Valleywide Health News, Aug. 7-13, 2014


CENTENNIAL HILLS HOSPITAL TO HOST TEDDY BEAR CLINIC AUG. 6

A free Teddy Bear Clinic is planned from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 6 in the main lobby of Centennial Hills Hospital, 6900 N. Durango Drive. Children of all ages can bring their favorite stuffed animal for a checkup and learn about hospitals and good health. To register, call 702-388-4888.

WORKSHOP TO ADDRESS CARING FOR THOSE WITH MEMORY LOSS

A free workshop titled Caring for a Loved One with Memory Loss and offered by the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health is slated for 2 to 3 p.m. Aug. 9 at the West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd.

For more information, call 702-507-3964 or visit lvccld.org.

FREE CAREGIVERS WORKSHOPS PLANNED AT CLARK COUNTY LIBRARY

Senior Services is offering a free, three-part series for caregivers at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. The series began Aug. 4. The next workshop planned is Planning for the Future from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 11, focusing on what to do if something happens to a caregiver.

The final workshop planned from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 18 on Managing Caregiver Stress.

For reservations, contact Julie Okabayashi at 702-507-3458. For program information, contact Ellen Grossman of Nevada Senior Services/Adult Day Care Centers of Las Vegas and Henderson at 702-648-3425.

LEARN FALL PREVENTION MEASURES AT OPEN HOUSE AUG. 12

A falls prevention open house with Veronica Vergara, a certified physician assistant, is set for 1 to 2 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Southwest Medical Associates Lifestyle Center-West, 8670 W. Cheyenne Ave., Suite 105.

To RSVP or for more information, call 855-606-1425.

CARRINGTON COLLEGE TO HOST OPEN HOUSE FOR CAREERS IN HEALTH CARE

Carrington College Las Vegas, 5740 S. Eastern Ave., Suite 140, plans to host an open house from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 12 for those interested in health care career opportunities and going back to school. Campus tours are planned, including observing classroom training and high-tech simulation labs. Attendees can also set up a time to observe a class. A chili cook-off also is planned.

For more information, call 702-514-3236.

CONGRESSMAN TO BE GUEST SPEAKER AT HEALTH INSURANCE EVENT

U.S. Rep. Joe Heck is scheduled to be the guest speaker at the Clark County Association of Health Underwriters’ breakfast meeting from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Aug. 12 at Sierra Gold, 6515 S. Jones Blvd.

The cost is $30 for members or $35 for nonmembers. Register at clarkcountyahu.org, or for more information, contact Larry S. Harrison at 702-768-7773 or lharrison@nhcai.com.

CHRONIC LUNG CONDITION GROUP TO MEET AUG. 14

Better Breathers Support Group, for people living with asthma, COPD, lung cancer or other chronic lung conditions, is set to meet from 1 to 2 p.m. Aug. 14 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 the second Thursday of each month. To RSVP, call 702-677-3056.

PULMONARY GROUP TO MEET AUG. 15

O2 On the Go, a support group for people with pulmonary disease, is slated to meet from 10 a.m. to noon Aug 15 at the H2U MountainView Office, 3150 N. Tenaya Way, Suite 114. It schedules its meetings for the third Friday of every month.

For more information, call 702-233-5474.

BLOOD DRIVE PLANNED AT SUNRISE LIBRARY

United Blood Services plans to host a blood drive from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Sunrise Library, 5400 E. Harris Ave. (702-507-3900).

To register, call 702-638-7400 or visit bloodhero.com. Walk-ins are welcome.

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.

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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