• Healthy Eating When You Dine Out

    Often, restaurant meals are loaded with excessive calories, fats, and sugars. However, you can still follow a healthy meal plan and dine out occasionally. Look for a reduced calorie section on the menu for lighter options. Choose a salad instead of a deep-fried appetizer and ask for dressing on the side. When ordering your entrée, request a take-home box in advance. Then, divide large portions before you begin eating.

    Watch this video for some healthy eating tips your whole family can follow at home. This physician offers some healthy breakfast options, discusses ways of promoting health as a family, and provides some tips for eating well on a budget.

    If you have obesity, consider exploring the services available at the Surgical Weight Loss Center at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center of Las Vegas. Call our heart hospital at (702) 233-5300 to request a physician referral or visit our website to learn more about us.

  • Celebrating Brain Awareness Week


    On the third week of March in 2015, join your local hospital and other community organizations in celebrating Brain Awareness Week! Brain Awareness Week is a global initiative to raise awareness about the important field of neuroscience and to lobby for ongoing science funding to provide for future advancements.

    Although Brain Awareness Week is celebrated during the third week of March, you can find related events throughout the year. Or, consider hosting your own awareness activity. For example, you might seek to introduce the next generation of scientists to the marvels of the brain by creating a workshop for high school students or organizing a brain-related essay contest for younger students. For adults, good ideas for brain awareness activities include setting up interactive exhibits at local hospitals, coordinating a series of lectures, or holding lab tours at nearby research facilities.

    Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center of Las Vegas is pleased to offer the region’s only dedicated neurosciences center. The Nevada Neurosciences Institute provides comprehensive care for individuals, including stroke care . For a physician referral at our hospital, call (702) 233-5300.

  • A Quick Look at the Possible Causes of Kidney Disease


    If you have been diagnosed with chronic kidney disease at your local hospital, it means that the ability of your kidneys to filter waste products out of your blood has become impaired. More often than not, kidney disease develops as a complication of diabetes. If you have poorly controlled blood sugar levels, your kidneys, blood vessels, and other structures will sustain damage. After diabetes, the second leading cause of chronic kidney disease is hypertension, or high blood pressure.

    However, there are many other health issues that could contribute to kidney disease. For example, kidney disease can develop because of immune system problems, such as hepatitis B and C, lupus, and HIV/AIDS. It can occur because of congenital defects, which are present at birth. Sometimes, kidney disease is the result of urinary tract infections that affect the kidneys. Recreational drugs and prolonged use of medications such as naproxen and ibuprofen can also cause kidney disease.

    The team at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center prides itself on offering superb patient education at our community hospital . Residents of Las Vegas can reach a registered nurse at our hospital by calling (702) 233-5300.

  • Recognizing Strategies for Poison Prevention Around the House

    Parents and kid lying on garden with hands together

    Chances are, your home has mouthwash, laundry detergent, drain cleaner, and similar products on hand. If you have young children, these everyday items can pose a serious—perhaps even life-threatening—hazard. The third week in March is National Poison Prevention Week. During this time, take a few minutes to walk through your home to make sure it’s safe for your youngsters. If your children do ingest a potentially toxic product, rush them to the emergency care center of the nearest hospital.

    Store Hazardous Items Safely

    A wide variety of common household objects could send your child to the hospital. You should always store antifreeze, windshield washer fluid, pesticides, mouse poison, and similar items out of reach of children. Likewise, household cleaners, artificial nail removers, furniture polish, paint and paint thinner, detergents, and tobacco products should never be accessible to children.

    Lock Up Medications

    If you store medications in your bathroom medicine cabinet, your children may accidentally ingest them. It’s best to lock up all medications, including over-the-counter drugs such as cough syrup. Additionally, never tell your kids that a medication tastes like candy in an effort to convince them to take the medicine. This may encourage children to try to take the medication on their own.

    Install Carbon Monoxide Detectors

    Carbon monoxide poisoning claims far too many lives each year. You can only detect this odorless, colorless gas with a carbon monoxide detector. It’s easy to install carbon monoxide detectors on every level of your home to protect your family. As with your smoke alarms, remember to check the batteries on your carbon monoxide detectors each month.

    At Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center, you’ll find exceptional emergency care and compassionate healthcare providers. Our community hospital also offers stroke care and heart health services to residents of Las Vegas. If you wish to request a physician referral, call a registered nurse at our community hospital at (702) 233-5300.