Health District commemorates World AIDS Day, Dec. 1

LAS VEGAS – The annual World AIDS Day is Sun., Dec. 1. In commemoration, the Southern Nevada Health District and its community partners will observe the occasion with free testing at several locations on Mon. Dec. 1. For more information, contact the … [Read more...]

Mesa View Regional Hospital to help Consumers Sign Up for Health Insurance Coverage

Beginning November 15, Mesa View Regional Hospital will help area residents learn about and enroll in health insurance options on the Health Insurance Marketplace. As part of the Affordable Care Act, most U.S. citizens are required to have health … [Read more...]

November is National Diabetes Month

Diabetes is one of the most prevalent diseases in the United States with approximately 9.3 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 … [Read more...]

Advice for Seniors During Medicare Open Enrollment

Seniors who would like to review and possibly change their Medicare health and prescription drug coverage for 2015 can now do so until Dec. 7, 2014 when the Medicare Open Enrollment period closes.   Medicare coverage options and costs change an … [Read more...]

Flu Shots available at SNHD Oct. 6

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 locati … [Read more...]

SNHD designates Sept. 22-26 Fall Prevention Awareness Week

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

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 s … [Read more...]

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

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 p … [Read more...]

American Red Cross issues urgent call for blood and platelet donors

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

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...]