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From Nigeria With Love: UNLV Medicine Physician Kenneth Izuora

January 4, 2021 by  
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From Nigeria With Love: UNLV Medicine Physician Kenneth Izuora BY PAUL HARASIM Dr. Kenneth Izuora, who heads the UNLV School of Medicine Division of Endocrinology, grew up in Nigeria — nearly 8,000 miles from Las Vegas. When he flies to see members of his family, it takes nearly 16 hours in the air. To many […]

Getting through grief during the COVID-19 holidays

January 4, 2021 by  
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Getting through grief during the COVID-19 holidays By Cassandra Cotton, Nathan Adelson Hospice Community Outreach Manager The COVID-19 crisis has been stressful and isolated many of us. Unfortunately, the pandemic is worsening. The first signs of the holiday season usually bring cheer and anticipation — but most families now have to consider modifying their holiday […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Self-care and wellness are gifts for the holidays

January 4, 2021 by  
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Self-care and wellness are gifts for the holidays BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN The toll taken by COVID-19 has awakened us to the idea that health and wellness must stay atop our holiday wish lists. That’s why I’m encouraging all readers — especially women — to give the gift that keeps giving: by committing to a […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Women and diabetes

November 16, 2020 by  
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Women and diabetes BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN Women with diabetes have more to manage. They have to stay on track by checking their blood sugar more often, eating healthy and staying active. Diabetes affects women differently. Diabetes increases the risk of heart disease (the most common diabetes complication) by about four times in women […]

Caring for those who served

November 16, 2020 by  
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Caring for those who served By Cassandra Cotton, Nathan Adelson Hospice Community Outreach Manager As Veterans Day approaches, we cannot forget those who have worn the nation’s uniform and whose journey of life is coming to a close. The older adult population is the most rapidly growing population in the United States, and veterans are […]

Dealing With COVID Fatigue

October 19, 2020 by  
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Dealing With COVID Fatigue By Cassandra Cotton, Nathan Adelson Hospice Community Outreach Manager COVID-19. By now, we’re growing weary of the word. We are all exhausted after months of sacrifice, isolation, frustration, and uncertainty. We are grappling with a new reality and a new way of describing how we are all feeling: “COVID fatigue.” With […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Black women and breast cancer

October 19, 2020 by  
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Black women and breast cancer BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN There are many misconceptions about breast cancer and Black women. But here are the facts: the breast cancer mortality rate is about 40% higher among Black women compared to White women. Black women are more likely to be diagnosed with a more advanced-stage breast cancer […]

HEALTHIER YOU: The facts about sickle cell

September 14, 2020 by  
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The facts about sickle cell BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN September is Sickle Cell Awareness Month. People who inherit one sickle cell gene and one normal gene have sickle cell trait (SCT). People with SCT usually do not have any of the symptoms of sickle cell disease (SCD), but they can pass the trait on […]

COVID-19 Hitting Black Americans the Hardest

September 14, 2020 by  
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COVID-19 Hitting Black Americans the Hardest By Cassandra Cotton, Nathan Adelson Hospice Community Outreach Manager New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows Black Americans have been infected and hospitalized with COVID-19 at higher rates than other racial or ethnic groups. Black Americans make up nearly 28% of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Pregnancy & Coronavirus

September 10, 2020 by  
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Pregnancy & Coronavirus BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN There is still no specific information available about the impacts of coronavirus on pregnancy and breastfeeding. But I will draw from the information we do have around the worldwide impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Pregnant women experience immunologic and physiologic changes which might make them more susceptible […]

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