Thursday, August 11, 2022

Breastfeeding in Southern Nevada

August 9, 2022 by  
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BY BRITTNI LENTS August is National Breastfeeding Month. Each week highlights specific groups — including Indigenous Milk Medicine Week, Asian American and Pacific Islander Breastfeeding Week, and Black Breastfeeding Week. This gives us an opportunity to look at the programs and systems in place, as well as the disparities in access to lactation support. Breastfeeding […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Breastfeeding is the best for your baby

August 9, 2022 by  
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BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month. The CDC encourages mothers to breastfeed your infant if possible and considers breastfeeding the best source of nutrition for most infants. It can reduce the risk of certain health conditions for both infants and mothers. Most mothers want to breastfeed but stop early due […]

Freedom and Diversity: Hand in Hand with Hospice Care

August 9, 2022 by  
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Freedom and Diversity: Hand in Hand with Hospice Care By Cassandra Cotton, Nathan Adelson Hospice Community Outreach Manager On Independence Day (Fourth of July), the United States commemorates the Declaration of Independence, which was ratified by the Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776. Juneteenth honors the end to slavery in the United States and […]

Getting Your House in Order (Make Your Healthcare Wishes Known)

July 8, 2022 by  
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Getting Your House in Order (Make Your Healthcare Wishes Known) By Cassandra Cotton, Nathan Adelson Hospice Community Outreach Manager Did you know? • 90% of people say that talking with their loved ones about their healthcare wishes is important. • 27% have actually done so. • 82% of people say it’s important to put their […]

HEALTHIER YOU: The future of birth control is now

July 8, 2022 by  
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BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN Scientists continue to make breakthroughs in pregnancy prevention, and the FDA in recent years has approved new methods. Here are some of the most popular contraceptives on the horizon. Long-acting vaginal ring This is the first vaginal birth control ring that you can use for a whole year. The segesterone […]

Health Equity: A Call To Action

June 19, 2022 by  
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BY DR. LISA THOMPSON Health equity is a term that has become a popular buzz phrase these days. It has been thrown around all over the news and social media, but its definition is not clear, and many people do not really understand what they are talking about when they mention it. Health equity simply […]

Two New Inclusive Initiatives at Touro

June 19, 2022 by  
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During a special ceremony held inside the Michael Tang Regional Center for Clinical Simulation, Touro University Nevada took two more critical steps toward becoming a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive institution. The evening’s event included the announcement of Touro’s new “Underrepresented White Coats in Medicine and Healthcare” Scholarship. Each year, one incoming student from the […]

HEALTHIER YOU: What is Cytomegalovirus?

June 19, 2022 by  
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BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common virus for people of all ages; however, a healthy person’s immune system usually keeps the virus from causing illness. In the United States, nearly one in three children are already infected with CMV by age five. Over half of adults have been infected with CMV […]

Looking at the Life of Nevada’s First Black Female Pediatrician

May 16, 2022 by  
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BY PAUL HARASIM Growing up in the 1940s, ’50s, and ’60s, Beverly Neyland realized that before her parents took her and her brother and sister on a car trip, they had to know in advance where they’d stay. The African-American girl didn’t know why, just figured it was one of those parental prerogatives. But many […]

Getting Your House in Order (Make Your Healthcare Wishes Known)

May 16, 2022 by  
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Getting Your House in Order (Make Your Healthcare Wishes Known) By Cassandra Cotton, Nathan Adelson Hospice Community Outreach Manager Did you know? • 90% of people say that talking with their loved ones about their healthcare wishes is important. • 27% have actually done so. • 82% of people say it’s important to put their […]

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