Valleywide Health News, Feb. 26-March 4, 2015


Dr. Sarah Ryan of Urology Specialists of Nevada is scheduled to be the guest speaker during St. Rose Dominican’s Lunch and Learn with a Doc, scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. March 4 at the San Martín campus, 8280 W. Warm Springs Road. Her presentation, “Pelvic Prolapse & Incontinence,” will describe and offer possible solutions to various pelvic health problems faced by women.

Seating is limited. For more information, call 702-616-4900.


A stroke support group is slated to meet from 3 to 4 p.m. Feb. 26 at Summerlin Hospital Medical Center, 657 N. Town Center Drive, in first-floor Conference Room B, past the cafeteria.

The group plans to meet the fourth Thursday of each month. For more information, call 702-233-7061.


A free cardiac clinic is planned at Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center, 6900 N. Durango Drive, in the main lobby from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 26. Blood pressure checks, free cholesterol screenings (fasting is recommended), an opportunity for questions and answers with cardiac and stroke coordinators, heart health education, information about the latest cardiac treatments, refreshments and giveaways are planned.


A free event, Women Enlightened We Wear Red!, is planned from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 27 in the first-floor large classroom at Summerlin Hospital Medical Center, 657 N. Town Center Drive. Attendees are invited to wear red. Heather Brookman, outpatient cardiac rehabilitation nurse at Summerlin Hospital, plans to share warning signs specific to women, prevention and heart healthy tips. Lunch will be served.

To RSVP, call 702-743-6881.


The second annual Walk with the Heart of a Child is scheduled for 8 a.m. Feb. 28 at Fashion Show mall, 3200 Las Vegas Blvd. South, to benefit the Children’s Heart Foundation. Registration for the fun walk is set for 7 a.m. Entertainment, a raffle and a Kids Zone also are planned.

During the event, teams walk in celebration and remembrance of children with heart conditions and to unite the community through awareness. Generated funds allow the foundation to continue to carry out its programs, including Camp Mend-a-Heart, Smart Heart scholarships, Family Outreach and research.

Registration fees are $25 for adults and $15 for virtual walkers, active-duty military personnel, students and seniors.

To register online, visit For more information, including sponsorships, call 702-967-3522 or visit


Nathan Adelson Hospice’s Pet Therapy Program is holding its fourth annual Dog Bed & Blanket Drive through Feb. 28 to benefit animals in local shelters. Community members are invited to donate new or gently used items at the hospice’s locations at 4141 Swenson St.; 3150 N. Tenaya Way, Suite 350; and 1201 Nevada State Drive.

The donations will then be delivered to the shelters throughout the two months. Items being collected include: dog beds; blankets; towels; and unopened dog food.

For more information, visit


Nathan Adelson Hospice plans to host its 11th annual Multicultural Luncheon & Expo March 3 at the Tuscany Hotel, 255 E. Flamingo Road, with the expo set to start at 10:30 a.m. and the luncheon planned from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The event’s theme is Planning for Tomorrow, and keynote speaker Sherri Allen, vice president of risk management for Healthcare Partners Nevada, plans to present the talk “The Tragedy of Life,” to address the importance of encouraging families to begin the conversation about what they want at the end of life.

Tickets are $65 per person or $500 for a table of 10. Sponsorships also are available. For tickets, call Stephanie Forbes at Nathan Adelson Hospice at 702-938-3910 or visit


Las Vegas HEALS plans its March Medical Mixer from 6 to 8 p.m. March 4 at the Parkway Surgical Center, 100 N. Green Valley Parkway. Tours of the surgical center and facility will be available. Early bird registration is $30. Visit


Seminars focusing on surgical options for knee and hip pain are planned from 6 to 7 p.m. March 10 and 23 in conference rooms 1 and 2 at Centennial Hills Hospital, 6900 N. Durango Drive. It will cover procedures for partial knee resurfacing and total hip replacement using the specialized MAKOplasty technology available only at Centennial Hills Hospital.

To register, call 702-388-4888. For more information, visit and click on “Hospital Services.”


Free weight loss surgery informational seminars are planned at the Surgical Weight Control Center, 3802 Meadows Lane, at 10 a.m. March 14 and 28 and 6:30 p.m. March 5 and 17.

