Health District identifies sharp increase in St. Louis Encephalitis-positive mosquitoes

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LAS VEGAS – The Southern Nevada Health District’s Vector Surveillance Program has identified a sharp increase in St. Louis Encephalitis-positive mosquitoes since it first reported positive mosquito pools earlier this month. Currently, 124 submission … [Read more...]

Mesquite Fire & Rescue upgrades to Critical Care Treatment status

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In a community where there is a large amount of an older population such as Mesquite, being able to provide quality care that is essential to survival is important. That’s where Critical Care Treatment certification comes into play. “When I got … [Read more...]

Southern Nevada Health District launches Mobile HIV testing partnership

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WHAT: The Southern Nevada Health District will launch its Mobile HIV Testing Unit with the AIDS Healthcare Foundation to commemorate National HIV Testing Day, Monday, June 27. WHEN: Monday, June 27, 2016 10 a.m. WHERE: Southern Nevada … [Read more...]

Red Cross Blood Donation Opportunities for July

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Red Cross urges blood donations to maintain summer supply  June 22, 2016 — The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood in the weeks surrounding Independence Day to help ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients now and … [Read more...]

City of Mesquite Fire and Rescue Blood Drive

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NAMI Family to Family

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“Did you know that approximately 1 in 5 Americans lives with mental illness? Did you know that approximately 25% of all deaths annually occur due to suicide? These statistics are believed to be on the low side, because as I’m sure you know: … [Read more...]

Dementia and depression focus of next Caregiver Support group

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The next meeting of the Mesquite Caregivers Support Group will feature Nina Ferrell who will give a presentation on the causes and de-escalation of problem behaviors in dementia as well as helping seniors with depression. The meeting will be held … [Read more...]

Summer Safety Tips: Stay Cool, Stay Hydrated, Stay Informed

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LAS VEGAS – The days of triple digit temperatures are here and the Southern Nevada Health District reminds visitors and residents alike to stay safe and healthy this summer. An excessive heat watch is in effect later this week and daytime … [Read more...]

Dementia and depression focus of next Caregiver Support group

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The next meeting of the Mesquite Caregivers Support Group will feature Nina Ferrell who will give a presentation on the causes and de-escalation of problem behaviors in dementia as well as helping seniors with depression. The meeting will be held … [Read more...]

May is Hepatitis Awareness Month

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LAS VEGAS – Are you at risk for hepatitis? May is Hepatitis Awareness Month. For information about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) hepatitis awareness program, visit CDC Hepatitis Awareness. The CDC has posted a risk assessment … [Read more...]