Wednesday, July 28, 2021

HEALTHIER YOU: Protecting your baby from Group B strep

July 12, 2021 by  
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Protecting your baby from Group B strep BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN Group B strep (GBS) is a type of bacteria that is naturally found in the digestive and lower reproductive tracts of both men and women. About 1 in 4 pregnant women “carry” or are “colonized” with GBS. Carrying GBS does not mean that […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Sickle Cell Disease and Pregnancy

June 15, 2021 by  
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Sickle Cell Disease and Pregnancy BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN A pregnant woman with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is more likely to have problems that can affect the health of her unborn baby than a woman without SCD. The disease can become more severe during pregnancy — and pain episodes can occur more often. A […]

We Honor Vets

May 5, 2021 by  
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We Honor Vets By Cassandra Cotton, Nathan Adelson Hospice Community Outreach Manager As Memorial Day approaches, it is our privilege to honor those who have served and are no longer with us. There are also those whose journey of life is ending. Veterans are about 14% of Nevada’s population — and they have unique end-of-life […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Raising awareness about lupus?

May 5, 2021 by  
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Raising awareness about lupus? BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN May is Lupus Awareness Month, and it is important to keep the information flowing — since 4 out of every 1,000 people in the United States get the disease. Black women are three times more likely to have lupus than white women. Most people develop lupus […]

The Meeting

April 7, 2021 by  
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The Meeting Here’s what happened when a soon-to-be doctor learned that Vice President Kamala Harris was stopping in Las Vegas and wanted to chat. BY PAUL HARASIM Lauren Hollified, set to graduate from the UNLV School of Medicine in May, learned on a Friday that on the following Monday she would be talking to Kamala Harris […]

Empowering Equity at End of Life

April 7, 2021 by  
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Empowering Equity at End of Life By Cassandra Cotton Healthcare inequalities are often discussed, but there is no one-size-fits-all healthcare inequity, nor a blanket solution — especially with regard to end-of-life care. From economic inequality to cultural or social inequalities, half the battle is identifying the major issues and finding ways to address them. Often, […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Protecting yourself from STIs

April 7, 2021 by  
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Protecting yourself from STIs BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Awareness Week is April 11-17. Pregnant women and their babies are not immune to STIs, and patients should ask their doctors about getting tested. Many STIs lack symptoms, so you may not always know if you are infected. If you are pregnant, […]

What is Hospice Care?

March 16, 2021 by  
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What is Hospice Care? By Cassandra Cotton Simply put, hospice is specialized care provided at the end of life to help manage pain and symptoms. As the largest, oldest and only nonprofit hospice in Southern Nevada, Nathan Adelson Hospice has been providing the Las Vegas community with comprehensive and compassionate end-of-life care for over 40 […]

HEALTHIER YOU: What is endometriosis?

March 16, 2021 by  
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What is endometriosis? BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN Endometriosis is a hormonal and immune system disease in which tissue (endometrium) similar to the inside lining of the uterus is also found in other areas of the body. It develops into growths that cause pain, bleeding, formation of scar tissue and other medical problems. The symptoms […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Knowing the risk of heart disease

February 8, 2021 by  
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Knowing the risk of heart disease BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN We celebrate Black History Month in February, and recognize the rich contributions of Black people all year around. That is our constant. But we also have to recognize the challenges facing the Black community — and one of the most consequential is the prevalence […]

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