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Preventing and Treating Respiratory Illnesses

What to watch for with respiratory issues. Mike Tobin, RN, emergency department nurse at Sierra Medical Center Respiratory illnesses are known to spread more ...

Medication Safety: Reducing Harm, One Pill at a Time

Medication Safety: Reducing Harm, One Pill at a Time   Kevin Flynn, PharmD, Director of Pharmacy at Sierra Medical Center When a patient is admitted ...

What is a Freestanding Emergency Department?

Mike Tobin, RN, emergency department nurse at Sierra Medical Center A freestanding emergency department, or FED, is similar to a hospital emergency department, but ...

The Power of Donating Blood

You can save a life – donate blood today! Chris Laverdure, MBA, MLS (ASCP), CLS, Director of Lab Services at Sierra Medical Center Did you ...

Is Melatonin a Safe Supplement to Give to My Child?

There has been recent growth in the popularity of a dietary supplement called melatonin, and its ability to aide in falling asleep faster and ...

NICU Family Grateful for Care: A Patient’s Story

The Birthing Experience and Support Come Full Circle While researching hospitals for the impending birth of her child, Jordanne Vertz discovered Sierra Medical Center. She ...

A Life Made Easier: A Patient’s Story

TAVR Procedure Relieves Symptoms of Aortic Stenosis Virginia Yagerhofer has lived with a heart murmur for quite some time and knew she would eventually ...

How to Recognize Common Forms of Skin Cancer

Although skin cancer can resemble other skin issues, these are signs you should look out for. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer, ...

PTSD Can Happen to Anyone – Here’s Why

Many traumatic events can cause PTSD. Here’s what to do if you think you have the condition. Almost everyone experiences some type of traumatic event ...

Signs That You Might Need an Interventional Cardiologist

What an interventional cardiologist does and why you may need to see one. Interventional cardiologists are doctors who specialize in diagnosing and treating heart and ...