Valleywide Health News, May 8-14, 2014

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 a stress management program Thursday evenings through June 6. 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.

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.

MOTHER BABY COMMUNITY SUPPORT GROUP OFFERED AT CENTENNIAL HILLS HOSPITAL

A weekly mother baby community support group is scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 12, 19 and 27 in conference rooms 1 and 2 at Centennial Hills Hospital, 6900 N. Durango Drive. Participants are required to bring a blanket, pillow, lunch and snacks. The free support group is to open to all mothers in Southern Nevada.

INFANT MASSAGE CLASS SCHEDULED FOR MAY 14

University Medical Center plans to host an infant massage class at 1 p.m. May 14 at the Family Resource Center, 1120 Shadow Lane.

The class is designed to teach techniques to calm and relax infants 6 weeks to 1 year.

For more information, visit tinyurl.com/lwu6v8o.

O2 ON THE GO TO HOST SUPPORT GROUP MAY 16

O2 On the Go, a support group for people with pulmonary diseases, is slated to meet from 10 a.m. to noon May 16 at the H2U MountainView Office, 3150 N. Tenaya Way, Suite 114.

Meetings are scheduled for the third Friday of every month. For more information, call 702-233-5474.

COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR SET MAY 17 AT CENTENNIAL HILLS HOSPITAL

A free community health fair is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 17 in the main lobby at Centennial Hills Hospital, 6900 N. Durango Drive. Activities will include free health screenings for blood pressure, bone density, glucose* and cholesterol* (*fasting recommended for accurate adults) and health education from staff, physician offices and local agencies and businesses. The fair will also feature games, raffles, prizes, face painting, balloon art and refreshments. A free gift will be given to the first 100 people.

BEREAVEMENT GROUP SET TO GATHER AT TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM

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

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

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. May 29.

The event is set to cover benefits and beneficiaries, deductibles and copays, 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.

SPRINGS PRESERVE PLANS HEALTH, HEALING & HAPPINESS CONFERENCE

The third annual Health, Healing & Happiness conference is set for June 7 and 8 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd.

Produced by belsandia.com, the third annual gathering is scheduled to continue coverage of natural solutions that embrace the whole body, mind and spirit. World-class speakers are set to offer knowledge about nutrition, fitness, spirituality and personal development.

For more information, visit health-healing-happiness.com.

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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