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Health Care Students Receive Scholarships

Health Care Students Receive Scholarships

 

A local physical therapy practice recently took part in a large scholarship effort put on by the Latin Chamber of Commerce.

The Latin Chamber of Commerce awarded $107,000 in scholarships to 128 Clark County students from 20 area schools. The scholarships were presented to graduating high school students in financial need at the chamber’s 27th Annual Scholarship Luncheon on May 23 at the South Point.

Matt Smith Physical Therapy was a contributing sponsor of scholarships given to Alejandra Acosta of Rancho High School, Chloe Nieves of Silverado High School and Vilma Silva of Cheyenne High School. Each was awarded a scholarship to attend UNLV to continue her education in health care.

Each student will mentor with a Matt Smith professional during their undergraduate career and will be eligible to renew their scholarship if they meet GPA requirements.

Free Health and Wellness Fair for NLV Residents

Free Health and Wellness Fair for NLV Residents

 

A health and wellness fair is on tap for North Las Vegas residents.

North Las Vegas Councilman Wade Wagner will hold health and wellness fair at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 11 at the YMCA Skyview Multi-Generational Center, 3050 E. Centennial Parkway.

This free event, presented in partnership with the YMCA, is open to all ages and will feature more than 20 exhibitors, including Shots 4 Tots.  Parents must bring their children’s shot records to the event to take advantage of the free immunizations.

With a focus on Ward 4, the event also will provide an opportunity for residents to meet the councilman and learn about city programs and resources available throughout the community.

For more information about the health and wellness fair, call Outreach Coordinator Kathi Thomas-Gibson at 633-5632.

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.”

North Las Vegas to Hold Back To School Fair

The City of North Las Vegas is partnering with Nevada Youth Alliance to hold a back to school fair Saturday to help families get ready for school.

The Health and Education Fair will be at the Cheyenne Campus of the College of Southern Nevada from 8 a.m. to noon. Parents of school-aged children will get access to free dental checkups, eye screenings, immunizations, physicals for sports, blood pressure and blood sugar checks. There will also be free hair cuts along with booths and vendors with education and health information for the whole family. Representatives from Nevada Check Up and Medicaid will be there to show people how to sign up for the programs.

A dance and fashion show will follow the fair in the Horn Theater on campus. Admission to the whole fair is free. 

 

Free Health and Fitness Event Friday

Free Health and Fitness Event Friday

 

County Commissioner Lawrence Weekly is hosting his annual “Walking With Weekly” health and fitness fair from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Friday at Pearson Community Center, 1625 W. Carey Ave., near Martin Luther King Boulevard.

The event is free to attend and will feature fitness trainers, health screenings and refreshments. The commissioner also will lead a walk around the track outside the Pearson Center soon after the event starts.

“Too many people don’t take the time to take care of their own health,” Weekly said. “This health and fitness fair will bring some fun into the mix to encourage our friends and neighbors to take a first step toward taking better care of themselves.”

Staff from University Medical Center will provide free blood pressure checks and health information, and other health and fitness organizations will also be on hand during the event.

VA Medical Complex on Time for Completion

VA Medical Complex on Time for Completion

 

The Veterans medical complex in North Las Vegas is on schedule and should be ready to start accepting patients next year.

Congresswoman Shelley Berkley, D-NV along with local veterans and officials from Veterans Affairs toured the $650 million facility Thursday.

“If you are a veteran with a medical condition that is service-connected, you're going to come here and get the top care right here in southern Nevada,” said Berkley.

“This has been a labor of love for about six years now. Now that we see it coming to completion and it is starting to look like the vision that we've been showing to everybody. We are pretty excited,” said Steven Stern of Veterans Affairs Southern Nevada.