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Valleywide Health News, April 24-30, 2014

IMMUNIZATION CLINICS PLANNED THROUGH MAY 3

The Southern Nevada Immunization and Health Coalition plans to host no-cost immunization and health clinics during National Infant Immunization Week April 26-May 3.

The April 26 clinic is planned from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Discovery Children’s Museum, 360 Promenade Place, for families enrolled in the Nevada WIC program.

The May 2 clinic is planned from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. during a Baby Happy Hour Health Fair sponsored by Helping Kids Clinic at Trinity Life Center, 1000 E. St. Louis Ave.

The May 3 clinic is planned from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with Passport to Immunizations sponsored by the Southern Nevada Health District at 330 S. Valley View Blvd.

For more information, visit vaxvegas.org or call 702-616-4915.

HEALTH EVENTS SET AT SOUTHWEST MEDICAL ASSOCIATES LIFESTYLE CENTER

The Southwest Medical Associates Lifestyle Center-West, 8680 W. Cheyenne Ave. (look for the entry marked Social Club), plans to host an advanced directives information session at 9 a.m. April 24. Medical directives for care of those who become incapacitated will be discussed. To register, call 702-677-3053.

A stress management program is slated for Thursday evenings April 24 through June 6 at the center. Preregistration is required. To register, call 702-877-5356.

The Better Breathers Support Group, for people living with asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer or other chronic lung conditions, is set to meet from 1 to 2 p.m. May 8 at the center. Meetings are planned for the second Thursday of each month. To RSVP, call 702-677-3056.

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

STOP SMOKING WORKSHOP PLANNED THROUGH APRIL 28 AT SUMMERLIN HOSPITAL

A free Freedom from Smoking workshop is planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays through April 28 in Classroom 1B (past the cafeteria) at Summerlin Hospital Medical Center, 657 N. Town Center Drive.

The American Lung Association invites smokers desiring to quit to attend and create a week-by-week, personalized plan.

For more information, call 702-233-7470.

WEST CHARLESTON LIBRARY TO HOST MEDICARE WORKSHOP

The West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd., plans to host a free Medicare workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. April 29 and May 29.

The event is set to cover benefits and beneficiaries, deductibles and co-pays, how to file a claim, how to detect and report Medicare fraud and abuse, caregiver protection and more.

For more information, call 702-507-3964.

HEALTH LECTURE PLANNED MAY 4

The West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd., plans to host a health lecture on acid reflux, diverticulosis, chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia from 2 to 4 p.m. May 4.

Dr. Tikva Butler is set to discuss how to manage, improve and reverse these conditions with lifestyle changes and herbs.

For more information, call 702-507-3964.

BEREAVEMENT GROUP SET TO GATHER AT TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM

A bereavement group plans to meet at 10:30 a.m. May 7 and 21 at Temple Beth Sholom, 10700 Havenwood Lane.

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

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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