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Sunrise Hospital Introduces New Surgical Weight Loss Program!

Posted on 2/15/2012

Sunrise Hospital is excited to introduce its new Surgical Weight Loss Program. The program brings together the expertise and compassion of our experienced physicians and staff with the outstanding capabilities of Sunrise to offer a life-changing procedure.

To help introduce our new Bariatric Surgery Program, we are offering a series of community education programs on weight-loss surgery. Through these free sessions, you can learn more about:

• Bariatric Surgery options

• Who is an appropriate candidate for surgery

• What is involved in the surgery and recovery process

Bariatric Surgeon, Dr. Dave Macintyre, will present the program. He is triple fellowship trained in bariatric surgery, trauma surgery and surgical critical care and is a member of the acute care surgery team at Sunrise Hospital.

The program will be offered at two different dates and times. The content for each program is identical, so choose the program that is more convenient for you to attend.

Thursday, March 1
6 p.m.

Saturday, March 3
10 a.m.

Sunrise Hospital Auditorium
3186 S. Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109

The program is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

To register, call (702) 233-5454.

Take an hour to learn more about the Bariatric Surgery Program at Sunrise Hospital. You could change your future.

Types of High-Risk Pregnancies

Posted on 2/10/2012

High-Risk Pregnancy

When a woman becomes pregnant, there are certain steps she can take to help ensure a healthy pregnancy and prevent complications. She can exercise regularly, have a good, balanced diet, and refrain from drinking alcohol or smoking tobacco—all of these things are proven to help reduce chronic illness in a growing child. Unfortunately, some women can have high-risk pregnancies despite living an otherwise healthy lifestyle. The factors that cause a high-risk pregnancy can be present before a woman becomes pregnant or they can develop as the baby does, even if the mother was previously healthy. Read on to learn more about the types of high-risk pregnancies.

  • Pre-eclampsia, also known as pregnancy-induced hypertension, occurs when a woman’s blood pressure increases and large amounts of protein appear in her urine. This condition occurs in 5%-8% of pregnancies, typically during the second half of the gestation period.  The cause of pre-eclampsia is unknown. While most women who experience this condition deliver healthy babies, if severe pre-eclampsia is left untreated, it can be fatal to the mother and child.

  • Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes mellitus that occurs only when a woman is pregnant. Like the other forms of this disease, insulin resistance prevents the mother’s cells from taking up glucose. The extra glucose in the mother’s blood passes to the baby, which can cause problems for both mother and child.

  • Preterm labor occurs when the mother experiences signs of labor and the baby is not fully developed and may be unable to live outside the mother. There is no way to predict who will experience preterm labor, but there are certain factors that can put a woman more at risk.

  • HIV and AIDS damage a woman’s immune system, severely suppressing her ability to fight infection. A mother can transmit this virus to her baby during or after her pregnancy, but there are ways to prevent this from occurring. 

If you live in Nevada and are looking for high-quality care for you and your child, consider Sunrise Children’s Hospital. We provide a wide array of services to make your pregnancy and childbirth a peaceful and memorable experience. To learn more about having your baby at Sunrise Children’s Hospital, please contact us at (702) 731-5437.

Know What Triggers Your Child's Asthma

Posted on 2/8/2012

Asthma attacks cause swelling of the airways, reducing the amount of air that can pass into the lungs. These attacks are common in children and can be caused by dust, pet dander, chilly air, chemicals in food or air, mold, pollen, tobacco smoke, the common cold, or simply by being too stressed. If you have a child with asthma, you should familiarize yourself with the triggers that cause attacks. Learn more about the common asthma attack triggers by watching this video.

If you have any remaining questions about how your child’s health can be affected by asthma, let Sunrise Children’s Hospital be your resource. Contact our friendly staff at (702) 731-5437 or visit our website for more information.

Sunrise Children's Hospital was very excited to host eight members of the Denver Broncos football team!

Posted on 2/8/2012

Tim Tebow and his offensive line visited patients, family members and visitors on the pediatric, pediatric intensive care, pediatric oncology and neonatal intensive care units. Thanks to the team for spending so much time and encouraging our patients and their loved ones.

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