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Obesity Care Week

Submitted by skynet on Fri, 03/05/2021 - 10:59

 

Today, the disease of obesity affects more than 93 million Americans, and more than 33 percent of Americans are affected by excess weight. Obesity Care Week brings the topic of obesity in the forefront and helps individuals with obesity get access to science and clinically-based treatments.

It Takes Guts to Talk About Colon Cancer

Submitted by skynet on Thu, 03/04/2021 - 11:46

By Steven Fine, Nevada Cancer Coalition

We all have a certain comfort level when it comes to talking about our health. On the surface, we usually have no problem discussing our aches and pains with friends. But when it comes to some of those deeper health issues, we tend to close up and keep our concerns close to the chest. Nevertheless, there are some things that should be talked about in certain circles, no matter how uneasy it might feel. And since this month is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, it makes sense to begin here.

Mental Health First Aid Seminar

Submitted by skynet on Wed, 03/03/2021 - 15:49
Why Mental Health First Aid?
Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This 8-hour training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to appropriate care.

Head, Neck, and Esophageal Cancer Support Group

Submitted by skynet on Wed, 03/03/2021 - 15:21

At Carson Tahoe Cancer Center, we are very passionate about making sure head, neck, and esophageal patients go through treatment and recover with the best possible outcomes. Come join us for our head, neck, and esophageal cancer support group. We welcome everyone, whether you live in Carson City, Nevada or Miami, Florida. You can be in the thick of treatment or be 5 years out from your radiation therapy.

UNR Med Announces Free Outreach Clinics

Submitted by skynet on Mon, 03/01/2021 - 12:19

Northern Nevadans who are uninsured, underinsured or without a social security number can receive free medical care at upcoming University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) Student Outreach Clinics and Rural Outreach Clinics, in Lovelock, Silver Springs and Yerington, Nevada. UNR Med offers the free clinics in a continuing effort to assist the region's medically uninsured with needed health care services.

The following clinics are available:   

General and Children's Student Outreach Clinics at UNR Med's Family Medicine Center:

Smoking threatens the health & safety of employees & guests

Submitted by skynet on Wed, 01/27/2021 - 15:17

 
National advocacy organization, Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights is concerned with industry-sought tax breaks and federal funding, even as casinos fail to go smokefree indoors.

"No credible public health official would approve of allowing the removal of masks to smoke, but it's still standard operating procedure in too many casinos, despite the pandemic."

 

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