Last updated 1 year ago
A year ago, Southern Hills Hospital’s new geriatric psychiatric unit opened, providing a 14 bed program that addresses behavioral health issues in seniors. Today, we celebrate the care and treatment provided to our patients and their families through this much-needed resource for ages 55 and older.
If you or a loved one suffers from behavioral health issues such as depression, be sure to recognize it, address it and treat it as soon as possible.
By implementing the following steps, you can strengthen your body and mind and gain control of your mental wellbeing.
Exercise is essential for your physical health, but it can boost your mental health as well. Researchers have found that physical activity is an effective measure for treating clinical depression, which is why it can be an important component for preventing it. Exercise has been proven to improve mental illness in many ways, including alleviating the effects of addiction and body image disorder. To reduce your risk for depression, make a point to get active on a regular basis in the coming year.
Social isolation can often contribute to the onset of clinical depression. Especially in older individuals, the lack of a social support system can bring on mental illness. If your social interactions are limited, try to implement new ways of meeting and engaging with others. Join a club. Invite your coworkers out for lunch. Call up a friend you haven’t seen in a while. Maintaining your social ties can prove vital toward warding off depression.
Ask for Help
When it comes to clinical depression, it’s important to know when you need help. If you are exhibiting common signs of depression such as excessive sleeping or lack of interest in enjoyable activities, consider speaking with a mental health professional. By recognizing when you need medical intervention, you can get back on the road to mental health more quickly.
Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center offers expert mental healthcare to those ages 55 and older in the greater Las Vegas community. Our RISE Behavioral Health program can help. Call us at (702) 880-2700 for more information about the RISE program or our other healthcare services.
Last updated 1 year ago
The “Friends of Metro Search and Rescue” Las Vegas Balloon Festival will be held this Friday, Nov. 2 to Sunday, Nov. 4 at Southern Hills Hospital. The events are free to attend unless noted, open to the public, weather-dependent and subject to change.
Several hot air balloon companies will participate in balloon launches on Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings and a Saturday evening “Glow.” Balloon rides will be available to the public daily (cost is $250/person; registration is onsite and space is limited).
Community vendors and other balloon activities will be available at various dates and times with a health fair on Saturday afternoon, Nov. 3 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Festival proceeds from the balloon rides benefit “Friends of Metro Search and Rescue,” an organization of paid and non-paid professionals dedicated to saving lives through rescue, emergency medicine, and safety education.
The Saturday afternoon health fair will also include free blood pressure checks, no cost flu and Tee-Dap vaccines for those over six months, on a first come, first serve basis. Plus, you’ll be able to check out the new operating rooms of the future, carnival rides and much more! Admission is free. The event benefits Friends of Metro Search and Rescue. For details, visit Southern Hills Hospital online, or check out this great CBS 8 video! See you there!
Last updated 2 years ago
With approximately one in eight women diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime, it is likely that we all know someone affected by this disease. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month – a month dedicated to educating women about breast cancer and the importance of routine breast health checkups. The best way to reduce the risk is through a combination of regular mammograms, routine breast exams by a healthcare professional and monthly self breast exams.
To celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The Breast Center at Sunrise, Southern Hills Hospital and Red Rock Radiology at MountainView Hospital are offering $75 digital screening mammograms for women who may be uninsured or underinsured. Don’t miss this opportunity to get your annual mammogram. This special program is available now through October 31, 2012. Program participants must be at least 40 years old. If you have insurance, check with your provider. You may find out that your mammogram is fully covered.
To schedule your annual mammogram or take advantage of the special $75 screening mammogram program, call the location nearest you:
The Breast Center at Sunrise
3006 S. Maryland Pkwy, Suite 250
Las Vegas, NV 89109
1-855-445-2246, option 1
Southern Hills Hospital
9300 W. Sunset Road
Las Vegas, NV 89148
Red Rock Radiology
7130 Smoke Ranch Road
Las Vegas, NV 89128
Last updated 2 years ago
Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center offers Las Vegas-area residents the most comprehensive neurological and orthopedic services within the southern Nevada region. We also provide many healthcare options, ranging from breast cancer screenings to stroke detection and treatment. If you suffer from any of the above medical conditions, Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center can help. Call us today at (702) 880-2700 to find out more about our comprehensive healthcare services.
To learn more about the many medical issues to which we can attend, please read the following articles.
The March of Dimes offers new parents tips on how to get ready for bringing your baby home.
Researchers predict that more than 47,000 American women will be diagnosed with uterine cancer in 2012. The National Cancer Institute discusses what you need to know about cancer of the uterus.
In addition to monthly breast self-examinations, women should schedule regular breast cancer screenings with their healthcare provider. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention explains what to expect during this clinical exam.
The American Diabetes Association breaks down the many complications that can result from diabetes.
Do you know the warning signs of a heart attack? The American Heart Association describes what symptoms may indicate the onset of this life-threatening condition.
As the National Stroke Association reports, FAST—face, arms, speech, time—action can save a person’s life if they are suffering from a stroke.
Craniotomy, or brain surgery, may be performed for many reasons, including the stoppage of brain hemorrhaging or swelling. The U.S. National Library of Medicine details what happens before and during this procedure.
Another common reason for brain surgery is tumor removal. The National Brain Tumor Society goes into depth regarding the symptoms and diagnostic methods of brain tumors.
The North American Spine Society offers 10 tips for a healthy back.
Patients with deteriorating hips and knees often undergo joint replacement surgery to alleviate their pain and mobility restrictions. The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases explains what joint replacement surgery is and who may need it.
Last updated 2 years ago
Actress Jennie Garth knows firsthand how heart disease can affect a family. As this video demonstrates, Jennie’s father was first a victim of this life-threatening condition and then an inspiration for its eradication.
Jennie Garth’s father had his first heart attack at the age of 50. From that time forward, he endured countless heart procedures, including stent surgery, angioplasty, and open heart surgery. To avert her father’s heart issues, Jennie found a cardiologist at age 30, determined to beat the odds. Instead, her physician found that she suffered from a leaky heart valve. Though her condition is not necessarily a life-endangering one, Jennie has committed both herself and her family to engaging in sound lifestyle habits to maintain not only their heart health, but also their overall wellbeing.
Do you or a loved one suffer from heart disease? Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center offers expert cardiology care for patients in the Las Vegas area. To learn more about our extensive array of services, including our stroke care options, please call (702) 880-2700.