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In recognition of May’s National Stroke Awareness Month, Southern Hills Hospital is providing a free lunch workshop called “Heart Disease and Stroke: Two Sides of the Same Coin.” The program provides the expertise of heart specialist Dr. Keshav Chander, with a presentation on the common causes and risk factors of heart disease and stroke, as well as a community question and answer session. Oftentimes, the causes and factors are similar and unknown to potential heart disease and stroke patients. Southern Hills Hospital is a Certified Primary Stroke Center and is a recipient of the “Get With The Guidelines – Silver Stroke Quality Achievement Award” from the American Heart Association.
The free lunch education program is brought to the community by the hospital’s Health to You (H2U) program, a health and wellness membership program. The workshop is on:
Wednesday, May 15 at 11:30 a.m.
Southern Hills Hospital Education Room/First Floor
9300 W. Sunset Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89148
The workshop and lunch are free, but registration is required by calling 702.880.2700 at least 48 hours in advance of the event date. To learn more about the hospital and its services, visit SouthernHillsHospital.com.
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Free event allows patients to meet doctors and ask questions
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Southern Hills Hospital hosted a Lunch and Learn event Wednesday.
The free event allowed people from around the community to come and learn about what is going on at the hospital.
Wednesday's topic focused on the tips and tricks necessary to navigate through hip and knee procedures.
"It's a small group setting so that a lot of their questions can be answered, instead of going to a website. So it's a little bit more hands on and it's a good opportunity for patients or potential patients to see and even meet doctors in their community," said Dr. Andrew Scott Martin, orthopedic surgeon.
To learn more about what's happening at Southern Hills Hospital and how you can take part in these free programs, click here.
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All adults are susceptible to heart disease, which is why starting a regimen for better heart health is as important for women as it is for men. The process of incorporating sound lifestyle practices and doing away with the detrimental ones can take some time, but it is well worth the effort. By helping the women in your life to pay closer attention to their cardiovascular health, you too can reap the benefits of the following heart health guidelines.
Understand Heart Numbers
Understanding if you are at risk for heart issues is the first step to take when looking to become healthier. Knowing your good and bad cholesterol levels, triglycerides, weight, body mass index (BMI), and blood pressure will give you a great baseline to establish your current state of health from. It will also give you a way to see if your new healthy habits are working or not.
Measure Their Waist Size
A person’s waist size can not only tell you what size pants they need, but it can also tell you their risk of developing heart-related health issues. If a woman’s waist size is more than 35 inches, they are at an increased risk of developing heart disease and/or type 2 diabetes. Getting serious with dieting and exercise can help bring a person’s weight, and risk of developing heart-related health issues, down.
Receive Regular Medical Screenings
Even if you and your loved ones feel great, it’s important to see a doctor for periodic cardiovascular screenings. A qualified medical professional can identify potential heart issues before they become more serious problems, so be sure to schedule a checkup at least once a year.
Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center provides comprehensive heart health services for patients in the greater Las Vegas region. If you have not received a cardiovascular screening in more than a year, now is the time to do it. Call our facility today at (702) 880-2700 to set up an appointment.
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Every year, more than a million Americans fall victim to either a heart attack or stroke. In most cases, both of these conditions are entirely preventable. One step toward reducing the high occurrence of heart attacks and strokes is finding out if you harbor any risk factors and knowing what you can do to neutralize them.
Risk Factors for Heart Attacks
Some circumstances that may cause a heart attack cannot be avoided. In particular, men of advancing age have an increased chance of suffering a heart attack than women or younger individuals. However, risk factors such as excessive weight, lack of exercise, and smoking are within your power to change. If you weigh more than is healthy, or you have neglected your exercise routine, you should take immediate steps to change these factors. If you smoke, quit now. Though smoking cessation can be difficult for many people, numerous support programs exist to help you.
Risk Factors for Stroke
Many of the risk factors for stroke overlap with those of heart attacks, which speaks to the importance of trying to minimize the ones that are within your control. Both men and women are susceptible to stroke, but older men do have a higher risk of experiencing them. Regardless of your gender or age, be sure to drink in moderation, as excessive alcohol consumption can increase your risk. Elevated cholesterol levels and blood pressure can further heighten your vulnerability to stroke. To address these issues, consult a cardiovascular expert.
Preventative Medicine for Heart Attacks and Stroke
While doing your part to eliminate controllable risk factors is essential to avoiding heart attack and stroke, no amount of at-home prevention can substitute for qualified medical care. Many people who consider themselves healthy are still at risk for a heart attack or stroke because they’re unaware of factors such as high cholesterol that often go unnoticed. To guarantee your cardiovascular health, make an annual appointment with a physician.
Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center can help you avert the occurrence of heart attacks and stroke. Call (702) 880-2700 today to schedule a cardiovascular consultation at our Las Vegas facility.
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Southern Hills Hospital was awarded American College of Radiology (ACR) accreditation in four modalities including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), mammography, computed tomography, ultrasound and nuclear medicine. Each has a three-year term of accreditation as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs are assessed. The findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report they can use for continuous practice improvement.
The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 36,000 diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services.
To learn more about the hospital and its services, visit SouthernHillsHospital.com.