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    Knowing How to Stay Fit When You Travel

    Last updated 2 days 19 hours ago

    Whether you are traveling for the holidays or your job requires you to be away from home, you might find it harder to stay in shape without a consistent workout venue that you can rely on. However, exercise is still important to your health, so you will want to know how you can stay in shape when you are on the road. The following tips can help you maintain your fitness through your holiday travels so that you do not fall into a pattern of winter weight gain.

    Use Body-Weight Exercises

    You do not need a lot of space or equipment to get a great workout in when you have limited resources during travel. With simple body-weight resistance exercises like push-ups and crunches mixed with cardio like jumping jacks, you can get your heart rate up and effectively tone your muscles anywhere.

    Book Accommodations with Fitness Centers on-Site

    If you are not motivated to mix up your workout routine, you might spend more time looking at the amenities of hotels before booking a room. Choosing a hotel with a fitness center or pool might inspire you to exercise while you are away from home so that you don’t have a lapse in your gym routine.

    Book Accommodations with Fitness Centers on-Site

    Staying with family during the holidays can be exhausting, so use your fitness as an excuse to get away for some alone time with a jog or walk around the local park. You might also explore new areas when you travel by walking or renting a bike instead of driving.

    If you need extra motivation to maintain your fitness and manage your health from a preventive angle, connect with Sunrise Hospital to explore our H2U program. You can explore all of our services offered in Las Vegas on our website, or speak with one of our registered nurses by calling (702) 233-5300. 

    Understanding Your Lung Cancer Diagnosis

    Last updated 4 days ago

    After a lung cancer diagnosis, there are many steps you may need to take to understand your diagnosis and begin to cope emotionally. Initial feelings from a diagnosis may be shock and feelings of grief or loss. From here, patients may need to work through many different emotional states that are normal in the process of accepting their diagnosis. This video offers some perspective on these stages of coping with lung cancer, which lead to acceptance and a drive to seek treatment and take charge of cancer care.

    The oncology department at Sunrise Hospital offers a new level of cancer care for patients in the Las Vegas area. For a look at the role we can play in your lung cancer care, visit our website or call us at (702) 233-5300.

    What You Need to Know About Dietary Supplements?

    Last updated 9 days ago

    There is a long list of dietary supplements that are available through pharmacies, supermarkets, and online retailers. While some of these supplements may be highly beneficial for some people, others could actually pose significant risks for patients.

    This video discusses some of the primary concerns when it comes to dietary supplements, along with the ways that you can stay safe using various supplements. The best strategy is to ask your doctor before taking any supplement—even if it is just a vitamin or natural herbal blend. Supplements can interact with certain medications, so you will always want to check before you mix them.

    For help deciding which dietary supplements may be right for you, call Sunrise Hospital’s Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line at (702) 233-5300. We can provide answers to your health questions and help you connect with physicians at our hospital for specialized care

    What Can Be Done to Relieve Chronic Allergy Symptoms?

    Last updated 10 days ago

    Seasonal allergies are simply an annoyance for most people, but for others they can pose chronic sinus inflammation and disruptive symptoms that can hinder daily activities. If over-the-counter medications have not provided sufficient relief from your allergies, you might be looking for a more long-term solution.

    There are a few clinical treatments for chronic allergies that might offer an answer when inflammation and sinus irritation are an ongoing problem. An allergy test and allergy shots can help you find relief from specific allergens and know what to avoid when it comes to certain airborne triggers. For more widespread relief, many patients turn to balloon sinuplasty, which is a minimally invasive procedure that can open the sinus passages for easier breathing.

    If you are suffering from chronic inflammation related to allergies, you can explore your candidacy for the balloon sinuplasty procedure at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas. You can get to know us on our website or call our Consult-A-Nurse line at (702) 233-5300 for a physician referral. 

    What Is the Difference Between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes?

    Last updated 11 days ago

    When it comes to diabetes, there are three forms of the disease that are typically discussed: Type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes affects women during pregnancy and will typically resolve once the baby is born, but type 1 and type 2 diabetes can affect anyone at any age. This article will take a look at these two types of the disease to offer some insight on how to cope with a diabetes diagnosis and avoid the serious complications these conditions have in common.

    Causes

    Type 1 diabetes occurs when the body no longer produces enough insulin, a hormone that helps the body digest food and convert sugar to energy. Type 2 diabetes is related to insulin as well, but it takes place when the body builds up a resistance to this hormone. Each condition may be related to heredity, but type 2 diabetes also has a number of lifestyle risk factors such as obesity and inactivity. The causes for type 1 diabetes are less clear.

    Age of Development

    Type 1 and type 2 diabetes used to be referred to as adult-onset and juvenile diabetes, though these names are not accurate in terms of when each disease may develop. While type 1 diabetes is more common in children and type 2 is more common in middle-aged and older adults, each disease can actually develop at any time. In fact, with a growing trend of childhood obesity, more and more children and teens are being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

    Treatments

    The potential complications of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes are very similar. However, each disease requires a distinct treatment plan to avoid these health risks. With type 1 diabetes, patients may have to inject insulin and take oral medications to help the pancreas function. Patients with type 2 diabetes often have a more holistic care approach, which includes healthy food choices, monitoring blood pressure and cholesterol, and boosting physical activity. If these treatments are ineffective on their own, diabetes medications may be used for type 2 diabetes as well.

    At Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas, you can find the right care for your diabetes with free diabetes education programs open to the community. Call our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line at (702) 233-5300 to reserve your spot in an upcoming class with us. 

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