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About 1 in 10 American children suffered from asthma in 2009, and this chronic condition can seriously impact an individual’s quality of life. This brief video provides a closer look at asthma and its physiological effects.
Asthma inflames the airway at all times, reducing air flow and resulting in tenderness. Asthma trigger such as strenuous exercise, pollen, or smoke, can further reduce air flow by causing the muscles to constrict and increasing mucus production. The frequency, severity, and susceptibility to asthma attacks differs between individuals, but they can be life-threatening.
Sunrise Children’s Hospital has been treating children throughout and the rest of Nevada for over 30 years. As a leading pediatric and neonatal healthcare provider, we are equipped to handle a wide range of conditions for children of all ages. Visit our facilities online or contact us at (702) 233-5437 to find an experienced pediatric specialist in Las Vegas.
Last updated 2 months ago
Sunrise Hospital offers a full range of services, with referrals to physicians in every field of medical care, to those in southern Nevada and the surrounding region. With our triage program, which allows us to rapidly evaluate every patient so that we can provide faster, better care, our advanced digital imaging services, and our dedicated Pediatric Emergency Services located right next door at Sunrise Children’s Hospital, we’ll be ready no matter what your emergency may be. For average ER wait times, text “ER” to 23000!
Last updated 2 months ago
Choosing to have a baby is an important, life-changing decision. Sunrise Hospital and Sunrise Children’s Hospital are here to help you every step of the way. This includes everything from childbirth preparation classes to a highly trained medical staff and a safe, nurturing environment or spacious birthing suites, observation rooms and postpartum facilities, to the largest and most comprehensive Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Nevada for newborns that may need specialized care after birth. All of these resources are available to help us do everything we can to ensure that you have a joyful birthing experience. For more information, call us today at (702) 233-5454.
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Children with neuromuscular, speech, or language deficits can confront many challenges as they develop. At Sunrise Children’s Hospital, we are proud to offer our pediatric patients the full continuum of therapeutic treatment to help them become more independent as they grow.
Occupational therapy for children involves supporting and improving the skills involved in daily life. Our staff is specially trained to identify specific motor and sensory deficits and formulate a personalized treatment plan with each patient’s parents. Speech and language skills are vital aspects of learning that children rely on throughout their development. Our therapists help each young patient develop better communicative abilities, and we also assist with feeding skills when necessary.
The occupational and speech therapists work seamlessly with our physical therapy team to provide comprehensive care for children with developmental difficulties. To learn more about how our specialists work with parents to promote a child’s healthy development, contact Sunrise Children’s Hospital today at (702) 233-5437.
Last updated 4 months ago
As children grow, they tend to follow a pattern of speech and language development marked by achievement milestones. In some situations, however, children can lag behind these milestones and suffer from speech and language deficits. At Sunrise Children’s Hospital, we offer advanced care in speech and language therapy to help with these disorders, some of which are mentioned in the brief guide below.
Childhood speech disorders often involve the motor aspect of communication. Child apraxia of speech, for example, presents as difficulty articulating sounds or words because the brain has problems planning the movements of the mouth and jaw speech muscles. Dysarthria is another speech disorder that is characterized by weakness of the muscles involved in speech, usually caused by a stroke or brain injury. Stuttering is also considered a speech disorder that can hinder efficient communication. Since speech disorders can be embarrassing for children, you should seek treatment for your child if he or she has difficulty speaking.
Unlike speech deficits, language disorders are often related to problems with reaching the age-appropriate reading, spelling, or writing milestones, and are not generally associated with motor deficits. Children with language disorders will typically show signs of a learning disability, and may also have some problems with the spoken word. If your child is suffering from a language-based learning disability, you may notice that he or she has trouble recalling words, learning new words, expressing ideas clearly, or understanding questions or directions.
Your child’s pediatrician will help you determine your child’s developmental stage and work with you to promote happy, healthy development. If you live in the Southern Nevada area and are looking for a compassionate, skilled pediatric specialist, look no further than Sunrise Children’s Hospital. As a leader in pediatric medical care, we are dedicated to providing advanced care to your family.
Call today at (702) 233-5437 to set up an appointment with a Sunrise physician or speech therapist.