Based in Reno, Nevada, Renown Health continues to be the regional healthcare leader, serving a 17-county region comprised of northern Nevada, Lake Tahoe and northeast California. Renown is Reno’s only locally owned, not-for-profit health network offering more services than all other local healthcare networks combined.
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1155 Mill St

Children's Hospital
1155 Mill St

Rehabilitation Hospital
1495 Mill St

South Meadows Medical Center
10101 Double R Blvd

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1835 Oddie Blvd

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1107 HWY 395
Center for Advanced Medicine B
1500 E 2nd St

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75 Pringle Way

Institute for Heart & Vascular Health
1155 Mill St

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1155 Mill St
Based in Reno, Nevada, Renown Health continues to be the regional healthcare leader, serving a 17-county region comprised of northern Nevada, Lake Tahoe and northeast California. Renown is Reno’s only locally owned, not-for-profit health network offering more services than all other local healthcare networks combined.
Regional Medical Center
1155 Mill St

Children's Hospital
1155 Mill St

Rehabilitation Hospital
1495 Mill St

South Meadows Medical Center
10101 Double R Blvd

Skilled Nursing
1835 Oddie Blvd

Carson Valley Medical Center
1107 HWY 395
Center for Advanced Medicine B
1500 E 2nd St

Center for Advanced Medicine C
75 Pringle Way

Institute for Heart & Vascular Health
1155 Mill St

Institute for Cancer
1155 Mill St
Based in Reno, Nevada, Renown Health continues to be the regional healthcare leader, serving a 17-county region comprised of northern Nevada, Lake Tahoe and northeast California. Renown is Reno’s only locally owned, not-for-profit health network offering more services than all other local healthcare networks combined.

Renown Regional Medical Center

1155 Mill St Reno, NV 89502
775-982-4100


Renown Regional Medical Center
1155 Mill St, Reno, NV 89502
Renown Health serves a 17-county region with a total population in excess of 750,000. Our facilities include two medical centers, a rehabilitation hospital, a skilled nursing facility, numerous medical group and urgent care facilities, and the region's most trusted health insurance provider, Hometown Health. 775-982-5000

Renown Children's Hospital

1155 Mill St Reno, NV 89502
775-982-KIDS (5437)

Renown Children's Hospital
1155 Mill St, Reno, NV 89502
Based in Reno, Nevada, Renown Health continues to be the regional healthcare leader, serving a 17-county region comprised of northern Nevada, Lake Tahoe and northeast California. Renown is Reno’s only locally owned, not-for-profit health network offering more services than all other local healthcare networks combined.

Renown Rehabilitation Hospital

1495 Mill St Reno, NV 89502
775-982-3500


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1495 Mill St, Reno, NV 89502
Based in Reno, Nevada, Renown Health continues to be the regional healthcare leader, serving a 17-county region comprised of northern Nevada, Lake Tahoe and northeast California. Renown is Reno’s only locally owned, not-for-profit health network offering more services than all other local healthcare networks combined.

Renown South Meadows
Medical Center

10101 Double R Blvd Reno, NV 89521
775-982-7000


Renown South Meadows - 10101 Double R Blvd
10101 Double R Blvd, Reno, NV 89521
Based in Reno, Nevada, Renown Health continues to be the regional healthcare leader, serving a 17-county region comprised of northern Nevada, Lake Tahoe and northeast California. Renown is Reno’s only locally owned, not-for-profit health network offering more services than all other local healthcare networks combined.

Carson Valley Medical Center

1107 Hwy 395 Gardnerville, NV 89410
775-782-1550


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1107 Highway 395, Gardnerville, NV 89410
Based in Reno, Nevada, Renown Health continues to be the regional healthcare leader, serving a 17-county region comprised of northern Nevada, Lake Tahoe and northeast California. Renown is Reno’s only locally owned, not-for-profit health network offering more services than all other local healthcare networks combined.

Renown Skilled Nursing

1835 Oddie Blvd Sparks, NV 89431
775-982-3232


Renown Skilled Nursing - 1835 Oddie Blvd
1835 Oddie Boulevard, Sparks, NV 89431
Based in Reno, Nevada, Renown Health continues to be the regional healthcare leader, serving a 17-county region comprised of northern Nevada, Lake Tahoe and northeast California. Renown is Reno’s only locally owned, not-for-profit health network offering more services than all other local healthcare networks combined.
Based in Reno, Nevada, Renown Health continues to be the regional healthcare leader, serving a 17-county region comprised of northern Nevada, Lake Tahoe and northeast California. Renown is Reno’s only locally owned, not-for-profit health network offering more services than all other local healthcare networks combined.

Renown Health Urgent Care

775-982-5000

Renown Health Urgent Care
9 convenient locations
Based in Reno, Nevada, Renown Health continues to be the regional healthcare leader, serving a 17-county region comprised of northern Nevada, Lake Tahoe and northeast California. Renown is Reno’s only locally owned, not-for-profit health network offering more services than all other local healthcare networks combined.
Based in Reno, Nevada, Renown Health continues to be the regional healthcare leader, serving a 17-county region comprised of northern Nevada, Lake Tahoe and northeast California. Renown is Reno’s only locally owned, not-for-profit health network offering more services than all other local healthcare networks combined.
Renown Lab Services offers convenient access to complete your lab work with 10 locations close to your home or work. For your convenience, many of the locations are located inside or next to Renown hospitals and medical groups. Extended and Saturday hours are available at some locations.
Based in Reno, Nevada, Renown Health continues to be the regional healthcare leader, serving a 17-county region comprised of northern Nevada, Lake Tahoe and northeast California. Renown is Reno’s only locally owned, not-for-profit health network offering more services than all other local healthcare networks combined.

