School of Integrated Health Sciences News
The School of Integrated Health Sciences prepares students for entry-level health-related positions and further graduate or professional studies with classroom instruction, laboratory/clinical practice, research, and mentoring.
Current Integrated Health Sciences News
Service-Learning Award recipient Jennifer Nash partners with community agency to provide opportunities for students while addressing fall risks for older adults.
As UNLV plans for a fall semester with in-person classes, faculty reflect on the improvements they'll make thanks to their year with remote teaching.
Dr. Jeffrey Cummings and multidisciplinary research team to expand UNLV’s clinical trials observatory with $3 million grant.
A collection of news stories highlighting health, recovery, and celebration at UNLV.
Take a moment on March 30 to recognize the contributions UNLV's medical professionals are making to our community.
Integrated Health Sciences In The News
As the Black Death, also known as the Black Plague, ravaged Europe and Asia in the mid-1300s, people became increasingly desperate for any iota of respite. Some tried blood-letting. Others opted for rubbing onions—or, in some cases, a chopped snake—directly onto their infected boils.
In the US, about 6.2 million people have Alzheimer's disease. About 70% experience agitation — extreme emotional distress that can manifest as resisting care, shouting, or becoming physically violent — and 40% have symptoms severe enough to require treatment, Dr. Jeffrey Cummings told Insider. But there isn't a single approved drug to treat agitation in people with Alzheimer's.
The theme song of an ’80s sitcom goes, “You take the good, you take the bad/You take them both and there you have/The facts of life.” The same can be said of our gut microbiome, the complex system—comprising 300 to 500 species of good and bad bacteria—that affects not just our digestive system but also has links to mental health, autoimmune diseases, endocrine disorders, cancer and more.
The pandemic has done a number on our stomachs. We’re mostly stuck at home—whether working remotely or just staying safe in quarantine. And it’s too easy to just snack all day.
Can certain foods kick your body’s metabolism into a higher gear to help you lose weight? Many foods are touted as metabolism boosters, but how much and when you eat may be more effective ways to get the most impact from your workouts.
What foods help you fuel your workouts, and what should you eat after physical activity?