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Blog Posts in 2017

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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What to Do When Waiting on EMS

When you dial 911 for emergency care, the actions you take while you are waiting can have a significant impact on whether the condition progresses as well as the kind of care that will be necessary ...
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Tips for Identifying Skin Rashes

Skin rashes are usually thought of as an annoyance rather than a serious medical condition, but in some cases, they could indicate a problem that requires emergency care. Although the only way to know ...
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Learn to Be Safer Around Dogs

Dogs are a big part of life for many families, and even people who don’t share their home with a dog still love to interact with them. Although dogs are generally loving companions, if you ...
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What Surgeries Can Be Performed Robotically?

Robotic surgery has a number of different applications across multiple disciplines. In each instance, it makes surgery less invasive and recovery times shorter, thanks to less blood loss and tissue ...
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Do Stroke Symptoms Differ for Women?

It is known that women experience heart attacks differently than men, but does the same hold true for strokes ? Because getting emergency care quickly is essential for minimizing the loss of brain ...
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Exploring the Subtler Signs of Heart Attacks

Most people envision heart attacks as unmistakable emergencies that occur with intense chest pain. In reality, a heart attack can be much more subtle, and failing to recognize the symptoms could cause ...
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How Menopause Increases a Woman's Risk of Heart Disease

Heart disease isn’t just a man’s problem. Women also face an increased risk as they age, particularly after menopause. By becoming aware of the increased chance of developing heart disease ...
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Where Can Fibroids Grow in the Body?

Fibroids are abnormal growths that occur in the female reproductive system. Left untreated, they can cause pain, abnormal bleeding, and fertility issues. If you suspect you have fibroids, see your ...
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Do You Need Antibiotics When You're Sick?

For many years, doctors prescribed antibiotics generously for a range of conditions, including very minor cases of infections. The outcome has been antibiotic overuse and the appearance of bacteria ...
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How Do Emergency Medical Services Go Hand-in-Hand with Your Local ER?

Whenever anyone dials 911, the first people on the scene are the emergency medical services, or EMS, team. EMS providers give emergency care before you even get to your local hospital, and they work ...
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Preventing Complications After Spine Surgery

Before you have spine surgery, your orthopedic surgeon will review your recovery plan with you. The aim of the recovery plan will be to assist you in getting back to your normal activities as soon as ...
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2017 Flu Season May Be Worst on Record

Although it is never possible for experts to predict exactly what flu season will look like in any given year, the numbers so far indicate that the 2017 season may be the worst one on record. The ...
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