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    How to Cut Down Your Child's Sodium Intake

    Last updated 1 day 16 hours ago

    Nine out of every 10 kids in the United States are consuming more sodium than they should. Evidence of this unhealthy habit is being seen in pediatrician offices around the country, with one in six kids having raised blood pressure levels—an early indicator of high blood pressure in the future. The good news for parents is that cutting your child’s sodium intake is easier than you might think.

    Watch this video for tips for controlling how much salt your child consumes. Forget removing the salt shaker from the table: most kids are getting their sodium from too many processed foods and restaurant meals. Buy low sodium foods and help kids make smart choices in restaurants to reduce salt consumption.

    At Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center, our physician referral service can help you find a Las Vegas pediatrician to manage your child’s healthy diet. Call our hospital now at (702) 727-1567 for more information. 

    New Research in Lung Cancer Treatment

    Last updated 3 days ago

    For most cancer patients, the real danger isn’t the original tumor but the risk of their primary cancer metastasizing. When cancer spreads beyond the primary site, it becomes more difficult to treat. Now, promising new research in lung cancer treatment is bringing oncologists closer to controlling the spread of some kinds of cancer.

    Watch this video to learn about a gene researchers have uncovered that appears to be linked to the metastasis of lung cancer, melanoma, and cervical cancer. By isolating this gene and researching how it may encourage cancer to spread, doctors may be able to develop techniques to contain cancer at its original site, making it easier to treat.

    Cutting-edge cancer care is available in the Adult Oncology Care department at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center. Our full-service Las Vegas hospital also offers emergency care, a heart hospital, and more. For additional information, call (702) 727-1567.

    Which Health Problems May Be Caused by Depression?

    Last updated 5 days ago

    Most people think of depression as a mental health disorder, but in reality, it has far-reaching implications for physical health as well. People with depression often suffer physical symptoms, including pain and fatigue, but in addition to these complaints, depression is also linked to some types of chronic health issues.

    The reason depression affects physical health is because it causes irregular stress responses that increase inflammation and the levels of the stress hormone cortisol in the blood. Increased levels of cortisol can weaken bones, increase blood sugar levels, and make you more vulnerable to heart disease. Depression also is linked with an increase in cytokines, immune system chemicals that interfere with the body’s response to cancerous cells.

    For people living with depression, it’s important to work with your doctor to manage all parts of the disease. At Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center, we can provide a physician referral to a doctor who can help. You can get a referral and learn more about our Las Vegas hospital by calling (702) 727-1567. 

    Celebrating Healthy Lung Month in October

    Last updated 7 days ago

    October is Healthy Lung Month, which means it’s the perfect opportunity to focus on your lung health. October was chosen as the time to promote lung health awareness for a simple reason: many people suffer respiratory illnesses at this time of year. Allergens soar during the fall, triggering wheezing and asthma problems in many people.

    Although you can’t change the allergens that peak in the fall, such as mold, you can do your best to control your exposure and manage your symptoms. If you have asthma, talk to your doctor about your current treatment plan to make sure it is still the best one for you. If you smoke, ask your physician for help quitting. Giving up tobacco products is the best step you can take for the health of your lungs.

    Do you need help keeping your lungs in good shape? Let Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center help with a physician referral and see us for emergency care for urgent respiratory care needs. You can learn more about our Las Vegas hospital by calling (702) 727-1567. 

    When Should You See a Neurologist for Specialized Care?

    Last updated 9 days ago

    Neurologists provide care for a range of conditions that impact the brain, from stroke to epilepsy and migraines. Their specialized knowledge means that they can deliver treatments that are outside the scope of your primary care physician’s work. When should you seek a physician referral to a neurologist? Here are some signs that you could benefit from neurology care.

    You Have Chronic, Severe Headaches

    Everyone gets an occasional headache, and most people do not require medical care. However, if you experience headaches on a regular basis, especially severe ones that interfere with your daily life, then a neurologist may be able to help. Talk to your physician if you get more than two headaches per week or if your headaches are accompanied by other conditions such as nausea or blurry vision. Your physician may refer you to a neurologist to determine if there is an underlying neurological condition that is triggering your pain.

    You Have Had a Stroke

    Neurologists play an important role in treating acute stroke symptoms, but their care doesn’t stop when the immediate crisis is over. They can help patients recover from strokes and learn how to control their future stroke risks.

    You Have Multiple Sclerosis

    If your physician has diagnosed you with multiple sclerosis, then he or she will refer you to a neurologist to help manage the condition. Neurologists work closely with patients with MS to find personalized treatment plans to control symptoms and reduce flare-ups. Your neurologist may also be able to help you find support groups, clinical medical trials, and other resources to help you cope.

    The Nevada Neurosciences Institute at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center provides advanced care for patients with a wide range of neurological conditions, including those in need of emergency stroke care. Whether you’re having stroke symptoms or suffering from chronic migraines, we can help. Call our Las Vegas hospital at (702) 727-1567 for more information.

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