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Monique Normand CCHC student poster winner

Student poster third-place winner, Monique Normand, with the School of Social Work, shares her poster "Clean Power in Nevada" at this year's Cultural Considerations in Health Care: Adjust Your Lens event on February 23 at the University of Nevada, Reno. This two-day event, designed to increase awareness of underserved groups and explore innovative ways to better meet community healthcare needs, featured speaker Deon Haywood of Women with a Vision in New Orleans and Volunteers of America Regional Director Pat Chashell. Now in its sixth year, Cultural Considerations in Healthcare attracted a record number of 807 registered attendees. The event was sponsored by the Division of Health Sciences, Area Health Education Center and the Nevada Public Health Training Center. Photo by Lisa McDonald.

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Nevada gets its first case of Zika virus

• Las Vegas Review-Journal

James Wilson, director of the Nevada State Infectious Disease Forecast Station at the University of Nevada, Reno, said the main threat of Zika is to couples who could have children.

Univ. of Nevada Helps Avoid Medication Misuse, Stresses Important Issue For Seniors

• KTVN Ch. 2

Medicines are important for living well, but when a patient uses a lot of medications both over-the-counter and prescriptions, there is a lot of risk involved. "Every medication that you add is increasing your risk," said Greta Engelbrecht with University of Nevada’s Sanford Center for Aging.

Health Watch: UNR Program To Reduce Sexual Assault, Violence


Tobie Barton, a program manager of CASAT, speaks with Anne McMillin of the School of Medicine about what the program offers our community and how we can work together to stem sexual violence.

Health Watch: Zika Virus


Dr. James Wilson, a research associate professor and infectious disease expert in the School of Community Health Sciences gives us insight about the Zika virus that goes beyond what is being mentioned by world health organizations.

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