Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center
Sunrise Hospital and Sunrise Children’s Hospital are committed to providing a healthier environment for members of our community, employees, physicians, patients, families, and visitors.

How to Get More Exercise During the Holiday Season

During the holiday season, exercise is more important than ever. It helps you burn off extra calories from holiday baking and parties. Exercise can even help you cope with stress in a healthy manner. To increase your physical activity during a busy season, you’ll need to make your health a priority. Consider investing in your health by exploring the resources available at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas.

Use Fitness Technology

Tracking your physical activity may motivate you to exercise more often. Consider downloading some fitness apps on your phone or invest in a personal fitness tracking device that fits around your arm. Remember to set short-term and long-term goals to work toward.

Find a Workout Buddy

Using the buddy system is a great way to keep yourself accountable to your goals. Find a friend who enjoys the same types of exercises you do. Agree to meet several times per week for a workout. If you know that you’ll be meeting someone to run in the park or workout at the gym, you may not be tempted to skip a workout.

Give Yourself a Healthy Holiday Gift

Shopping for holiday gifts for loved ones is fun, but consider giving yourself a gift as well. You can pamper yourself with a membership to a gym or a set of new workout clothes. Or, sign up for an exercise class such as kickboxing, yoga, or spinning.

Rethink Your Schedule

A leading reason why many people abandon their exercise routines is lack of time. If you’re finding it difficult to squeeze in your regular workouts during the holiday season, it may be wise to drop a few other commitments. Remind yourself that your health is important.

The physicians at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas can help you improve your wellness this holiday season. Our community hospital provides preventive healthcare services, heart health, stroke care, and emergency care, just to name a few. If you would like a physician referral, you can call our Consult-A-Nurse line at (702) 233-5300.

Knowing the Right Treatment for a Fever

Your body temperature naturally fluctuates because of factors such as physical activity, medications, and room temperature. In general, a fever in an adult might be defined as a temperature above 99 or 99.5 degrees Fahrenheit. If you’re taking a child’s rectal temperature, he or she has a fever if it is at or above 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit. Usually, a fever can be treated at home and does not require emergency care. If you do suspect that a fever indicates a serious medical condition, you can rely on the emergency care team at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center.

Supporting Your Immune System

If you have a mild fever and do not experience additional, serious symptoms, you might consider resting at home. Unless a doctor has instructed you otherwise, you could take an over-the-counter fever reducer such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Drink plenty of fluids and eat nutritious foods when you feel hungry.

Treating a Fever in a Child

Resting and drinking fluids is also important for children with fevers. A pediatrician might recommend giving your child an oral rehydrating solution. If your child is an infant, it’s a good idea to call the doctor even if the fever seems mild and you do not notice any other symptoms. It’s always a good idea to check with a doctor before giving any medications to a child. Generally, pediatricians recommend using acetaminophen formulated for use in a child. Never give a child aspirin; however, ibuprofen is generally acceptable for use in children ages six months and older.

Knowing When a Fever Is an Emergency

A fever by itself is not usually an emergency unless it is a high fever, does not respond to medications, or lasts longer than three days. However, if the fever is accompanied by other symptoms, emergency care may be indicated. These symptoms can include shortness of breath, stiff neck, and severe headache. Children with stomach pain and a fever should see a doctor, along with those who appear atypically lethargic, have problems swallowing, or have a bluish tint to the skin, lips, or nails.

If you think a fever could be a medical emergency, you can seek emergency care at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center. Our community hospital in Las Vegas maintains short ER wait times. For more information about our healthcare services, including stroke care and heart care, call (702) 233-5300 or visit our website.

Road Trip Safety Guidelines for the Holidays

Reuniting with distant family members can make the holiday season even more special. If you’re planning to drive long distances for the holidays, consider taking a few precautions to make your road trip safer for your family. The emergency care physicians and other healthcare providers at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center would like to wish everyone a safe and joyous holiday season, from our family to yours.