Registration is required by calling 702-313-8446. Anyone considering weight loss surgery, including gastric sleeve, lap band or gastric bypass, or who would simply like to learn more about the various surgeries, is invited to attend.


The American Red Cross plans to host blood drives across the Las Vegas Valley. All blood types are needed, especially types O negative, A negative and B negative.

For more information or to schedule a donation appointment, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 800-733-2767.

Upcoming donation opportunities are:


Feb. 28, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Smith’s Food and Drug, 55 S. Valle Verde Drive

March 7, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Inspirada Community Association, 2000 Via Firenze

March 8, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Congregation Ner Tamid, 55 N. Valle Verde Drive

March 13, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Mercedes of Henderson, 925 Auto Show Drive

Las Vegas

Feb. 27, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., The Linq Hotel, 3535 Las Vegas Blvd. South

Feb. 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Pinnacle Entertainment, 3980 Howard Hughes Parkway

Feb. 27, 2:30 to 7:30 p.m., The Linq Hotel, 3535 Las Vegas Blvd. South

Feb. 28, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave.

March 3, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Enterprise Library, 25 E. Shelbourne Ave.

March 4, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Desert Springs Hospital, 2075 E. Flamingo Road

March 7, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Warm Springs Stake, 8670 Bruce St.

March 9, noon to 5 p.m., Keller Williams, 6180 Brent Thurman Way, Suite 100

March 10, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Camping World, 13175 Las Vegas Blvd. South

March 14, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Sky Pointe Landing Apartments, 5850 Sky Pointe Drive


Free blood pressure checks are set to be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays at the Southern Nevada Health District’s main facility, 330 S. Valley View Blvd.

For more information, visit


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.


Monthly support groups for survivors of stroke and brain injuries are planned at Centennial Hills, Desert Springs, Summerlin and Valley hospitals. The meetings offer education, encouragement and resources from other survivors and are facilitated by the stroke coordinators at each hospital.

Support groups are open to all survivors and their spouses/partners/caregivers. All four hospitals are Primary Stroke Centers and are committed to providing a continuum of care through diagnosis, intervention, treatment, acute rehabilitation and ongoing recovery.

Groups are planned at:

— Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center, 6900 N. Durango Drive, from 3 to 4 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month in Conference Room 1 & 2 on the first floor near the cafeteria. Call 702-629-1309.

— Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center, 2075 E. Flamingo Road, from 10 a.m. to noon the first Saturday of every month in the South Magna Conference Center in the black building south of the main entrance. Park off Bruce Street. Lunch is provided. Call 702-369-7560.

— Summerlin Hospital Medical Center, 657 N. Town Center Drive, from 3 to 4 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month in Conference Room B on the first floor past the cafeteria. Call 702-233-7061.

— Valley Hospital Medical Center, 620 Shadow Lane, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. the fourth Wednesday of the month in the fourth-floor acute rehabilitation unit in the dining room. Light refreshments will be served. Call 702-388-8441 or 702-388-4619.


The American Lung Association plans to host smoking cessation classes through April at locations around the valley. Sessions feature a step-by-step plan for quitting smoking, with each session designed to help smokers gain control over their behavior. The clinic format encourages participants to work on the process and problems of quitting both individually and as part of a group.

Clinics are scheduled for:

— 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays through Feb. 28 at the Aliante Library, 2400 W. Deer Springs Way; call Deb Sgambati at 702-334-8836.

— 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through April 7 at the Aljian Conference Center at St. Rose Dominican Hospital’s San Martin Campus, 8280 W. Warm Springs Road; call Kimberlee Kobernick at 702-616-4900 or register at

— 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through March 4 at Jesus is the Answer Ministries, 509 Alexander Road; call Patricia Washington at 702-452-5526.

— 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays upon request, St. Christopher’s School En Espanol, 1840 N. Bruce St., Room 8; call Rocio Galicia at 702-376-7429.


Keep Memory Alive’s 19th annual Power of Love Gala is set for June 13 to raise funds for the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, 888 W. Bonneville Ave. The event is set to feature Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli and friends and include live auctions, wine and cocktails, and cuisine by celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck.

Tickets are on sale at For more information, call 702-263-9797 or email


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

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