Valleywide Health News, Oct. 9-15, 2014

FREE DIABETIC FOOT SCREENINGS PLANNED AT SMITH’S

Smith’s, the Las Vegas Summerlin Lions Club and the nonprofit Lower Extremity Amputation Prevention (LEAP) Alliance have teamed up to offer free foot screenings, which are simple and painless, to help prevent diabetes-related foot amputation.

The preventative screening program is being offered at two Smith’s locations: 2211 N. Rampart Blvd. and 8555 W. Sahara Ave. To make an appointment, call 702-765-5793.

BEREAVEMENT GROUP TO MEET AT TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM

A bereavement group plans to meet at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 15 at Temple Beth Sholom, 10700 Havenwood Lane. Future dates are slated for Oct. 29 and Nov. 12 and 26.

The meetings are open to the community, and coffee is served.

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

FUN AFTER 55 HEALTH EXPO PLANNED AT THE SOUTH POINT

The South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to host a Fun After 55 Health Expo from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 18. A free Four Tops concert is planned for 6 p.m.

Free expo tickets are available at HealthCare Partners primary care and cardiology clinics and at the Humana Guidance Center at 8975 W. Charleston Blvd., Suite 100, and 1000 N. Green Valley Parkway, Suite 720. A donation of a bag of gently used clothing is appreciated in exchange for concert tickets, although a donation is not required.

For more information, visit funafter55.com or call 702-331-1350.

FYZICAL TO HOST SEMINAR OCT. 18 AT JW MARRIOTT

Fyzical Therapy and Balance Centers, a nationwide network of medical and scientific-based physical therapy and fitness centers, plans to host a national seminar for physical therapists from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 18 at the JW Marriott, 221 N. Rampart Blvd. The seminar is designed to help private practice owners address business challenges and also will discuss Fyzical’s vision to improve its industry.

Admission is free. To sign up, visit theptfuture.com.

PROGRAM TO EXPLORE SELF MANAGEMENT OF CHRONIC DISEASES

A Chronic Diseases Self-Management program is scheduled from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Fridays through Nov. 14 at the Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive.

The workshops cover chronic illnesses such as diabetes, arthritis and heart disease. Admission is free but requires advance registration and is open to members of the center who have paid the $2 yearly membership fee.

To sign up, call 702-229-1702.

HEMOPHILIA WALK AND 5K RAISES MORE THAN $50,000

The Nevada chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation’s 2014 Hemophilia Walk and 5K raised more than $50,000. More than 400 people attended the event at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs.

Funds raised will be used in a number of ways. Every year, the Nevada chapter sends children with an inherited bleeding disorder and their siblings to a medically supervised camp at no cost. Funds also will be used to underwrite support groups for the newly diagnosed and their families.

For additional information, visit hfnv.org.

UNION VILLAGE HOSTS GROUNDBREAKING ON HOSPITAL IN HENDERSON

On Oct. 8, Union Village LLC and The Valley Health System hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking to kick off construction of the $1.2 billion project, with Valley breaking ground on a new acute care hospital, its sixth in Southern Nevada.

Located near U.S. Highway 95 and Galleria Drive, Union Village will offer a world-class hospital complex and health center in an integrated health village, along with residential, entertainment and specialty retail space, a senior retirement community and a civic and cultural arts center integrated into a master-planned community.

For more information, visit unionvillage.net.

TRANSFORMATION CHALLENGE PLANNED AT LAS VEGAS FIT BODY BOOT CAMP

Dave Olesczuk, owner of Las Vegas Fit Body Boot Camp, 7293 W. Sahara Ave., plans to launch a Transformation Challenge beginning Oct. 20. The boot camp integrates four fitness factors: cardio, resistance, core and flexibility.

There is a $50 fee to participate, along with $25 per week, for which clients receive fitness training and nutritional plans and the opportunity to win Friday raffles.

For more information, visit fitbodybootcamp.com or call 702-750-2956.

WEEKLY CLASSES TO TEACH PARENTS AND CHILDREN ABOUT HEALTHY EATING

University Medical Center plans a free parenting education workshop series for children ages 3-5 and their parents at the Family Resource Center, 1120 Shadow Lane.

The goal of the seven-week Little Books/Little Cooks program is to teach healthy eating and nutrition. Sessions are set for 1:30 to 3 p.m. Mondays through Oct. 27.

For more information, visit umcsn.com or call 702-383-2000.

MARCH OF DIMES PLANS WOMEN’S HEALTH SYMPOSIUM NOV. 8

The March of Dimes: 2014 Women’s Health Symposium is planned for 8 a.m. Nov. 8 at The Innevation Center, 6795 Edmond St. It aims to educate healthcare providers and community leaders on identifying women who are at risk for preterm birth, manage women at risk for preterm birth and decrease the adverse outcomes associated with preterm birth.

For more information, visit tinyurl.com/n8hvdyd.

LOU RUVO CENTER OFFERS SUPPORT GROUPS, SERVICES

Free multiple sclerosis counseling services are offered at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, 888 W. Bonneville Ave. Individual, couple and family therapy are available to address a range of issues related to mood, adjustment to diagnosis, relationships and care giving. Also, a multiple sclerosis support group is scheduled to meet from noon to 1 p.m. the first Thursday of every month for adult family members of individuals with MS. For more information, call 702-483-6006 or email fairchj@ccf.org.

A Huntington’s disease support group is scheduled to meet from noon to 1 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of every month. The group is for gene positive individuals (asymptomatic and early stage) and adult family members. For more information, call 702-483-6035 or email municd@ccf.org.

A memory loss caregiver support group is scheduled to meet from 1:15 to 2:45 p.m. Wednesdays. The group is for adult family members who provide care and/or support for loved ones with memory loss and is facilitated by Dr. Donna Munic-Miller. For more information, call 702-483-6035 or email municd@ccf.org.

A Parkinson’s disease support group is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month. The group is for early-stage individuals and adult family members who provide care and/or support for loved ones with Parkinson’s disease. Separate groups meet at the same time. Phone screening for new early-stage participants is required. For more information, call 702-483-6054 or email cliffoj@ccf.org.

For more information on programs and services, visit keepmemoryalive.org/socialservices.

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.

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