Valleywide Health News, Aug. 28-Sept. 3, 2014


CENTENNIAL HILLS RESIDENT SEEKS FUNDING FOR ASSISTANT DOG

Centennial Hills resident Jessica Lindley, 14, is seeking funding assistance from the community to purchase an assistant dog.

According to her gofundme.com site, Lindley was born with an orthopedic condition called arthrogryposis. She has had 12 surgeries, and her condition affects her arms and legs. She has a lack of muscle development in all of her limbs, which causes joint contractures. Because of this, she needs help dressing and undressing, eating and transitioning. The biggest fear is her falling because she cannot get up on her own. An assistant dog could open doors for her, help her with her clothing and overall safety at school and home.

To donate, visit tinyurl.com/pbnswjw.

SILVER SYRINGE AWARDS HONORS 38 FOR VACCINE EFFORTS

The Southern Nevada Immunization & Health Coalition handed out its eighth annual Silver Syringe Awards Aug. 15 to recognize 38 individuals and organizations that have gone above and beyond to protect Nevadans from vaccine-preventable diseases.

Awards were presented in three categories and winners included the Southern Nevada Health District, the Children’s Hospital of Nevada at University Medical Center, Dr. Christina Madison of the health district, Dr. Sean McKnight of Allergy Partners of Nevada, Danielle Hayes of HealthCare Partners Medical Group, United Way of Southern Nevada, Southwest Medical Associates, Nicki Mazzone of Centennial Pediatrics, the Clark County Fire Department, Dr. Elsa Von Schulenburg, Nevada Pediatric Specialists, Bernstein Pediatrics and KLAS-TV.

For more information, visit vaxvegas.org.

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.

BETTER BREATHERS SUPPORT GROUP TO MEET SEPT. 11

A Better Breathers Support Group, for people living with asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer or other chronic lung conditions, is set to meet from 1 to 2 p.m. Sept. 11 at Southwest Medical Associates Lifestyle Center-West, 8680 W. Cheyenne Ave.

Family and friends are welcome to come in support of their loved one. Meetings are scheduled for the second Thursday of each month. To RSVP, call 702-677-3056.

PULMONARY GROUP SET TO MEET SEPT. 19

O2 On the Go, a support group for people with pulmonary disease, is slated to meet from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 19 at the H2U MountainView Office, 3150 N. Tenaya Way, Suite 114.

It is scheduled to meet the third Friday of every month. For more information, call 702-233-5474.

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.

ENTERTAINER TO PERFORM SEPT. 25 AT SOLUTIONS RECOVERY WELLNESS CAMPUS

Comedian and entertainer Mark Lundholm is scheduled to perform his show, “Addicted,” from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 25 at Solutions Recovery Wellness Campus, 2975 S. Rainbow Blvd.

Fresh out of rehab, he began participating in a 20-minute comedy routine at San Quentin State Prison in California. He attracted worldwide attention, including Showtime Comedy, which gave him a television comedy special.

Tickets are $20 at addicted-too.eventbrite.com.

For more information on Solutions Recovery, visit solutions-recovery.com or call 855-708-6995.

HEALTHY KIDS FESTIVAL SLATED FOR SEPT. 27 AT PARADISE PARK

In celebration of Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, the third annual Healthy Kids Festival is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 27 at Paradise Park, 4775 McLeod Drive. The free festival is sponsored by University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s All 4 Kids Program and Clark County Parks and Recreation Department.

The event provides children and their families with information about healthy eating and healthy activity choices while raising awareness about childhood obesity issues. Parents and families can enjoy activities and healthy eating demonstrations, music and entertainment, sports exhibitions and games.

For more information, call 702-948-5942 or email all_4_kids@unce.unr.edu.

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.

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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