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Congresswoman Gets Look at New Veterans Medical Complex

Congresswoman Gets Look at New Veterans Medical Complex

Congresswoman Shelley Berkley will get a look at the new Veterans medical complex this week.

The complex will be home to a hospital, outpatient clinic and long-term care facility. It is under construction right now and is set to open next year. The medical complex will service veterans from around the valley including those returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. The facility is located on Pecos Road in North Las Vegas. The VA obtained the land at no cost.  

Berkley will tour the facility on Thursday morning. 

$10 STD Testing Offered Tomorrow, Friday by Planned Parenthood

$10 STD Testing Offered Tomorrow, Friday by Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood of Southern Nevada and its parent organization Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains are joining with MTV, the Kaiser Family Foundation, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to encourage youth to GYT — Get Yourself Tested — during National STD Awareness Month in April. 

Planned Parenthood of Southern Nevada will offer $10 STD testing for gonorrhea and chlamydia and $10 Rapid HIV testing at its health centers Tuesday and Friday. Local centers are:

Las Vegas

3300 E Flamingo Rd, #25

3220 W Charleston Blvd.


North Las Vegas

3940 Martin L.

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.

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.

North Las Vegas Kicks Off Child Drowning Prevention Campaign

North Las Vegas Kicks Off Child Drowning Prevention Campaign

With pool season just around the corner, the North Las Vegas Fire Department will kick off its 4th annual April Pools Day event on April 1.

The Fire Department is partnering with members of the Southern Nevada Child Drowning Prevention Coalition in a valleywide campaign. In the past two years, there have been five deaths of children under the age of 4 because of drowning.

Some of the organizations participating in the door-to-door event are: Safe Kids Coalition, Southern Nevada Health District, and the Henderson, Clark County, and Las Vegas Fire Departments.

Local Red Cross trained 115 people at Gabrielle Giffords Save-a-Life Saturday

Local Red Cross trained 115 people at Gabrielle Giffords Save-a-Life Saturday

This Saturday was the 'Gabrielle Giffords Honorary Save-a-Life Saturday’ event, hosted by the American Red Cross. Here in Southern Nevada, 115 members of the community participated, learning how to perform hands-free CPR.

“Neighbors helping neighbors is the first line of defense in any disaster or tragedy,” says Scott Emerson, Chief Executive Officer of the Southern Nevada Chapter.  “We now have an additional 115 people in our community who have the skills to save a life.”

For community members interested in learning more about the event or hands free CPR, videos can be found online at www.redcross.org/savealife, or call 702-531-0237 to enroll in a class.