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Longevitology Workshop Offered at Sahara West Library

 

The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District has several events celebrating Asian Pacific Heritage Month, including a free workshop on Longevitology.

The workshop offers hands-on energy adjustments. It is co-sponsored by the Las Vegas Chinese Cultural Foundation. Longevitology focuses on the use of energy and natural healing to reduce stress, increase energy and improve quality of life.

The workshop is from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 21 in the multipurpose room of the Sahara West Library.

Mayor Goodman Wants Everyone to Get Movin'

Mayor Goodman Wants Everyone to Get Movin'

 

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman is inviting everyone to the first “Get Movin’ with Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman.”

The 1 mile walk and health event is set for 8 a.m. Saturday, April 28 at Kellogg Zaher Sports Complex, 7901 W. Washington Ave. The event is free. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. Pets that are on a leash are welcome. Free light refreshments will be available for participants, while supplies last.

"We want Las Vegans to be the healthiest people in the world, and exercise will help us be healthier," Mayor Goodman said. "The city offers many great recreational opportunities, and I encourage residents to take advantage of the city's parks, trails and sports facilities to have fun while they exercise."

World's Largest Chocolate Bar Display Brings Healthy Message

World's Largest Chocolate Bar Display Brings Healthy Message

 

The World’s Largest Chocolate Bar was on display Friday at one elementary school, but the message of the visit was a healthy one.

Students at Bonner Elementary School got a chance to see the 12,190 pound chocolate bar as an example of “portion distortion.” World’s Finest Chocolate brought the bar and the multimedia display that comes with it to the school. The display is part of the “Think Big, Eat Smart” campaign, which teaches children about eating right and staying fit.

"When you're trying to teach children about things like moderation and how to have a healthy relationship with food, having something that really makes them sit up and take notice helps make the message memorable," said Nelda Mercer, a registered dietitian and former spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association.

Art Exhibit Lets Cancer Survivors Express Themselves

Art Exhibit Lets Cancer Survivors Express Themselves

 

An art exhibit showcasing work created by cancer patients, friends, caregivers and their families is on display at Humana Guidance Centers through February 17.

Organizers say it’s a way for people to express how cancer affects them through art. There also will be doctors from the Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada coming in to give talks:

Dr. Souzan El-Eid

2 p.m. Wednesday

Humana Guidance Center (Summerlin)

8975 W. Charleston, Ste 100

Dr. El-Eid will be speaking on breast cancer screening and detection

Dr. Nicholas Vogelzang

1 p.m. Tuesday

Humana Guidance Center (Henderson)

1000 N. Green Valley Parkway, Ste 720

Dr. Vogelzang will be speaking on the importance of screening for prostate cancer

New Program Provides Better Education for Student Nurses

New Program Provides Better Education for Student Nurses

 

UNLV and Summerlin Hospital have teamed up for a first-of-its-kind nursing program in Nevada.

The school and the hospital are offering nursing students a chance to get more time with actual patients by working with nurses in a hospital setting. The Dedicated Education Unit program partners nursing students with experienced nurses. The students can learn to improve patient care by working with a mentor.

“This is an excellent way to educate the next generation of nurses and keep nursing staff fresh and motivated in their roles as mentors and role models,” said UNLV nursing professor and project lead Trisha Gatlin.

UC San Diego, Nevada Cancer Institute Deal Receives Go-Ahead

UC San Diego, Nevada Cancer Institute Deal Receives Go-Ahead

 

A deal reached months ago for the UC San Diego Health System to take over the Nevada Cancer Institute recently received needed approval on the acquiring end.

UC San Diego will bring in the institute as an affiliate health care provider. The expansion represents a partnership between California and Nevada in offering cancer care to patients through diagnosis, novel treatments and clinical trials.

The deal will not affect current cancer institute patients’ ability to see their current doctor. UC San Diego officials say patients could now qualify for a wider range of clinical trials.

Aquae Sulis Spreads Festive Cheer with 12 Days of Giving Dec. 5- 16

Aquae Sulis Spreads Festive Cheer with 12 Days of Giving Dec. 5- 16

‘Tis the season to give with Aquae Sulis as the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa hosts “12 Days of Giving,” a holiday fundraiser with a portion of the proceeds benefitting local charities Monday, Dec. 5 through Friday, Dec. 16.

Aquae Sulis’ “12 Days of Giving” encourages guests to share a day of relaxation and pampering at the spa by purchasing gift certificates for their loved ones this holiday season. Ten percent of all sales over $50 will be dedicated to participating local charities and non-profit organizations serving the Las Vegas community.

The following organizations are participating in the event: