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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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Health Services for Sexual Health Awareness Month

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September is Sexual Health Awareness Month! Research shows that half of all new sexually transmitted infections are among youth ages 15-24. The Teen Pregnancy Program at HOPES endeavors to give teens in our community the most up-to-date and medically accurate information available to help them make the best decisions for...
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Consumer Protection Presentation

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Michelle Newman, Deputy Attorney General from the Nevada Attorney General's Office, Bureau of Consumer Protection, gave a presentation on recent fraud trends such as Identity Theft, IRS impersonation calls, credit card skimmers, and other scams. She also talked about how consumers can protect themselves as well as the importance of...
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