January – Glaucoma Awareness Month

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. According to glaucoma.org “more than 3 million people in the United States have glaucoma. The National Eye Institute projects this number will reach 4.2 million by 2030, a 58 percent increase. Glaucoma is called “the sneak thief of sight” since there are no symptoms and once vision is lost, it’s… Read More

Southern Nevada Residents Encouraged to Clean Out Medicine Cabinets for October 22 Drug Take Back Day

In conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Drug Take Back Initiative, the PACT Coalition, CARE Coalition, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Smith’s Pharmacy, and other Southern Nevada partners have teamed up for a community-wide prescription drug take back from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 22. Unused and expired prescription and over-the-counter… Read More

Roseman University’s October Neighborhood Health Series Offers Help with Medicare Open Enrollment

For many Southern Nevadans approaching age 65, making important decisions about complex Medicare choices can be daunting. Roseman University’s October Neighborhood Health Series offers an interactive approach in providing an unbiased base of information regarding the 4 parts of Medicare, A, B, C & D, making open enrollment easier to navigate. Sponsored by Health Care Partners, “Help… Read More

Roseman University Announces Free Neighborhood Health Series Fall Schedule

Roseman University has unveiled the fall schedule of its free Neighborhood Health Series, events that bring the community together to learn, share and collaborate with physicians, researchers and other healthcare practitioners on issues related to health and well-being. The fall series kicks off at 5:30 pm on Thursday, September 15 at Roseman University’s Summerlin Campus,… Read More

The Value of Integrity in Medicine

The patient-physician relationship is one that depends on not only the best clinical care, but often involves educating, advocating and counseling. In the medical profession, integrity is fundamental. Integrity breeds trust and patients cannot receive adequate care without trust in their physician. Patients seek physicians whom they view as a professional who is honest and… Read More

July – Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

Children frequently complain about aches in their joints, such as the knee, shoulders, or the small joints in the toes and fingers. A variety of issues can cause joint pain in children, but if your child’s joints are painful or swollen for six or more weeks in a row, he or she may have juvenile… Read More

Understanding the Importance of Cord Blood and Its Uses

A newborn’s umbilical cord contains blood that can be obtained immediately after birth. Collection is simple and the process is not harmful to the infant. Cord blood contains potent stem cells that can regenerate healthy immune and blood systems. Currently, cord blood stem cells have been utilized in over 35,000 transplants globally. Research is also… Read More