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The University of Nevada, Las Vegas’ School of Community Health Sciences has been designated the first accredited school of public health in Nevada by the Council of Education for Public Health (CEHP).
Researchers at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) conducted a health impact assessment (HIA) in 2015 to examine the potential health benefits of implementing full-day kindergarten across the state.
Reported cases of lead poisoning among children are on the rise in Southern Nevada. The increase is attributed in part to more testing. But researchers, pointing to a legacy of inadequate screening in the state, are also calling for stepped up measures to detect lead poisoning in children.
The posture, not the time spent in front of the screen, is the first factor of these musculoskeletal disorders of a new kind.
Simply Money Advisors discuss how using a tablets and phones could cause damage to your neck.
The difference between distracted driving and distracted walking? One is a well-known, dangerous behavior that everybody agrees should be avoided. The other is a potentially harmful behavior that most of us barely think about.
A new report identifies Las Vegas as having some of the most polluted air among U.S. metropolitan areas, but a local air quality official says the findings “scream of bias.”
Your smartphone device can be a literal pain in your neck, according to a new study from University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Researchers found that the overwhelming majority —84.6%— of tablet computer users are suffering from an “iPad neck,” or neck stiffness, soreness, and aches associated with tablet use.
Tablets are a pain in the neck. Literally.
Most of us have had a morning where we’ve woken up with a dull ache in the back of our neck, feeling as though we’ve slept in a funny position.
If you’re constantly slumped over your IPad or tablet, you could be suffering from IPad or tablet neck. Buzz60's Natasha Abellard has the story.
A tablet can give a user — especially a woman — a serious crick in the neck.
An American study shows that back pains could be due to our tablets. And it affects women more.
The length of time spent on a tablet didn’t matter as much as the user’s posture. Here's how to avoid discomfort.
New findings revealed who is most at risk of developing neck strain from this habit (sometimes known as "iPad neck") and why time spent using devices is not the biggest factor.
New research in the United States shows that neck pain due to the use of iPads and tablets can affect women more than men, and the posture is the biggest contributor to pain.
Spending too much time on tablets causes back pain, especially for women.
Researchers suggest that using back support while sitting on chair for long hours and exercising can help in reducing the back and neck pain.
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UNLV's School of Community Health Sciences now one of just 66 schools in the world recognized by the Council of Education for Public Health and the first in Nevada.
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