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Health, Fitness Fair To Be Put on By Kids at Stupak Center

Health, Fitness Fair To Be Put on By Kids at Stupak Center

 

Health and fitness are on the agenda for a Saturday fair at Stupak Community Center.

The center’s Youth Council invites people to a Fun & Fitness Fair at the center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Families can enjoy games, healthy snacks, health screenings (blood sugar, heart rate, blood pressure,) information and activities, as well as register for the center’s workshops, activities and classes. Admission and all activities are free.

The Stupak Community Center is located at 251 W. Boston Ave. For more information, call 229-2488.

New Health Card Office Set to Open

 

A new health card office will soon open in east Las Vegas.

Health card services offered by the Southern Nevada Health District at its East Las Vegas Public Health Center will be unavailable Thursday, Feb. 16 while the program is moved to a new location in the same complex.

The new health cards office, 570 N. Nellis Blvd., Ste. E-12 will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21. For more information, visit the health district website, www.SNHD.info.

The East Las Vegas Public Health Center is open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (closed on Friday). Services include health cards, birth/death certificates, family planning services (by appointment), children’s exams (by appointment), women’s healthcare services, and immunizations for adults and children.

Health district public health centers are located at: 

Youth Groups to Clean Up Cigarette Litter in Parks

Youth Groups to Clean Up Cigarette Litter in Parks

 

A number of local youth groups are partnering with Keep Las Vegas Beautiful, the American Lung Association and the city of Las Vegas to clean up cigarette litter in five city parks Saturday morning.

The event takes place from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.

Parks that will be cleaned around playgrounds, grassy areas and picnic sections include:

Health District Opens Flu Shot Clinic

Health District Opens Flu Shot Clinic

The sniffs and sneezes of flu season are just a few weeks away. To combat the illness, the Southern Nevada Health District opened its flu shot clinic Monday.

The health district is offering seasonal flu vaccine for $28, the inhaled version for $43 and the new high-dose shot for people over 65 for $53. It is recommended that everyone 6 months and older get a yearly flu vaccination. Those at the highest risk should get the vaccine including children under 5, adults 65 and older, and pregnant women. The health district says there is plenty of vaccine for everyone this year.

The vaccine clinics are offered at the health district’s three offices.

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

  • Ravenholt Public Health Center, 625 Shadow Lane

Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.

Dental Clinic Brings Care to Underserved Kids

Dental Clinic Brings Care to Underserved Kids

 

A new dental clinic on the Clark High School campus will provide children with much-needed dental care.

Councilwoman Lois Tarkanian joined Clark County School District Trustee Chris Garvey Friday to officially open the new Future Smiles Dental Center for education and prevention of oral disease, or E-POD, for at-risk children from birth to 18 years. The new clinic is located in a city of Las Vegas modular building at Clark High School, 4291 W. Pennwood Ave.

Nevada third graders have the highest number of dental problems in the country. Teachers and staff see more and more children with dental issues and no insurance.

“I was doing lunch duty and this little fellow could not eat his peanut butter and jelly sandwich. It was causing him pain and he was crying,” school counselor Diann Marcella said.

Valley Hospital Opens New Rehab Facility

Valley Hospital has opened a new facility designed to help get people who have lost physical or mental function back to a more normal life.

The 16-bed inpatient rehabilitation unit will provide state-of-the-art physical and occupational therapy. The focus will be on patients who have suffered brain injuries, strokes or other loss of function. The new center will improve the hospital's neurological services program.

The physical therapy side of the unit features private exercise areas and an ambulation system that helps support patients learning to walk again. The occupational therapy area includes a full-scale kitchen, laundry and bathroom area. The unit will also have a speech therapy area equipped with E-Swallow, an advanced neuromuscular electrical stimulation to help people struggling with the inability to swallow.

Hours Extended for Immunization Clinic

Health officials are extending hours and locations to keep up with the demand for immunizations before the start of school.

The Southern Nevada Health District will offer immunizations until 6 p.m. Friday at the Ravenholt Public Health Center on Shadow Lane. Students must bring their immunization record and be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 

The health district will also be offering vaccinations at the Henderson Public Health Center until 3:30 p.m., and at the Community Outreach Medical Center until 3 p.m. on Friday. 

Shot clinics will also be available at the Galleria Mall in Henderson, the Walmart Supercenter on West Charleston Boulevard and Anthem Hills Pediatrics on South Rainbow Boulevard on Saturday. The Southern Nevada Immunization and Health Coalition is sponsoring some of the weekend shot clinics. For a complete list of locations and times, check out snicnv.org .