LifeSaving Lessons

By , April 16th, 2015 | Events, News, Safety, Teens | 0 Comments

Traner Middle School students in Reno recently learned lifesaving skills as part of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) new “CPR in Schools” program.  The kids received basic CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) lessons tailored for middle and high schools in Washoe County.

Renown Health is excited to be a part of this program and was able to donate the first three learning kits through a partnership with the AHA,  Wells Fargo, Ross Dress for Less Stores and REMSA.



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10 Things I Wished I’d Known About Autism

By , April 14th, 2015 | Parenting, Patient Stories | 0 Comments

10 Things I Wish I'd Known About Autism“My son has autism.”

It’s been four and a half years since he was diagnosed. Those words still have the power to jolt me, but most days they don’t. And while autism is my reality and I’ve learned (and am still learning) to navigate the condition as a part of our lives, there are a few things I wish I’d know when this whole child-birthing, parenting, I-think-my-child-is-delayed thing got under way.

In no particular order:

  • If in doubt, get your child evaluated. I mean, it can’t hurt. At all. Knowing is better. And if your child is not autistic and but has some delays, knowing is empowering. You can …

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AB306: How Can it Help Breastfeeding Moms Who Go Back to Work?

By , April 10th, 2015 | The Lactation Connection | 0 Comments

ThinkstockPhotos-106679953Nevada lawmakers are reviewing a bill that would require public and private employers to give nursing moms a designated space to pump their breast milk.

The measure would offer nursing mom employees paid or unpaid breaks during the workday to pump in a clean and private location. Businesses with fewer than 25 employees wouldn’t be required to comply if the measure creates an undue hardship.

Members of the Assembly Health and Human Services Committee discussed AB306 on April 8.

Currently, there is a similar federal law in place, but lawmakers say AB306’s provisions would extend coverage to more women. Supporters say the bill would empower mothers to continue breastfeeding even when they return to …

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