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Health, wellness efforts earn Lunt, other schools national nod

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation recently honored 251 schools from 25 states for efforts to create a healthier environment for students. Clark County schools receiving recognition were Sewell and Lunt elementary schools and Northwest Career and Technical Academy.

Support group looks to help those with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease

Northwest Las Vegas resident Virginia Mamone, 39, knows CMT all too well. Because of the confusing name, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, she tells people it is a neuromuscular disorder. She has had it for roughly 15 years. It began as a tingling in both of her little fingers.

Doctor faces health care challenges in downtown Las Vegas

Zubin Damania and his wife, radiologist Margaret Lin, have heeded the call from Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh to drop everything and move to Las Vegas and “help fix health care.”

Walk to raise funds for canine cancer research

The Puppy Up! Walk is planned for Nov. 3 at Bruce Trent Park to benefit the 2 Million Dogs Foundation, which is helping fund canine cancer research and its link to human cancer.

Basic High School hosts free health care clinic for children

With the dawn of a new school year, Henderson holds at least one pleasant surprise in store for many parents throughout the valley. It’s the Dr. Joel & Carol Bower School-Based Health Center, a free children’s clinic at Basic High School. The center is a lifesaver for parents who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford or have easy access to critical services that keep their kids, ages 4 to 19, in school. Among those services are required pre-entry school immunizations, asthma management, sports physicals and primary care. Patients can come from anywhere in Las Vegas – and sometimes do.

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