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Medical school opening clinic in Henderson

Medical school opening clinic in Henderson

University of Nevada School of Medicine is opening a new clinic in Henderson.

The Patient Care Center will offer primary and specialty care ranging from family and women's health to sports medicine and oncology surgery.

The new clinic, which is part of the medical corridor at St. Rose Parkway and Seven Hills Drive, will open May 15 and is taking appointments now.  A grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place in June.

The school operates 13 other clinics throughout the Las Vegas valley. All the physicians are affiliated with the university and board certified.

For a complete list of services and doctors, go to medicine.nevada.edu/henderson.

City of Henderson Offering Life-Saving Device Loan Program

City of Henderson Offering Life-Saving Device Loan Program

The city of Henderson has created a loan program for a life-saving device for people using city parks and facilities for events.

The city will loan out automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, at no cost to organizers of gatherings and sporting events that use city facilities.

An AED is a portable electronic device that can detect cardiac arrest and deliver a shock to restore normal heart rhythm.

The city decided to launch the program after three mothers approached them with the idea. The women had started an organization known as Adam's Heart after one of their sons suffered sudden cardiac arrest during a soccer game.

An event organizer or coach can request the device when reserving the city facility at least three weeks before the event. Users must be 18 years and older and must finish a 30-minute training class.  

City of Henderson Offers Lighten Up Challenge

City of Henderson Offers Lighten Up Challenge

The city of Henderson is again hosting its Lighten Up Henderson weight loss challenge, starting in January.

The idea is to get residents to lose weight and get fit in the new year. People can sign up and weigh in at most of the city's recreation centers from 6 to 8 a.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday from Jan. 13 to Jan. 17.

Those who are part of the challenge can work out at any of the city's recreation fitness room. Memberships are $15 per month for unlimited access. There is also a buy-three-months-get-one-month-free offer, which is valid through Jan. 31.

To help people stay on track for their weight loss goals, individuals can provide weight loss updates to win incentive prizes. Prizes will be awarded for people who lose the most weight based on age and gender.

Participating centers:

Healthy Eating, Physical Activity Win Awards for Students

Healthy Eating, Physical Activity Win Awards for Students

 

Winners recently were announced for the 6th annual UNLV Coaches Challenge, a program that encourages children to choose healthy food and participate in physical activity.

This year’s Coaches Challenge included more than 13,000 elementary school children from 112 schools. The program experienced its best success since 2007.

A UNLV head coach will visit each winning classroom throughout May to congratulate the students.

This year’s UNLV Coaches Challenge winning classrooms represent four elementary schools:

St. Rose Receives Breast Cancer Education Grant

St. Rose Receives Breast Cancer Education Grant

 

St. Rose Dominican Hospitals will receive another $25,000 grant to help improve awareness of early detection of breast cancer.

The Avon Breast Health Outreach Program gave the funds to St. Rose Dominican Hospitals’ R.E.D. (Responsible Early Detection) Rose Program for education about early detection through annual mammograms. It’s the third year the program has received funding from the Avon Foundation for Women.

The R.E.D. Rose Program refers women and men under 49 who lack adequate health care coverage or the means to pay, to the following services: free clinical breast exams, mammograms, ultrasounds, surgical consultations and biopsies. The program also provides information and referrals as well as financial assistance to those undergoing treatment.

Henderson Hosts Second Weight Loss Challenge

Henderson Hosts Second Weight Loss Challenge

 

The City of Henderson will put on its second annual weight loss challenge for 2013.

This program encourages people to lose weight for better health and fitness in 2013 and beyond. It is open to anyone over the age of 13 who lives, works, learns, or plays in Henderson. Everyone who signs up for the free challenge will receive a free one-week fitness room pass valid at all city of Henderson recreation centers.

Participants are invited to weigh in from 6-8 a.m. or from 6-8 p.m. January 14-18 at:

Berry-Licious Pancake to Raise Money for Breast Cancer Cure

Berry-Licious Pancake to Raise Money for Breast Cancer Cure

 

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and a popular eatery has created a special pancake to help raise money for a cure.

Hash House a Go Go created a 'cake for a cure made with berries that some studies have suggested have cancer-fighting phytochemicals, including raspberries, cranberries and strawberries. The pancakes also have cherries and pomegranates which are high in antioxidants.

The restaurant will donate $1 from the sale of every 'cake for the cure through the entire month of October to a group of Las Vegans who will be walking in a breast cancer fundraising walk.

"It's great to be able to assist Las Vegans participating in Susan G. Komen's 3-Day walk with our very berry-licious 'Cake for the Cure pancake," said Jim Rees, owner of Hash House A Go Go. "Our Chef created a delicious and health-conscious pancake for everyone to enjoy."