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    Are You Looking for Senior Psychiatric Resources? RISE Behavioral Health Inpatient and Outpatient Programs Can Help

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Aging is a natural process that increases the risk of various medical conditions, including anxiety disorders. When anxiety disorders are coincident with illness or injury, the recovery process can be quite frightening for the patient. To address this need for treatment, the Southern Hills Hospital provides RISE (Respect, Inspire, Strengthen, Empower) Behavioral Health, both inpatient and intensive outpatient services.

    The inpatient 14-bed specialty unit is designed to treat both physical and behavioral health conditions in patients ages 55 and older. Our team of experts understands the need for individualized and compassionate care for patients with anxiety disorders, and we strive to provide constant communication between family members and effective treatment options for a wide range of conditions.

    We recently opened our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), which is a three-day a week, four-hour program for those in our community who have behavioral health needs.

    As a nationally accredited and award-winning hospital in Las Vegas, Southern Hills Hospital is proud to play a vital role in the Las Vegas community. To receive more information about the RISE Behavioral Health program, contact us at (702) 880-2100.

    The Basics of Knee and Shoulder Replacement Surgeries

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Joint injuries from trauma or degenerative diseases can have a significant impact on your day-to-day lifestyle. Limited mobility and chronic pain can compromise your quality of life and make even the most mundane tasks more demanding. However, the state-of-the-art Joint Replacement Program at Southern Hills Hospital may provide the perfect solution. Read on to learn more about our approach to joint replacement surgery and recovery:

    Knee Replacement & Recovery
    More than 600,000 knee replacement procedures are performed every year, and studies show that knee replacement surgery is one of the most successful medical procedures, and is a cost-effective long-term treatment option. In fact, 90 percent of knee surgery patients experience a dramatic decrease in joint pain, and individual medication and therapy savings average between $10,000 and $30,000 over a lifetime. Patients will likely require several days of hospitalization and several more weeks of physical therapy and medication to acclimate to the new knee and to avoid unsafe strain.

    Shoulder Replacement & Recovery
    Shoulder replacements are less common than knee replacements—an estimated 53,000 Americans have them every year—but the procedure is equally successful when it comes to relieving joint pain. Shoulder injuries often interfere with normal activities, such as washing, dressing, and reaching for objects. Treatment generally involves removal of damaged parts and the insertion of a ball-and-socket prosthesis. Patients who receive this procedure can generally get out of bed in a day and return home within two to three days.

    As a leading healthcare provider in Las Vegas, Southern Hills Hospital takes pride in providing a multidisciplinary approach to joint replacement surgery and other major procedures. Thanks to our advanced technology and team of highly skilled professionals, we are able to provide the high-quality care and compassionate treatment that you deserve. To find a joint replacement specialist in Las Vegas and to learn more about these procedures, register for our free joint replacement education classes by calling our 24-Hour Consult-A-Nurse Healthcare Referral line at (702) 880-2100.

    How Southern Hills Hospital Is Reaching Out to Youth in the Community

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Everyone relies on a team of dedicated healthcare specialists to stay happy and healthy. Every member of our team started out by pursing their goals in school. This brief video explores how our High School to Healthcare (H2H) program works in conjunction with local schools throughout the Las Vegas area. This free, afterschool program is a partnership with West Career and Technical Academy in Las Vegas.

    Each career path requires a significant investment of time and effort. Southern Hills Hospital employees work directly with students to provide firsthand knowledge of what it’s like to work in the field and how to pursue different educational paths.

    The H2H program is just one of the ways Southern Hills Hospital continually strives to give back to the Las Vegas community. Check us out at for more information about our community outreach programs, or contact us at (702) 880-2100 today.

    Healthy New Year's Resolutions for Your Kids

    Last updated 1 year ago

    New Year’s resolutions can be a great opportunity to promote healthy lifestyle habits in your children. Consider these New Year’s resolution tips from Southern Hills Hospital to reinforce healthy behavior for the entire family:

    Cut Down on TV Time
    Between video games, TV, and handheld devices, many children spend a lot of time looking at screens. It’s more important than ever to have your children play outside and get plenty of exercise. Provide many opportunities for other types of recreation, such as books, puzzles, and board games, and try to limit TV-watching hours. One of the best ways to reinforce positive behavior is to set a good example and limit your own TV time or to play with your children outside.

    Crack Down on Game Ratings
    The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) issues age-appropriate ratings for every video game on the market, and it’s worthwhile to check the content description before buying your child any games. It’s also recommended to preview the game yourself or to ask employees about the actual content, as the ratings may not cover all content that you may find objectionable for your child. Be aware that video game ratings do not extend to online multiplayer interactions.

    Practice Internet Safety
    Internet safety is a growing concern in modern families. Children are becoming computer literate at younger and younger ages—often more so than their own parents—and can unintentionally reveal sensitive information about themselves or others. Fortunately, there are usually parental control settings built into cell phones and other devices to limit usage or to block certain websites. For less tech-savvy parents, software such as Net Nanny® can automatically monitor and block certain websites.

    As a leading emergency care provider with specialized pediatric facilities, Southern Hills Hospital has the experience and advanced equipment to help families throughout Las Vegas maintain safe and healthy lifestyles. Stay connected with us through our free iTriage app which you can download now or contact us directly at (702) 880-2100 with any questions about our services.

    How to Stick to a New Year's Resolution for Weight Loss

    Last updated 1 year ago

    If you’re like many people, you likely start out every year with the motivation to lose weight, then revert to your old habits a few weeks later. The good news is that it is never too late to reap the health benefits of weight loss. Losing weight can help lower your risk of stroke, heart attack, type 2 diabetes, and other medical conditions. This year can be the year that you succeed. These tips will help.

    Pick a Program that Works for You
    There is no one-size-fits-all weight loss solution that works for everyone, but making a plan for how you will tackle your weight can be helpful. If you’re not sure which weight loss program is suitable for you, talk to your doctor. He or she can help you explore your options and explain any diet plans you should stay away from for health reasons. Having a plan will help boost your motivation and get you started on the right foot.

    Know Your Triggers
    Everyone has one or two foods that they just can’t refuse. For most people, these trigger foods set off a chain reaction of binge eating and over-indulging. For this reason, people tend to completely deprive themselves of these favorite treats, which only intensifies the craving. Instead of total deprivation, learn your triggers and have them one or two times per week. Don’t keep them in the house—that way, you’re not tempted to eat them outside of those treat times.

    Put Yourself at the Mercy of Others
    Did you know that the average human body has more fat cells than there are people on Earth? If you’re going to lose a few billion of those extra fat cells, you’ll need to enlist the help of friends and family members. Telling people about your weight loss plans can provide the accountability you need to stay committed. Also, making a weight loss pact with one or more people is a great way to boost everyone’s chance of success.   

    Your Southern Hills Hospital doctor can provide you with all sorts of interesting weight loss tips. For example, did you know that getting more sleep and reducing stress can help you lose weight? For other healthcare needs including ER services, visit Southern Hills Hospital in the southwest valley. Learn more about our Las Vegas hospital by calling (702) 880-2100.

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Disclaimer: The materials provided are intended for informational purposes only. You should contact your doctor for medical advice. Use of and access to this website or other materials do not create a physician-patient relationship. The opinions expressed through this website are the opinions of the individual author and may not reflect the opinions of the hospital, medical staff, or any individual physician or other healthcare professional.
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