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    Making Healthier Choices for Kids

    Last updated 5 months ago

    Balancing your own health with the health of your children can be a challenge, but it is important to make the right choices for your kids so they can grow up making healthier decisions. This video explores some of the programs from the American Heart Association that can support your family’s health and make healthier options easier to choose. From tips for healthy cooking to research in congenital heart defects, the AHA strives to help parents empower their children to get healthy for life.

    With MountainView Hospital on your side, you can make even more of the resources available from the AHA by asking questions, following our preventive health programs, and attending our free classes and events in Las Vegas. Call our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare line at (702) 233-5300 to begin making better decisions for your whole family’s health. 

    How Are Clinical Trials Playing an Important Role in Modern Healthcare?

    Last updated 5 months ago

    When patients are diagnosed with conditions like cancer or heart disease, they may not always benefit from existing treatment options. In these situations, clinical trials that explore new treatments may offer new hope for patients.

    As you will learn in this video, clinical trials are integral to the advancement of medical science, because they allow physicians to see if treatments really will work on a larger scale. Laboratory tests can create hypotheses, but there is no way to know if treatments will succeed until they pass clinical trials.

    If you are exploring your treatment options for a serious health condition, MountainView Hospital can help you determine if you are a candidate for clinical trials that may advance treatment for future patients. Learn more about the services offered within our hospital on our website or at (702) 233-5300. 

    What Is a Craniotomy?

    Last updated 5 months ago

    When a brain tumor or damage resulting from head trauma is in an area accessible through surgery, a craniotomy may be used to allow access to the brain tissue for the removal of tumors, relief of pressure in the skull, or excision of blood clots. During the craniotomy, the skull is actually opened, creating a flap that is replaced after the surgery is complete. In some cases, patients may be awakened after the opening is made depending on the nature of the surgery. Because the craniotomy does involve the opening of the skull, it will require a hospital stay following the procedure to control any post-surgical risks.

    MountainView Hospital now offers craniotomy procedures in addition to our other neurology and neurosurgery services to meet the growing needs of the Las Vegas community. You can get to know our Neurology and Neurosurgery department on our website or call us directly at (702) 233-5300. 

    Why Should You Attend Childbirth Classes?

    Last updated 5 months ago

    First-time parents are often eager to take childbirth classes to learn what they can expect during labor and delivery and prepare for the first few months of newborn care. However, childbirth classes may be beneficial for experienced parents as well.

    If, for example, you want to use a different birthing method than you did with your first child, a childbirth class might be the perfect way to get introduced to this new approach. You might also be exposed to new technologies that have become available since your last delivery. Breastfeeding classes also fall into the category of childbirth classes, and this type of education might be beneficial for moms who had nursing difficulties the first time around.

    At MountainView Hospital, we offer a wide range of childbirth classes and tours for any expecting parents planning to deliver with us. For a look at the great reasons to choose us for your labor and delivery, visit our website or call us at (702) 233-5300. 

    Signs that Your Stress Is Out of Control in the Holiday Season

    Last updated 5 months ago

    During the holiday season, the rate of emergency room visits spikes as more people experience accidents, cardiac distress, and food poisoning. In many cases, these holiday emergencies are related to stress, which is abundant during the season. The holidays can have you filling up your schedule with obligations that pile on the stress as you try to keep yourself together. If you notice any of the difficulties below as stress builds, you may not be managing stress effectively. This could put you at risk for a wide range of health problems—including a higher risk for heart attack or stroke.

    You Have Trouble Sleeping

    Stress may keep you up at night, causing trouble falling asleep or staying asleep. This can become a problematic cycle, since sleep is one of the mechanisms that your body uses to manage stress. Therefore, you should not hesitate to discuss your altered sleep schedule with your doctor to explore possible solutions.

    You Are Binging on Holiday Treats

    Overeating and binging on junk food is a trademark of stress, and the holiday season presents many opportunities to indulge. Some temptation from holiday foods is normal, but you should take note if you are consistently overdoing it with snacks and sweets.

    You Have Frequent Headaches or Body Aches

    Stress can become physically painful, since it increases tension in the body and can restrict proper circulation. You might notice more headaches or body pains that are not easily explained by an injury or other condition.

    You Feel Overwhelmed or Disoriented

    When you feel the pressure of a long holiday to-do list, it may be hard to stop and breathe to reorient yourself. This may have you feeling overwhelmed, forgetful, or unfocused. As a result, you could end up getting into an accident or having your body shut down in various ways.

    To avoid letting stress get the best of you this holiday season, call MountainView Hospital through our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line for stress fighting tips and healthy strategies for surviving the holidays. You can reach us at (702) 233-5300 any time, day or night. 

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