At The Northern Nevada Medical Center Reno–Sparks Blog you'll find information you can use to improve your overall health and well-being, and stories about our amazing patients and Healthcare Heroes serving our community.

How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

December 20, 2021

Want a fresh start for 2022? Create realistic, reasonable goals to set yourself up for success.

How Can I Protect Myself from Omicron?

December 20, 2021

Here's what we know about the new variant and what you can do now.

Could You Have Seasonal Depression?

December 19, 2021

Learn what to look for and how to get help for SAD.

How Many Calories Should I Eat a Day?

December 18, 2021

Follow this guide to figure out how much to eat based on your specific body and goals.

3 Ways to Avoid Weight Gain After You Quit Smoking

December 18, 2021

These tips will keep your weight in check after you stop smoking.

The Holidays and Living With Heart Failure

November 30, 2021

If you have heart failure, the holidays can pose a challenge. The tempting food and lots of activities can cause excess stress. Here are some tips to stay healthy this busy time of year.

Kids Ages 5 to 11 Can Now Get COVID-19 Vaccines

November 22, 2021

Younger kids are now eligible for the shots. Here's what parents need to know.

How to Pump Up Your At-Home Workout

November 22, 2021

Need some inspiration for a well-rounded workout at home? Here it is.

Does Handwashing Really Prevent Illness?

November 22, 2021

You likely washed your hands at the start of the pandemic. But do you still need to do it so much?

A Guide to Less Stressful Get-Togethers

November 22, 2021

Keep stress in check whether you're the host or a guest with these effective stress-busting tips.

Preparing for Cold and Flu Season

November 2, 2021

As you get ready for the winter, it’s a good time to ramp up your immunity and consider a flu shot.

Are You More Likely to Get Sick When the Seasons Change?

October 18, 2021

Here are some of the reasons why more people get sick at this time of year.

Can You Reverse Type 2 Diabetes?

October 17, 2021

Here's how healthier habits may help some people reverse or better manage the disease.

What Are the Signs of Lung Cancer?

October 17, 2021

Learn about symptoms, screenings and prevention to lower your risk of this common cancer.

Hospital Emergency Room or Urgent Care?

October 13, 2021

Where to go for minor, non-life-threatening concerns, like the flu, cuts and ear infections.

Treatment Options for Common Childhood Mental Health Disorders

October 13, 2021

Early diagnosis and a strong parent-child bond can contribute to successful outcomes.

Supporting Your Child’s Developmental and Emotional Health

October 12, 2021

Learn how to identify if your child is struggling with a mental, behavioral or developmental disorder.

What Will College Life Be Like This Fall?

August 26, 2021

Ready to head to campus for in-person learning? Here's what to expect when you get there.

Can AFib Cause a Stroke?

August 26, 2021

This common heart arrhythmia can lead to serious complications, including stroke.

How to Lower Your Risk of Prostate Cancer

August 26, 2021

Take these steps to help protect yourself from this common cancer in men.

5 Tips for Healthier To-Go Lunches

July 23, 2021

Get tips that give your lunch staying power so you don't suffer an afternoon slump.

Is Less Invasive Hip Replacement Surgery Right for You?

July 23, 2021

Here are pros and cons to traditional and less invasive techniques for hip replacement surgery.

Why You Shouldn't Skip Recommended Vaccines

July 23, 2021

Vaccinations protect you from serious diseases – and here's why you need them.

7 Tips to Prepare for the Coming School Year

July 23, 2021

This year may require more preparation to get into school mode, but these tips can help.

Enjoy Your Summer, Safely

July 14, 2021

Summer is the season with lots of cookouts, days spent in the pool and enjoying the warm weather. Follow these guidelines to stay safe and have fun!

Are You Getting Enough Quality Sleep?

June 23, 2021

Pulmonary Medicine practitioner Carrie Yamamoto, MSN, RN, ACNP, CCRN, from Northern Nevada Medical Group, talks about the importance of sleep.

Living with Lymphedema

June 16, 2021

If you have lymphedema, getting occupational therapy can make a world of difference.

10 Tips to Create a Calming Bedtime Routine

May 18, 2021

Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine Nurse Practitioner Carrie Yamamoto, MSN, RN, ACNP, CCRN, from Northern Nevada Medical Group, shares tips on getting a good night’s sleep.

Have You Scheduled Your Colonoscopy?

March 25, 2021

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Prevention is key to keeping your colon healthy.

For Moms – Maintaining Sanity With Self-Care

November 12, 2020

Northern Nevada Medical Group’s Medical Director Amanda Magrini, MD, shares advice about staying healthy in body, mind and spirit.

How to Keep Your Child Moving During COVID-19

September 14, 2020

Northern Nevada Medical Group’s Medical Director Amanda Magrini, MD, shares tips to help kids stay fit and healthy.

A Big 'Thank You' for Supporting Our Healthcare Teams

July 2, 2020

We've received an outpouring of community support since the COVID-19 outbreak began. Here's a list of the organizations that have supported the cause.

Freestanding ER at McCarran NW Coming to Reno

June 30, 2020

Coming soon, the ER at McCarran NW will offer 24/7 emergency care in a convenient setting for all ages.

NNMG Adds Services, Physicians to Meet Growing Need

June 28, 2020

Northern Nevada Medical Group’s Medical Director Amanda Magrini, MD, highlights new services and expansion of care for the community.