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School of Medicine in the News

Jim Rogers NIH grant tweet

• KSNV Ch. 3

Today on Twitter, Jim Rogers shares good news about the University of Nevada School of Medicine.


Medical center plans get approval

• UNLV Rebel Yell

The development of a building on the campus of the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada (UMC) for the University of Nevada School of Medicine has seen progress since planning for the medical facility began January 2010, though all the details have yet to be decided.


Study shows big projections for Nevada obesity

• KRNV Ch. 4

"Almost every patient I see I'm talking to about their weight these days" said Dr. Daniel Spogen, chairman of University of Nevada's department of family & community medicine.



UNR Medical School to Offer Free exams

• KRNV Ch. 4

The University of Nevada School of Medicine's free Student Outreach Clinics for September have been announced for the following dates: a well women's clinic will be held Sept. 18 from 6 to 9 p.m., a children's clinic will be on Sept. 22 from 8 a.m. to noon and a general clinic will take place on Sept. 29 from 8 a.m. to noon.





Building a healthy economy, creating a healthy state

• Northern Nevada Business Weekly

The University of Nevada, Reno, Division of Health Sciences and University of Nevada School of Medicine contributes to Nevada’s economic health, as well as the health of its people.



Drugstore, retail chains offer generic medicines at discounts

• Las Vegas Review-Journal

Iain Buxton, chairman of the University of Nevada School of Medicine's pharmacology department, says national retail/pharmacy chains such as Walmart or Walgreens can purchase generics in large quantities and, thus, can receive "tremendous deep discounts" from manufacturers.


School of Medicine expanding

• Vegas, Inc.

More doctors team up with the University of Nevada School of Medicine. (15:01 into video)


Medically Supervised Exercise Program Significantly Improves Fitness and Mobility in Obesity Patients – 20% of Pre-Bariatric Patients Opt Out of Surgery

• PR Web

Mary E. Sanders, Ph.D., FACSM, RCEP, Clinical Exercise Physiologist, Wellness and Weight Management Clinic, University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno, recently employed this multidisciplinary team approach to study the effectiveness of a clinical weight loss program on selected anthropometrics and mobility in obese patients.





HEALTH Q&A: Blood pressure medication

• Las Vegas Review-Journal

Thomas L. Schwenk, M.D., is dean of the University of Nevada School of Medicine, vice president of the University of Nevada, Reno Division of Health Sciences and is a member of the Clark County Medical Society

10 Things to Know About University Medical Center of Southern Nevada

• Becker's Hospital Review

The University Medical Center of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas is one of the 50 largest public hospitals in America. It is a major teaching hospital and is affiliated with the University of Nevada's School of Medicine in Reno, Nev.



Helped by doctors and family, Las Vegas stroke victim works to recover

• Las Vegas Review-Journal

Most strokes - as many as 80 percent - are preventable, said Dr. Stephen P. Raps, who is a consultant for the private Silver State Neurology practice, and an associate professor of neurology for the University of Nevada School of Medicine.




Prostate cancer test ignites controversy

• Las Vegas Review-Journal

As Dr. Thomas Hunt, a family physician tied to the University of Nevada School of Medicine, examined 72-year-old Andrew Murphy recently, he said that after discussing the test's pros and cons, he leaves the decision on testing up to the patient.


Free radiation clinic offered in Reno

• Lahontan Valley News

The University of Nevada School of Medicine is the only institution to offer free cancer screening clinics to Nevada residents exposed to radiation from above ground nuclear testing and is able to do so because of a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant, now in its seventh year.