• Sunrise Hospital Hosts Heart Health Symposium

    Sunrise Hospital is offering a Heart Health Symposium to the community during American Heart Month. Through this free event, you can learn more about the signs, symptoms and treatment options for heart disease and other health conditions. 

    Saturday, February 16 from 9 a.m. to noon

    Sunrise Hospital Auditorium
    3186 S. Maryland Parkway
    Las Vegas, NV 89109

    9 to 10 a.m.: “Heart Disease and You” Lecture

    Join Dr. Kathy Benson and Dr. Arjun Gururaj, Cardiologists on the Medical Staff at Sunrise Hospital, as they provide a presentation on the risks, warning signs and treatment of heart disease and the different warning signs between men and women. Registration is required for this lecture. To register, call (702) 233-5454.

    10 a.m. to noon: Heart Health Fair

    During the Health Fair, you can visit a variety of booths with information about your health and have your blood pressure checked. This is your opportunity to talk with nurses and other medical professionals on topics such as: heart disease, heart valve issues, Atrial Fibrillation (AFIB), strokes, robotic surgery, bariatric (weight loss) surgery and breast cancer.

    For more information or to register for the “Heart Disease and You” lecture, call (702) 233-5454.

  • Taking the Steps to Fight Back Against Obesity

    Obesity is a problem for Americans of all ages. This video discusses the steps you can take to combat obesity and ensure your family’s health.

    Obesity stems from many causes. In general, American society is eating worse and exercising less. When the calories you ingest are more than you expend, you gain weight. When your calorie intake greatly overrides your calorie requirements, you can become obese. However, obesity doesn’t need to become a permanent part of your life. By becoming more thoughtful about your food choices and incorporating small amounts of physical activity into your daily life, you can lower your weight and strengthen your heart.

    Would you like to become healthier in the New Year? Then call Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center at (702) 233-5300 to speak with a healthcare provider about ways to get fit and keep off the pounds. Our Las Vegas hospital can see to it that you and your family have a healthy and strong 2013.

  • Why Breastfeeding Is Best for Your Newborn

    The first few months of life are a pivotal time for your newborn. To ensure that babies receive the proper nutrition they need for establishing a lifetime of health, healthcare providers recommend that new mothers breastfeed their newborns when possible. If you have a baby on the way, here’s why you should consider breastfeeding.

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    Breastfeeding provides essential nutrients

    Breast milk contains many vitamins and minerals that your baby needs to be healthy and strong. Researchers have determined that the nutritional benefits offered by breast milk cannot be matched with manufactured formula. Breast milk contains the ideal allotment of proteins, fats, and sugars that babies need during this crucial time of development and growth.

    Breastfeeding can ward off disease

    Studies have found that breastfeeding can have several long-term benefits for babies as well. Children who are breastfed go on to have a lower occurrence of many illnesses, ranging from asthma to type-II diabetes to leukemia. To lower your child’s risk for these potentially life-threatening diseases, breastfeed when possible.

    Breastfeeding boosts your baby’s immune system

    Breast milk contains much more than the right amount of vitamins and nutrients. It also has a number of antibodies that can fortify a baby’s immune system. This is important because newborns have weak immune systems and even a mild illness can be very difficult for a newborn to experience.

    Breastfeeding is gentle on your baby’s stomach

    Formula is created from cow’s milk, which can cause an adverse effect in some babies. In fact, some children are born with allergies to cow’s milk, which is why breast milk is the safer choice for newborns. In addition, breast milk can reduce the risk of other digestive problems such as constipation and gas.

    Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center offers many wellness services for new parents and their babies, including breastfeeding support options. Our Las Vegas hospital also provides a Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line that parents can use when they have childcare questions. For more information on any of our programs or services, call (702) 233-5300.

  • Learn How to Prevent Childhood Obesity

    Swing In Motion

    Obesity can also influence the onset of type-II diabetes. If you have type-II diabetes, the American Diabetes Association has some tips for maintaining your health.

    The National Cancer Institute details why obesity can increase your risk for certain cancers.

    Stop the cycle of obesity in your family. LetsMove.gov reports on the alarming increase in childhood obesity.

    Did you know that breastfeeding can reduce your baby’s risk for obesity? WomensHealth.gov explains.

    Breastfeeding can prevent new mothers from gaining weight as well. HealthyChildren.org discusses the positive side effects of breastfeeding for women .

    Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center offers comprehensive healthcare for those in the greater Las Vegas region. Our facility provides services for urgent care and cardiovascular care, as well as an iTriage Symptom Checker option for patients. Call us at (702) 233-5300 or visit our website for more information.

  • Eat Better When You Dine Out and Do Your Heart a Favor

    Dining out doesn’t mean you can’t eat healthy. This video offers some helpful tips on how to enjoy your dinner while keeping your calorie count down.

    If you’re not sure how the restaurant will prepare your meal, ask your server. When possible, have your dish broiled or baked instead of fried. Though many restaurants provide complimentary bread for patrons, snacking on it can quickly translate into many unwanted calories. When ordering any dish with a sauce or dressing, always ask for it on the side so you can monitor how much goes onto your food. Watch this complete video clip to learn more.

    Call Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center at (702) 233-5300 to learn even more about healthy eating. We offer many programs and services for a stronger and fitter you.

  • Set a Goal to Take Control of Your Diabetes This Year

    A new year means another opportunity to become a healthier and happier you. If you suffer from diabetes , however, you may feel like you have little control over your health and wellbeing. On the contrary, many diabetic individuals enjoy a high quality of life, which stems in large part from their commitment to health. You can also take control of your diabetes by following these simple tips for a healthier 2013.

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    Improve your eating habits

    Stabilizing blood glucose levels is an everyday requirement for those with diabetes. One way to successfully manage your blood sugar is by focusing on what you eat. No matter your age, weight, or medical condition, maintaining healthy eating habits is important. Because diabetic individuals suffer from an imbalance in their blood glucose levels, a sound diet is even more imperative to achieving better health.

    Start exercising on a regular basis

    People with diabetes must pay special attention to sudden drops in their blood sugar, but this shouldn’t deter you from incorporating consistent physical activity into your schedule. Diabetes can bring on many complications, one of which is diminished blood flow in the limbs. To keep your circulation healthy and strong, make a commitment to a regular exercise routine in the coming year.

    Monitor your condition with medical supervision

    Maintaining your diabetes is not a battle you need to fight on your own. Rely on your healthcare providers for assistance when possible. Speak to your doctor if you have a diet or exercise question. Take diabetes classes at your local hospital to become more informed about your condition. Also, keep up with your doctor appointments to ensure that your medications are doing their job to safeguard your health.

    Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center offers diabetes classes for patients in the greater Las Vegas region. We also provide an iTriage symptom checker program so that individuals can gain quick answers to their most pressing diabetes questions. To find out more about either of these services, call us at (702) 233-5300.

  • Flu Season has Arrived

    It’s that time of year again. Hear what experts with CDC, Southern Nevada Health District and Sunrise Hospital’s Dr Nathan Trancell have to say about this winter’s seasonal flu.

  • How Bariatric Surgery Can Help You Achieve Your New Year’s Resolution to Get Healthy

    Many people make New Year’s resolutions to get healthier.  If getting healthy for you means achieving significant weight loss, then Bariatric Surgery may be the solution for you. Bariatric surgery is a surgical weight loss method that has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Safe and effective, bariatric surgery can help you get closer to your goal of getting healthy.

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    Bariatric surgery can promote permanent weight loss

    Bariatric surgery is a weight loss method for people suffering from excessive weight . Under most circumstances, women with more than 80 extra pounds and men with 100 extra pounds are the best candidates for this procedure. The reason why bariatric surgery can achieve successful weight loss when other methods have failed is because it prompts rapid weight loss and immediate dietary restrictions. Individuals who undergo bariatric surgery have an easier time engaging in strenuous activity because they no longer have excessive weight hindering their movement. They also must alter their eating habits due to their reduced stomach size.

    Bariatric surgery can decrease the risk of disease

    Obesity can cause many health problems, including heart disease, type-II diabetes, and even some types of cancer. If you suffer from excessive weight, you may be at an increased risk for these conditions as well. Bariatric surgery can minimize your chances of contracting one or more of these illnesses by reducing your weight and eliminating the health risks that accompany obesity.

    Bariatric surgery can improve mental wellness

    Getting healthy is also a state of mind. Researchers have found connections between obesity and depression. Whether excessive weight encourages depression or depression facilitates obesity is yet to be determined, but bariatric surgery can prove an effective means to offset your chance of experiencing depression.

    Would you like to discover a slimmer and healthier you in 2013? Then call Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center at (702) 233-5300. Our hospital offers bariatric surgery for eligible candidates in the greater Las Vegas area.