A Synopsis of Nevada’s Health Profile
It seems like residents here are taking a serious gamble with their health. Nevada might be a top domestic tour destination, but healthcare personnel are all too familiar with the realities of the state. It comes in 42nd in terms of health in the country.
The number of children in poverty is on the rise. Since 2010, rates have increased to 23%. Nearly one quarter of young residents under the age of 18 live in conditions where they may not have access to regular checkups and healthcare. This leaves one of the most vulnerable populations unprotected.
There is also a lot of violent crime compared to neighboring states and a low number of high school graduates. This is a dangerous combination because residents who fall into this category are less likely to take care of themselves.
Nevada comes in dead last in terms of high school graduates. Only 56% of ninth graders graduate within four years. It’s shocking that only half of young residents complete high school, but that is the harsh reality here.
On the other hand, there is also some good news. Obesity is on the rise everywhere, but Nevada has fewer overweight residents than other parts of the country. About 23% of adults are considered obese, which is still a lot. However, rates are much higher in other states.
Many hospitals and healthcare organizations require medical personnel to be ACLS certified. There are higher unemployment rates in Nevada than the U.S. average, and job security is shaky at best. The next time a person is on the job hunt, chances are the employer will require an ACLS certificate.
Just like many other places, diabetes is also on the rise. It has been increasing in the past ten years, and now 173,000 Nevada adults are diagnosed as diabetic.
Nevada’s Pressing Frequently Asked Questions
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|Cpr Institute Llc||8932 Saddle Red Ave|
Las Vegas, NV 89143-1128
|Banner Churchill Community Hospital||801 E Williams Ave|
Fallon, NV 89406-3052
|North Lake Tahoe Fire Protec||866 Oriole Way Attn: Rich/cpr|
Incline Village, NV 89451-9439
|Carson Tahoe Regional Healthcare||775 Fleischmann Way|
Carson City, NV 89703-2995
|Valley Health System University (VHS U)||8801 W Sahara|
Las Vegas, NV 89117
|MountainView Hospital||3100 N Tenaya Way|
Las Vegas, NV 89128-0436
|American Medical Response||1200 S Martin L King Blvd|
Las Vegas, NV 89102-2318
|Emergency Medical Training Centers, Inc.||3310 Sunrise Ave|
Las Vegas, NV 89101
|Community College of Southern Nevada||2409 Las Verdes St # K1B|
Las Vegas, NV 89102-3880
|Valley Hospital Medical Center||620 Shadow Lane|
Las Vegas, NV 89106
|Centennial Hill Hospital Medical Center||6900 N Durango Drive|
Las Vegas, NV 89149
|Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center||2075 E. Flamingo Road|
Las Vegas, NV 89119
|Spring Valley Hospital Medical Center||5400 Rainbow Blvd|
Las vegas, NV 89118
|Summerlin Hospital Medical Center||657 Town Center Dr.|
Las Vegas, NV 89144
|REMSA - Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority||230 South Rock Blvd Ste 23|
Reno, NV 89502
|CPR Solutions Plus||3114 Mastercraft Ave.|
North Las Vegas, NV 89031
|Great Basin College||1500 College Parkway|
Elko, NV 89801
|Humboldt General Hospital||118 E. Haskell|
Winnemucca, NV 89445
|Complete Medical Consultants, LLC||1481 W. Warm Springs Road, Ste 130|
Henderson, NV 89014
Nevada became the 36th state in 1864. The state capitol of Nevada is Carson City with a population of 56,062 people (2005 Census). Las Vegas is the largest city in the state, with 545,147 people (2005 Census). The total population of Nevada is 2,700,551people (2010 Census). Nevada is comprised of 109,826 square miles of rugged mountain ranges running north to south, with southern areas lying in the Mohave Desert along the Colorado River Canyon. The state flower is the sagebrush. The state bird is the mountain bluebird. The state reptile of Nevada is the desert tortoise.
Nevada was first explored in the 1820’s by trappers and traders. In the 1840’s Kit Carson and John Fremont explored the Sierra Nevada and Great Basin areas. In 1848 after the end of the Mexican War, the United States acquired the area. Shortly thereafter, the first settlement was established, a Mormon trading post which was near what is now Genoa. Nevada is a rich mining state. In 1859 the largest and richest United States silver deposit was discovered, and was made famous as the Comstock Lode.
Since that time, silvery, gold, lead, copper, and other minerals have continued to be produced and mined heavily. In recent history, Nevada has led the United States in both the divorce and gambling industries. Reno and Las Vegas both have long since been entertainment capitals of the United States. While more strict divorce laws in other states have helped to reduce the divorce statistics, the gambling statistic remains high, with nearly 35 percent of Nevada’s general fund tax revenue coming from gambling.
Other popular tourist areas in Nevada include Lakes Tahoe, Mead, Mohave, and others. Also popular is the Hoover Dam which serves as the state boundary between Nevada and Arizona. Prominent historical figures and famous people from Nevada include Andre Agassi, Henry Comstock, William Lear, and others.
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