• What You Can Do to Prevent Type-II Diabetes

    As obesity rates climb, more cases of type-II diabetes and prediabetes are diagnosed each year. Stopping this trend and getting diabetes under control starts with simple steps that the whole family can take for diabetes prevention. Below is a look at the ways to help you ensure that you can live a life that is free of diabetes.

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    Make physical activity a priority

    Exercise is essential for good health in people of all ages, because it helps with weight maintenance, circulatory health, and respiratory function. Regular physical activity is critical to diabetes prevention because of its role in weight control, so you should encourage exercise for the whole family. You might make exercise a group activity so the whole household benefits from it.

    Have more meals at home

    When you are doing the cooking for your family meals, you can control the nutritional value of what you’re eating. The American Diabetes Association has a great collection of wholesome and easy-to-make recipes that are great for a balanced diet for better health.

    Schedule regular health check-ups

    There are some uncontrollable risk factors for type-II diabetes like family history and ethnicity that make visits to the doctor an important part of diabetes prevention. The doctor can order regular blood tests and monitor any health developments to make sure that your diabetes risk remains as low as possible. The doctor can also offer you personalized guidance for healthier living.

    At Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas, we can help you manage your preventive healthcare needs and offer guidance on healthier everyday living for you and your loved ones. Learn about our upcoming health classes and events to support your goals for better living by visiting our website or calling (702) 233-5300.

  • A Look at the Problem of Obesity

    With obesity rates on the rise, obesity is becoming consistently more problematic in healthcare. Additionally, obesity is a factor in many life-threatening conditions like diabetes and heart disease.

    As this video from the CDC explains, obesity is becoming a standard in the United States, but it is preventable through healthier habits that can be started with simple steps. The difference in your family’s fight against obesity can be as simple as drinking water instead of soda or adding more fresh foods in your diet.

    Start making the changes you need for better health in your family with Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas. Contact us online or call (702) 233-5300 to see how we can help you.

  • Sunrise Hospital and NNI Receive Highest Level Recognition from the American Stroke Association

    GWTG Gold Plus LR 2012

    Sunrise Hospital and the Nevada Neurosciences Institute (NNI) have received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award, which is the highest level of recognition from the American Stroke Association, acknowledges Sunrise Hospital’s commitment and success in implementing excellent care for stroke patients, according to evidence-based guidelines.

    This is the fourth consecutive year that Sunrise and NNI have been recognized at the Gold Plus level. To receive the award, Sunrise Hospital achieved 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality Achievement indicators for two or more consecutive 12-month intervals and achieved 75 percent or higher compliance with six of 10 Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality Measures, which are reporting initiatives to measure quality of care. Thank you to everyone involved in our stroke program for providing the highest level of care for patients.