Valleywide Health News, Aug. 21-27, 2014


RECOVERY RESOURCE FAIR SET AT EAST LAS VEGAS COMMUNITY CENTER AUG. 23

A Prevention, Treatment And Recovery Resource Fair is planned from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 23 at the East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave.

Members of the Addictions Work Group, who work in the treatment or recovery area, or have experienced the effects of substance abuse, are coordinating this event to provide education and resources. A pill take-back component has been included for anyone wishing to discard bottles of medication.

The resource fair will include special presentations from experts in addictions and a panel discussion of individuals who will share their experiences with heroin, their battle against addiction, long-term recovery and a dialogue about those who love them.

For more information, contact Dr. Maria Castillo-Couch at 702-229-6681.

LOU RUVO CENTER TO HOST LUNCH & LEARN SERIES

The free Lunch & Learn Educational Series is planned from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, 888 W. Bonneville Ave. Attendees are welcome to bring a lunch, and drinks and dessert will be provided.

The Aug. 27 program is planned to be “Explore the Basics of Our Brain’s Anatomy” with Dr. Dylan Wint, director, fellowship in behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry.

For more information, contact Susan Solorzano at 702-483-6055 or solorzs@ccf.org.

MEDICARE MADE CLEAR PRESENTATION SET FOR AUG. 28

Medicare Made Clear, a presentation by Susan Valdez and Carl Bahr, is planned for 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 28 at Southwest Medical Associates Lifestyle Center-West, 8670 W. Cheyenne Ave., Suite 105.

To RSVP or for more information, call 855-861-8277.

FREE FOOT SCREENINGS PLANNED SEPT. 5

Dr. Nicole Dalessandro plans to host a free foot screening clinic for all ages at the Desert Institute of Specialty Care, 9339 W. Sunset Road, Suite 100, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 5. To make an appointment, call 702-630-3472. For more information, visit discspecialtycare.com.

RESET SUMMERLIN EVENT SET FOR SEPT. 6

Reset Summerlin is planned from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Sept. 6 at The Fit Labs, 8645 W. Flamingo Road, Suite 104.

The event is generally held on the first Saturday of every month. It is planned to be followed the next day by the Sunday Reset Project from 8 to 11 a.m. at Turntable Health, 701 Bridger Ave., Suite 150.

Learn how to reset once a month through movement, lecture and food. The cost is $15 per person. For more information, visit theresetprojectlv.com or facebook.com/theresetproject.

HEART AND STROKE CONFERENCE PLANNED FOR SEPT. 19

The fifth annual Heart and Stroke Conference is planned from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. The conference provides an interactive and collaborative forum for the heart and stroke community to learn from successes and challenges, engage in discussion and identify opportunities for collaboration.

MARCH OF DIMES PLANS WOMEN’S HEALTH SYMPOSIUM NOV. 8

The March of Dimes: 2014 Women’s Health Symposium is planned for 8 a.m. Nov. 8 at The Innevation Center, 6795 Edmond St. It aims to educate healthcare providers and community leaders on identifying women who are at risk for preterm birth, manage women at risk for preterm birth and decrease the adverse outcomes associated with preterm birth.

For more information, visit tinyurl.com/n8hvdyd.

LOU RUVO CENTER OFFERS SUPPORT GROUPS, SERVICES

Free multiple sclerosis counseling services are offered at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, 888 W. Bonneville Ave. Individual, couple and family therapy are available to address a range of issues related to mood, adjustment to diagnosis, relationships and care giving. Also, a multiple sclerosis support group is scheduled to meet from noon to 1 p.m. the first Thursday of every month for adult family members of individuals with MS. For more information, call 702-483-6006 or email fairchj@ccf.org.

A Huntington’s disease support group is scheduled to meet from noon to 1 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of every month. The group is for gene positive individuals (asymptomatic and early stage) and adult family members. For more information, call 702-483-6035 or email municd@ccf.org.

A memory loss caregiver support group is scheduled to meet from 1:15 to 2:45 p.m. Wednesdays. The group is for adult family members who provide care and/or support for loved ones with memory loss and is facilitated by Dr. Donna Munic-Miller. For more information, call 702-483-6035 or email municd@ccf.org.

A Parkinson’s disease support group is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month. The group is for early-stage individuals and adult family members who provide care and/or support for loved ones with Parkinson’s disease. Separate groups meet at the same time. Phone screening for new early-stage participants is required. For more information, call 702-483-6054 or email cliffoj@ccf.org.

For more information on programs and services, visit keepmemoryalive.org/socialservices.

HEALTHINSIGHT AWARDS FIVE NURSING HOMES FOR EXCELLENCE IN CARE

HealthInsight, a private, nonprofit, community-based organization dedicated to improving health and health care in Nevada, New Mexico and Utah, recently presented the HealthInsight Quality Award to five nursing homes from across the state, including the Silver Ridge Health Care Center, 1151 S. Torrey Pines Drive, and the Nevada State Veterans Home in Boulder City.

The award recognizes nursing homes for demonstrating excellence in health care.

FIBROMYALGIA FRIENDS SUPPORT GROUP ANNOUNCES TEEN PROGRAM

The Fibromyalgia Friends Support Group of Southern Nevada, a nonprofit based in Henderson, has announced the initiation of a teen program to educate and provide support for middle, high school and college age teenagers with fibromyalgia.

The program will take place monthly via Google Hangouts from 7 to 8 p.m. the second Thursday of each month. Ten people will be able to join each meeting each month. For instructions about how to participate, visit fmfriends.org. and click on “Teen Meetings.”

WALK WITH A DOC PLANNED FOR THIRD THURSDAYS AT LORENZI PARK

University Medical Center plans to host free Walk With A Doc events at 7 a.m. the third Thursday of each month at Lorenzi Park, 3333 W. Washington Ave. Participants are asked to meet at the tennis courts.

The program emphasizes 150 minutes of exercise as a way to become healthier and for people to be better informed about their health. Each walk will open with a three- to five-minute health talk followed by a 30- to 45-minute walk. During the walk, a physician who is the featured speaker will answer general health questions.

For more information, umcsn.com.

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP HOSTS WEEKLY MEETINGS

GriefShare, a national program for those dealing with loss, meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays at Canyon Ridge Christian Church, 6200 W. Lone Mountain Road. Weekly meetings include showings and discussion. For more information, call the group at 702-481-5833.

SENIOR GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP MEETS BIMONTHLY

A grief support group for seniors is set to meet the second and fourth Fridays of the month at 9 a.m. at the Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive.

For more information, call 702-229-1702.

SUMMERLIN HOSPITAL PLANS BABY-RELATED CLASSES

Summerlin Hospital Medical Center, 657 N. Town Center Drive, offers many baby classes — Baby Basics 1 & 2; Babywearing Workshop; Birth Basics; The Birth Plan Workshop; Breastfeeding Basics; Infant CPR; Infant Massage; Meditations for Healthy Pregnancy and Birth; Natural Birth Methods; Planned Cesarean Birth; Prenatal Fitness Class; Prepared Childbirth Education; and Twins/Multiples Preparation Class.

To learn more about dates, times and costs, visit summerlinhospital.com/community-information. To register for classes, call 702-233-7103.

 

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