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Bennet Omalu Foundation

When former Steelers center Mike Webster passed away at the age of 50 from a heart attack, one pathologist took a leap of faith to make one of the most significant discoveries in brain health in recent years.

Dr. Bennet Omalu's unearthing of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy or CTE, highlighted the inherent danger of impact sports, especially American football.

UNSOM Health Watch: Breast Tissue Density

Nov 16, 2015
Anne McMillin

  How do you know if you have dense breast tissue? Why is breast tissue density important? This week, family physician Dr. Daniel Spogen talks with us about the link between dense breast tissue and developing breast cancer.

UNSOM Health Watch: Workplace Safety Measures

Nov 3, 2015
Anne McMillin, APR / Public Relations Manager, School of Medicine UNR

For this edition of UNSOM Health Watch we are talking to  Steve Matles, Environmental Health and Safety Officer for the University of Nevada School of Medicine, about workplace safety measures in healthcare settings—think gloves, bleach, and beyond. Leading this discussion is Richelle O’Driscoll, Director of Public Affairs for the School of Medicine and Division of Health Sciences

For this segment of the University of Nevada School of Medicine Health Watch, we discuss fighting chronic disease with our guest Dr. John Packham. He's the director of health policy research for UNSOM as well as the Nevada co-chair of the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease. He spoke with Richelle O’Driscoll, director of public affairs for the Division of Health Sciences and School of Medicine.

UNSOM Health Watch: Men's Health

Jun 15, 2015
University of Nevada School of Medicine

June is National Men's Health month and that's the discussion in this installment of the University of Nevada School of Medicine health watch. Our guests are Dr. Daniel Spogen, professor of family medicine and chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine and Richelle O'Driscoll, director of public affairs for the Division of Health Sciences and School of Medicine.  

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Susan Dentzer is senior policy advisor at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the nation’s largest philanthropy focused on healthcare. On Friday, she delivered the commencement address to graduates of the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Reno. She also stopped by KUNR to share her message for this latest crop of doctors, and it comes down to three key goals: improving health, improving healthcare, and lowering treatment costs. 

UNR Health Watch: Where Does The Flu Come From?

May 12, 2015

Did you know that the majority of flu viruses originate in birds? On this UNR Health Watch, we talk about infectious diseases that are transmitted through animals with Dr. Daniel Shapiro, professor and H. Edward Manville, Jr. endowed chair of internal medicine at the University Of Nevada School Of Medicine.  Leading this discussion is Richelle O’Driscoll, director of public affairs at the School of Medicine and Division of Health Sciences. 

Health Watch: UNR Med students offer free clinics to uninsured

Oct 27, 2014

In this health watch from Beyond the Headlines, Richelle O'Driscoll talks about the Student Outreach Clinics that are available to the community provided by medical students at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

Health Watch: Entero-virus D-68

Sep 22, 2014

In this health watch from Beyond the Headlines, Richelle O'Driscoll talks about the Entero-virus D-68 that's been sweeping across the country and causing hundreds of children to be hospitalized with Dr. Daniel Spogen, chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.