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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 […]

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 […]

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