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    Discouraging Cigarette Use with the "Real Cost" Campaign

    Last updated 7 months ago

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has launched its first national public education campaign targeting kids who already smoke or are at risk of picking up the habit. Targeting the next generation of smokers in this manner may help reduce the total overall number of smokers—and smoking-related deaths—in the coming years.

    The public education ads use visually compelling imagery to explain how smoking prematurely ages a person. When you watch this video, you’ll see some sample TV and print ads that call attention to wrinkles and discolored teeth caused by smoking. One of the TV ads compares cigarettes to a bully that takes away a child’s lunch money and interferes with his social life.

    Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center is pleased to be a tobacco-free facility and campus to improve the wellness of patients visiting our hospital. Las Vegas-area residents can contact our hospital at (702) 727-1567 to speak with a nurse at our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line.

    Identifying the Sources of Added Sugar in Your Diet

    Last updated 7 months ago

    Some foods naturally contain sugars, such as fruit and milk. Many foods, however, contain extra sugars, or added sugars. Consuming these foods regularly can contribute to poor overall health. For example, you may be at a higher risk of being overweight or obese, developing systemic inflammation, and suffering heart problems such as atherosclerosis. You can prevent heart problems and improve your overall health by learning to identify the sources of added sugar in your diet and by taking steps to reduce these foods. You might consider working with a physician at your local hospital to improve your nutrition.

    Common Ingredients

    Added sugars are often found in processed foods. Unfortunately, they can be tricky to identify because they’re often listed under names other than “sugar.” In general, if you notice any ingredients that contain the words “syrup” or “nectar,” or that end in “-ose,” the product contains added sugar. Examples of “-ose” sugars include fructose, dextrose, anhydrous dextrose, sucrose, and maltose. Other common sources of added sugars include corn syrup, high-fructose corn syrup, molasses, and pancake syrup. Additionally, be on the lookout for more obvious ingredients such as sugar, brown sugar, and confectioner’s sugar.

    Types of Processed Foods

    Any type of processed food is likely to contain added sugars. However, certain types of products are more likely than others to contain significant amounts of sugars. These include candies, cookies, cakes, and pastries. Dairy products such as ice cream and yogurt, and beverages such as soft drinks, sports drinks, energy drinks, and coffee creamers also tend to contain high amounts of added sugar. To reduce the amount of added sugar you consume, consider scrutinizing the nutritional labels on products before you purchase them.

    If you do suffer from a heart condition, turn to the trusted cardiovascular specialists at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center. Our heart hospital provides comprehensive care with advanced techniques. Residents of the Las Vegas area are welcome to call (702) 727-1567 to reach our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line or to ask questions about our hospital’s services.

    A Baby Boomer's Guide to Heart Health [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Last updated 8 months ago

    Heart disease can strike at any age, but the risk of developing cardiovascular issues really spikes later in life. For baby boomers, this means that the time to get serious about heart health is now. It’s crucial to pay attention to the warning signs of heart disease and report them to your doctor. Not all heart crises start with crushing chest pain and a trip to the emergency room. In many cases, subtle signs like heart flutters are the first indicators that your heart needs attention. The good news is that heart hospitals now have more treatments available than ever before to control heart disease, including transcatheter aortic valve replacement—a minimally-invasive procedure that brings relief to patients who can’t tolerate full valve replacement. Learn more about heart disease symptoms and treatments in this infographic from Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center in Las Vegas. Please share this vital information with your family and friends

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    How Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center Can Treat Your Heart Murmur

    Last updated 9 months ago

    A heart murmur can be a serious problem or a subtle nuance in the way your heart pumps blood. These issues are initially identified by the way your heart sounds through a stethoscope. More detailed diagnostic tests can indicate whether a murmur is a problem.

    At Sunrise Hospital, you’ll find complete care for heart murmurs and valve disease through our Heart Center. Our Heart Murmur Program treats patients with abnormalities in their blood flow using the latest technology for diagnostics and treatment. In some cases, heart murmurs are caused by underlying conditions and will go away when these other conditions are treated. Other types of heart murmur may be caused by defective valves, which need to be repaired through minimally invasive surgical procedures. Most often, these defects are identified and treated in adolescence, though adult treatment may be necessary, too.

    To schedule your care at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center, visit our website or call (702) 727-1567 for our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line. We provide highly specialized cardiovascular care for a wide range of conditions through our state-of-the-art Las Vegas facilities. 

    Fitness Celebrities Share Their Heart Health Stories

    Last updated 9 months ago

    You might think that fitness celebrities are immune to heart disease, but many of them have actually been inspired by their own experiences with heart problems. This video from the American Heart Association provides an introduction to these stories, which are meant to inspire people everywhere to take a step in the right direction with regular physical activity.

    If you are concerned about your health during American Heart Month and want to get started on your new lifestyle changes, visit Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center for helpful education and ongoing support. You can reach us online or call our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line at (702) 727-1567. 

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