Valleywide Health News, Aug. 14-20, 2014

DESERT RADIOLOGISTS OPENS NEW OFFICE ON NELLIS BOULEVARD

Desert Radiologists has opened a new $2.5 million, 8,000-square-foot facility at 31 N. Nellis Blvd. in the Charleston Commons Shopping Center. It is the only imaging center east of Interstate 15 and U.S. Highway 95. It features a staff of 30, including board-certified radiologists and other specially trained technical and support personnel, and will provide a variety of imaging services.

The new outpatient radiology office also will accommodate the diagnostic imaging needs of many of the 165,000 hospitality workers and their families, who are covered through the Culinary Health Fund and live in the northeast area. Desert Radiologists and the Culinary Health Fund entered into an exclusive five-year contract for medical imaging services earlier this year.

For information or scheduling, call 702-759-8600 or visit desertradiologists.com.

SHEPHERD EYE CENTER OPENS NEW SOUTHWEST LOCATION

The Shepherd Eye Center has opened its fourth valley location at 9100 W. Post Road. It also welcomed new ophthalmologists Dr. Brian D. Alder and Dr. Raymond B. Theodosis.

For more information, visit shepherdeye.com.

CHRONIC LUNG CONDITION GROUP TO MEET AUG. 14

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. Aug. 14 at Southwest Medical Associates Lifestyle Center-West, 8680 W. Cheyenne Ave.

Family and friends are welcome to come in support of their loved one. Meetings are the second Thursday of each month. To RSVP, call 702-677-3056.

PULMONARY GROUP TO MEET AUG. 15

O2 On the Go, a support group for people with pulmonary disease, is slated to meet from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 15 at the H2U MountainView Office, 3150 N. Tenaya Way, Suite 114. It schedules its meetings for the third Friday of every month.

For more information, call 702-233-5474.

BLOOD DRIVE PLANNED AT SUNRISE LIBRARY

United Blood Services plans to host a blood drive from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Sunrise Library, 5400 E. Harris Ave. (702-507-3900).

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

FREE CAREGIVERS WORKSHOPS PLANNED AT CLARK COUNTY LIBRARY

Senior Services is offering a free, three-part series for caregivers at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. The series began Aug. 4. The final workshop is planned from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 18 on Managing Caregiver Stress.

For reservations, contact Julie Okabayashi at 702-507-3458. For program information, contact Ellen Grossman of Nevada Senior Services/Adult Day Care Centers of Las Vegas and Henderson at 702-648-3425.

MEDICARE MADE CLEAR PRESENTATION SET FOR AUG. 28

Medicare Made Clear, a presentation by Susan Valdez and Carl Bahr, is planned for 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 28 at Southwest Medical Associates Lifestyle Center-West, 8670 W. Cheyenne Ave., Suite 105.

To RSVP or for more information, call 855-861-8277.

FREE FOOT SCREENINGS PLANNED SEPT. 5

Dr. Nicole Dalessandro plans to host a free foot screening clinic for all ages at the Desert Institute of Specialty Care, 9339 W. Sunset Road, Suite 100, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 5. To make an appointment, call 702-630-3472. For more information, visit discspecialtycare.com.

FIBROMYALGIA FRIENDS SUPPORT GROUP ANNOUNCES TEEN PROGRAM

The Fibromyalgia Friends Support Group of Southern Nevada, a nonprofit based in Henderson, has announced the initiation of a teen program to educate and provide support for middle, high school and college age teenagers with fibromyalgia.

The program will take place monthly via Google Hangouts from 7 to 8 p.m. the second Thursday of each month. Ten people will be able to join each meeting each month. For instructions about how to participate, visit fmfriends.org. and click on “Teen Meetings.”

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.

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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