Emergency Preparedness

Since emergencies are by nature unpredictable, it’s best to be prepared for problems along your route. Keep an emergency kit in your car with flashlights, road flares, a first aid kit, water, blankets, and extra prescription medications. Have your vehicle tuned up before you leave and make sure the tires still have a good tread. When you take breaks along the highway, give your loved ones a call and let them know where you are on your route and where you’re headed next. In the event of an emergency, they’ll know where they can send help.

Traffic Safety

It’s easy to become fatigued when sitting at the wheel for hours at a time. If you find yourself too tired or distracted to pay attention to the traffic around you, pull over and let another adult take a turn driving. The highways tend to be particularly busy during the holiday season. Maintain a safe distance from other cars and avoid becoming distracted at the wheel.

Infant Care

Introducing a new baby to distant relatives is exciting, but traveling with an infant can be particularly challenging. Double check that you have packed everything your baby might need for the trip, including the phone number of a pediatrician and any prescribed medications. Pack plenty of feeding supplies, diapers, wipes, and rash ointment, and remember to bring trash bags for dirty diapers. Expect to pull over frequently to change your baby’s diaper and feed him or her.

If your family will be traveling in the Las Vegas area this holiday season, you can count on the emergency care team at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center to provide 24/7 healthcare assistance. Travelers are invited to visit our Guest Services Department for assistance finding local resources such as lodging and dining. You can speak with a registered nurse at our community hospital by calling (702) 233-5300 or you can visit our website to browse our healthcare services, including stroke care and heart care.

Spotlight on The Breast Center at Sunrise

Breast cancer is one of the most significant health risks for women. One in eight women will develop it in their lifetime, and over 40,000 women die of the disease each year. The good news is that there are steps you can take to reduce your risk. Live a healthy lifestyle, and talk to your doctor about your risk factors to determine if medications could reduce your risk. Go to the hospital for regular mammograms so that if breast cancer does occur, it can be diagnosed in its early stages. At Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center in Las Vegas, The Breast Center at Sunrise offers breast cancer support from screening to recovery. Our hospital’s nationally accredited program boasts 3D digital mammogram machines with computer-aided detection for the most accurate screenings possible. Please share the important facts in this infographic from our Las Vegas hospital to help women everywhere understand how to take control of their breast health.

Getting to Know Light the Night

Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center is pleased to take part in the Light the Night Walk in Las Vegas to raise money for research into blood cancer treatments. This national program brings together those touched by blood cancers and their supporters in over 200 communities in hopes of funding life-saving research initiatives. Here is a look at the program and how you can get involved.

What Is Light the Night?

Light the Night is an annual fundraising walk organized by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The length of the walk course varies from location to location but is suitable for all fitness levels and is held at a leisurely pace. To take part in the walk, participants sign up for a team and raised funds individually. Everyone who raises $100 or more becomes a Champion for the Cure and receives a Light the Night t-shirt, a wristband for food, and an illuminated lantern to carry for the walk. People who raise more than $1,000 become members of the Bright Lights Club.

How Are the Funds Used?

The proceeds from Light the Night support efforts to cure blood cancers, including leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and myeloma. The money pays for research projects, government advocacy initiatives, community outreach and education efforts, and patient assistance programs. Light the Night is also a tremendous opportunity to stand in solidarity with patients who are currently fighting blood cancers and in remembrance of those who have been lost.

How Can I Take Part?

You can visit the Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center Light the Night page to join one of our teams or make a donation. Once you are on a team, you can come out and join us on the Las Vegas Walk on November 7. You can also help by spreading the word about our fundraising efforts.

At Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas, your health comes first. We provide a comprehensive range of medical services, including an ER when you need urgent care, plus a heart hospital, stroke care, oncology, and more. For more information or a physical referral, please call (702) 233-5300.

Page 1 of 65 1 2 3 4 5 6 7  . . . 61 62 63 64 65   Next