Valleywide Health News, July 31-Aug. 6, 2014


COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CENTERS, WET’N’WILD PLAN SUN SAFETY PROGRAM

Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada has partnered with Wet‘n’Wild Las Vegas for a community-focused program that encourages park guests to keep skin safety in mind.

A sunscreen kiosk near the entrance to Wet’n’Wild, 7055 S. Fort Apache Road, will offer free SPF 30 sunscreen to visitors for the remainder of the park’s operating season. Additionally, the kiosk can supply skin safety tips for guests to keep in mind in their daily lives. Parkwide audio messages also will play periodically throughout the day, reminding guests to apply sunscreen and offering other proactive tips. Two additional kiosks, located at the entrance to Red Rock Bay wave pool and Splash Island, are planned.

The free sunscreen is a paraben-free, oxybenzone-free and waterproof blend. The broad-spectrum sunscreen fully protects skin against potentially harmful UV-A and UV-B rays, when applied and reapplied appropriately.

For more information, visit wetnwildlasvegas.com.

RESET SUMMERLIN PROGRAM PLANNED

Reset Summerlin is planned from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Aug. 2 at The Fit Labs, 8645 W. Flamingo Road, Suite 104. The event is held generally on the first Saturday of every month. It is planned to be followed Aug. 3 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. For more information, visit theresetprojectlv.com.

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.

BREASTFEEDING RESOURCE FAIR SET FOR AUG. 9 AT SPRINGS PRESERVE

The Southern Nevada Breastfeeding Coalition plans to host a Nurturing Naturally: A Breastfeeding Resource Fair in celebration of World Breastfeeding Month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 9 in the Partnership Room at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd.

The group’s goal is to celebrate and support breastfeeding women and promote public awareness of services and resources available for prenatal women, new parents and young children. Activities, raffles, education and giveaways are planned at the free, indoor event.

For more information, visit snvbreastfeeding.org.

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.

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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