B12 Deficiency and Testing

Knowing the facts about vitamin B12 and its benefits is vital: this essential micronutrient affects the development and maintenance of red blood cells, nerve cells, and normal myelination (covering) of nerve cells. It also aids in the production of DNA, RNA, and neurotransmitters. And, your metabolism can’t run smoothly without enough of it. In an […]

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Being Your Own Patient Advocate

I was recently questioning a patient about why I’d not gotten results of tests I’d ordered. Her reply, “I’d like to get my labs done, but I’m still dealing with my insurance company to ensure all the right codes are used, the labs are covered, and to find out what my out-of-pocket costs will be?” […]

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Alcohol Awareness

Drinking too much alcohol increases people’s risk of injuries, violence, drowning, liver disease, and some types of cancer. This April, during Alcohol Awareness Month, Sierra Nevada Holistic Services encourages you to educate yourself and your loved ones about the dangers of drinking too much. In NV alone, between 2011 and 2015, 369 lives were lost […]

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Introduction

As a nurse practitioner, a massage therapist, and a forever student I am developing Sierra Nevada Holistic Services (SNVHS) to be a form of health and wellness for my clients, patients and the Northern Nevada Community in general. I am a nurse practitioner with a big dream and long-term goal that is becoming a reality […]

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