See a Doctor 24/7: Telemedicine Options Create Better Connectivity

Telemedicine is making healthcare more convenient allowing you to see a board certified, US-based doctor 24/7 from your computer, smart phone or tablet.

My family and I were on vacation in California earlier this year when our youngest suddenly came down with a nasty stomach bug in the middle of the night. Even just a year ago, our only options would’ve been to drive around an unfamiliar city to find an open urgent care or potentially spend hours in an ER waiting room. But thanks to the growth of telemedicine, my wife was … [Read more...]

Roseman University Aspires to Create Incubator for Medical Research

In November 2013, Henderson-based Roseman University of Health Sciences completed a merger with the Nevada Cancer Institute Foundation. As a result, Roseman acquired the Ralph and Betty Engelstad Cancer Research Building in Summerlin along with sophisticated research equipment. These resources are advancing the university’s research endeavors and has allowed Roseman University … [Read more...]

How Healthy is Nevada?

Here’s the bad news. When it comes to overall health, Nevada ranks in the lower half among all 50 states. That’s according to the 24th annual America’s Health Rankings from United Health Foundation. The report, the longest running of its kind in the country, placed Nevada No. 37 among all 50 states for overall heath, which is the same ranking the state received last year. … [Read more...]

So You’re Aging, Now What?

Age Management Medicine is another approach and interestingly it started right here in Nevada 15 years ago.

Many of you now reading this are over 40 and beginning to notice the signs of aging. You may have put on a few extra pounds, especially around the middle. You may notice that your energy is way down, stress is up and short term memory is declining (where did I leave those keys?) You may also have some trouble sleeping and can be a bit moody. Of course, it’s also concerning that … [Read more...]

A New Approach to Healthcare

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 is designed to ensure that all Americans have access to quality, affordable healthcare; and, hopes to create the transformation within the healthcare system necessary to contain costs. One key part of the act outlines a change in the payment structure between insurance companies and physician groups.  Instead of paying … [Read more...]

LIFESIGNS: Giving a new look to wellness

Self-insured resorts help Tennessee-based health exam company choose high-growth Las Vegas as first expansion market. Nevada is not well. Our population ranks as consistently unhealthy in cancer rates, hypertension, preventable hospitalizations, complication rates, immunizable diseases and heart disease, among others. The state also shows up poorly on such health indicators as … [Read more...]