News Briefs: Thursday, February 11, 2010
The Surgical Services department at Hualapai Mountain Medical Center has added Holmium laser technology to its menu of treatment options for a variety of urological problems.
"We are pleased to be able to offer patients the latest technology to treat ailments such as kidney stones and prostate problems," said Lea O'Neil, director of surgery. "The laser can deliver a highly focused beam of light energy to a precise location. So, it is ideal for breaking up kidney stones and performing resections of the prostate. Using this minimally invasive technology generally offers the patient a quicker recovery time with less pain and complications."
O'Neil says surgeons on staff at the hospital are experienced with the laser and have used it to treat several patients since it was installed earlier this month.
Kingman High School's drama department will put on one of William Shakespeare's most well-known and beloved comedies beginning today.
KHS's production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" will run tonight, Friday and Saturday at the school's Hilda Aguilar Center for the Performing Arts on the Kingman High campus, 4182 N. Bank St. The curtain rises at 7 p.m. each night, and tickets are available at the door, priced at $4 for adults, $3 for students and $2 for Renaissance students.
The play features three separate plots involving a group of Athenian lovers and a group of amateur actors, who all fall under the spell of a group of fairies living in the forest after being brought together by the coming wedding of Theseus, the duke of Athens and Hippolyta, the queen of the Amazons.