Introducing Health Care Quarterly's 2017 Top Doctors

Introducing Health Care Quarterly's 2017 Top Doctors

Any time you have the chance to make more educated decisions about you or your family’s health, you should take advantage of it. Health Care Quarterly is proud to bring you its 2017 Top Doctors ...

The battle: CCCN's research role in the enduring war against cancer

CCCN is partnering with Wet‘n’Wild Las Vegas, the Las Vegas 51s minor league baseball team and Penta Building Group to provide skin safety tips as well as complimentary SPF 30 sunscreen to visitors and employees of each establishment.

Call Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada what you may in the war effort against cancer: A general. A lieutenant. A soldier...

Colorectal cancer is showing up in an unsuspecting population

The devastating consequences of colorectal cancer are often underestimated early on by the patients and families that endure ...

Early cancer detection is the key to life

Family is very important to Johnny Smith. Like many men his age, he traveled and made sacrifices ...

Baby talk: Questions all new parents have

First-time parents are bombarded with well-meaning advice from family, friends, social media and even strangers...

A vital tool in the fight against opioid overdoses

In the past five to 10 years there has been a drastic increase in fatal opioid overdoses in the United States, making it vital to find a solution. Fortunately, the life-saving medication Naloxone, available under various trade names, is now available...

Smart oral hygiene can help keep the Tooth Fairy from visiting too soon

Parents of toddlers and infants, especially first-time parents, have enough to worry about when it comes to their child’s health and well-being...

Revolutionizing the fight against movement disorders

I am thrilled to join the elite staff at the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health as new section head of the Nevada Movement Disorders Program and Lee Pascal Parkinson’s Disease Scholar ...

Tips when searching for a senior living community

The baby boomer population is reaching their “golden years.” The kids have moved out, and that big house — once ideal for a family of five or six — is too much to maintain ...

Don’t let a diagnosis of diabetes overwhelm you

According to the American Diabetes Association, 25.9 percent of seniors age 65 and over have Type II diabetes...

Volunteer Profile: Brandee Newsom

Brandee Newsom

Brandee Newsom understands firsthand the precarious nature of health insurance. In 2007, her mother, Ellen, was diagnosed with breast cancer. Three years later, while in remission, she lost her health insurance; medications and her follow-up doctor’s appointments and mammograms became ...

Tips to help workers stay healthy in the workplace

Did you know the average office worker sits 10 hours a day?

Meet the nurse: Dionne Bolderoff

Dionne Bolderoff, a registered nurse at Southwest Medical, has been working in urgent care for nearly 14 years, currently at SMA’s Siena Health Care Center location. While patients benefit from Dionne’s personal attention and professional expertise at the health care center, she recently had the opportunity to put her medicals skills to work far outside the care center walls ...

A Nevada first: Cardiologist implants world’s smallest pacemaker at UMC

Dr. Arjun Gururaj holds the Micra Transcatheter Pacing System, the world’s smallest pacemaker.

UMC broke new ground in Nevada earlier this year when Dr. Arjun Gururaj performed the state’s first procedure to ...

Blind Center helps musician and mentor grow

Gus Garcia sings with the Blind Center's all-blind band "Broken Spectacles" during a rehearsal on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016.

But like anything, you learn to adapt and adjust...

Dining facility abuzz with activity

Chef Erasmo Ancheta mashes up 300 pounds of potatoes with more to come as Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada prepares to serve their 51st consecutive free Thanksgiving meal to roughly 1,000 homeless and vulnerable men, women and children on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016.

Every day at Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada, the Hands of Hope Community Food Pantry and St. Vincent Lied Dining Facility buzz with activity. Feeding the less fortunate is a major tenet of our mission of service, and we are blessed to have the support of longtime donors and community partners...

Volunteer profile: Dan and Sharon Ruff

For Las Vegas resident Sharon Ruff, death has become a regular part of life ...

Patient Success Story: Fast thinking after a serious injury

Madelynne Auwae does not recall many details about the crash that changed her life, as she lost consciousness almost immediately after the impact...

Leading by example at WestCare

Dee Wirth’s life is a testament to the triumph of the soul...

