Humboldt General Hospital has announced a new support group aimed at helping
men and women enjoy a healthy, fit and balanced new year.
The “Healthy You Support Group” is the brainchild of Dr. Hind
Elsanousy, a Resident Physician with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas
School of Medicine’s Rural Family Medicine Residency.
Dr. Elsanousy said she has been approached by several patients looking
for support in their journey toward greater health.
“And that’s something I can help with,” she said. “Certainly
appropriate weight loss is an important component to any health changes,
but we don’t just want to concentrate on the scale.”
Instead, Dr. Elsanousy said a person’s health values, such as his
or her blood pressure, cholesterol and body-mass index tell a more revealing
story about overall health.
“So we want to concentrate on decreasing weight, increasing fitness,
gaining more energy and helping establish a greater sense of well-being.”
The “Healthy You Support Group” will include monthly workshops,
weekly support group meetings, fun activities throughout the year such
as group walks, participant newsletters and more.
The third Thursday of each month, local residents are invited to a monthly
“Healthy Year, Healthy You” workshop. Topics range from weight
loss to fitness, mental health and managing stress. Times are noon to
1 p.m. in the hospital’s Sarah Winnemucca Conference Room. Lunch
is served, there is no charge to attend, and both men and women are invited
Also, at 5:30 p.m. each Thursday, local residents are invited to the “Healthy
You Support Group.” The group, which will be led by Dr. Elsanousy,
will conduct weigh-ins, discuss goal setting, diet and exercise tips,
struggles and successes, questions and answers, and generally provide
support for positive health changes. There is no charge to attend and
both men and women are welcome.
Other group activities will be announced throughout the year.
“We are so excited about this new group effort,” said Dr. Elsanousy.
“We’re not introducing anything that people haven’t
seen before, but we are introducing new support features that will help
our participants see success.”
Dr. Elsanousy added, “The old adage is true: there is strength in
numbers, and we will see that as we gather and overcome weight loss, fitness
and other challenges and see those health values improve at the same time.”
For more information about the “Healthy You Support Group,”
or any of its associated components, please contact HGH Wellness Coordinator
Billie Lucero at (775) 623-5222, ext. 1297.
Information is also on the HGH website at