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Chronic Pain Self-Management Workshops Announced

Submitted by admin 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 admin 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.

Study Finds Growing Support Among Washoe County Residents for Smoke-Free Casinos

Submitted by admin on Wed, 10/07/2020 - 17:02

A research project was recently published by the Journal of Hospital Management and Health Policy, indicating that 60 percent of Washoe County residents (and 74 percent of Washoe County non-smokers) would favor a law prohibiting smoking in all casinos in Washoe County. Slightly more – 63 percent (and 74 percent of Washoe County non-smokers) favor a law prohibiting smoking in bars. 

Nevada Radiation Exposure Screening & Education Program

Submitted by admin on Mon, 08/10/2020 - 14:10

Nevada RESEP offers medical outreach and education to those affected by nuclear weapons testing. The United States conducted nearly 200 aboveground nuclear weapons tests from 1945 to 1962. During this time many Test Site workers, uranium industry workers, and families living or working downwind of the Nevada Test Site were exposed to harmful radioactive materials.

Studies show that people exposed to radiation are at higher risk of developing certain cancers. Regular medical screenings can help to manage that increased risk.

Paint Nevada Pink images to share on social media

Submitted by admin on Fri, 07/17/2020 - 12:26

 

When it comes to Paint Nevada Pink, SHARING is the name of the game! 

We feel the best way to tell the world about the importance of breast cancer screening isn't throwing up ads on social media (we're a non-profit for goodness sakes!). The strongest message comes from you! Your friends trust you. They believe in your values. And they’re far more likely to engage in your social posts than anything we’d ever post.

Get back on your screening schedule

Submitted by admin on Mon, 06/08/2020 - 12:46

During the recent pandemic, most Americans have skipped or postponed important medical care. Now that social distancing measures have successfully flattened the curve, it is time to start giving your health the attention that it deserves. We must address non-COVID-19 health problems before we start seeing the negative impact of delayed care on the health of our community. For important screening exams such as mammograms, we know that early detection and treatment saves lives.

Subscribe to the Nevada Cancer Coalition monthly newsletter

Submitted by admin on Fri, 05/08/2020 - 15:33

Cancer resources no matter where you are

Join thousands of Nevadans who are enjoying the wealth of resources and information delivered monthly. Nevada Cancer Coalition creates several types of newsletters specific to the goals important to you. We recommend starting out with our monthly NCC Coalition Update. It will have all of the events, updates and advocacy information necessary to keep abreast of Nevada's cancer landscape.

 

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