Health information, news and events for June 18-24, 2015


CAMP MEND-A-HEART PLANNED

The Children’s Heart Foundation’s Camp Mend-a-Heart bus is set to depart at 9 a.m. June 25 from Children’s Heart Foundation, 3006 S. Maryland Parkway. The camp offers children who are born with or have developed heart conditions the opportunity to forge relationships, attain hope and build memories. The camp is a free medically supervised event for Nevada children ages 7-18 that gives children a traditional summer camp experience with sports, arts and crafts, water games and other recreational activities and programs. Camp Mend-a-Heart is staffed by volunteer counselors, nurses and physicians. Call 702-967-3522 or visit chfn.org.

BLOODMOBILE DRIVES PLANNED ACROSS VALLEY

UBS Bloodmobile drives are planned at multiple times and locations around the valley. Call 702-233-9620 or visit unitedbloodservices.org and enter the code specific to the location, listed below. The locations include:

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 18 at Bally’s Las Vegas, 3646 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Enter sponsor code ballys.

From 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 18 at UNLV Alpha Epsilon Delta, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Enter sponsor code unlv.

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 19 at the Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Parkway. Enter sponsor code paseoverde.

From 1 to 4 p.m. June 19 at Railroad Pass Hotel & Casino, 2800 S. Boulder Highway. Enter sponsor code railroad.

From noon to 3 p.m. June 19 at Dallaswhite Property Restoration, 6135 Harrison Drive. Enter sponsor code dallaswhite.

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 19 at IGT, 6355 S. Buffalo Drive. Enter sponsor code IGT.

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 20 at Grace Lutheran Church, 2657 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway. Enter sponsor code GLC.

From 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 20 at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. Enter sponsor code summerlinlibrary.

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 20 at the Alexander Library, 1755 W. Alexander Road. Enter sponsor code alexanderlib.

From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 21 at Knights of Columbus — St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 2300 Sunridge Heights Parkway. Enter sponsor code L1E82.

From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 22 at the Eastside Cannery, 5255 Boulder Highway. Enter sponsor code eastsidecannery.

From 6 to 9 p.m. June 22 at Willow Springs YSA Ward, 4500 Pennwood Ave. Enter sponsor code willowspringsysa.

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 23 at the College of Southern Nevada Charleston campus, 6375 W. Charleston Blvd. Enter sponsor code CSNcharleston.

From 8 to 11 a.m. June 23 at Nevada Partners Inc., 710 W. Lake Mead Parkway. Enter sponsor code NVPartners.

From 1:40 to 5 p.m. June 24 at Las Vegas Academy of Pre-Hospital Emergency Care, 5825 W. Sahara Ave. Enter sponsor code lvapec.

BLOOD DRIVES PLANNED ACROSS LAS VEGAS VALLEY

The American Red Cross encourages residents to donate for World Blood Donor Day. Blood drives are planned coninually across the Las Vegas Valley. All blood types are needed, especially O negative, A negative and B negative, on a regular basis. To schedule a donation appointment, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 800-733-2767. Upcoming donation opportunities are:

Henderson

From 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. June 19 at Lowe’s, 440 Marks St.

From 10 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. June 25 at In Corp, 2360 Corporate Circle, Suite 400.

Las Vegas

From 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 19 at Community Management Group, 2450 Box Canyon Drive.

From 8 a.m. to noon June 20 at Wal-Mart, 6464 N. Decatur Blvd.

From noon to 4:30 p.m. June 20 at the West Las Vegas Library, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd.

From 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 22 at Creekside Hospice, 3530 E. Flamingo Road.

From 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 23 at Desert Springs Hospital, 2075 E. Flamingo Road.

From 2:45 to 6:45 p.m. June 24 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road.

North Las Vegas

From 8 a.m. to noon June 18 at US Foods, 1685 W. Cheyenne Ave.

BLIND CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION PLANNING DAY CAMPS

The Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation is set to host two one-week day camp sessions designed for children with visual impairments. Parents can register their children for camp sessions planned from 9 a.m. t 4 p.m. for June 15 to 19 and June 22 to 26.

Campers can participate in adaptive camp activities from sports such as beep archery, bowling and basketball to arts and crafts such as making sun catcher necklaces, sand candles and more. Additionally, campers can explore Southern Nevada during field trips to local attractions, including: an interactive train exploration with Nevada State Railroad; a cruise around Lake Mead with Lake Mead Cruises; and a pizza making class with Grimaldi’s Pizzeria.

The camp is $50 per week per participant and is open to all children with visual impairments in grades kindergarten through fifth. Visit nvblindchildren.org/camp or call the 702-735-6223.

LUNG ASSOCIATION PLANNING FASHION SHOW, DINNER FUNDRAISER

The American Lung Association in Nevada — Las Vegas is set to hold its fifth annual Fashion Show and Dinner June 19 at the World Market Center. The Breathe Fashion fundraising event, held annually to raise funds for victims of lung-related illnesses, is to be hosted by 98.5 KLUC-FM radio personality and auctioneer Chet Buchanan. Tickets are $175. Visit lung.org.

CANCER SUPPORT NONPROFIT TOUR SET TO COME TO VEGAS

Brides Against Breast Cancer is a national nonprofit that tours the country selling donated wedding gowns with the proceeds going to programs and services for people affected by cancer.

The Nationwide Tour of Gowns is set to make a stop on June 21 at Emerald Queensridge, 891 S. Rampart Blvd. Vendors, discounted gowns, swag bags, giveaways and more are planned. A VIP event is planned from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Visit tinyurl.com/vegasbridesagainst.

