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Reclaiming Health with LIVESTRONG at the Y

Submitted by admin on Thu, 06/01/2017 - 18:44

June 4 is National Cancer Survivors Day, an opportunity to focus on celebrating the many cancer survivors, recognizing the abundance of life after cancer, and promoting quality of life for anyone diagnosed with cancer. We’re using the day to kick off a full month of posts and information about cancer survivorship, starting with LIVESTRONG at the Y.

First, Michael Wranick shares his LIVESTRONG at the Y story. Scroll down after Michael’s story to read more about the LIVESTRONG at the Y program.

Register Now: NOS Fall Membership Conference

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 10/08/2015 - 14:14

The NOS Fall Membership Conference is just around the corner, November 5 at Peppermill Resort. The evening conference, Achievements and Advances in Cancer Care, features presentations on Multidisciplinary Lung Cancer presented by Paul Bunn, MD from University of Colorado, and Novel Therapies for Pancreatic Cancer presented b Joseph Herman, MD, MSc, of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Attendees will also hear from the NOS Oncology Research Award Winner from the University of Las Vegas.

How Do You Measure Up 2014 - A Look at Nevada's Cancer Policies

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:41

Last week the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network released the 2014 version of their annual “How Do You Measure Up?,” (HDYMU) a progress report on state legislative activity to reduce cancer incidence and mortality. Since Nevada’s lawmakers only meet every other year, Nevada hasn’t seen much progress from the 2013 report to now. However, we think it’s great to take a look at what has changed with the rollout of the insurance provisions of the Affordable Care Act as well as how Nevada now stacks up against other states.

 

It's National Public Health Week!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 04/07/2014 - 08:32

This week, April 7 – 11, 2014, is National Public Health Week. It’s an opportunity to recognize the contributions of the many organizations that work towards healthy communities through education, promotion of healthy lifestyles, and research for disease and injury prevention. Their ultimate goal: the improved health and well-being of people in local communities and around the globe. That’s no small feat!

 

Screening Success: Community Health Alliance

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 02/18/2014 - 16:23

With Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month just days away (March 1 - 31) NCC, in collaboration with Nevada Colon Cancer Partnership, has been working on a statewide campaign to increase colon cancer screening.  The project is modeled on a 2013 project NCC piloted with Community Health Alliance in their clinics. In just a few months they saw a 300% increase in colon cancer screening among their patients. Read more about their success in this pilot project whitepaper.

How Does Nevada Measure Up? ACS-CAN Releases Annual Policy Report

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 08/16/2013 - 10:16

According to a new report, Nevada’s statewide cancer policies are falling behind in many areas. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network’s annual “How Do You Measure Up?” report was released yesterday and compares Nevada to other states on a variety of cancer policy issues. Using a variety of metrics and rated on a “green,” “yellow,” or “red” scale, the report ranks the Silver State at yellow or red in many areas, indicating Nevada has a way to go in defeating cancer.

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