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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.

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

12 New Year’s Resolutions for Seniors

By Karisa Son, NP-C Reduce your risk for skin cancer. Wear sunscreen everyday, at least SPF 30. Common areas of skin cancer include face, neck, ears, and arms. Schedule an appointment with a Dermatologist to get a full skin cancer screening. Lose weight and get stronger. Join a gym and start an exercise habit. Sign up

7 New Year’s Resolutions for Caregivers

By Mailo Brantner, NP-C The new year is a great time to reflect. It is a perfect time for fresh outlook with new possibilities and goals. 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

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

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

Adult Vaccinations

By Carolyn Dechaine, PA-C A lot people think vaccines are only for children, but adults should get regularly vaccinated to protect themselves and loved ones from serious diseases. Below is a list of vaccines every adult is recommended to receive. Influenza:  The influenza virus mutates and changes at a high rate.  These mutations prevent our

Make the Most Out of Your Provider Visit

By Mailo Brantner, NP-C Whether you’re seeing your provider for the first time, for a regular checkup, or for an acute medical reason, you’ll want to be prepared to provide some information to help make the visit as efficient as possible. A visit to your provider can feel overwhelming, especially when there’s a lot of information

Fall Prevention

By Mary Nara, APRN, FNP-C https://youtu.be/vL6sFru31gA 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

Depression and Mental Health Amongst Seniors

By Susan Shields, PA-C According to World Health Organization (WHO) reports, approximately 15 percent of adults aged 60 and older suffer from a mental disorder.  The most common mental and neurological disorders in this age group are dementia and depression.  Mental health problems are under-identified by health-care professionals and older people themselves, and the stigma

Are you Getting the Care you Deserve?

By Nancy Weaver Are you getting the care you deserve? This time of year, thousands of Southern Nevada’s seniors are mulling their options for their healthcare in 2019. Should they stay with traditional Medicare? Add a Medicare supplement plan? Will Medicare Advantage give you better coverage? Do you need to pay more to get better

Bone Health and Osteoporosis

By Mary M. Nara, APRN, FNP-C Bone health is of special interest to me as I have a very strong family history dealing with this issue. My mother has severe osteoporosis and has had more than a dozen spine fractures without ever falling. Bone health is important for everyone, but especially for women after menopause and

Seasonal Allergies

By Jennifer Leepard, MD Have you ever been outside on a beautiful Spring morning with the wind blowing and enjoying the flowers and the trees only to find your car covered with a fine yellow powder? When you clean it off your windshield, do you start sneezing? Are your eyes itchy and red? Does your

Dementia and Alzheimer’s

By Roopa Dani, MD Patients think that dementia and Alzheimer’s are 2 different diagnoses, but in fact, Alzheimer’s is the most common type of dementia. Dementia is a group of brain disorders that start initially with memory problems which get worse as time goes by. Patients have difficulty with cooking, cleaning, driving, paying bills, managing