Health information, news and events for June 25-July 1, 2015

BLOODMOBILE DRIVES PLANNED ACROSS VALLEY

UBS Bloodmobile drives are planned at multiple times and locations around the valley. Call 702-233-9620 or visit unitedbloodservices.org and enter the code specific to the location, listed below. The locations include:

From 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 26 at the Aliante, 7300 Aliante Parkway. Enter sponsor code aliante.

From 9 a.m. to noon June 26 at Texas Station, 2101 Texas Star Lane. Enter sponsor code texas.

From 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 27 at Calvary Chapel Spring Valley, 7175 W. Oquendo Road. Enter sponsor code calvarychapelsv.

From 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. June 27 at the Sunrise Library, 5400 Harris Ave. Enter sponsor code sunriselibrary.

From 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. June 27 at the Veterans Memorial Leisure Services Center, 101 N. Pavilion Center Drive. Enter sponsor code: summerlin.

From 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 27 at the West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd. Enter sponsor code wcharlestonlibrary.

From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 28 at the Galleria at Sunset mall, 1300 W. Sunset Road. Enter sponsor code galleriamall.

From 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 28 at REI Boca Park, 701 S. Rampart Blvd. Enter sponsor code reibocapark.

From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 30 at the Department of Motor Vehicles, 8250 W. Flamingo Road. Enter sponsor code dmvflamingo.

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 30 at Las Vegas Jobs.Com, 2101 Texas Star Lane. Enter sponsor code lvjobs.

From 2 to 5:30 p.m. July 1 at the Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive. Enter sponsor code rainbowlibrary.

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 2 at the Cambridge Community Center, 3900 Cambridge St. Suite 11. Enter sponsor code cambridge.

From 2 to 6:30 p.m. July 2 at the Centennial Hills YMCA, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive. Enter sponsor code chymca.

BLOOD DRIVES SCHEDULED ACROSS LAS VEGAS VALLEY

The American Red Cross encourages residents to donate. Blood drives are planned coninually across the Las Vegas Valley. All blood types are needed, especially O negative, A negative and B negative, on a regular basis. To schedule a donation appointment, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 800-733-2767. Upcoming donation opportunities are:

Henderson

From 10 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. June 25 at In Corp, 2360 Corporate Circle, Suite 400.

Las Vegas

From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 26 at Helix Electric, 3078 E. Sunset Road, Suite 9.

From 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 27 at the West Las Vegas Library, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd.

From 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 27 at TitleMax, 5060 S. Fort Apache Road.

From 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. June 27 at Church of God International, 4331 W. Charleston Blvd., Unit D.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 28 at T.J. Maxx, 10000 W. Sahara Ave.

From 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 29 at Marnell Companies, 222 Via Marnell Way.

From 1 to 5:30 p.m. June 29 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive.

FREE SEMINARS FOR KNEE, HIP SURGERIES OFFERED

Free seminars for surgical options for knee and hip pain are planned from 6 to 7 p.m. July 13 and 30 at Centennial Hills Hospital, 6900 N. Durango Drive. Registration is required. Call 702-388-4888.

FREE WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY SEMINAR SCHEDULED

A free weight loss surgery informational seminar is planned at 10 a.m. June 27 at the Surgical Weight Control Center, 3802 Meadows Lane. Registration is required. Call 702-313-8446.

FIBROMYALGIA GROUP MEETS SECOND, THIRD THURSDAYS

The Fibromyalgia Friends Support Group of Southern Nevada is scheduled to meet during lunch and evening sessions the second and third Thursday of the month, respectively. Lunch meetings are set from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Fiesta Henderson buffet, 777 W. Lake Mead Parkway. Evening meetings are planned from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Barbara Greenspun Women’s Care Center, 2651 Paseo Verde Parkway, Suite 180. Visit fmfriends.org.

FAMILIES ASKED TO TAKE SUNDAY DINNER PLEDGE TO SUPPORT SENIORS

Bonnie Reppert, owner of the Home Instead Senior Care office serving Las Vegas, Henderson and Boulder City, is asking families to take the Sunday Dinner Pledge and commit to scheduling regular meals with senior loved ones. For every pledge made, the Home Instead Senior Care Foundation will donate $1 to Meals on Wheels (up to $20,000) to help ensure that all seniors have access to healthy, nutritious meals.

Also included in the Sunday Dinner Pledge program is a year’s worth of healthy, easy-to-make recipes and shopping guides to help make family meals a positive experience for all generations.

Visit tinyurl.com/sundinnerpledge.

BREAST CANCER EMPOWERMENT GROUP MEETS EACH MONTH

A free Breast Cancer Empowerment/Support Group is set to meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at Summerlin Hospital Medical Center, 657 N. Town Center Drive.

Topics vary and include guest speakers, resources and open discussion with the goal of helping to empower and support women. RSVP by calling 702-233-7155.

HEALTH GROUP LOOKING FOR RESIDENTS’ INPUT

HealthInsight, a private nonprofit organization working to improve health care in Nevada hospitals, doctor’s offices and nursing homes, needs the public’s input to improve the health care experience.

The group is creating a Patient and Family Advisory Council to better understand the health care system from the patient’s viewpoint. Patients, families and caregivers participating in the council will share their personal stories and health care experiences.

People of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Contact Gina Pirozzi at gpirozzi@healthinsight.org or 702-933-7326.

BETTER BREATHERS CLUB MEETS MONTHLY

The Better Breathers Club is set to meet the second Tuesday of the month at Centennial Hills Hospital, 6900 N. Durango Drive. This educational and social support group is for people with lung disease, their loved ones and caregivers. A light lunch and snacks are planned.

Call Henry Clay at 702-835-9898.

FREE STD TESTING AVAILABLE

Free weekly STD screenings are available at the Gay and Lesbian Center of Southern Nevada and the Richard Steele Boxing Facility. Visit snhd.info/sexual-health-clinic.

STROKE SUPPORT GROUP PLANS MEETINGS

The Stroke Support Group is set to meet at various times monthly:

From 3 to 4 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month at Summerlin Hospital Medical Center, 657 N. Town Center Drive, 702-233-7061.

From 3 to 4 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at Centennial Hills Hospital, 6900 N. Durango Drive, 702-629-1309.

From 10 a.m. to noon the first Saturday of the month at the South Magna Conference Center, south of the Desert Springs Hospital main entrance, 2075 E. Flamingo Road, 702-369-7560. Recommended parking is off Bruce Street. Lunch is provided.

From 10 to 11:30 a.m. the fourth Wednesday of the month on the fourth floor of Valley Hospital, 620 Shadow Lane. Call 702-388-8441 or 702-388-4619. Light refreshments will be served.

SOUTHWEST MEDICAL ASSOCIATES TO HOST WEIGHT MANAGEMENT GROUP

The HEW/Weight Management Support Group is planned from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Mondays at the Southwest Medical Associates Lifestyle Center-West, 8670 W. Cheyenne Ave., Suite 105. Discuss nutrition and exercise and get tips for weight loss.

To register, call 702-877-5356.

SUMMERLIN HOSPITAL TO HOST STROLLER STRIDES CLASS

A new Stroller Strides Fit4Mom class is planned from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays on the campus of Summerlin Hospital Medical Center, 653 N. Town Center Drive.

Stroller Strides is a total fitness program that moms do with their babies. Activities include power walking/jogging and intervals of strength and body toning exercise using exercise tubing, a stroller and the environment. The class is taught by certified fitness instructors with specialty training in the pre- and postnatal woman. Instructors weave songs and activities into the routine designed to engage and entertain the babies.

Registration is required. To enroll, visit lasvegas.fit4mom.com.

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