Valleywide Health News, June 5-11, 2014


RAINBOW LIBRARY TO HOST FREE HEART SCREENINGS

The Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive, plans to offer free heart ultrasound screenings from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 6. Screenings offered include echo (heart), carotid and abdominal aorta.

Screenings are offered in partnership with the American Institute of Medical Sonography for adults 21 or older. No insurance is needed, and screenings involve no dyes, fasting or injections.

Walk-ins will be accepted as space is available. To schedule an appointment, call 702-369-4216.

HEALTH EVENTS SET AT SOUTHWEST MEDICAL ASSOCIATES LIFESTYLE CENTER

The Southwest Medical Associates Lifestyle Center-West, 8680 W. Cheyenne Ave., plans to host a stress management program Thursday evenings through June 6.

Preregistration is required. To register, call 702-877-5356.

For more information, visit smalv.com or call 800-638-4113.

AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION PLANS FASHION SHOW AND DINNER FOR JUNE 6

The American Lung Association plans to host its fourth annual Swing into Summer fashion show and dinner June 6 at the Las Vegas Country Club, 3000 Joe W. Brown Drive. The event is to be hosted by comic and magician Adam London, with fashions to be show by the Best of Saks Fifth Avenue. A cocktail hour and silent auction also are planned.

Items can be viewed at lung.auction-bid.org.

Tickets are $150. For tickets, visit swingintosummerwithsaks.com. Guests are encouraged to wear tropical attire. For more information, call 702-431-6333.

SPRINGS PRESERVE PLANS HEALTH, HEALING & HAPPINESS CONFERENCE

The third annual Health, Healing & Happiness conference is set for June 7 and 8 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd.

Produced by belsandia.com, the third annual gathering is scheduled to continue coverage of natural solutions that embrace the whole body, mind and spirit. World-class speakers are set to offer knowledge about nutrition, fitness, spirituality and personal development.

For more information, visit health-healing-happiness.com.

TEAM CHALLENGE INFORMATION SESSIONS PLANNED

Team Challenge, an endurance training and fundraising program for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, plans to host information sessions in June.

Sessions are scheduled for: 11 a.m. June 7 at REI in Boca Park, 710 S. Rampart Blvd.; 7 p.m. June 4 at REI in The District at Green Valley Ranch, 2220 Village Walk Drive; 6 p.m. June 10 at LV Cyclery, 10575 Discovery Drive; and 6 p.m. June 12 at Gordon Biersch in Boca Park, 750 S. Rampart Blvd.

Professional coaches plan to host group training sessions and clinics on swimming, bike maintenance, equipment, injury prevention, nutrition, fueling and hydration and other relevant topics for three sessions per week. After 16 weeks of training, Team Challenge participants plan to travel to San Diego for the Sept. 21 TriRock triathalon.

For more information, contact James Edwards at 808-224-0071 or jedwards@ccfa.org.

CHRONIC LUNG CONDITION GROUP TO MEET

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. June 12 at Southwest Medical Associates Lifestyle Center-West, 8680 W. Cheyenne Ave. Family and friends are welcome. Meetings are slated for the second Thursday of each month.

To RSVP, call 702-677-3056.

BEREAVEMENT GROUP TO MEET JUNE 18 AT TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM

A bereavement group plans to meet at 10:30 June 18 at Temple Beth Sholom, 10700 Havenwood Lane.

Meetings are open to the public, and coffee is served.

For more information, email vegasrita1@aol.com or call 702-596-4321.

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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