Know the signs when a silent killer is lurking

Too many times, patients are experiencing a heart attack but don’t recognize the symptoms until it’s too late...

Fast food dining with diabetes? Proper choices make it possible

As anyone living with diabetes knows, following a healthy eating plan and eliminating junk food from your diet — foods low in nutritional value but high in calories, sugar, carbohydrates and fat — is essential to managing your condition and keeping your sugar (glucose) levels in check...

A multiple sclerosis journey: The path to achieve wellness

Physicians define wellness as the process of obtaining optimal health, a journey involving education, planning and action. For the more than 2,500 Southern Nevada residents living with multiple sclerosis, this journey is often filled...

Why the medical staffing shortage exists in Southern Nevada

Our medical community is comprised of thousands upon thousands of dedicated physicians and medical professionals. Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada, alone, is the professional home to more than 500 employees....

Staffing clinicians during a massive shortage

According to an American Journal of Medical Quality study published in 2011, Nevada ranked as the third worst state in the U.S. when it came to a nursing shortage forecast to the year 2030. And when it comes to physicians, Nevada is ranked No. 47 in the U.S. when it comes to active physicians ...

Considering the medical staffing shortage in Southern Nevada

We’ve all heard about or experienced the doctor shortage in Nevada, but most people aren’t aware why it happened, and more importantly, what health care companies are doing to address it....

Obesity's ties to cancer and what we can do

We have an obesity epidemic in the United States and its impacts are startling....

Motivating patients to change

Many common health problems, such as heart disease and diabetes, can be treated in part by patients themselves who are motivated to kick unhealthy habits. Patient choices to give up smoking, lose weight, exercise and take prescribed medications as directed are essential in achieving better health and quality of life...

Patients and doctors must work as a team

Diabetes is a nationwide health epidemic, and Nevada is not immune to the disease’s impact. According to the American Diabetes Association, nearly 300,000 Nevadans have diabetes, 75,000 of whom are undiagnosed. Recent projections place the number of diabetic Nevadans at more than 600,000 by 2030....

Diabetes can lead to special problems for men

In addition to the other health issues brought about by diabetes, some men with diabetes can experience impotence, also called erectile dysfunction. ED is when a man can no longer achieve or maintain an erection. You may occasionally hear some people refer to it as “impotence,” however, most health care providers use this term less often now...

Peek-a-boo: Knowing where sugars might be hiding

Over the past 30 years, Americans have steadily increased their intake of added sugars. This has caused a significant addition of calories to our diet without...

The 441 on diabetes medications

Diabetic medications are described using the same model, which can be placed into three categories...

Sugar: Understanding how much is OK

Nevada has seen a 23-percent increase in obesity among middle-aged adults in the last 15 years. Diabetes in the state has increased by a stunning 95 percent, according to United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Ranking’s Senior Report...

Calvinia’s story: Biosimilars offer real hope for patients

My journey began with a diagnosis in December 2002. At that time, my vision became impaired for three months and I was told I had lupus...

Nevadans can benefit from biosimilar medications but legislation is needed to make safety a priority

In Nevada, thousands of families live with serious diseases — from cancer, arthritis and multiple sclerosis to diabetes, heart disease, lupus and other autoimmune conditions....

Igniting imagination to cope with life-threatening disease

Galia Sodoma experienced Project Imagine at Sunrise Children's Hospital during her fight against acute myeloid leukemia.

Imagine a young child battling cancer, spending long periods of time in a hospital, having to endure an exhausting regimen of tests and treatment...

Take two Gershwins and call me in the morning

I can’t remember when I first heard the phrase, “Music hath charms that sooths the savage beast,” ...

Redesigning brain disease

A seating area at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.

Let’s try a quick experiment. Take a look around the room that you are in right now...

A reason to smile again

Jeffrey Engle

For years, 51-year-old Jeffrey Engle’s mouth was a constant source of emotional and physical agony....

The grieving process is universal, yet unique

Grieving is a very personal process, according to Matthew Metevelis, spiritual care supervisor at Nathan Adelson Hospice. There is no right or wrong way ...

Healthy Habits: Dr. Hamidreza Sanatinia

Dr. Hamidreza Sanatinia

I like to have time to myself for healing when I am overly stressed...