Center for Advanced Medicine B at Renown Regional

1500 E 2nd St Reno, NV 89502
775-982-4100


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1500 E. 2nd St., Reno, NV 89502
Based in Reno, Nevada, Renown Health continues to be the regional healthcare leader, serving a 17-county region comprised of northern Nevada, Lake Tahoe and northeast California. Renown is Reno’s only locally owned, not-for-profit health network offering more services than all other local healthcare networks combined.

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75 Pringle Way Reno, NV 89502
775-982-4100


Center for Advanced Medicine C - 75 Pringle Way
75 Pringle Way, Reno, NV 89502
Based in Reno, Nevada, Renown Health continues to be the regional healthcare leader, serving a 17-county region comprised of northern Nevada, Lake Tahoe and northeast California. Renown is Reno’s only locally owned, not-for-profit health network offering more services than all other local healthcare networks combined.

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1155 Mill St Reno, NV 89502
775-982-7888


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1155 Mill St Reno, NV 89502
775-982-5638


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'Maintain, Don't Gain' May Work Best for Obese Black Women

Study aimed at this high-risk group found weight-maintenance approach was more effective than weight-loss program

By Alan Mozes
HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, Aug. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Encouraging weight maintenance, rather than weight loss, may be the most effective way to fight obesity among black women, new research suggests.

The finding stems from work with nearly 200 mildly obese young and middle-aged black residents of North Carolina, half of whom participated in a new yearlong food counseling and exercise program designed to maintain each patient's current body shape, rather than to shed pounds.

The bottom line: Although most of the women given standard weight-loss counseling continued to gain weight over the ensuing 18 months, those given maintenance counseling were much more likely to stabilize their weight.

"Black American women have some of the highest rates of obesity in the world," said study author Gary Bennett, director of the Duke University Obesity Prevention Program in Durham, N.C. "Frankly, 80 percent are overweight, which means that overweight has become the norm."

"Federal guidelines recommend that our primary-care physicians encourage all overweight patients to lose weight," Bennett said. "But black women may not necessarily want to lose weight, perhaps because they are less likely to value thinness as a cultural norm and have fewer social pressures to do so. What is clear is that we consistently see that black women do not do well when we try to deliver weight-loss treatment."

"Our focus was on weight stability," he said. "And we did not push the connection between health and weight. The goal was to help these women -- who are already slightly obese -- avoid further weight gains that, year after year, will give rise to all sorts of health complications down the road."

Bennett discussed his team's findings in the Aug. 26 issue of the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.

Study participants were recruited from six different North Carolina community health centers starting in 2009. All were between the ages of 25 and 44, all were deemed "class 1" (mildly) obese and the majority were on the lower rungs of the socioeconomic ladder.

Over the course of 12 months, roughly half were assigned randomly to receive the usual weight-loss counseling. The other half were enrolled in a highly individualized and flexible weight-stability-counseling program called Shape.

All Shape patients were given a YMCA membership. They also were encouraged to make slight food-consumption adjustments (no sugary drinks; more fruits and vegetables) that would result in a 200-calorie dip in daily consumption.

All the while, Shape patients were not told that the point of the program was to lose weight, but it was rather to feel better overall while keeping their current physique.

The result: By the one-year mark more than 62 percent of the Shape women had either maintained their initial weight (and body-mass index, a measure of body fat based on height and weight) or even shed some pounds, compared with about 45 percent of those receiving weight-loss counseling.

What's more, weight stability among the Shape participants was found to have continued through to the 18-month mark, six months after the program ended.

"What's important to know is that when black women are slightly overweight or obese, they don't actually have as many health risks as other groups," Bennett said. "We don't really know why, but they seem to have some sort of health advantage in that respect. At the same time, we also know that this advantage disappears over time as they continue to gain weight year after year, so if we don't prevent that [long-term] gain they will certainly come face-to-face with all sorts of cardiovascular issues, hypertension and diabetes."

"This preventive approach is very important," he added. "And certainly it may have benefits beyond black women alone. There are many people who are uninterested in weight loss or have been unsuccessful trying. For them, we now have a message that may work: Just don't gain anymore."

In an editorial published with the Duke study, former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin lent her support to the Shape program.

"As Surgeon General, my whole focus was on prevention," Benjamin said. "This innovative approach fits right into that because it shows that, even if you don't call it 'healthy,' a doctor can give me a healthy lifestyle prescription that I can actually live with and incorporate into my family, my daily life, my church life."

"It's also a positive new way of thinking about health that isn't about telling people that you can't do this and you can't do that," Benjamin said. "It doesn't focus on your dress size or what the scales say. It focuses on feeling better and the enjoyable aspects of healthy living by telling people that [they're] going to have a better outcome overall. You and your family are going to feel better and be happier. That's the reward."

More information

For more on obesity and black women, visit womenshealth.gov.


SOURCES: Gary Bennett, Ph.D. director, Duke Obesity Prevention Program, and associate professor, department of psychology and neuroscience, Duke University, Durham, N.C.; Regina Benjamin, M.D., former U.S. Surgeon General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C.; Aug. 26, 2013, JAMA Internal Medicine

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