Not many people get to do academic research that has such a direct impact on their families. But Jenny Pharr got started looking at the problems disabled people face in securing medical care because her father is a paraplegic.
Congress has rushed to finish work this term - student loans, the transportation bill and others were finished just before the July 4th break. And, of course, the United States Supreme Court has upheld most of the health care reform law. Nevada's senior senator joins us to discuss the issues and answer your questions. Call us at 258-3552 or post a question at knprtalk.org.
Researchers at the University of Nevada, Reno say there is a growing problem of unlicensed healthcare in Nevada’s Latino community. Unlicensed individuals claiming to be doctors pose as qualified physicians, dentists, or plastic surgeons and practice medicine illegally.
After several controversies and harsh criticism from the public and County Commission, UMC CEO, Kathy Silver announced her resignation from the county's only public hospital in May.
Brian Brannman, who served as COO under Silver was announced as her replacement on July 1. Brannman's experience in the medical field include stints as president and Commanding Officer of Navy Medicine West and Commanding Officer of Naval Medical Center in San Diego, Calif. Brian Brannman steps into a position where his two predecessors battled massive budget problems and a County Commission that's struggled to find a way to make the hospital fiscally solvent while still providing indigent care for the public.
Brian Brannman joins us to discuss his vision for UMC's future.
What is going on with the Southern Nevada hospital system? Nurses reported leaving or transferring jobs because of poor staffing. Why did the Las Vegas Sun find more injuries than those that were actually reported? Sun reporter Marshall Allen joins medical experts and patients still suffering from their injuries to talk about hospital care in Nevada.
The health care bill is now law. So what's next for patients and providers in Nevada? Journalist T.R. Reid and UNLV Professor Chris Cochrane answer your questions. Call 258-3552 during the program or e-mail us at email@example.com.