Nevada Medicine Weekly

Nevada Medicine Weekly | October 31, 2017

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Intermittent Fasting Fads vs. Reality: A Q&A with Karen Bain, RDN, LD

Before beginning any new dieting or exercise regimen, please consult a medical professional.

Intermittent fasting (IF) is gaining popularity in the dieting world, boasting faster metabolisms and quick results for athletes and others looking to shed a few pounds. Despite the evidence presented by health and lifestyle blogs and CrossFit gyms, the question remains: is IF a healthy form of weight management or simply a dieting trend with more health risks than rewards?

According to Karen Bain, RDN, LD, a clinical dietitian with UNR Med's Endocrinology, Wellness and Weight Management Clinic, the short answer is both.

Read about some of today's most common IF methods, their risks, benefits and recommendations from a clinical dietitian.



Catherine McCarthy, M.D., associate professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, has been awarded a $24,650 Community Grant from the March of Dimes. The department will use the funding to establish the "CenteringPregnancy" model of prenatal care, which brings women who are due around the same time together for prenatal care. This innovative group approach has been shown to reduce preterm births and pregnancy complications.

Opioid Abuse Prevention Summit – Nov. 16

During the last legislative session, the Nevada State Assembly passed AB 474, which aims to reduce opioid overdoses by requiring more rigorous and recurring assessments. Join the Nevada Office of Rural Health and Nevada Rural Hospital Partners for the Opioid Abuse Prevention Summit Thursday, Nov. 16 which will prepare prescribers to implement the changes necessary to comply with AB474. The Summit will be held at the Airport Plaza Hotel at 1981 Terminal Way in Reno.

Attendees may participate in person or via video conference. Attendees will qualify for 2 CME credits in ethics, pain management, and/or addiction care. Kindly register by November 13.

“Unrest” Film Screening – Nov. 2

Join the Nevada Center for Biomedical Research (NVCBR) and Simmaron Research Thursday, Nov. 2 for a free screening of "Unrest." The Sundance award-winning documentary follows a young woman's journey into the shadowy world of myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), a systemic neuroimmune condition characterized by extreme fatigue following even minimal exertion. The screening begins at 6 p.m. in the William N. Pennington Health Sciences Building, room 102. Reserve your seat at

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November 1, 2017 • 8–9 a.m.
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November 2, 2017 • 8–9 a.m.
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November 3, 2017 • 8 a.m.–12 p.m.

ECHO Clinics: Complex Pediatrics

November 3, 2017 • 12–1 p.m.
Diabetes Overview: Type 1 vs Type 2 vs Others

SPA Clinics: Aphasia Communication Clinic

November 3, 2017 • 2:30 p.m.

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