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Anne McMillin, APR

Maybe you can picture what a modern stethoscope looks like but do you know what the early ones looked like?

On May 7, 2016 The School of Medicine at UNR will participate in a free family-friendly event "Day at the Museum." Mary Shultz and Dr. Andy Sohn stopped by the KUNR studios to talk about the event.

Anne McMillin, APR

There's a proposed Master of Physician Assistant Studies program in the works at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. What is a Physician Assistant (PA) and how is that different from a doctor?

The Nevada Reduce Sexual Assault, Stalking and Violence Program is a grant-funded project through the Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies (CASAT) at the University of Nevada.

Tobie Barton, a program manager of CASAT, speaks with Anne McMillin of the School of Medicine about what the program offers our community and how we can work together to stem sexual violence. 

To become involved with the program on a volunteer level, contact Justine Hernandez at 775-682-8539.

Anne McMillin, APR

The Sanford Center for Aging at the University of Nevada, Reno is now offering a new service called a comprehensive geriatric assessment. The process includes a depression screening, frailty assessment, and many other tests to evaluate a patient's physical, intellectual, and psychological health.

To learn more, Anne McMillin with the University of Nevada School of Medicine interviewed Kelley Macmillan, the director of community and social services for the Sanford Center. 



A new online tool called Nevada Instant Atlas is offering healthcare data that's broken down for each Nevada county. The database provides snapshots on how different counties compare on everything from their healthcare workforce to how many of their residents have health insurance.

To learn more, Anne McMillin interviewed Tabor Griswold, a research analyst for the University of Nevada School of Medicine, which created the database. 

UNSOM Health Watch: Migraine Headaches

Feb 24, 2016
Anne McMillin, APR

What is a migraine? How can you tell the difference between a headache and a migraine?  And what kinds of treatments are there?

Dr. J. Ivan Lopez gives us an overview of the signs, risks, treatments and prevention of migraine headaches. Lopez is a professor of neurology, medicine and pediatrics and is the Chair of the Department of Neurology at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He also serves as the Director of the Institute for Neurosciences at Renown.

UNSOM Health Watch: Cultural Considerations In Healthcare

Feb 19, 2016
Anne McMillin

Cultural Considerations in Healthcare is a two-day symposium exploring ways of expanding healthcare and focusing on a variety of underserved groups. It takes place February 22 and 23 at the Joe Crowley Student Union on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.

To learn more, Anne McMillin with the University of Nevada School of Medicine spoke to two of the event organizers, Rachel Blinn and Miriam Volpin, for this week’s Health Watch segment.

Anne McMillin, APR

The holidays can be a fun time to get together for celebrations and gatherings. Many holiday events have  higher-calorie food and drinks, so what are some tips to help us make healthy choices and eat better during the holiday season? 

Dr. Karmella Thomas, registered dietitian and manager of the Wellness and Weight Management Center at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, talks about ways to reduce your stress over the possibility of gaining weight at this time of year.