Friday, March 5, 2021

HEALTHIER YOU: Knowing the risk of heart disease

February 8, 2021 by  
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Knowing the risk of heart disease BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN We celebrate Black History Month in February, and recognize the rich contributions of Black people all year around. That is our constant. But we also have to recognize the challenges facing the Black community — and one of the most consequential is the prevalence […]

Trusted Partners

January 21, 2021 by  
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Trusted Partners By Cassandra Cotton, Nathan Adelson Hospice Community Outreach Manager With a turbulent year behind us, as we struggle to discover what the new normal will be in 2021, one thing that hasn’t changed is the critical need for trusted medical care — especially at the end of life, when people are most vulnerable. […]

HEALTHIER YOU: COVID and pregnancy

January 21, 2021 by  
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COVID and pregnancy BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), pregnant women are at an increased risk for severe illness and death from COVID-19, compared to women who are not pregnant. Additionally, pregnant women with COVID-19 might be at increased risk for other adverse outcomes, such as […]

From Nigeria With Love: UNLV Medicine Physician Kenneth Izuora

January 4, 2021 by  
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From Nigeria With Love: UNLV Medicine Physician Kenneth Izuora BY PAUL HARASIM Dr. Kenneth Izuora, who heads the UNLV School of Medicine Division of Endocrinology, grew up in Nigeria — nearly 8,000 miles from Las Vegas. When he flies to see members of his family, it takes nearly 16 hours in the air. To many […]

Getting through grief during the COVID-19 holidays

January 4, 2021 by  
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Getting through grief during the COVID-19 holidays By Cassandra Cotton, Nathan Adelson Hospice Community Outreach Manager The COVID-19 crisis has been stressful and isolated many of us. Unfortunately, the pandemic is worsening. The first signs of the holiday season usually bring cheer and anticipation — but most families now have to consider modifying their holiday […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Self-care and wellness are gifts for the holidays

January 4, 2021 by  
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Self-care and wellness are gifts for the holidays BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN The toll taken by COVID-19 has awakened us to the idea that health and wellness must stay atop our holiday wish lists. That’s why I’m encouraging all readers — especially women — to give the gift that keeps giving: by committing to a […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Women and diabetes

November 16, 2020 by  
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Women and diabetes BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN Women with diabetes have more to manage. They have to stay on track by checking their blood sugar more often, eating healthy and staying active. Diabetes affects women differently. Diabetes increases the risk of heart disease (the most common diabetes complication) by about four times in women […]

Caring for those who served

November 16, 2020 by  
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Caring for those who served By Cassandra Cotton, Nathan Adelson Hospice Community Outreach Manager As Veterans Day approaches, we cannot forget those who have worn the nation’s uniform and whose journey of life is coming to a close. The older adult population is the most rapidly growing population in the United States, and veterans are […]

Dealing With COVID Fatigue

October 19, 2020 by  
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Dealing With COVID Fatigue By Cassandra Cotton, Nathan Adelson Hospice Community Outreach Manager COVID-19. By now, we’re growing weary of the word. We are all exhausted after months of sacrifice, isolation, frustration, and uncertainty. We are grappling with a new reality and a new way of describing how we are all feeling: “COVID fatigue.” With […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Black women and breast cancer

October 19, 2020 by  
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Black women and breast cancer BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN There are many misconceptions about breast cancer and Black women. But here are the facts: the breast cancer mortality rate is about 40% higher among Black women compared to White women. Black women are more likely to be diagnosed with a more advanced-stage breast cancer […]

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