SUPPLEMENTS PRESENTATION PLANNED

Supplements: Why do I have to tell my doctor I am taking them? is planned from 1 to 2 p.m. June 23 at Southwest Medical Associates Lifestyle Center-West, 8670 W. Cheyenne Ave., Suite 105. A free presentation by Joseph Hickey, a Lifestyle Center open house and educational and social services for active adults are planned. A performance by Jennifer Lier, a local Marilyn Monroe tribute artist, is set to begin at noon.

SINUS SURGERY SEMINAR OFFERED

A free seminar on minimally invasive sinus surgery is planned from noon to 1 p.m. June 23 at Spring Valley Hospital, 5400 S. Rainbow Blvd. Dr. Terrance Kwiatkowski is set to discuss a new option to treat sinusitis through balloon sinuplasty, a minimally invasive way to find relief from sinusitis.

Registration is required. Call 702-388-4888.

FREE SEMINARS FOR KNEE, HIP SURGERIES OFFERED

Free seminars for surgical options for knee and hip pain are planned from 6 to 7 p.m. June 23 and July 13 and 30 at Centennial Hills Hospital, 6900 N. Durango Drive. Registration is required. Call 702-388-4888.

FREE WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY SEMINAR SCHEDULED

A free weight loss surgery informational seminar is planned at 10 a.m. June 27 at the Surgical Weight Control Center, 3802 Meadows Lane. Registration is required. Call 702-313-8446.

FIBROMYALGIA GROUP MEETS SECOND, THIRD THURSDAYS

The Fibromyalgia Friends Support Group of Southern Nevada is scheduled to meet during lunch and evening sessions the second and third Thursday of the month, respectively. Lunch meetings are set from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Fiesta Henderson buffet, 777 W. Lake Mead Parkway. Evening meetings are planned from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Barbara Greenspun Women’s Care Center, 2651 Paseo Verde Parkway, Suite 180. Visit fmfriends.org.

FAMILIES ASKED TO TAKE SUNDAY DINNER PLEDGE TO SUPPORT SENIORS

Bonnie Reppert, owner of the Home Instead Senior Care office serving Las Vegas, Henderson and Boulder City, is asking families to take the Sunday Dinner Pledge and commit to scheduling regular meals with senior loved ones. For every pledge made, the Home Instead Senior Care Foundation will donate $1 to Meals on Wheels (up to $20,000) to help ensure that all seniors have access to healthy, nutritious meals.

Also included in the Sunday Dinner Pledge program is a year’s worth of healthy, easy-to-make recipes and shopping guides to help make family meals a positive experience for all generations.

Visit tinyurl.com/sundinnerpledge.

BREAST CANCER EMPOWERMENT GROUP MEETS EACH MONTH

A free Breast Cancer Empowerment/Support Group is set to meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at Summerlin Hospital Medical Center, 657 N. Town Center Drive.

Topics vary and include guest speakers, resources and open discussion with the goal of helping to empower and support women. RSVP by calling 702-233-7155.

HEALTH GROUP LOOKING FOR RESIDENTS’ INPUT

HealthInsight, a private nonprofit organization working to improve health care in Nevada hospitals, doctor’s offices and nursing homes, needs the public’s input to improve the health care experience.

The group is creating a Patient and Family Advisory Council to better understand the health care system from the patient’s viewpoint. Patients, families and caregivers participating in the council will share their personal stories and health care experiences.

People of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Contact Gina Pirozzi at gpirozzi@healthinsight.org or 702-933-7326.

BETTER BREATHERS CLUB MEETS MONTHLY

The Better Breathers Club is set to meet the second Tuesday of the month at Centennial Hills Hospital, 6900 N. Durango Drive. This educational and social support group is for people with lung disease, their loved ones and caregivers. A light lunch and snacks are planned.

Call Henry Clay at 702-835-9898.

FREE STD TESTING AVAILABLE

Free weekly STD screenings are available at the Gay and Lesbian Center of Southern Nevada and the Richard Steele Boxing Facility. Visit snhd.info/sexual-health-clinic.

STROKE SUPPORT GROUP PLANS MEETINGS

The Stroke Support Group is set to meet at various times monthly:

From 3 to 4 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month at Summerlin Hospital Medical Center, 657 N. Town Center Drive, 702-233-7061.

From 3 to 4 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at Centennial Hills Hospital, 6900 N. Durango Drive, 702-629-1309.

From 10 a.m. to noon the first Saturday of the month at the South Magna Conference Center, south of the Desert Springs Hospital main entrance, 2075 E. Flamingo Road, 702-369-7560. Recommended parking is off Bruce Street. Lunch is provided.

From 10 to 11:30 a.m. the fourth Wednesday of the month on the fourth floor of Valley Hospital, 620 Shadow Lane. Call 702-388-8441 or 702-388-4619. Light refreshments will be served.

SOUTHWEST MEDICAL ASSOCIATES TO HOST WEIGHT MANAGEMENT GROUP

The HEW/Weight Management Support Group is planned from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Mondays at the Southwest Medical Associates Lifestyle Center-West, 8670 W. Cheyenne Ave., Suite 105. Discuss nutrition and exercise and get tips for weight loss.

To register, call 702-877-5356.

SUMMERLIN HOSPITAL TO HOST STROLLER STRIDES CLASS

A new Stroller Strides Fit4Mom class is planned from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays on the campus of Summerlin Hospital Medical Center, 653 N. Town Center Drive.

Stroller Strides is a total fitness program that moms do with their babies. Activities include power walking/jogging and intervals of strength and body toning exercise using exercise tubing, a stroller and the environment. The class is taught by certified fitness instructors with specialty training in the pre- and postnatal woman. Instructors weave songs and activities into the routine designed to engage and entertain the babies.

Registration is required. To enroll, visit lasvegas.fit4mom.com.