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Proper sleep not only helps you function properly throughout the day, but also helps to ensure your overall health and wellness. Studies by the National Sleep Foundation show that nearly 40 million Americans suffer from some sort of sleep disorder. If you are having trouble getting the restful night’s sleep you deserve, then it may be time seek medical help. Consider this overview on why you should choose Sleep Center at MountainView Hospital.
Here at the MountainView Hospital of Las Vegas, we use only the best state-of-the-art technological equipment to help diagnose patients with suspected sleep disorders. Our team of experts provide 24/7 coverage for both daytime and nighttime appointments in our newly renovated suites. We also provide cable television to help provide our patients with a more comfortable, home-like experience.
Some of the most common sleep disorders that we investigate include:
- Insomnia: This is the inability to fall asleep or remain asleep. Insomnia is also characterized as a condition of waking up and not feeling refreshed.
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: COPD refers to a number of lung disorders that cause difficulty breathing, chronic cough, and fatigue, such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and asthma.
- Extreme Fatigue: Extreme sleepiness occurs when an individual obtains the required amount of sleep but still feels sleepy during the day.
- Narcolepsy: This is a neurological disorder caused by the brain’s inability to regulate normal sleep-wake cycles, resulting in excessive daytime sleepiness and cataplexy. Narcolepsy is also associated with insomnia, dream-like hallucinations, and sudden sleep attacks.
- REM behavior disorder: This disorder is characterized by engaging in activities associated with waking while still asleep, such as talking, shouting, screaming, or movement of the limbs.
Are you suffering from a sleep disorder? Let our medical experts and team of nurses with the Sleep Center at MountainView Hospital of Las Vegas help you understand your sleep disorder and find treatment options to suit your needs. For more information, give us a call at (702) 255-5000 or visit us online.
International Stuttering Awareness Day – Oct. 22, 2011 | Learn More about Stuttering Causes and Care
October 22nd is designated as International Stuttering Awareness Day—a day to educate consumers on the causes and treatment options available for people suffering from a speech disorder, such as stuttering and stammering .
In some cases, stuttering is the result of a neurological condition or injury—also known as neurogenic stuttering. This includes such illnesses and injuries such as ischemic attacks, stroke, traumatic head injuries, degenerative diseases (multiple sclerosis or Parkinson’s), meningitis, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, and in some cases, neoplasms of the brain and spinal cord.
Fortunately for patients suffering from neurogenic stuttering, MountainView Hospital Las Vegas provides one of the best certified stroke centers in the country. In fact, our stroke center is the proud recipient of the “Get with the Guidelines” Silver Performance Achievement Award by the American Stroke Association. The Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center here at MountainView Hospital provides a number of services for neurogenic stuttering patients, including diagnosis, treatment, education, and community outreach. Studies show that someone in America suffers from a stroke every 45 seconds, making it one of the leading causes of disability in the United States. That’s why our stroke program is led by a team of highly trained nurses and board-certified doctors who work to identify the symptoms of stroke as soon as possible and provide treatment to reduce the risk of long-term disability.
MountainView Hospital also offers a comprehensive neurosciences program alongside the Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center, providing a number of surgical services for conditions impacting the brain and spine.
For more information on stuttering and stammering, the warning signs of a stroke, to find a MountainView Hospital physician that specializes in neurological conditions, or schedule an appointment with our stroke center, visit MountainView Hospital of Las Vegas online or contact us directly at (702) 255-5000.
The month of October is designated as National Physical Therapy Month as a way to spread awareness and educate consumers and patients on the benefits of physical therapy. Consider this overview on MountainView Hospital of Las Vegas and our physical therapy program.
When it comes to physical therapy—whether after an injury or joint replacement surgery—MountainView Hospital Las Vegas uses a dedicated team of physical therapy specialists to create an individualized program to meet each patient’s specific needs. Our rehabilitation team includes a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician, physiatrist, physical therapists, occupational therapist, rehabilitation nurses, and speech pathologists. Our multidisciplinary team of experts ensures that all of our physical therapy programs are tailored so that each patient may reach their full potential. In addition, our multidisciplinary team is complemented by a group of social workers and rehabilitation recreation specialists to provide a full array of services and patient support.
Our rehabilitation and physical therapy programs include the following:
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
This type of rehabilitation uses exercise methods and intense mobility training to restore mobility, strength, and normal range of motion for those who have suffered an orthopedic injury or following a surgical procedure.
- Neurological Rehabilitation
Neurological rehabilitation treats patients suffering from disabilities and impairments, such as head and spinal cord injuries, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and even Parkinson’s disease.
- Functional Mobility Retraining
This type of therapy retrains patients on proper functional mobility techniques and emphasizes ways to minimize the risk of re-injury.
Here at MountainView Hospital, our orthopedic surgeons, case managers, physical therapists, and registered nurses all provide stellar patient care both before and after joint replacement surgery as part of our Total Joint Program . This also includes personal visits while still inpatient and discharge planning assistance to help our patients get back to the daily activities they love.
If you’re in need of physical therapy, robotic surgery, or bariatric weight loss, MountainView Hospital Las Vegas is here to help. Visit our website or contact us at (702) 255-5000 for more information.
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Your knee joint forms where the lower end of the femur hinges with the upper end of the tibia and patella, which slide along the groove created by the femoral condyles. Individuals suffering from extreme injury or arthritis may require a total knee replacement.
In this video , we take a closer look at how a total knee replacement is performed. Prior to the surgery, your surgeon will administer IV fluids, antibiotics, and medications in order to help you relax. Some patients may be rendered unconscious using general anesthesia while others remain awake using spinal or epidural anesthesia. Learn more about how this two hour procedure by watching the full clip.
Here at MountainView Hospital Las Vegas, our Joint Replacement Program utilizes a multidisciplinary approach with a team of orthopedic surgeons, registered nurses, physical therapists, and case managers. Contact us at (702) 255-5000 to learn more about our total knee replacement services and your options.
Are you struggling to choose a health insurance plan to fit your needs? Why should men undergo routine prostate cancer screenings? If you’re interested in more information on choosing a healthcare insurance plan, navigating through the Medicare system, the importance of prostate cancer screenings, or ways to lose weight, then check out some of these great resources:
- Learn how to choose a health insurance plan for your needs with these tips from USNews.com .
- What’s the difference between HMOs vs. PPOs ? Find out with this link from HealthInsurance.About.com.
- Make sure you understand how Medicare works and whether or not you’re a candidate with this Medicare.gov checklist.
- Check out this article from SSA.gov for an overview on Medicare, who qualifies, and your options for receiving healthcare services.
- What are the main causes of obesity? Find out with this link from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
- Visit this link from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute for more information on how to assess your weight and health risks.
- Did you know that prostate cancer is one of the most common diseases among men? Learn more with this link from The American Cancer Society .
- Learn about the causes and signs of prostate cancer with this MayoClinic.com article.
- Do you know how to diagnose an emergency situation? Make sure you know how to recognize a medical emergency with this link from EmergencyCareforYou.org.
For more information, visit our website or give MountainView Hospital Las Vegas a call at (702) 255-5000 today!
MountainView Hospital is proud to offer midwifery services for the women in our community. Our Certified Nurse Midwives work in conjunction with the entire Women’s Services Team, which includes a number of experienced and highly respected OB/GYN’s and Registered Nurses. To take a tour of our Women’s Services Unit, please call (702) 562-5548.