UNLV School of Medicine News

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Current Medicine News

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Business and Community | October 21, 2020

Dr. David Weismiller, professor and family medicine physician with the UNLV School of Medicine, says the convergence of COVID-19 and flu season makes it more important than ever to get a flu vaccine.

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People | October 14, 2020

Paris Collier was drawn to UNLV School of Medicine's mission of serving both Nevada and underrepresented groups.

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Campus News | October 13, 2020

University Libraries helps consumers navigate the confusing world of health care news.

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Campus News | October 9, 2020

Diversity, safety, and success become the foundation for UNLV.

People | October 7, 2020

Dr. Harry Ching enjoys the complexity of head and neck surgery.

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People | September 21, 2020

The university's commitment to diversity drew this health sciences librarian to UNLV.

Medicine In The News

October 23, 2020

As the race for a COVID-19 vaccine intensifies, health care officials are reminding the public not to forget another important vaccine this fall: the flu shot.

KSNV-TV: News 3
October 22, 2020

According to a growing number of experts, the seven months of lockdowns, quarantine, and distance learning caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is taking a growing toll on the emotional well-being of many children.

El Tiempo
October 16, 2020

The UNLV soccer program has found multiple positive tests for COVID-19, the sports department confirmed Thursday, but the positivity rate is so low that it is not concerning enough to postpone any games at this time.

October 16, 2020

As we challenge the stigma surrounding mental health and seeking out therapy, more people than ever are starting relationships counselling and sex therapy. Therapists say that it's not just couples who've reached crisis point who are reaching out. In fact, more young couples than ever are starting therapy in order to prevent major issues down the line in their relationships. They are looking to have and maintain the healthiest possible relationships. And of the most useful techniques sex therapists will teach couples is Sensate Focus. This technique is all about mindfulness and can increase your intimacy and ultimately make your sexual experiences (and relationship) more pleasurable.

October 13, 2020

After all, our collective mental health has suffered and we’ve been told to avoid contact with other people unless absolutely necessary – and now ordered to stay away from sex altogether, unless we are in an ‘established’ relationship.

October 12, 2020

When the UK went into lockdown, single people were forced to press pause on their love lives. Flourishing flirtations were cast aside; random hookups became a distant memory. Romance, as it was known, screeched to a halt. Seven months later, it’s still not clear when it will get moving again.

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Recent Medicine Accomplishments

October 22, 2020
Vladislav Zhitny (Medicine) recently had one of his research papers published in the international peer-reviewed journal Vascular Health and Risk Management. The paper looks at the accuracy and data interpretation of cardiology fellows. He is a third-year student.
October 22, 2020
Dustin Davis and Arpita Basu (both Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) recently collaborated with Jeannette Crew, Dr. Petar Planinic, and Dr. James Alexander (all Medicine) to publish a comprehensive review in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Their review examined the last 20 years of observational and...
October 20, 2020
Dr. Nabil Noureddin (Medicine) published his manuscript, “Increase in Alcoholic Hepatitis as an Etiology for Liver Transplantation in the United States: A 2004–2018 Analysis” in Transplantation Direct Journal. He is the first author on this national study of the natural history for liver transplantation due to alcoholic hepatitis. He and his co-...
October 19, 2020
Dean Marc J. Kahn (School of Medicine) was recently a guest on Nevada State Senator Ben Kieckhefer's podcast Across the Aisle. Senator Kieckhefer and Dean Kahn discussed healthcare, the economy, and some of the new partnerships the UNLV School of Medicine is creating that will aid in the state's economic recovery.            
October 14, 2020
Dr. Syed Mohsin Saghir (Medicine) published his manuscript, “Efficacy of Transoral Outlet Reduction in Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Patients to Promote Weight Loss: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis” in Endoscopy International Open. This is a study of 850 patients who underwent transoral outlet reduction endoscopically to reduce the dilated...
October 8, 2020
Dr. Richard Baynosa and Dr. Joshua Goldman (Medicine) are featured speakers during the Nevada Cancer Coalition's Cancer Survivorship Series in October. The plastic surgeons' presentations include "Addressing the Needs of Breast Cancer Survivors Post Mastectomy" and "Solving the 'Unsolvable' Problems Post Mastectomy — Treating Lymphedema and...