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Kids and Sleep

Posted on 12/7/2011

You know that a good night’s sleep is important to promoting proper concentration and energy levels—but did you know that not getting enough sleep may actually lead to certain health concerns?

In this video, the American Heart Association takes a closer look at how sleep deprivation affects children. Studies show that sleep-deprived children are at a greater risk for obesity, type II diabetes, and high blood pressure. The National Sleep Foundation recommends that preschoolers get between 11 and 13 hours of sleep a night, while elementary school children get between 10 and 12 hours. With adequate sleep, your child will be better prepared for the day and healthier in the future.

Find out if your child is at risk for diabetes or high blood pressure by visiting Sunrise Children's Hospital at (702) 731-5437.  Our pediatricians can advise you and your family in preventative measures to avoid future health issues.

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Posted on 12/1/2011

Online Medical Resources

How can you prevent sudden infant death syndrome in your baby? Why is early and continued prenatal care so important? If you are interested in more information on sudden infant death syndrome, pediatric oncology services, or how to maintain the long-term health of your child, then check out these great resources:

  • Learn more about congenital heart defects with this overview from the American Heart Association.
  • Visit this health link from Sunrise Children’s Hospital for tips on how to maintain your child’s health.
  • This article from provides statistics regarding the mortality rate and prevalence of SIDS-related incidents.
  • Is your child at risk for SIDS? Find out with this article from Sunrise Children’s Hospital’s health content pages.
  • Learn more about the most common birth defects with this overview from
  • Find out if you’re lifestyle factors are putting your baby at risk for premature birth with this health content article from Sunrise Children's Hospital.
  • What makes gestational diabetes different than type I or type II diabetes? Find out with this overview at
  • Check out this article from the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists for more information on high-risk pregnancies.
  • Learn how to recognize the signs of anemia in your child with this overview from
  • This article from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute discusses the hematology disorder known as hemophilia.

For more information about Sunrise Children's Hospital and our services, visit our website or give us a call at (702) 731-5437 today!

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Sunrise Children's Hospital!!

Posted on 11/24/2011

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Pediatric Oncology Department and Specialty Services

Posted on 11/22/2011

Cancer Survivor

Oncology is a medical specialty that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancerous tumors. While cancer is usually thought of as an adult disease, many infants and children also suffer from different types of cancers and debilitating diseases. Sunrise Children’s Hospital’s Pediatric Oncology and Special Services programs provide diagnosis and treatment for children with oncology, immune, and hematology disorders. In fact, our facility is the only dedicated pediatric oncology unit in the state of Nevada.

Our hospital is also a full member of the Children’s Oncology Group, or COG—a national organization devoted to the treatment of childhood cancers. After screening patients to identify their eligibility, we employ only the best therapeutic and research protocols to treat infants and children with oncology, hematology, and immune system disorders.  Some of the most common hematologic disorders include bone marrow failure syndromes, neutropenia, anemia, thrombocytosis, and blood clotting disorders, such as hemostasis. Immune system disorders include leukemia, diabetes, asthma, and more serious immunodeficiency diseases, such as HIV and AIDS.

We not only utilize the most advanced, high-tech solutions, but we also employ nurses who have passed and maintain the Oncology Nursing Studies (ONS) certification exam and the pediatric version. This ensures that our team of nurses can efficiently care for children that require chemotherapy treatments and other therapeutic modalities associated with pediatric cancer treatments.

Our pediatric physicians and specially trained nurses with the Pediatric Oncology Department and Specialty Services at Sunrise Children's Hospital are devoted to providing the best diagnostic and treatment options for your family’s needs. Learn about your child’s risk for certain immune disorders or cancers by visiting our website or by contacting us at (702) 731-5437 today.

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