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    A Look at Shoulder Replacement Surgery

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Damage from degenerative joint disease or injury can result in severe chronic pain and restricted movement. Joint replacement surgery is a proven method of reducing joint pain and restoring shoulder mobility. This short video provides an overview of joint replacement surgery and the recovery process.

    During joint replacement surgery, the damaged portions of bone are removed and replaced with prosthetic joints to aid in movement. Physical therapy and medication can help restore mobility and provide a long-term solution to chronic pain.

    The Joint Replacement Program at Southern Hills Hospital utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to address joint pain and limited mobility from various complications. To find a joint replacement specialist in Las Vegas, contact 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.

    Losing Weight the Healthy Way This Year

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Getting in shape doesn’t have to be a chore. If you want to look and feel better this year, you should give yourself some incentives to engage in regular exercise and improve your diet. With a little imagination, you can make your New Year’s resolution one that will be fun to keep. Here are just some ideas for getting healthy this year.

    Think Like a Kid.
    Think back to your childhood and all the activities you enjoyed. Why not give some of them a try again? Hopping on a scooter, playing hopscotch, jumping rope, and racing friends around the yard are all great ways to keep active, keep your heart rate up, and shed excess weight. You could even organize a neighborhood softball team with your friends and neighbors.

    Reward Yourself.
    Having a fun end goal is a great way to motivate yourself to follow a long-term fitness plan. Every time you walk two miles, for example, you might deposit $5 in a savings account for a future vacation. The more focused you are on the future, the happier you will feel about yourself in the present.

    Look at What Others are Doing.
    You’re not the only one who wants to lose weight—it’s on a lot of Americans’ minds these days. Pay attention to the latest health and exercise trends and look through fitness magazine for ideas. You might look into popular fitness programs such as CrossFit or SoulCycle, and you might look up exercise videos on YouTube to help you get started with simple morning exercises.

    Southern Hills Hospital is a nationally accredited, full-service hospital serving the Las Vegas community. We take pride in providing high-quality healthcare for patients of all ages, using the most advanced diagnostic technology and medical treatments. Visit our website for more health tips, and call us at (702) 880-2100 with your questions. 

    Knowledge is Power & Saves Time: Text ER [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Did you know that there are nearly 130 million visits to the emergency room in the U.S. each year? If you are having a medical emergency and require urgent care, it’s important to know which emergency rooms near you have the shortest wait times. With Text ER, you can find out how long the current ER wait time is and choose the best hospital for you based on your medical situation. The wait time indicates how long it will take you to be seen by a qualified medical professional such as an MD or ARNP. In this infographic from Southern Hills Hospital in Las Vegas, you’ll learn more about the benefits of Text ER and iNotify when you need urgent care. You’ll also find reasons why you should visit the emergency room. Remember to call 9-1-1 if you are ever in doubt! Please share with your friends and family.  

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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.

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