Henderson community is designed with wellness in mind

Henderson community is designed with wellness in mind

"Move and live longer,” doctors and health officials have long preached. So, to keep its residents healthy and happy, Cadence, a 2,200-acre master planned community in Henderson, was designed with an active lifestyle in mind.

The monster that doesn’t discriminate

The day Lauren Alta’s well-manicured life began to unravel started with a simple phone call ...

A safe place where caring is key

There’s a distinct difference between surviving and actually living ...

Early detection can catch osteoporosis before injury strikes

Even if you don’t know exactly what it means, osteoporosis sounds ominous ...

Cardiologists have new procedure to treat irregular heart rhythms

Dr. Dhiraj Narula uses a Velocity mapping system with an EP(electrophysiology) Med recording system at MountainView Hospital.  Cardiac electrophysiology is the science of elucidating, diagnosing, and treating the electrical activities of the heart.

When Angel Lynch first felt a strange flutter in her chest in 2009, she had no idea of the uncertainty to come ...

Preparing for the flu season

It’s never too early to get a flu shot. Flu season can start as early as October but often lasts all through May. With the flu virus typically moving from the East Coast to the West Coast each year, December can be a peak month ...

How well do you know your family health history?

Looks aren’t all we inherit. We also inherit genes that may cause or increase the risk of developing certain health conditions ...

Losing weight in the New Year

Many Americans commit to a weight-loss goal each New Year’s Eve, but it is all too easy to fail if people don’t choose a healthy and manageable approach ...

Telemedicine can help you save time and money

Tracey was spending Sunday night preparing for a busy week ahead when her normally vivacious teenage daughter informed her that her throat was really sore — and it turned out she was running a fever ...

Hospital construction on the rise in Southern Nevada

Despite three quarters of net positive absorption in the medical office market in Southern Nevada, zero off-campus medical office projects have been either planned or under construction ...

Putting the pieces of the autism puzzle together in Southern Nevada

Southern Nevada services for families with concerns of a possible Autism Spectrum Disorder have been expanding ...

Anatomy of a HIPAA breach

More and more companies are focusing on HIPAA compliance, with good reason. The law was strengthened in recent years ...

Healthy Brains Initiative: What happens here benefits the world

With the exception of this moment, everything is a memory. We run our lives with the information stored in our brains, a collection of experiences and understanding ...

St. Rose has been here for Southern Nevada since 1947

Dignity Health – St. Rose Dominican is understandably proud of its legacy in Henderson, well before the city was incorporated, and our dynamic, expanding relationship with the rest ...

Testing is key to uncovering celiac disease

What do pastrami on rye, barley soup and pasta primavera have in common? Besides being tempting lunch choices, they all contain ...

Don’t let diabetes affect your vision

Diabetic Eye Disease Month is held each November in conjunction with National Diabetes Month and World Diabetes Day ...

Q&A: Susan Ritter at Dignity Health

Dr. Susan Ritter

Susan Ritter is a family practice physician with Dignity Health Medical Group and the University of Arizona ...

CEO Q&A: Adam Rudd

Adam Rudd, CEO of Southen Hills Hospital

Adam Rudd is Southern Hills Hospital's CEO.

Patient Success Profile: Stace

Stace is a patient of Dr. Himansu Shah.

Earlier this summer, a study released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) confirmed what many plastic surgeons already knew ...

Volunteer profile: Jean Georges

Jean Georges

Jean Georges is a volunteer at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health

Learning the facts behind organic foods, gluten, pesticides and genetics can help you live a better life

Chronic diseases are long-term medical conditions that often can be prevented; the top ones include heart disease, diabetes, cancer and obesity. There is no super food or fad diet to combat them — the key is eating well, getting moderate physical activity, maintaining a healthy weight and avoiding smoking.

How can you trust that the health information you’re getting is accurate?

Is anyone really in a good position to be able to look at a story and know if it’s true or not?

The skinny on smart choices when it comes to fast food

John Cisna is pictured before and after his diet of nothing but McDonald's for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

My weight-loss journey began with a challenge to my science students: design an experiment to test whether an individual could become better off by eating nothing but McDonald’s for 90 days.

The key to managing high blood sugar is to rethink your lifestyle

Working in his garden helps Las Vegan Leonard Rosales remember to eat healthy and provides exercise in the process.

Leonard Rosales knew something was wrong last year when he began noticing unusual symptoms. Constantly thirsty, he experienced sporadic episodes during which he simply felt “off.”

