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Blog Posts in 2015

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Do You Need to Go to The ER for a Headache?

Nearly everyone experiences a headache on occasion, but how do you know when your headache is actually a medical emergency ? There are times when you should seek emergency care for a headache instead ...
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Which Medical Conditions Worsen Your Flu Risk?

The flu puts almost everyone on bed rest, but when does it lead to the need for emergency care ? Some populations are more vulnerable to both flu infections and severe flu symptoms than others, based ...
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Learn to Manage Your Stress This Holiday Season

Stress seems to be an unfortunate holiday tradition for most people. Unfortunately, the stress of the holidays can lead to unhealthy habits like overindulging in food and drink and even an increased ...
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Understanding the Fire Dangers of Holiday Lights

Glowing lights are an intrinsic part of the holiday season, but, unfortunately, they are also the trigger for home fires and injuries that lead to the need for emergency care. The good news is that by ...
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Staying Safe As You Decorate for the Holidays

Holiday decorating may be one of your favorite elements of the fall and winter seasons, but it could lead to a trip to the hospital without the right safety measures. To stay safe during the holidays ...
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Tips for Safe and Healthy Holiday Travel

If you are one of many people traveling during the holiday season, it is important to keep some safe and healthy travel strategies in mind so that you do not suffer from illnesses and injuries that ...
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Take Steps to Prevent Flu in Your Household this Season

Every year during flu season, thousands of individuals will be hospitalized for severe symptoms and complications. Even if you are not at a high risk for flu complications, it is best to try to avoid ...
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Busting Myths About Fever in Children

When your child has a fever, it is important to know the right measures for managing this symptom and its underlying causes. Most often, fever is a sign of infection, as it is the body’s natural ...
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A Closer Look at Breast Cancer in Young Women

Although it is true that most cases of breast cancer occur in women over 50, the disease can and does strike younger women. Because of the risk, it is never too early to learn about protecting your ...
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Get Ready for the 2015 Balloon Festival at Southern Hills Hospital

At Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center, we’re committed to improving the health of our Las Vegas community. One of the ways we accomplish that goal is through our High School to ...
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Getting the Facts About Mammograms for Breast Cancer Screening

Mammograms are one of the most powerful tools women have in the fight against breast cancer. In addition to diagnosing breast cancer in its early stages, when treatment is most effective, mammograms ...
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Raising Awareness for Leukemia & Lymphoma with Southern Hills Hospital and Light the Night

At Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center, our commitment to your wellness doesn’t end at our doors. We are also actively engaged in local and national efforts to make better health a ...
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Why Is Lower Back Pain So Common?

It’s well known that colds and stomach bugs are common causes of absenteeism among workers. But did you know that lower back pain is also a common culprit? In fact, lower back pain is the ...
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How Osteoporosis Affects Your Spine Health

Many people associate osteoporosis with hip fractures. This is indeed a common problem, particularly among geriatric patients. However, another problem associated with osteoporosis is vertebral ...
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Get Active Again with Joint Replacement [INFOGRAPHIC]

Joint pain leaves thousands of people watching life from the sidelines every year. When joint issues start, the problem is usually progressive. Over time, as the joint deteriorates more and more, the ...
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Everyday Habits to Minimize Your Back Pain

Maintaining good posture, lifting with your legs, and maintaining a healthy weight are all tried-and-true methods of minimizing back pain. But did you know that something as simple as changing your ...
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When Is Spine Surgery the Best Route of Care?

In the majority of cases, spine surgery is not performed on an emergency basis. While patients with severe back pain may seek pain relief at an emergency care department, they typically have time to ...
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A Surgeon's Perspective on Robotic Surgery

The use of robotic surgery has increased significantly in recent years, because robotic surgery can have a number of advantages for patients. Surgeons also benefit from the use of robotic surgery ...
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Immunizations Every College Student Should Look Into

While most people associate immunizations with pediatric care, there are several vaccines that are important for teens and young adults too. As the start of the new school year approaches and students ...
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Exploring the Causes and Treatment Options for Gallstones

The gallbladder is a tiny but hardworking organ, which stores bile produced by the liver to help the body digest fat. While you can live without your gallbladder, it does play an important role in ...
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4 Common Illnesses to Avoid in the Back-to-School Season

You might notice that children tend to get sick far less often in the summertime, and right as school starts in the fall, cold symptoms or stomach aches flare up. This is no coincidence, as illnesses ...
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Colon Cancer: Separating Myths from Facts

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States, but it is very treatable—and even preventable—with early diagnosis and regular screenings. Unfortunately, myths ...
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Preparing Your Child for a Healthy Start at School

Helping your kids start the school year out healthy is a great way to get the year off on the right foot. At Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center, our family care physicians can help your ...
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Understanding the Basics of Crohn's Disease

Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease. It is similar to ulcerative colitis; however, Crohn’s disease can affect the entire digestive tract and, unlike ulcerative colitis, ...
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What Does Summer Weather Do to Your Respiratory Health?

If you have respiratory health issues, summer can present a special set of challenges. To avoid hospital trips and the need for urgent care, take steps in advance to prevent complications. Here is a ...
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