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Blog Posts in 2017

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What is Healthcare Quality Week?

Within hospitals, healthcare quality professionals focus on ensuring patient care is safe, effective, and efficient. Healthcare Quality Week is designed to celebrate the professionals who are so ...
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How much exercise do women need to stay healthy?

You know that exercise is part of a healthy lifestyle, but how much physical activity is really necessary? With so much conflicting information in the media, it can be hard to make the right decision ...
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What are the biggest safety risks to your toddler?

Keeping kids safe is a full-time job, especially since the biggest risks they face change as they age. If you have a toddler running around, then you know how prone they are to accidents and how ...
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Fight foodborne illness with better food safety

Foodborne illnesses—often referred to as food poisoning—generally affect the GI tract and can cause vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, and chills. For people with chronic medical ...
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When do leg cramps signal a bigger problem?

Nearly everyone experiences leg cramps now and then, so how do you know when yours are the sign of a serious medical issue? Although most leg cramps are innocuous, some can indicate an underlying ...
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Sun safety in the workplace

The damage the sun does to the skin is cumulative. Developing sunburn just a few times can raise your lifetime risk of skin cancer. The sun also damages the eyes, raising the risk of eye cancers, ...
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What is dog walker watch?

New puppy parents have a lot to look forward to, including extra exercise opportunities in the form of dog walks. The National Night Out organization is asking dog walkers around the country to join ...
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Reducing the risk of falls around your home

Osteoporosis is a major contributor to long-term disability among older Americans. Even among people who haven’t suffered a fracture, the fear of falling can prevent them from enjoying their ...
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Get answers to your questions about childhood immunization

Before vaccines were routinely given to babies and children, deadly and debilitating diseases like measles, polio, whooping cough and tetanus were much more common. In fact, immunizations have been ...
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What happens if you don't treat a herniated disc?

It usually isn’t wise to delay getting treatment for a medical condition, but many people do because they’re busy with work, or because they’re worried they might need surgery. Know ...
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Challenges women face while breastfeeding

Many expecting moms who intend to breastfeed are surprised to discover that it isn’t always easy. Becoming a breastfeeding pro takes practice and patience. While you’re getting the hang of ...
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What are the risk factors for stroke in young adults?

The risk factors of stroke in older adults include high cholesterol levels and hypertension. Younger adults can also have these risk factors, but they’re more likely to require stroke care for ...
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What your doctor wants you to know about your heart health

Your heart is one of the hardest working organs in your body, and it’s time to get better acquainted with it because heart health is crucial at every age. The next time you see your doctor, ask ...
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Talking to your doctor about heavy menstrual bleeding

Heavy menstrual bleeding can cause serious disruption to the lives of the women who experience it. If you believe that your menstrual bleeding could be abnormal, talk to your women’s health ...
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Keep your cool as summer hits Las Vegas

There’s no getting around it: summertime in Vegas is hot. Although the soaring temperatures make for great days at the pool, they can also put your health at risk. Fortunately, you can avoid the ...
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Encouraging the men in your life to seek preventive health care

Men are not always the best about seeking preventive health care, but every June offers an opportunity to get back on track. June is Men’s Health Month, a time dedicated to educating men and ...
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Should you go to the ER for a migraine?

Headaches are among the most common reason people seek emergency care, and migraines are to blame for many of those ER visits. How do you know if you should go to the emergency room when you ...
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Make swimming safe for the whole family

Swimming and water sports are popular ways to beat the heat during the hot Las Vegas summers. If your family has a pool or you’re thinking of using a community pool, there are a few safety ...
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What is the connection between your mental and physical health?

Good health is about more than just the absence of disease. It’s about enjoying quality of life, and reaping the benefits of a strong mind and body. Each May is Mental Health Month, and the ...
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How older adults can get fit

If the health benefits of exercise could be packed into a pill, countless seniors would consider taking it. Unfortunately, that would mean missing out on one of the most attractive perks of working ...
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When to seek medical care for gallbladder issues

The gallbladder is a small organ found in the upper right section of the abdomen. It’s responsible for storing bile, which plays a role in the digestion of fats. There are many problems that can ...
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How occupational therapy can help you get your life back

After you’ve had acute stroke care, orthopedic surgery or been diagnosed with a disability, your doctor at Southern Hills Hospital may refer you to an occupational therapist. Occupational ...
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Understanding the most common sources of stress

Some psychologists feel that chronic stress is so common that it’s becoming a public health crisis. People of all ages suffer from stress—from young children to adults to seniors—and ...
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Steps to take to become an organ donor

Emergency care physicians, organ disease specialists and surgeons do everything they can to save lives, but sometimes, they need help from people like you. Well over a hundred thousand patients around ...
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Why are spine injuries so common?

Your spine has a big job to do. It protects the delicate spinal cord, maintains the upright position of the body and allows the flexibility necessary for movement. The spine is subject to considerable ...
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