The natural choice

Executive Chef Paco poses at El Dorado Cantina, 3025 Industrial Road, Wednesday July 1, 2015. The Mexican restaurant specializes in meals made with non-GMO, organic ingredients. The beef are grass-fed, the fish are farm-raised and the chicken are free-range, a representative said.

If you try to eat organically and avoid genetically modified ingredients, going to a restaurant can be tough. It’s one thing to buy organic at the grocery store, but that might not be as easy to do when dining out, leaving you with a tall glass of delicious water while your dining companion dives in to the rib-eye with béarnaise sauce.

Southern Nevada has higher numbers of a painful problem

Southern Nevada has higher numbers of a painful problem

If you draw a line along the Southern states, this area is often referred to in the medical profession as the “Stone Belt” because of the hot climates where dehydration is common.

The lowdown on cholesterol

There are myriad cholesterol medications that help regulate cholesterol levels, including statins, bile acid sequestrants, nicotinic acid, fibric acids and cholesterol absorption inhibitors.

Is the food you’re eating giving you an ulcer?

Like many modern health issues, our understanding of ulcers has evolved over time.

Preventing and treating cancer one smart bite at a time

Dr. Matthew Schwartz helped George Linton battle cancer with the help of Linton's wife, who wrote a cookbook to help people with throat cancer.

Henderson resident George Linton is all too familiar with cancer diagnoses and the unique dietary challenges that can come with them.

The list of side effects of childhood obesity is long and can reach into adulthood

Childhood obesity is more prevalent today than ever before. In America, approximately 17 percent — 12.7 million children — ages 2 to 19 years old are considered obese.

What are you having for dinner? Your pharmacist wants to know

Your pharmacist has reviewed medications for drug-drug interactions, but is most likely not aware of an individual’s particular diet and may not know which drug-food interactions would apply.

An eating disorder may feel like a crutch, but that’s a dangerous lie

“I’ve had trouble with eating disorders for over 20 years, since I was 16 years old. In the past I went to treatment and saw different therapists on and off. Now is my first time finding success,” said Jennie.

Peanut allergies are on the rise — but maybe not for long

According to a study funded by Food Allergy Research & Education, the rate of peanut allergies among school-age children more than tripled from 1997 to 2008.

Diabetes is so very common and yet often misunderstood

According to CDC’s 2012 National Diabetes Statistics Report, 29.1 million Americans, or 9.3 percent of the population, had diabetes and of those almost 28 percent went undiagnosed.

Treating addiction at different ages

Michael, 53,  has successfully completed Solutions Recovery in-patient treatment program.

Recovery, like addiction, is a very personal journey. Individuals are not just taking themselves off of a drug their body is physically dependent on. They are taking themselves out of a way of life and either learning or unlearning attributes that make them who they are ...

Senior moments to remember

Southern Nevada is fortunate to have the warm, dry weather that attracts many to retire and live out their golden years in the golden sun. This hopefully helps alleviate the potential aches and pains in our senior citizens, yet, this population needs to maintain their health awareness ...

Patient success profiles: Ruth Peoples

Ruth Peoples and Dr. Andrew Cash at the Desert Institute of Spine Care.

Peoples was referred to me when she moved to Nevada to be closer to her grandkids. By that time, nearly her entire low back was fused from L2 to S1. She had 10 screws, one of which was broken and two 10-inch rods. She had four discs that had been removed and replaced with plastic polymer implants. She had multiple revision surgeries, fusions, bone grafts, cadaver bone — she had fused 80 percent of her lumbar spine, and probably 100 percent of her functional lumbar spine ...

Patient success profile: Joseph Mosier

Patient Joe Mosier pauses with Pam Hetterscheidt, R.N. manager, at a Southwest Medical Associates Urgent Care facility.

Myasthenia gravis is characterized by weakness and rapid fatigue of any of the muscles under voluntary control and is caused by a breakdown in the normal communication between nerves and muscles. There is no cure, but treatment can help relieve signs and symptoms such as weakness of arm or leg muscles, double vision, drooping eyelids and difficulties with speech, chewing, swallowing and breathing ...

Intervention and education are key to helping mental illness

The stigma of mental illness is a paradox; it’s all around us but creates a blanket of anonymity that keeps sufferers unseen and often untreated for months, years, decades or sometimes a lifetime ...

Dispensing good advice from behind the counter

Here are some health care basics to understand ...