Valleywide Health News, June 19-25, 2014


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.

HOSPITAL, SCHOOL OF MEDICINE TO DEVELOP GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM

MountainView Hospital and the University of Nevada School of Medicine have agreed to work toward the development of an expanded Graduate Medical Education program based at MountainView, 3100 N. Tenaya Way. All program positions are open to applicants from any accredited medical school.

The program will help enhance the local supply of physicians serving Southern Nevada and help to improve patient care access for the Las Vegas community. The first residency program is expected to begin in July 2016.

MIGRAINE RELIEF CENTER OPENS IN HENDERSON

The Migraine Relief Center has opened at 2779 Sunridge Heights Parkway, Suite 100, in Henderson. It is a medical facility run by board-certified physicians dedicated to helping patients alleviate and reduce migraine attacks.

For more information, visit themigrainereliefcenter.com.

CAMP SAM TO OFFER ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES

Nonprofit Camp Sam, 7121 W. Craig Road, Suite 113, plans to offer a summer camp for adults 21 or older with cognitive and learning disabilities at Camp Lee Canyon on Mount Charleston Aug. 5-8. Check-in is planned from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Aug. 5. Parents/guardians must provide transportation to and from camp. All meals and snacks will be provided.

The camp is set to feature a high ropes challenge course, archery, Zumba, animals from Roos-N-More, K-9 Therapy Dogs, campfires, hikes, karaoke, games and a camp dance.

Registration is due by July 1. For more information, call 702-303-3899, email campsam14@yahoo.com or visit facebook.com/campsamlasvegas.

AFFORDABLE CARE ACT ENROLLMENT SESSIONS SET AT LIBRARIES

The Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive, plans to host a special enrollment session regarding the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) from 10 a.m. to noon June 18 in the conference room. Attendees can enroll in a health plan during the special enrollment period.

A session is planned from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 1 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave.

For more information or to register for a session, call 702-836-9033.

MEDICARE INFORMATION SESSION SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 23 AT CLARK COUNTY LIBRARY

A Medicare information session is planned from 3 to 5 p.m. June 23 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Adults 50 or older are encouraged to attend. For more information, call 702-507-3458.

A session is planned from 2 to 4 p.m. June 24 and 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 17 at the West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd. For more information, call 702-507-3964.

BLOOD DRIVE PLANNED AT LIBRARIES

United Blood Services plans to host a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 28 at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. For more information, call 702-507-3863.

Other drives are planned for: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 28 and July 26 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive (702-507-6100); 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 21 and July 5 at the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd. (702-507-3820); 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 28, July 26 and Aug. 16 at the Sunrise Library, 5400 E. Harris Ave. (702-507-3900); 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 12 at the Whitney Library, 5175 E. Tropicana Ave. (702-507-4010); and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 7 at the Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane (702-507-6030).

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

DIABETES LIMB-SAVING PROGRAM LAUNCHED

Doctors and nurses who are members of the Summerlin Lions Club Volunteer Medical Team plan to partner with Preventive Foot Care Centers of America for the ongoing Save a Limb and Maybe a Life Free Foot Screening Program for adult diabetics June 26 in the Summerlin Hospital Medical Building, 653 N. Town Center Drive, Suite 40 (office suite of Dr. Alan J. Stahl).

The program is administered by the nonprofit Lower Extremity Amputation Prevention (LEAP) Alliance, a Las Vegas-based organization of health professionals and community service leaders who collaborate for amputation-prevention community service programs.

To make an appointment, call 702-765-5793 and specify the appointment is for a free diabetes preventive foot screening.

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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