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Group Pushes for Smoke-Free Boulder City

Group Pushes for Smoke-Free Boulder City

A group of people in Boulder City want to make the city smoke free.

The group has gone before the city council asking for an ordinance to uphold the state ban on smoking and to remove most of the exemptions.

“They came to us as council members asking us to take another step forward from where state law is. State law does quite a bit but there are a lot of exemptions for resort hotels and where food is prepared. They want to really take what was in state law and not have those exemptions,” Boulder City Councilman Cam Walker said.

Garth Schulz and his wife are leading the charge. They have three kids, and say they want their children to breathe air free of smoke. The group has taken out advertisements in the Boulder City Review asking for support for a smoke-free city.

Students Walk to Fight Cancer

Students Walk to Fight Cancer

Students at high schools across southern Nevada are walking all night to raise money for cancer research. 

It is part of the Relay for Life event. Students in Boulder City, North Las Vegas, Mesquite and Henderson will take turns walking around school tracks for 12 hours. People involved will camp out along the track. They can enjoy music, entertainment and food. 

The Relay for Life starts at 6 p.m. on Friday at Boulder City High School. Walkers will be there until 6 a.m. Saturday morning. Money raised will benefit the American Cancer Society. 

Medicare Experts Offer Help for Seniors

Medicare Experts Offer Help for Seniors

Experts from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services are in Southern Nevada on Friday to answer questions connected to the contract termination of doctor group Health Care Partners by insurer Health Plan of Nevada.

The healthcare plan will end in September. The experts will offer information on what the termination means for people who saw Health Care Partners doctors on an HPN plan. Experts from the center's regional office will be at the Henderson Senior Center, 300 S Racetrack Rd, from 9:30 am to noon, and at the Boulder City Senior Center, 813 Arizona Street, from 10:30 am to 11:30 am. The sessions are free and open to the public.

 

Free CPR Classes to Be Offered

Free CPR Classes to Be Offered

The American Red Cross invites the public to attend a free Adult CPR Class on Saturday, April 23 at the Thomas and Mack Center. Called "CPR Saturday", the event will train 1,000 people in one day in the lifesaving skill of CPR.

Two sessions will be conducted; one beginning at 8:30am and a repeat session at 1:30 pm. Each session is three hours. A two-year Adult CPR certification will be issued upon successful completion.

Register at www.redcrosslasvegas.org or (702) 531-0237.

Sunrise Hospital to Host Healthcare Seminar

Sunrise Hospital to Host Healthcare Seminar

Sunrise Hospital, in partnership with Nathan Adelson Hospice, will host a Healthcare Decisions Day on Saturday, April 16.

At this free event, people can learn details about Advance Directives, how to talk to your loved ones about Advance Directives, and vital health resources such as the Nevada Lock Box, organ and tissue donation and financial planning. You will also have the opportunity to complete and file an Advanced Directive at the event. After 1 p.m., attendees can hear presentations about community services for older adults.

The event will be held at Sunrise Hospital Auditorium, 3186 S. Maryland Pkwy., and will run from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Appetizers will be provided to all participants and community resource organizations will offer additional information. Space is limited. Please RSVP by calling 233-5454.

Free Diabetes Workshop Offered at Desert Springs Hospital

Free Diabetes Workshop Offered at Desert Springs Hospital

The Nevada Diabetes Association is offering a free patient event April 30 at Desert Springs Hospital to help educate diabetes patients about the signs and symptoms of painful Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy (pDPN).

Kenneth D. Grant, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Touro University, is going to emphasize the importance of speaking with a physician, getting a proper diagnosis, and tips on how help to manage the condition.

Approximately 20 percent of people with diabetes experience pDPN, which is characterized by burning pain, pins and needles, or shooting pain in the hands or feet.  It can become extremely debilitating, affecting patients' ability to participate in everyday activities, to sleep, and to exercise.

Diabetes is one of the most common chronic and progressive health conditions in the United States today; the incidence has skyrocketed in recent years.

UNLV Dental School Offers Free Care to Veterans

UNLV Dental School Offers Free Care to Veterans

The UNLV School of Dental Medicine will hold Saturday a free dental clinic for low-income veterans who do not qualify for treatment through the Veterans Administration.

Student doctors, overseen by licensed faculty, will perform a range of procedures from filling cavities to providing dentures and crowns. During the clinic, student doctors will be treating about 30 veterans and will perform all procedures.

This is the only such clinic currently in existence at American dental schools.