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    Working to Fight Stroke with Simple Steps

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Did you know that approximately 80 percent of strokes can be prevented? This video explains how you can take control of your health to ward off stroke.

    Engaging in regular physical activity can reduce the risk of many illnesses, including stroke. To minimize your chances of stroke, discuss with a healthcare provider how to implement a consistent exercise regimen. Making smart food choices can also lessen the dangers of stroke. Experts also advise individuals to see a doctor on a regular basis to determine if their blood pressure levels are healthy. By implementing these easy preventative measures, you and your family can avoid the risks of stroke.

    Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center is a certified primary stroke center as part of our Las Vegas-based medical facilities. Call our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line at (702) 880-2700 or visit our website for more information on our healthcare options.

    The Steps to Recovery After Stroke

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Stroke can be a life-changing experience. Though its effects can vary greatly from person to person, stroke can rob you of your health and self-reliance. With appropriate stroke care measures, however, you can regain your physical abilities and everyday autonomy. If you have suffered stroke, the following steps can put you back on the path to an engaged and independent life.

    Discuss your recovery goals with your healthcare provider

    The road to stroke recovery begins with your healthcare provider. Once your condition stabilizes, your doctors can assess how your brain function has been affected and what areas of the body have been impacted. Some patients may experience mild symptoms such as moderate speech impairment, while other suffer full paralysis on one side of the body. Establish an open dialogue with your healthcare providers regarding measures that can be taken so that your recovery addresses all necessary heath considerations.

    Begin therapy to regain your independence

    Many stroke sufferers will undergo some form of rehabilitative therapy to alleviate the side effects of stroke. Speech therapy can help those whose verbal communication skills have been impaired by stroke. Physical therapy can teach individuals with lost limb function how to strengthen their arms and legs. Occupational therapy can address everyday tasks like bathing or cooking that stroke may have affected. Each of these therapy methods can restore patients’ independence and self-confidence.

    Enlist the support of family and friends

    For many stroke sufferers, recovery is an ongoing process. Depending on the severity of the effects of a stroke, rehabilitation may take months or years. To ensure that you have the support and assistance you need both now and as you move through therapy, communicate your needs to your loved ones. Friends and family want to help, but may need guidance as to what you require from them.

    Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center is a certified primary stroke center. We also offer an iTriage Symptom Checker app that can help individuals better determine if they or a loved one requires medical assistance for a condition like stroke. For more information about our many healthcare services, call (702) 880-2700 or visit our website.

    A Look at the Benefits of Preventative Healthcare

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Preventative healthcare can save time, expense and lives. This video discusses what you can do to ensure greater health and longevity.

    Seeing a healthcare provider before you become ill can work to your advantage in several ways. A doctor can give suggestions to increase your wellness, such as incorporating better eating habits or starting an exercise program. He or she can also advise cessation methods if you smoke. Regular visits to your doctor can also facilitate the early detection of potentially serious health problems. When your physician is able to prescribe a course of action prior to the development of serious health complications, it can safeguard both your life and your wallet.

    Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center offers several preventative healthcare programs for patients in the greater Las Vegas region. Our Women’s Services department provides childbirth and breastfeeding classes. Call our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line at (702) 880-2700 for more information.

    Happy First Birthday, RISE Behavioral Health!

    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. 

    Get Active

    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.

    Be Social

    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.

    "Friends of Metro Search and Rescue" Las Vegas Hot Air Balloon Festival at Southern Hills Hospital

    Last updated 2 years 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!

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