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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.

Five Things You Need to Know About the Flu Vaccine

The flu is a contagious respiratory illness with symptoms that typically have an abrupt onset and often include fever, chills, headache, fatigue, body aches, cough, sore throat and a runny or stuffy nose. It can travel six feet as airborne particles and can live for 24 hours on hard surfaces. Healthy adults can infect other

Fall Prevention

By Mary Nara, APRN, FNP-C Did you know that falls are the leading cause of injury and death amongst seniors? Over one third of seniors will fall each year. Here are five of the most common factors that lead to falls for seniors. Balance The most common reason for falling is the loss of balance.

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

Rx Recommendations and Delivery Options for Seniors and High At-Risk Groups During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends keeping several weeks’ worth of your prescriptions on hand in case you end up having to stay home. It’s especially important for groups at higher risk for severe complications from the coronavirus (COVID-19). Remember, if you’re one of these people at higher risk for severe complications

Essential Guide to Getting Groceries During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Grocery Stores Hosting Special Hours During the Coronavirus Pandemic for Seniors Stores across the nation are taking measures to make sure those most vulnerable have access to groceries and supplies. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), older adults and people with underlying health conditions are more susceptible to the coronavirus (COVID-19), grocery stores

Grocery Shopping Online During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Grocery stores are one of the few businesses deemed ‘essential’ during this pandemic. In this new age of maintaining social distancing, leaders and government officials recommend staying home as much as possible to flatten the curve. Grocery stores have done their best to sanitize grocery carts/baskets, limit the amount of people in the store and

Non-Profits Addressing Food Insecurity in Southern Nevada

Food Assistance If you or a loved one need assistance getting food, or you are a senior (60+) in need of home delivered groceries, you can call Three Square at (702) 765-4030. Helping Hands of Vegas Valley and Three Square are teaming up to make sure seniors in the community can get food regardless of

Stores offering shopping hours for seniors and at-risk groups during coronavirus pandemic

Stores across the nation are taking measures to make sure those most vulnerable have access to groceries and supplies. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), older adults and people with underlying health conditions are more susceptible to the coronavirus (COVID-19), grocery stores are dedicating time for only senior shoppers and other

What’s the Difference? Hypothyroidism VS. Hyperthyroidism

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 functioning. We begin

Cervical Health Awareness and Importance of Routine Pap Smears

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 cancer. Why do

Exercising for Older Adults

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. If you do

Tips for Caregivers

By Mailo Brantner, NP-C As a caregiver, it is easy to forget about yourself. Below are some great tips to help put you back on the priority list to help you cope and recharge so you can continue to be an effective caregiver to your loved ones. Commit to at least a few of the following

Holiday Blues

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 the holiday spirit. But

Tough Talks Over Turkey

If your parents are getting older, the Thanksgiving holiday may be a good time to sit down and have a serious conversation. Just as parents know that at some point, the time will come to talk to their kids about “the birds and the bees,” the children of aging parents know that at some point,

Tips for a Healthy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is the start of the holiday season – a time for family, friends, sports, shopping and eating. The biggest meal of the year is celebrated during this week. The American Council on Fitness estimates that the average person consumes around 3,000 calories on Thanksgiving. Yikes! That’s a lot of calories just for one meal.

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