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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.

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:

Chronic Pain Self-Management Workshops Announced

Submitted by skynet on Wed, 12/23/2020 - 11:56

The Sanford Center for Aging would like to invite anyone living with chronic pain and/or their care partners to participate with us in a chronic pain workshop developed by Stanford University.

Chronic Pain Self-Management is a FREE six-part weekly workshop designed to help you focus on your wellbeing, quality of life, appropriate use of meds, decision-making and problem-solving.

Virtual Cancer Caregiver Workshops Announced for Nevadans

Submitted by skynet on Fri, 12/04/2020 - 12:01

Are you taking care of an adult relative, partner, friend or parent with cancer? Powerful Tools for Caregivers gives you the skills to take care of yourself while caring for someone else. By taking care of your own health and well-being, you become a better caregiver. We hope you walk away feeling refreshed and more confident in your role. Six class sessions held once a week are led by experienced class leaders. Class participants are given The Caregiver Helpbook to accompany the class and provide additional caregiver resources.

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