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SUMMER 2015

New & Noteworthy

Sneak Peek

The Southern Nevada Health District has a new home at 280 S. Decatur Blvd. The new building is located along bus routes and adjacent to the 95 freeway and just a block west of our current location. The new public health center will offer immunizations, nursing and clinic services, Food Handler Safety Training services, vital records, EMS services as well as our community health programs-epidemiology, public health preparedeness, disease investigation and informatics. We're planning to move services to our new location by the end of 2015. Visit https://youtu.be/TgwghUk_WCc for a sneak peek.

School – already?

It's that time of year already . . . school immunizations are top-of-mind for many parents. The Southern Nevada Health District's back-to-school clinic is open weekdays with a special Saturday clinic, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Aug. 22. The immunization clinic offers all vaccines all year and parents can avoid the rush by visiting the health district as early as possible. We also recommend making every pediatrician appointment count by discussing your child's immunization status every time; this can help avoid the back-to-school crush. Just a reminder that all kindergartners must be up-to-date on their immunizations and 7th graders are required to have a pertussis booster. Immunization clinic info is available www.SNHD.info/immunizations/back-to-school.php or by calling (702) 759-0850.

Road to Diabetes Prevention

With 86 million Americans over the age of 20 considered to have pre-diabetes, the health district recently launched a free, six-session online program to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The program is based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Road to Health tool kit that includes healthy eating and physical activity information to help people reduce their risks of developing type 2 diabetes. According to research, healthier eating habits and increased physical activity can reduce a person's risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58 percent; physical activity can be as simple as walking for 30 minutes at least five days per week. In addition, losing about 7 percent of one's body weight can help (about 15 pounds for a 200-pound person) to reduce the risk of disease. www.GetHealthyClarkCounty.org/training/diabetes.

 

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