Sunday, July 21, 2024

BLACK EXCELLENCE: AVERY FORD, M.D.

In his practice, medicine is more than a healing Avery Ford, M.D. received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine, where he graduated with distinction as a Health Justice Scholar. He earned a master’s degree in Medical Health Sciences from Touro University Nevada and bachelor’s degrees in both Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Understanding uterine fibroids in Black women

BY DR. MARGUERITE BRATHWAITE OB-GYN The month of July is Fibroid Awareness Month. As African-American women, we are accustomed to hearing many of our friends, family members and others speak about having uterine fibroids or knowing someone who is suffering from them.  It is no secret that African-American women suffer disproportionately, yet we understand little […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Lupus and Pregnancy

May 28, 2024 by  
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BY DR. MARGUERITE BRATHWAITE OB-GYN A healthy pregnancy with lupus is possible — but lupus raises your risk for certain complications. If you have lupus and are planning to get pregnant, work with your doctor to plan a healthy pregnancy.  Before getting pregnant, talk with your doctor about your plans at least three to six […]

LET’S GO TO THE DOCTOR | Care for Black men’s skin

May 27, 2024 by  
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BY CLIFFORD L. WILLIAMS Black men have beautiful skin — whether it’s a dark chocolate complexion, a caramel delight, or a light cream color. It’s all pleasing to the eye.  According to BlackDoctor.org, African-American skin has larger melanosomes (cells that determine skin color), and the melanosomes contain more of the pigment melanin than those found […]

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 […]

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