Flu Shots available at SNHD Oct. 6

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The weather is cooling off, the leaves are falling, it’s almost Halloween . . .  that means flu season is right around the corner. This year, the Southern Nevada Health District’s flu vaccine clinics will begin at 8 a.m., Monday, Oct. 6 at all … [Read more...]

SNHD designates Sept. 22-26 Fall Prevention Awareness Week

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Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries in older adults; each year, one in three older adults will fall; an injury from a fall can impact quality of life for older adults; and every 15 seconds, an older adult is seen in an … [Read more...]

MDA Offers Flu Shots to Those Affected by Muscle Disease

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MDA’s online Flu Season Resource Center helps families prepare The Muscular Dystrophy Association is offering assistance with the cost of flu vaccines for individuals affected by muscle disease, including muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral … [Read more...]

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

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Who needs vaccines? In 1920, there were 469,924 cases of measles and more than 7,500 deaths, and 147,991 diphtheria cases with 13,000 deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Mortality and Morbidity Weekly … [Read more...]

American Red Cross issues urgent call for blood and platelet donors

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The American Red Cross is facing a looming blood shortage, leading to an urgent need for donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give. Eligible donors with types O negative, B negative and A negative blood are especially needed at this … [Read more...]

Defining Heat Disorders and Warning Signs

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There are several ways in which heat can affect a worker. Some of the effects of heat on the body are more serious than others; thus, it is essential to know the signs and symptoms of the various heat-related disorders, starting with the most severe. … [Read more...]

That pins & needles, bugs crawling feeling

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Too many sleepless nights caused by a “pins and needles kind of feeling” in her lower legs had Merideth Hartman so unhinged that she wondered if she’d be better off having her legs cut off below the knee. The 49-year-old wife of a retired … [Read more...]

Southern Nevada Health District releases information on Norovirus

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Special to the MLN LAS VEGAS – The Southern Nevada Health District has received increased reports of gastrointestinal illness in the community and has confirmed norovirus as the cause of a recent outbreak. The health district is … [Read more...]