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Wellness Tips from our Providers

You don’t need to come in for an appointment to get great advice. Check out these posts from P3’s provider team to learn more about setting and reaching your wellness goals.

Heat Stroke vs Heat Exhaustion

By Julia Navalta, FNP-BC Summer is not over yet!  Days of extreme heat are still up ahead.  Heat-related illnesses, such as heat exhaustion or heat stroke, are very common during this time of year.  An estimated 618 deaths in the United States occur every year due to extreme heat exposure.  It is important that people

Early Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

By Elisa Brown, PA-C Senile Dementia is a disorder of aging and neurodegeneration. We usually start seeing signs of short- term memory loss at the age of 65 years. Alzheimer’s Dementia (AD) is a disease consisting of neuronal amyloid plaques and tau tangles in the brain. We usually see the onset around the same age of

7 Health Symptoms Men Shouldn’t Ignore

By Michael Saiyasombat, MD June is Men's Health Month. Many men view health complaints as a sign of weakness. According to a study by Harvard Medical School, the average lifespan is about 5 years longer for women than men in the United States. Compared to women, men often avoid going to the doctor, are more likely

Alzheimer’s Disease

By J. Kate Tuttle, FNP-C Alzheimer’s Disease Alzheimer's Disease is a progressive and irreversible form of dementia that generally effect the parts of the brain responsible for memory, thought formation, and language. According to the Centers for Dementia Control and Prevention (CDC) Alzheimer’s Disease effects roughly 5.7 million Americans and is the sixth leading cause of

Exercising for Older Adults

By Lindsey Reynolds, PA-C As we get older, we tend to become less active for a variety of reasons. But did you know, staying active is one of the most important things you can do as you get older? Well it is! Exercise is recommended for everyone and brings many potential health benefits along with it.

Mental Health of Older Adults

By Linda Johnson, MD Mental health is a global issue for seniors.  According to the World Health Organization, 15% of adults suffer from a mental disorder with depressions representing 7%, anxiety 3.8% and substance abuse 1% although this is likely too low a number as it is often overlooked or misdiagnosed.  Sadly, 25% of deaths from

Provider Types

P3 is proud to offer a diverse group of qualified practitioners who are honored to serve our patients and are committed to quality patient care. We encourage you to learn more about the different types of providers and respect your preference for a provider with whom you are most comfortable. You are likely familiar with

Brain Healthy Foods

By Karisa Son, NP-C Turmeric Turmeric contains a compound called curcumin, which may reduce risk of Alzheimer’s disease, has been shown in studies to improve memory and attention in adults with mild memory loss https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/893160 https://www.ajgponline.org/article/S1064-7481(17)30511-0/fulltext Extra Virgin Olive Oil Lowers risk for stroke, mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease May protect memory and learning ability by

Low Income Clark County Seniors Benefit from P3 Paper Goods Drive

Low Income Clark County Seniors Benefit from P3 Paper Goods Drive By Regina Vaccari P3 Health Partners Nevada Medical Group has a passion for serving seniors. That’s why this fall we’re teaming up with Helping Hands of Vegas Valley to help meet the needs of underserved seniors in our community. Did you know that 15

Cervical Health Awareness and Importance of Routine Pap Smears

By Karisa Son, NP-C What is a pap smear? A pap smear is a cancer screening test for cervical cancer. It examines the cervical cells for pre-cancerous or cancerous changes. There is an additional test often included with the pap test, called the HPV test, which screens for the human papilloma virus which can cause cervical

New Year’s Resolutions for Providers

By Hilary Long, PA-C As medical providers, the start of the new year is a great opportunity to remind ourselves to be more present in our own daily lives. Here are seven resolutions to take on in 2019 to improve our provider experiences: Resolve to seek a work-life balance This is often easier said than done.

Substance Abuse in the Aging Population

By Hilary Long, PA-C There is a good chance that you know someone that is struggling with substance abuse. In 2014, 21.5 million American adults battled a substance abuse disorder. Alcohol accounted for 80% of these with 7 million struggling with drug use. One in eight people struggle with alcohol and drug use combined. Almost 8

What’s the Difference? Hypothyroidism VS. Hyperthyroidism

By Hilary Long, PA-C For Thyroid Awareness Month let’s discuss the thyroid and why it is so important. The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped endocrine gland that sits at the base of the throat. It secretes hormones that are vital in the function of virtually every organ in your body. Thyroid hormone is also critical in metabolic

Better Sleep Tips

By Karisa Son, NP-C Sleep plays a vital role in learning, forming memories, resting the body, repairing tissues and cells, and supporting the immune system. Lack of sleep can affect the brain, contributing to lack of focus, memory problems, increased irritability, depression, or anxiety. Sleep deprivation can also be detrimental to physical health by increasing risk

Holiday Blues

By Janelle Welch-Oliver, NP-C, FNP-BC The leaves are turning yellow and the morning air is crisp. Everyone is pulling out their sweaters and scarves. Grocery stores have pumpkin flavored treats with peppermint candies in the next aisle over. Everywhere you go, scents of cinnamon, nutmeg, and gingerbread fill the air in hopes of putting you in