Dignity Health | St. Rose Dominican | Reach | Winter 2020

2 StRoseHospitals.org Special events Diabetes Alert Day: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Diabetes Alert Day is a one-day “wake-up call” that focuses on the seriousness of diabetes and the importance of understanding your risk. We encourage you to find out if you—or someone you love—is at risk for type 2 diabetes by taking a quick, simple Diabetes Risk Test. Go to any St. Rose Community Outreach Center for your test. SafeTALK Be a lifesaver. Learn how to recognize a person with thoughts of suicide and know how to connect them to help. Call 702.620.7862 to register. Thursday, Jan. 23, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. North Las Vegas Wellness Center, 1550 W. Craig Road, Suite 250, North Las Vegas: $15 Adult Mental Health First Aid A mental health emergency might need medical attention before professional help arrives. Learn how to provide basic first aid to someone experiencing a mental health crisis until the appropriate treatment and support are available. Call 702.620.7862 to register. Friday, Feb. 21, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. North Las Vegas Wellness Center, 1550 W. Craig Road, Suite 250, North Las Vegas Youth Mental Health First Aid Adults who work with youth ages 12 through 25 learn how to provide basic first aid to help someone experiencing a mental health problem or crisis until appropriate treatment and support are available. Saturday, Jan. 25, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. GV FREE Parent & Grandparent Gun Safety Class Firearm safety is everyone’s responsibility. Learn about responsible firearm ownership, simple safety rules, and how to secure and store guns correctly. Saturday, Feb. 8, 10 to 11 a.m. GV FREE See pages 9–11 for the location key and more classes and events. One in a million “To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.” —Dr. Seuss Your heart beats 100,000 times a day, on average. Moving a single step forward takes 200 muscles. Hugging a loved one for 10 seconds can lower your blood pressure. You are wonderfully made and one in a million. In this issue of Reach , we highlight some numbers that can help you put your health first. One great year! Members share their appreciation for three new Dignity Health Wellness Centers (page 4). Four numbers to know. Find out what they are—and why they matter—on page 5. More than numbers on a scale. Starting on page 6, learn what our bariatric surgery program means to three local patients. Healthy new year! Make 2020 your best year yet—turn to page 9 for our winter lineup of classes and events. Stay well, southern Nevada! Source: nchs-health.org/health-trivia REACH is published as a community service for the friends and patrons of DIGNITY HEALTH–ST. ROSE DOMINICAN. Information comes from a wide range of medical experts. If you have any concerns or questions about specific content that may affect your health, please contact your primary care provider. Models may be used in photos and illustrations. Physicians listed, pictured, or interviewed are licensed by the Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners (MDs), the Nevada State Board of Osteopathic Medicine (DOs), or their respective boards. Physicians are independent practitioners and not employees of Dignity Health–St. Rose Dominican unless specifically noted. Holly Lyman , Womens Care / Outreach Center Director Kimber Haley , Marketing Manager, REACH Editor Greg Preston , Sampsel Preston Photography: pages 1, 6, and 8 2019 © Coffey Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. The Womens Care /Outreach Centers have supported Dignity Health–St. Rose Dominican’s commitment to improving the health of the women, men, and children in southern Nevada since 1998. A wide variety of free or low- cost wellness, nutrition, fitness, and health classes and screenings are offered at our three convenient locations. For information, visit StRoseHospitals.org .