Saturday, November 26, 2022

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 […]

HEALTHIER YOU: We can protect the lives of pregnant women of color

May 16, 2022 by  
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BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN Approximately 700 women die in the United States each year as a result of pregnancy or its complications, and there are significant racial/ethnic disparities in pregnancy-related mortality. From 2007-2016, Black and American Indian /Alaska Native women suffered significantly more pregnancy-related deaths per 100,000 births than did white, Hispanic, and Asian/Pacific Islander […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Understanding the cervical cancer risk for Black women

May 16, 2022 by  
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BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN The month of May is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. I want to take a moment to talk about cervical cancer in Black women. It is reported that Black women are the second most likely demographic to develop cervical cancer. Also, Black women are more likely to die from this condition […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Reproductive concerns for women

March 18, 2022 by  
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BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN Endometriosis is a problem affecting a woman’s uterus — the place where a baby grows when a woman is pregnant. Endometriosis is when the kind of tissue that normally lines the uterus grows somewhere else. It can grow on the ovaries, behind the uterus, on the bowels, or on the […]

Compassion and community: aging with pride in modern healthcare

March 18, 2022 by  
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Compassion and community: aging with pride in modern healthcare By Cassandra Cotton, Nathan Adelson Hospice Community Outreach Manager Everyone living with a terminal illness should have access to high-quality palliative care, and be treated with dignity and respect. Being diagnosed with a terminal illness and approaching the end of life can be extremely difficult for […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Preventing infection during pregnancy

February 10, 2022 by  
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BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN Some infections before and during pregnancy can hurt both you and your developing fetus. They can cause serious illness, birth defects, and lifelong disabilities, such as hearing loss or learning problems. Here are some tips to help prevent infections before and during pregnancy … Protect yourself from Zika virus Zika […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Awareness of birth defects

January 22, 2022 by  
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BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN As we usher in the New Year, many are ready to welcome new babies in 2022. There are many things to consider during pregnancy, and it is natural for couples to worry about the health of their unborn child. Those common concerns are why it is important to raise awareness […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Answering a common question about Pap tests

December 12, 2021 by  
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BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN Are Pap tests still needed after removal of the uterus (hysterectomy)?” I am often asked this question by women who have had hysterectomies if they should have their annual Pap smear test even if they no longer have a uterus. I often tell them: “It depends.” A Pap test is […]

Caring for those who served

November 6, 2021 by  
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By Cassandra Cotton, Nathan Adelson Hospice Community Outreach Manager Next month sees the beginning of the holiday season — and one of the things we remain eternally grateful for is the sacrifices our veterans have made to keep us safe. On Veterans Day we honor those who have served, and we can never forget those […]

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