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Mary Ingvoldstad

What is Blood Pressure?

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February is American Hearth Month Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against blood vessel walls. It is measured in millimeters of mercury (mm Hg). Blood pressure is written as two numbers, such as 112/78 mm Hg. The top, systolic, number is the pressure when the heart beats. The…

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National Women Physicians Day

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February 3 is annually celebrated as National Women Physicians Day and marks the birthday of Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States in 1849.   At Northern Nevada HOPES, we are fortunate to have some amazing women physicians like Dr. Goswami, our…

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HOPES Benefit Concert with The Reno Jazz Orchestra

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POSTPONED Join us for a night of music benefiting Northern Nevada HOPES with the Reno Jazz Orchestra. The concert takes place at Good Luck Macbeth Theater (124 W Taylor St., Reno, NV 89509). Early-bird tickets are $60 and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to HOPES. Thanks to Susan Mazer…

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HOPES Welcomes Mandi Fleiner as Director of Philanthropy and Communications

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(Reno, Nev.) December 4, 2019 – Northern Nevada HOPES today announced Mandi Fleiner will assume the position of Director of Philanthropy and Communications. Fleiner has joined HOPES at a critical time in the organization’s evolution as HOPES continues to expand services to meet the health care and wellness needs of…

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Getting Tested for Diabetes

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It's National Diabetes Prevention Month, and in this blog post, we are talking about getting tested for type 2 diabetes. You’ll need to get your blood sugar tested to find out for sure if you have prediabetes or type 2 diabetes. Testing is simple, and results are usually available quickly. ...
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November is Diabetes Awareness Month

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It’s National Diabetes Awareness Month, so we are posting resources and health tips throughout November to help you stay healthy. 30.3 million Americans have diabetes, and 1 in 4 don’t know they are diabetic. Here is a free screen tool that can help you assess your diabetes risk: https://doihaveprediabetes.org/take-the-risk-test/#/ The…

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and here at Northern Nevada HOPES we make strides in the fight against breast cancer each day. Our Women’s Health Navigator, Isabel, uses grant funding to connect uninsured and underinsured patients to breast cancer screenings. Isabel works with clients to initiate the screening process...
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HOPES Welcomes Dr. Kristen Davis-Coelho as Chief Behavioral Health Officer

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Northern Nevada HOPES is excited to welcome Dr. Kristen Davis-Coelho as our new Chief Behavioral Health Officer. Known as Dr. Kristen by her patients, she is a clinical psychologist who has practiced in Nevada for more than 20 years. Before coming to HOPES, Dr. Kristen was Administrator of the Stacie…

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