2015 News Archive
The Southern Nevada Health Districts counter for Individual Sewage Disposal Systems (septic), Liquid Waste Haulers, and Mattress Refurbishing clients formerly located at 330 S. Valley View Blvd. has relocated to the district offices at 333 N. Rancho, Suite 450. The counter is open Monday Friday, 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. (Closed 12:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m. for lunch.) Appointments are required to submit applications. Please call (702) 759-0660 to schedule an appointment.
The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting its first flu-related deaths in Clark County for the 2015-16 season.
For people with diabetes, self-management is crucial to staying well and keeping the disease in check. The Southern Nevada Health District offers a free, online diabetes self-management program called Care4life, which can be accessed online or via mobile phones.
World AIDS Day is Tuesday, Dec. 1. This year’s theme is ”Getting to Zero” – zero deaths, zero discrimination and zero new cases. The Southern Nevada Health District and its community partners encourage everyone to get tested to learn his/her HIV status.
The most recent edition of “The Perspective,” the Southern Nevada Health District’s quarterly e-newsletter, is now available on the health district’s website, www.SNHD.info. Each issue provides a public health perspective on a particular topic.
Thanksgiving is practically here and with it comes the excitement and energy of the holiday season. Whether the bird is big or small there are a few tips to help make the holiday healthy and happy.
The Great American Smokeout debuted in 1976 as an opportunity for smokers to give up the habit for just one day with hope the decision would lead to a permanent change. This year, the American Cancer Society has designated Thursday, Nov. 19 as the Great American Smokeout. The Southern Nevada Health District encourages smokers in the community to participate and to commit to a long-term plan to quit for good.
Diabetes is one of the most prevalent diseases in the United States with approximately 9.8 percent of the population impacted. That translates to about 29.1 million Americans who have diabetes with 8.1 million of them undiagnosed, according to the American Diabetes Association. In Nevada, 9.6 percent of adults have diabetes, according to the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS 2013).
The switch back to Standard Time this Sunday, Nov. 1 is the perfect opportunity for Southern Nevadans to check their family emergency stockpiles, change batteries in radios, replace expired food items, rotate items in the kit, update family information, determine if there are any items that are missing or start to put a family kit together. The Southern Nevada Health District has information about emergency preparedness as well as a calendar to help develop a family kit on its Emergency Preparedness pages.
The Southern Nevada Health District encourages the Valley’s Hispanic residents to learn their HIV status and to get tested as part of National Latino HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Saturday, Oct. 17.
Fruit, vegetables, physical activity . . . three keys to good health and the message that more than 10,000 Clark County School District elementary school kids will take to heart in the 9th annual UNLV Coaches Health Challenge. This year’s Challenge kicks off at 9:15 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 13 at McCaw STEAM Academy, 330 Tin Street, Henderson, NV 89015 with Lady Rebels’ basketball coach, Kathy Olivier.
The Southern Nevada Health District is hosting a graduation for mothers and children graduating from its Nurse-Family Partnership Program today. The ceremony will take place from 1p.m.-4 p.m. at Nevada Partners, 710 W. Lake Mead Blvd., Las Vegas, Nevada, 89030.
The Southern Nevada Health District, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, and the local office of the FBI are requesting information regarding potential patients/victims who may have received unlicensed dental or medical services at a facility located at 4928 E. Monroe Ave., Las Vegas, Nevada 89110.
Have you spent the entire year sticking to your resolution to adapt healthy eating habits, to lose weight, or exercise more during 2015? The holidays are right around the corner but that does not mean you have to ruin a year’s worth of good habits. For the 6th year, the Southern Nevada Health District’s free, web-based program, the Get Healthy Holiday Challenge kicks off Mon., Oct. 12. Participants can get tips to enjoy a stress-free, healthy holiday season.
If an older adult suffers a fall, the resulting injury can mean a loss of independence and a serious impact on quality of life. Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries in older adults; each year, one in three older adults will fall and every 15 seconds, an older adult is seen in an emergency department for a fall-related injury. Falls are preventable and they are not an inevitable part of aging, according to the National Council on Aging.
The weather is finally cooling off and that means flu season is right around the corner. This year, the Southern Nevada Health District’s flu vaccine clinics will begin Monday, Sept. 21 at all locations.
The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting a case of West Nile virus in a male over the age of 50 who has the more serious neuroinvasive form of the illness. This is the first human case of West Nile illness in Clark County in 2015.
The most recent edition of "The Perspective," the Southern Nevada Health District’s quarterly e-newsletter, is now available on the health district’s website, www.SNHD.info. Each issue provides a public health perspective on a particular topic. This edition’s theme is PreparAThon! 2015 and highlights a variety of emergency preparedness information and resources, visit http://southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/newsletter/enews/201509/index.html
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are continuing an investigation of a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Poona infections potentially linked to imported cucumbers from Mexico and distributed by Andrews & Williamson Fresh Produce.
The Southern Nevada Health District will offer young men an opportunity to receive reproductive health services at its Men's Health Center located inside its East Las Vegas Public Health Center, 560 N. Nellis Blvd. The center will open Tuesday, Sept. 15. The Men's Health Center will offer services by appointment each Tuesday and Thursday. Clients can call (702) 759-0900 to make an appointment or for more information. All services are confidential and will be offered on a sliding fee scale based on income.
Southern Nevada kids can join the POP (Power of Produce) Club at the fresh52 Farmers & Artisan Market starting Sat. Sept. 12 to learn about local farming, participate in tastings and other educational activities as ways to expose them to more fruit and vegetables. Participating kids will receive a voucher they can use at the farmers market to make their own produce choices. The program will run through October or as long supplies last.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Poona infections potentially linked to imported cucumbers from Mexico and distributed by Andrews & Williamson Fresh Produce.
Where is the gas shut-off at your house? Do you know how to turn the water off? Is the fuse box above your neighborhood's flood plane? If your family is separated in an emergency, who is the out-of-town contact everyone can call to report in? If an emergency or natural disaster occurred today, are you and your family prepared to be on your own for a few days or weeks?
The Southern Nevada Health District’s vector control program continues to identify West Nile positive mosquitoes throughout Clark County. To date, no human cases of West Nile have been reported. The health district reminds Southern Nevadans that even though school is back in session, the weather is still warm and mosquito activity continues.
Updated on: October 11, 2018