risk for Suicide

• Psychology Today

Organizations such as the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the American Medical Association have recommended reforming medical licensing questions to make it clear that physicians may get help without fear of negative consequences. Despite the growing support, Thomas Schwenk of the University of Nevada School of Medicine noted that change isn’t happening fast enough.


Continual Evolution of Health Care in Nevada

• Nevada Business Magazine

Data from University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine indicates that Nevada ranks 47th in the nation in terms of physicians per capita. The state would need another 2,500 doctors just to reach average, and that’s a 68 percent increase.



3D image table helps UNR Med students with anatomy

• KOLO Channel 8 News

In an anatomy lab at UNR Med, first-year student Miguel Gonzalez shows us an additional tool that helps make the class a little easier. It's called Anatomage.


Rural Doctors Debt Repayment

• KTVN Channel 2 News

Lawmakers are discussing a bill that would encourage doctors to move to small towns in Nevada. If AB358 passes, the state would re-pay tuition for graduates of the UNR and UNLV medical schools. The exchange would be for working in rural Nevada for at least five years.


Lawmakers Could Offer Incentive to Recruit More Rural Doctors

• KTVN Channel 2 News

Assembly Bill 358 would encourage new doctors to move to small towns for work. If passed, graduates from the UNR or UNLV Schools of Medicine could get the tuition portion of their student loans reimbursed by the state. In exchange, they would have to work in the rural areas of Nevada for five years.


Northern Nevada Business View People briefs for April 2019

• Northern Nevada Business View

The NNBV April 2019 People Briefs include UNR Med's Alison Westfall, M.D., FACOG, who has joined the department of OB-GYN at UNR Med, Danielle Eaton, who has been promoted to senior director and research manager for the UNR Med Clinical Research Center, and Lauren Siri, who has joined the Advancement and Engagement department as manager of events and protocol.

UNR Med offers free clinics in May/June

• KOLO Channel 8 News

People in Northern Nevada who are uninsured, underinsured, or without Social Security numbers can receive free medical care this May and June at upcoming University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Student Outreach Clinics. UNR Med offers the free clinics in order to assist the region's medically uninsured with needed services.


Ask the Doctor: Intermittent Fasting

• KTVN Channel 2 News

Many people are adopting a new way of eating and it has less to do with calorie counting and more to do with when you eat. Karen Bain is a clinical dietician with UNR Med's endocrinology, wellness and weight management clinic and discusses intermittent fasting on KTVN's Ask the Doctor.


Health Watch: New Clinical Research Center

• KTVN Channel 2 News

In Health Watch: Driving medicine forward requires research. The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is working to contribute to the world of academic medicine.


Dr. Steven Lore joins UNR Elko Family Medicine Residency program

• Elko Daily Free Press

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine has named Dr. Steven Lore as a family medicine clinical faculty member at UNR Med’s new Elko Family Medicine Residency Program, a collaboration with Nevada Health Centers.



Meet the 'Mall Walkers' of Meadowood Mall

• KRNV News 4/Fox 11

Walking is a great way to get people active. It induces endorphins which improves your mood and helps with cognitive functioning. It also can prevent people from feeling isolated, according to Jennifer Baker the Sanford Center for Aging at UNR Med.


UNR Med free April clinic

• KRXI Fox 11 News

Northern Nevadans who are uninsured, underinsured or without a social security number can receive free medical care in April at upcoming UNR Med Student Outreach Clinics. UNR Med offers the free clinics in a continuing effort to assist the region's medically uninsured with needed health care services.


Celebrating Elko's medical providers

• Elko Daily Free Press

A recent event was held to show appreciation for the medical providers who practice in the Elko County area.

The Bold Act will improve treatment and care for Alzheimer's patients across Nevada

• Mesquite Local News by Senator Catherine Cortez Masto

he Sanford Center for Aging at the University of Nevada, Reno and the Alzheimer’s Association of Northern California and Northern Nevada are also emerging as leaders in addressing the needs of people with dementia. I’m proud to see Nevada’s communities work tirelessly to create robust networks of support groups, adult care centers and online resources for Alzheimer’s patients and their families.




UNR Medical School offers Centered Pregnancy Program

• KOLO Channel 8 News

In a next-to-last meeting of a Centering Pregnancy Class, couples pass a ball of string around talking about what they got from the class. In the end, the string literally connects them, and perfectly illustrates what a Centered Pregnancy Program is all about.


Nevada Health Rankings Released

• KKOH 780 AM

Every year, the 17 counties in Nevada are ranked by several health factors. John Packham of the UNR School of Medicine says it’s a snapshot for health and what is driving those health outcomes both good and bad.


Medical students receive residency assignments

• Elko Daily Free Press

Fourth-year medical students from the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine received residency assignments during a Match Day ceremony at The Grove in Reno.


2019 Nevada County Health Rankings released

• KRNV Channel 4 News

New health rankings for Nevada counties were released Tuesday, March 19 in a public meeting at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine