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Cervical Health Awareness and Importance of Routine Pap Smears

By Karisa Son, NP-C What is a pap smear? A pap smear is a cancer screening test for cervical cancer. It examines the cervical cells for pre-cancerous or cancerous changes. There is an additional test often included with the pap test, called the HPV test, which screens for the human papilloma virus which can cause cervical...

What’s the Difference? Hypothyroidism VS. Hyperthyroidism

By Hilary Long, PA-C For Thyroid Awareness Month let’s discuss the thyroid and why it is so important. The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped endocrine gland that sits at the base of the throat. It secretes hormones that are vital in the function of virtually every organ in your body. Thyroid hormone is also critical in metabolic...

Substance Abuse in the Aging Population

By Hilary Long, PA-C There is a good chance that you know someone that is struggling with substance abuse. In 2014, 21.5 million American adults battled a substance abuse disorder. Alcohol accounted for 80% of these with 7 million struggling with drug use. One in eight people struggle with alcohol and drug use combined. Almost 8...

New Year’s Resolutions for Providers

By Hilary Long, PA-C As medical providers, the start of the new year is a great opportunity to remind ourselves to be more present in our own daily lives. Here are seven resolutions to take on in 2019 to improve our provider experiences: Resolve to seek a work-life balance This is often easier said than done....

7 New Year’s Resolutions for Caregivers

By Mailo Brantner, NP-C The new year is a great time to reflect. It is a perfect time for fresh outlook with new possibilities and goals. As a caregiver, it is easy to forget about yourself. Below are some great tips to help put you back on the priority list to help you cope and recharge...

12 New Year’s Resolutions for Seniors

By Karisa Son, NP-C Reduce your risk for skin cancer. Wear sunscreen everyday, at least SPF 30. Common areas of skin cancer include face, neck, ears, and arms. Schedule an appointment with a Dermatologist to get a full skin cancer screening. Lose weight and get stronger. Join a gym and start an exercise habit. Sign up...

Better Sleep Tips

By Karisa Son, NP-C Sleep plays a vital role in learning, forming memories, resting the body, repairing tissues and cells, and supporting the immune system. Lack of sleep can affect the brain, contributing to lack of focus, memory problems, increased irritability, depression, or anxiety. Sleep deprivation can also be detrimental to physical health by increasing risk...

Holiday Blues

By Janelle Welch-Oliver, NP-C, FNP-BC The leaves are turning yellow and the morning air is crisp. Everyone is pulling out their sweaters and scarves. Grocery stores have pumpkin flavored treats with peppermint candies in the next aisle over. Everywhere you go, scents of cinnamon, nutmeg, and gingerbread fill the air in hopes of putting you in...

Cold Vs Flu

By Theresa Brinton, FNP-BC It’s that time of year again. Coughing, sneezing, your nose is running, and maybe you are feeling a bit run down or achy. How do you know if it’s a cold or the flu? Both the common cold and the flu are highly contagious respiratory illnesses caused by different viruses. It may...

Caring for Caregivers

By Carolyn Dechaine, PA-C November is National Caregivers Month. It’s good time to honor and appreciate caregivers for all their hardwork and dedication. Remember, no one can do this alone. What or who is a caregiver? A caregiver can be a spouse, family member, friend or a licensed professional who cares for a person that is...

Low Income Clark County Seniors Benefit from P3 Paper Goods Drive

Low Income Clark County Seniors Benefit from P3 Paper Goods Drive By Regina Vaccari P3 Health Partners Nevada Medical Group has a passion for serving seniors. That’s why this fall we’re teaming up with Helping Hands of Vegas Valley to help meet the needs of underserved seniors in our community. Did you know that 15...

Are you Getting the Care you Deserve?

By Nancy Weaver Are you getting the care you deserve? This time of year, thousands of Southern Nevada’s seniors are mulling their options for their healthcare in 2019. Should they stay with traditional Medicare? Add a Medicare supplement plan? Will Medicare Advantage give you better coverage? Do you need to pay more to get better...

Depression and Mental Health Amongst Seniors

By Susan Shields, PA-C According to World Health Organization (WHO) reports, approximately 15 percent of adults aged 60 and older suffer from a mental disorder.  The most common mental and neurological disorders in this age group are dementia and depression.  Mental health problems are under-identified by health-care professionals and older people themselves, and the stigma...

Fall Prevention

By Mary Nara, APRN, FNP-C https://youtu.be/vL6sFru31gA Did you know that falls are the leading cause of injury and death amongst seniors? Over one third of seniors will fall each year. Here are five of the most common factors that lead to falls for seniors. Balance The most common reason for falling is the loss of...

Make the Most Out of Your Provider Visit

By Mailo Brantner, NP-C Whether you’re seeing your provider for the first time, for a regular checkup, or for an acute medical reason, you’ll want to be prepared to provide some information to help make the visit as efficient as possible. A visit to your provider can feel overwhelming, especially when there’s a lot of information...
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