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.

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.

How to Tell What's Causing Your Symptoms

September 17, 2021

If you're feeling under the weather, here's how to determine what may be to blame.

Do You Have These Signs of Depression?

September 17, 2021

Depression is a very real but treatable illness. Knowing the signs can help you start feeling better.

Can Exercise Lower Breast Cancer Risk?

September 17, 2021

As if you needed another good reason to move more, here's one worth smiling about.

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.

The Link Between Marijuana and Suicide

August 26, 2021

New research shows that young adults who use marijuana may be more likely to consider suicide.

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.