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Mini Strokes (TIAs): Don't Ignore the Symptoms, Act FAST!

A TIA, or transient ischemic attack, occurs when blood flow to a part of the brain is interrupted for only a short period of time. Unlike a full stroke, these “mini strokes” are not fatal and symptoms typically subside within 24 hours. In this video created by the National Stroke Association, you can learn more about the symptoms of a TIA and how these short-lived attacks can help to warn you of a future life-threatening medical event. 

If you suffer from a transient ischemic attack, seriously consider seeking medical attention as soon as possible. Taking steps to prevent a full-blown stroke can help to avoid future disability and can even save your life. Learn more about the symptoms of a stroke by contacting Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center at (702) 880-2100.


Save Money with SW Gas

Tuesday, March 13
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Education Room/First Floor

SW Gas’ “Seniors Helping Seniors” program will be onsite to give you saving money tips on utility bills, weatherizing your home and other useful pointers to help save you money throughout the year. Call 702.880.2700 to register. Lunch will be provided. Free to H2U members.

 

H2U - Health to You


Southern Hills Hospital Kicks Off "High School to Healthcare" Partnership

Southern Hills Hospital kicked off its “High School to Healthcare” partnership program with West Career and Technical Academy, providing 24 high school juniors a real-world look at the pathway to healthcare.

The first session covered Physical Therapy, Respiratory Therapy and  educational routes to these careers. Special thanks goes to Rose Hughes (RT), Pierre  Letourneau (PT), Diane Sheesley (UNLV PT Student) and Jasmine Smith (UNLV Intern) for their presentations and teaching these students what it takes to get from high school to healthcare. Other sessions include presentations from physicians, nursing, lab, imaging, administration and Careflight  services.

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4 Common Reasons for Emergency Care

Emergency Care

Hospital emergency rooms are essential for the prompt diagnosis and treatment of life-threatening and serious illnesses and injuries. These facilities are open all day, every day to evaluate emergency medical conditions at any time of the day or night. Below are some of the most common reasons that patients seek emergency care from hospital ERs:

  1. Stroke symptoms
    Patients who experience a sudden, severe headache often seek emergency medical assistance, as this can be a sign of a stroke. A stroke, also called a ‘brain attack’, occurs when blood flow to a part of the brain is blocked or interrupted by a blood clot or cerebral hemorrhage. Confusion, difficulty swallowing, and numbness or weakness on one side of the body can also be signs of a stroke.
     
  2. Heart attack symptoms
    Severe chest pain or discomfort is the most common symptom of a heart attack. Other symptoms include dizziness, nausea, anxiety, shortness of breath, and excessive sweating. A heart attack occurs when blood flow to the heart muscle is interrupted and can lead to damage to the heart muscle and even death. 
     
  3. Severe bleeding or trauma
    Bleeding that does not stop with continuously applied pressure is considered a medical emergency, as victims can be in danger of serious blood loss. Emergency services are also utilized to assess and treat victims of automobile crashes and other traumatic accidents.
     
  4. Head and neck trauma
    Both of these injuries can result in serious complications, such as concussion or spinal cord damage, so they are often evaluated as soon as possible by emergency physicians. 

If you or a loved one suffers from a medical emergency, consider seeking prompt and quality treatment at Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center of Las Vegas, Nevada. Our emergency healthcare team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to diagnose and treat serious conditions when every second counts. Contact our staff at (702) 880-2100 to learn more about the services offered by Southern Hills.


Join us for Tai Chi!

Thursday, March 1st
11 a.m. to Noon
Education Room/First Floor

Increase your fitness level and learn the benefits of Tai Chi. Sponsored by CareMore. Bring a yoga mat. Call 702.880.2700 to register. Light refreshments will be provided. Free to H2U members!

Tai Chi


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