In The News: School of Integrated Health Sciences
Some dairy is simply delicious. Who can deny that a cup of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream is heaven, or fresh mozzarella melted across a pizza? But for many Americans—about 65 percent of them, to be exact—dairy is the stuff that food nightmares—not dreams—are made of. Here's everything you need to know about lactose intolerance and how giving up dairy can affect your body.
Dr. Jeffrey Cummings, a world-renowned Alzheimer's researcher and leader in clinical trials, has been named the recipient of the 2019 Melvin R. Goodes Prize for Excellence in Alzheimer's Drug Discovery. The prize, awarded by the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF), recognizes leading researchers developing treatments for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.
While medications treat symptoms of ADHD, researchers are always evaluating non-medication strategies, such as psychotherapy, and complementary health approaches like meditation. We asked the experts to weigh in on these tools and others.
Lauren Shipton wanted something other than a career as a professional dancer on the Strip. With a passion for caretaking and physiology, nursing seemed like the ideal fit.
Every season offers opportunities to indulge in sweet treats. But what if you’re trying to get healthy by shutting down the sugar in your diet? Dave spoke with Samantha Coogan, an expert in nutrition and dietetics at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, to learn more about the effects of sugar on the body.
An expert panel reviews the causes of Alzheimer disease, as well as strategies used to detect mild cases and cognitive impairment.
In the nearly 50 years since epidemiologists first discovered Legionnaires' disease, we have learned how to test for it, treat it and prevent it. So why are people still dying from it and why are more and more people becoming sick with it every single year?
At the American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Jeffrey L. Cummings, MD, ScD, the director emeritus of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and vice chair of the department of brain health at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, spoke with NeurologyLive in an interview to discuss therapies currently being investigated for the treatment of Alzheimer disease.
The National League for Nursing has named UNLV's School of Nursing as a Center of Excellence for 2019. It's one of just 10 programs nationwide to receive the award.
It is a common goal for space agencies and scientists to find ways to sustain life on the Red Planet.
Next summer, NASA will launch its fifth rover to Mars to look for signs of ancient life on the Red Planet. But the latest robotic mission, simply dubbed Mars 2020, has another goal: figuring out how to sustain human life in the harsh and unforgiving environment on Mars. Hitching a ride on the rover are devices to convert the abundant carbon dioxide on Mars into oxygen and a ground-penetrating radar to hunt for underground ice as a future water supply.
Dr. Neal Malik reads the latest health and fitness blogs to help optimize your life. Today, Samantha Coogan — director of UNLV's Didactic Program in Nutrition & Dietetics and president of the Nevada Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics — explains how putting a halt on sweet treats affects the body.