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Food 4 Less, "Mammovan" Team Up for Breast Cancer Prevention

Food 4 Less, "Mammovan" Team Up for Breast Cancer Prevention

 

Free and low-cost breast cancer screenings will be offered at local Food 4 Less stores throughout 2012.

Food 4 Less has teamed up with Nevada Health Centers to offer low- to no-cost breast mammograms at selected Food 4 Less locations through the Centers’ Mammovan program.

The Nevada Health Center Mammovan is a mobile mammography van designed to travel to underserved areas of the state to provide mammogram screenings to geographically isolated and/or uninsured women who otherwise might not seek out the service on their own.

The program was made possible in part from a $10,000 grant from Food 4 Less to Nevada Health Centers.

The Mammovan will be offering breast cancer screenings at the following Food 4 Less locations throughout the year:

Local Schools Choose Healthier Vending Option

Local Schools Choose Healthier Vending Option

A number of Clark County School District high schools now offer healthier vending machine options for their students.

Fresh Healthy Vending is moving into the southern Nevada market and has installed its machines in nine local high schools. All food and drink options stocked in the machines exceed nutritional guidelines for schools, according to company officials.

According to a report in Bloomberg Businessweek, the San Diego-based company "charges franchisees about $11,000 per machine, which they then manage by ordering from Fresh Healthy online and restocking once or twice a week.”

Hospital Receives Grant for Preparedness Plan

Hospital Receives Grant for Preparedness Plan

St. Rose Dominican Hospitals: San Martin Campus is one of nine hospitals around the state getting money to create a preparedness plan.

The Nevada State Health Division and the Nevada Hospital Association awarded the $10,000 grants to the hospitals. The money will be used to improve the hospitals preparation for mass casualty, fatality management and Shelter in Place incidents. 

The hospitals were selected because the preparedness plans they already had were deemed the most comprehensive and useful. The state and the hospital association hope the plans developed by these nine hospitals will be used as a model for other hospitals and communities around the state.

Other southern Nevada hospitals getting money are Centennial Hills Hospital and Medical Center, St. Rose Dominican: Siena Campus, Summerlin Hospital and University Medical Center.

VA Clinic on Track to Open in the Fall

VA Clinic on Track to Open in the Fall

This November veterans in the southern part of the Las Vegas Valley will have better access to health care.

The Veterans Administration is on track to open a new clinic at Buffalo Road and Warm Springs Road. The clinic will be home to primary care, women's health services, mental health services, and a pharmacy. It will also have an on-site radiology and lab making it  a one-stop medical center for most people. The 30,000 square foot facility is set to be finished in October and will open in November.

It is one of four new clinics around southern Nevada. The VA is working to make sure health services are easily accessible for veterans living anywhere. The clinics are being built in conjunction with the new VA Medical Complex in North Las Vegas. The other clinics will be at Charleston Boulevard and Lamb Boulevard, Boulder Highway and Major Avenue in Henderson, and Rancho Drive and Alexander Road in the northwest.

 

Students Earn Visit from UNLV Coaches

Students from Wright Elementary School earned enough points in the annual Coaches Challenge to get a visit from two head coaches.

The Coaches Challenge program encourages students to each healthy and be part of physical activity by doing that they earn points. The schools with the most points get a visit from UNLV coaches. The fifth-graders at Wright Elementary School and third-graders at Nate Mack Elementary earned the most points and will get a visit on Tuesday from UNLV's new head Basketball Coach Dave Rice and the head women's Soccer coach Jennifer Klein.


“We continue to see high rates of obesity among children and to combat this, it is so important to encourage children to create good, healthy habits that will carry through their entire lives. By adopting good habits now they will be able to live active and full lives,” said Coach Rice.

Charity Walk will Benefit People with Rare Disorder

Charity Walk will Benefit People with Rare Disorder

People from across the valley will gather at Town Square to walk for people impacted by the rare disorder Huntington's Disease.

The Team Hope walk will start at 8 a.m on Saturday May 14. The walk will benefit people with Huntington's Disease which is a neurodegenerative disorder. Besides a walk to raise money and awareness there will be food, entertainment, an auction, face painting and a dunk tank. There will also be a book signing by climber Lynn Hills. More than 300,000 people in the U.S. have the disease.

To sign up for the walk or create a team please visit www.firstgiving.com/hdsa-scr/Event/teamhopelasvegaswalk

St. Rose San Martin Campus Wins National Award

St. Rose San Martin Campus Wins National Award

National Healing Corporation, an industry leader accounting for approximately 30 percent of the nation's managed and outsourced wound healing centers, has recognized the St. Rose Dominican Hospitals-San Martín Campus Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center with its Front Runner Award.

The center was recognized for maximizing its resources to meet the growing needs of its community.