Friday, May 24, 2024

HEALTHIER YOU: Putting a focus on Black maternal health

April 20, 2024 by  
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BY DR. MARGUERITE BRATHWAITE OB-GYN Black Maternal Health Week is recognized each year from April 11-17, bringing attention and action to improving the health of Black mothers.  Each year in the United States, hundreds of people die during pregnancy or in the year after. Thousands more have unexpected outcomes of labor and delivery with serious […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Living with endometriosis 

March 25, 2024 by  
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BY DR. MARGUERITE BRATHWAITE OB-GYN March is Endometriosis Awareness Month.  Endometriosis is when tissue like the lining of the uterus grows outside of the uterus. It may affect more than 11% of American women between 15 and 44. It is especially common among women in their 30s and 40s, and may make it harder to […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Pregnant? Stay safe from infections 

February 8, 2024 by  
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BY DR. MARGUERITE BRATHWAITE OB-GYN February is the month for love, and I hope everyone is practicing healthy habits to stay free from potential infections. Women who are pregnant or thinking about getting pregnant must stay in a mindset of protection from potential infections.  Some infections, before and during pregnancy, can hurt both you and […]

Valley Hospice of Nevada puts the ‘patient’ in serving local families

January 5, 2024 by  
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Valley Hospice of Nevada is locally owned and operated. We began helping people in our community in April 2019 with a goal to provide care that addresses symptom management, coordination of care, communication and decision making, clarification of goals of care, and quality of life. To do that, we have an interdisciplinary team of professionals […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Black Women Hit Hardest by HIV 

January 5, 2024 by  
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BY DR. MARGUERITE BRATHWAITE OB-GYN December is International AIDS Awareness Month.  Las Vegas’ newest attraction, The Sphere, has had its outer skin colored into a searing, bright red in recognition of the month and those lives globally that have been saved by global HIV/AIDS programs. The international pop group U2 has spearheaded The Sphere’s recognition […]

Valley Hospice of Nevada puts the ‘patient’ in serving local families

November 13, 2023 by  
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Valley Hospice of Nevada is locally owned and operated. We began helping people in our community in April 2019 with a goal to provide care that addresses symptom management, coordination of care, communication and decision making, clarification of goals of care, and quality of life. To do that, we have an interdisciplinary team of professionals […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Family Health History when planning for a baby!

November 13, 2023 by  
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BY DR. MARGUERITE BRATHWAITE OB-GYN I am so excited about providing you with these regular “Healthier You” editorials each month. My good friend and colleague, Dr. Annette Mayes, has done wonderful writing and I am so proud to now continue her contribution upon her retirement.  If you are thinking about having a baby? Or, if […]

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS: NURSE PRACTITIONER IFEANY MADU

September 14, 2023 by  
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‘Our community needs more education on healthy eating habits’ CenterWell Senior Primary Care supports every dimension of senior health — physical, emotional, and social wellness. The mission: making sure seniors live a healthier, happier life. Centerwell patients are cared for by experienced, compassionate doctors and supported by a team of professionals focused on you at […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Raising awareness for mothers during Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month

September 13, 2023 by  
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BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN September is Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) Awareness Month.  Many people within the Black community have this incurable disease, which is described as a group of inherited red blood cell disorders. Red blood cells contain hemoglobin, a protein that carries oxygen. Healthy red blood cells are round, and they move through […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Group B strep and newborns

July 13, 2023 by  
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BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN Group B strep (GBS) disease can include many different types of infections. Symptoms depend on the part of the body that is infected. Symptoms of GBS disease are different in newborns compared to people of other ages.  The symptoms of GBS disease can seem like other health problems in newborns […]

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