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Healthy Eating, Physical Activity Win Awards for Students

Healthy Eating, Physical Activity Win Awards for Students

 

Winners recently were announced for the 6th annual UNLV Coaches Challenge, a program that encourages children to choose healthy food and participate in physical activity.

This year’s Coaches Challenge included more than 13,000 elementary school children from 112 schools. The program experienced its best success since 2007.

A UNLV head coach will visit each winning classroom throughout May to congratulate the students.

This year’s UNLV Coaches Challenge winning classrooms represent four elementary schools:

Health Center at Basic High Receives Expansion Funding

Health Center at Basic High Receives Expansion Funding

 

A state grant will facilitate the expansion of a health center based at Basic High School.

The Dr. Joel and Carol Bower School-Based Health Center (SBHC), formed through a Nevada State College (NSC) and Clark County School District partnership in 2004, received $50,000 through the Nevada State Health Division (NSHD.)

The Bower center provides healthcare to low-income and underserved children. School children from 4 to 19 years old can visit the center for primary and acute care, management of chronic illnesses, asthma management, wellness counseling, injury treatment, routine physical examinations, and sports physicals.

St. Rose Receives Breast Cancer Education Grant

St. Rose Receives Breast Cancer Education Grant

 

St. Rose Dominican Hospitals will receive another $25,000 grant to help improve awareness of early detection of breast cancer.

The Avon Breast Health Outreach Program gave the funds to St. Rose Dominican Hospitals’ R.E.D. (Responsible Early Detection) Rose Program for education about early detection through annual mammograms. It’s the third year the program has received funding from the Avon Foundation for Women.

The R.E.D. Rose Program refers women and men under 49 who lack adequate health care coverage or the means to pay, to the following services: free clinical breast exams, mammograms, ultrasounds, surgical consultations and biopsies. The program also provides information and referrals as well as financial assistance to those undergoing treatment.

Henderson Hosts Second Weight Loss Challenge

Henderson Hosts Second Weight Loss Challenge

 

The City of Henderson will put on its second annual weight loss challenge for 2013.

This program encourages people to lose weight for better health and fitness in 2013 and beyond. It is open to anyone over the age of 13 who lives, works, learns, or plays in Henderson. Everyone who signs up for the free challenge will receive a free one-week fitness room pass valid at all city of Henderson recreation centers.

Participants are invited to weigh in from 6-8 a.m. or from 6-8 p.m. January 14-18 at:

Consumer Reports Ranks Southern Nevada Hospitals

Consumer Reports Ranks Southern Nevada Hospitals

A report released Thursday by Consumer Reports rated hospitals around the country.

The magazine looked at 11,000 hospitals. They were rated on six categories, including infections, serious complications, death rate and re-admissions. In southern Nevada, St. Rose Dominican San Martin had the seventh lowest score in the country. It received 24 out of 100. 

In a statement to 8 News NOW, St. Rose Dominican Hospitals said consumers need to be informed about where data used to evaluate hospitals is coming from. The company also said: "Quality improvement is an on-going process. By working in partnership with our patients, our visitors and our community, we are constantly improving the safety and quality of patient care for all."

The hospital group also pointed out it was the first hospitals in southern Nevada to provide quality information on its website.

Food 4 Less, "Mammovan" Team Up for Breast Cancer Prevention

Food 4 Less, "Mammovan" Team Up for Breast Cancer Prevention

 

Free and low-cost breast cancer screenings will be offered at local Food 4 Less stores throughout 2012.

Food 4 Less has teamed up with Nevada Health Centers to offer low- to no-cost breast mammograms at selected Food 4 Less locations through the Centers’ Mammovan program.

The Nevada Health Center Mammovan is a mobile mammography van designed to travel to underserved areas of the state to provide mammogram screenings to geographically isolated and/or uninsured women who otherwise might not seek out the service on their own.

The program was made possible in part from a $10,000 grant from Food 4 Less to Nevada Health Centers.

The Mammovan will be offering breast cancer screenings at the following Food 4 Less locations throughout the year: