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    Stress Management Tips for a Healthier Holiday Season

    Last updated 1 year ago

    As the hectic holiday season gets into full swing, the effects of stress can begin to take over your health. The holidays are a common source of stress for American adults, so this time of year can mark the beginning of short- and long-term health problems. You can be holiday-ready this year by utilizing some stress management techniques to keep you happy and healthy through this busy season.

    Get more exercise

    Physical activity is an excellent stress management technique, because it produces mood-elevating hormones that counter the effects of cortisol, which is also known as the stress hormone. Plus, regular exercise will lead to better sleep at night, and this promotes stress relief.

    Take time for yourself

    When your calendar is filled with social events and family gatherings, it can be difficult to take the time to relax on your own. Still, it is important to reserve time to meditate, take a hot bath, get a massage, or even read a book. These activities will help ease physical and emotional stress so you are ready to take on your tight holiday schedule.

    Limit alcohol consumption

    During holiday festivities, it may be tempting to use alcohol for stress relief, but it can perpetuate stress rather than reduce it. While indulging in the occasional spirit will not have a significant impact on your health, drinking excessively can lead to depression, anxiety, and more serious mental health issues. When you do choose to enjoy a festive beverage, be sure that you have a designated driver to get you home safely.

    For more help managing holiday stress and staying healthy all year long, visit MountainView Hospital in Las Vegas. With meditation and yoga classes taking place through November and December, you can add some healthy fun to your holiday season. Learn more about these and other H2U classes on our website or by calling us at (702) 233-5474. 

    Find More Health Facts To Help You Through The Holidays

    Last updated 1 year ago

    The holiday season is the most difficult time to stay healthy and fit, so you might seek some extra help maintaining good health this year with MountainView Hospital in Las Vegas. Connect with us through our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line at (702) 233-5474 or visit our website and explore the upcoming health-conscious classes and events we are offering to the community.

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    Taking Steps to Lower Your Risk for Type-II Diabetes

    Last updated 1 year ago

    The number of people affected by type-II diabetes is growing in the United States, and this trend can be largely attributed to the problem of obesity in this country. In order to fight back against diabetes and take control of this serious health concern, it is important to understand that diabetes does not develop overnight. Weight gain and unstable blood sugar are the result of years of unhealthy habits like inactivity and poor diet. Making small changes and building on them over time will help to get you on the right track to lowering your risk, and this video from the American Diabetes Association can inspire you to get started.

    Now is the time to start making a change to your health, because it is American Diabetes Month. Be a part of this month-long health awareness event and start on your path to better health with MountainView Hospital in Las Vegas. Find us online or call (702) 233-5474 to learn about our diabetes awareness and healthy living classes and events going on in November.

    More Health Resources on Alzheimer's and Diabetes

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Do you have more questions about diabetes and obesity? These links can help you to learn about this and more. You can also contact MountainView Hospital at (702) 233-5474 for more information. discusses the prevalence of diabetes in the United States.

    Check out to learn about the health risks of obesity.

    Visit the Alzheimer’s Association to see the treatment options available to manage Alzheimer’s after an early diagnosis.

    Know the link between dementia and depression with this article from

    The National Institute on Aging explains what happens to the brain when it is affected by Alzheimer’s disease.

    Find Facts To Help You Take Control Of Your Health At The Sites Below

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    If you want to get in touch with your health, MountainView Hospital is here to help you. With services including H2U health education and our unique iTriage Symptom Checker App, you can have the best healthcare always at your fingertips. Learn more about what we can do for your health by visiting our website or calling our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line at (702) 233-5474.

    Visit to learn about radon exposure and its link to lung cancer.

    Get involved with the Great American Smokeout by reading about the event at

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report the most recent lung cancer statistics in this article.

    Find out how to plan meals when you have diabetes with this interactive guide from the NIH.

    The Weight Control Information Network can help you understand your options for bariatric surgery.

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