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Apr 2, 2018

Pollen is in the air in Las Vegas — and that means allergy season is in full swing.

Mar 23, 2018

If you thought you left your allergies back in the Midwest or California, you might be in for an unpleasant surprise. We desert-dwellers have it better than most­—we’re the 53rd-worst city for allergens—but we’re still not in the clear.

Mar 19, 2018

Chris Singer approaches patients and their families sitting in a doctor’s waiting room with a smile every time.

Mar 19, 2018

Chris Singer approaches patients and their families sitting in a doctor’s waiting room with a smile every time.

Mar 11, 2018

Allergy season has descended upon Las Vegas, and most allergy sufferers may feel like pollen in the air is inescapable. The Free Press spoke to Asma Tahir, supervisor for the pollen monitoring program at UNLV, to get some advice on how to cope with allergies and information on UNLV’s Pollen Monitoring Program.

Mar 7, 2018

Spring time is upon us and that means allergies. UNLV's Pollen Program researchers study everyday ways to help you say good bye to those springtime sneezes. With their help, learn what plants affect you and what parts of the valley to avoid.

Feb 27, 2018

Researchers with UNLV 's Pollen Monitoring Program expect a high pollen count across the Las Vegas valley.

Feb 27, 2018

New research from UNLV shows just what allergens are lurking in which neighborhoods.

Feb 15, 2018

Mild winters in Reno and Las Vegas paved the way for an early start to the 2018 allergy season.

Feb 9, 2018

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is starting a new chapter under the direction of former pharma executive Alex Azar, who was sworn in as the new Secretary on January 29. How will Azar's leadership shape US.. public health policy and what can physicians expect from his tenure in the way of healthcare reform?

Feb 9, 2018

With the help of UNLV and the city of Las Vegas, residents living in older parts of the city can apply for the free removal of lead-based paint and other health hazards such as mold and pests.

Feb 2, 2018

UNLV is working to make some of the oldest homes in Las Vegas safer.

Jan 26, 2018

Dangerous health hazards could be hiding in your home and making you sick.

Jan 11, 2018

With natural disasters, come health disasters.

Is Nevada prepared? A new study by the Trust for America’s Health says no.

Jan 11, 2018

With natural disasters, come health disasters.

Is Nevada prepared? A new study by the Trust for America’s Health says no.

Dec 18, 2017

I’m not going to tell you what to do with your baby’s placenta after birth. If the doctor lets you have it, and you would like to encapsulate it, sauté it, or even ink it to make placenta prints, that is your decision to make. But you should at least know whether scientists have found any health benefits to consuming it.

Dec 6, 2017

Placenta pills may be all the rage for new mothers in recent years, but their benefits may be more limited than many believe. A new study finds that women who practiced maternal placentophagy didn’t see any notable improvements when it came to their mood, ability to bond with their baby, or fatigue level.

Dec 6, 2017

Placenta pills may be all the rage for new mothers in recent years, but their benefits may be more limited than many believe. A new study finds that women who practiced maternal placentophagy didn’t see any notable improvements when it came to their mood, ability to bond with their baby, or fatigue level.