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Carson City restaurant and bar health inspections through April 16

Restaurant inspections are made weekly by the Carson City Health and Human Services Environmental Health Division. 
Inspections through April 16, 2014 include several bars and lounges, convenience stores, restaurants and fast food restaurants.

See report below.

Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health Announces May Caregiver Schedule

Event Date: 
May 1, 2014 (All day)

Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health announces its May schedule for the “Lunch and Learn” weekly education series broadcasted live from Las Vegas.

The program is designed for family and professional caregivers, featuring topics of interest to those who care for individuals with ALS, Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s, dementia and other neurocognitive disorders.

Carson City CASA training begins April 16

Event Date: 
April 16, 2014 - 6:00pm

CASA OF Carson City will begin a training for CASA volunteers Wednesday April 16, 6 to 9pm at the CASA office, 1539 E. Fifth St. in parking lot beyond the Juvenile Court.

CASA volunteers are appointed by the court to serve as guardian ad litem for a case of abused or neglected children in a child welfare court case. Being a CASA volunteer requires patience, caring, research, writing, speaking and follow-through.

Nevada bicycle and pedestrian leaders recognized for advocacy

Former Tahoe Rim Trail Association director Mark Kimbraugh and Carson City Muscle Powered's Kelly Clark were among several Silver State cycling and hiking advocates recognized recently by the Nevada Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board.
 
Awards were presented at the 12th annual Nevada Bicycle and Pedestrian Summit in Reno. The board praised individuals, agencies and groups for improving bicycle and pedestrian facilities, safety and advocacy.

Carson City restaurant, food and health inspections through April 2

Restaurant inspections are made weekly by the Carson City Health and Human Services Environmental Health Division. 
Inspections are through April 2, 2014 and include restaurants, bars and lounges, convenience stores and the Ron Wood Family Resource Center, which scored a AA scores of 100.

See report below.

Carson City partners with Remote Area Medical's free three-day Reno clinic

Remote Area Medical, an organization dedicated to providing free, quality health care services to those in need, will host a free clinic April 11-13 for adults and children of Northern Nevada.

Groups and individual volunteers from throughout Northern Nevada including Partnership Carson City, Carson City Health and Human Services and Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey counties, are key partners in the event that will take place at Hug High School, 2880 Sutro Street in Reno.

WNC instructor to offer April 17 Alzheimer's talk

Event Date: 
April 17, 2014 - 7:00pm

Western Nevada College history instructor and researcher Lane Simonian will offer a free presentation on Alzheimer’s disease on Thursday, April 17, 7 to 9 p.m. on the Carson City campus, in Bristlecone Building room 332.

Lane Simonian, who teaches European civilization at WNC, will focus his presentation on the role that peroxynitrites or potent neurotoxins have in triggering Alzheimer’s disease.

UNR announces plan to go tobacco-free in 2015

The University of Nevada, Reno announced Monday, March 31, its plans to implement a Tobacco-Free University policy effective Aug. 1, 2015.
This action has been endorsed through resolutions of support by the UNR Faculty Senate, Staff Employees Council, Graduate Student Association and Associated Students of the University of Nevada. The University will join nearly 1,200 other U.S. colleges and universities that have implemented a tobacco-free policy.

Carson City restaurant, food and health inspections through March 21

Restaurant inspections are made weekly by the Carson City Health and Human Services Environmental Health Division.

Inspections are through March 21, 2014 and include restaurants, bars and lounges. All six inspections this week garnered AA scores of 100.
See report below.

Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center earns Gold Seal of Approval for Accreditation

Carson Tahoe Health Earns Gold Seal of Approval From Joint Commission

Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center has recently earned Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals.

The Joint Commission is the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. As the only Joint Commission accredited hospital in the Carson City, Douglas County region, the award acknowledges Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center’s dedication to continuous compliance and health care excellence with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards.

Carson City restaurant, food and health inspections for March 13-19

Restaurant inspections are made weekly by the Carson City Health and Human Services Environmental Health Division.
Inspections from March 13-19, 2014 include supermarkets, several bars and lounges, restaurants, fast food restaurants and take-out establishments, the culinary arts kitchen and sports field concession stand at Carson High School and the dining facility at Friends In Service Helping, otherwise known as FISH.
See the full report below.

Mammogram screenings in Carson City available March 22-23 through Nevada Health Centers

Nevada Health Centers' traveling Mammovan will provide mammogram screenings Saturday and Sunday, March 22-23, in Carson City.

The Mammovan will be parked at Smith's, 599 East William Street, both days from 7:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. The service is a program of Nevada Health Centers, Inc.

The Mammovan is a mobile mammography van that travels to underserved areas of the Silver State state to provide mammograms to women 40 and over and uninsured women who probably would not seek out mammography services on their own. The Mammovan provides screening and diagnostic tests.

Carson City restaurant, food and health inspection report through March 12

Restaurant inspections are made weekly by the Carson City Health and Human Services Environmental Health Division. Inspections through March 12, 2014 include two bar and lounge establishments, restaurants and fast food restaurants. All inspections this week garnered AA grades with 100 point scores.
See the full report below.

Carson City restaurant, food and health inspection report through March 3

Restaurant inspections are made weekly by the Carson City Health and Human Services Environmental Health Division. Inspections through March 3, 2014 include restaurants, fast food restaurants, and a bar and lounge. All establishments inspected for the wee scored 100 and graded AA.
See the full report below.

Study shows risky teen behavior in Nevada; goal to steer interventions

A survey of Nevada high school students shows gradual trending in risky behavior, the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health announced Tuesday.

Results of the 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Survey, a biennial, anonymous, voluntary survey of students in grades 9 through 12 in traditional, public high schools, assess six risk areas that contribute to the leading causes of death and disease among youth.

Grand Opening at Paradise Salon Spa Wellness

Event Date: 
Repeats every day until Sat Mar 29 2014 .
March 27, 2014 (All day)
Event Date: 
March 28, 2014 (All day)
Event Date: 
March 29, 2014 (All day)

Carson's City’s ultimate haven for relaxation and self-care — Paradise Salon, Spa & Wellness — is celebrating its grand opening on March 27, 28 & 29. Join us for the festivities. There will be lots of events and lots of prizes.

Each day we will be giving away a $2400.00 GRAND PRIZE for one year of unlimited FAR infrared sauna day passes ~ or ~ one year of unlimited therapy pool day passes, as well as many other services and products. Come in and fill out your entry form.

Carson City health department rabies exposure investigation, testing continues

Carson City Health and Human Services continues to partner with the following agencies on the rabies investigation: Nevada Department of Agriculture, Douglas County Animal Services, Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health Office of Epidemiology, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Spaghetti fundraiser at Js' Old Town Bistro nets $1,200 for Lyon County health project

A spaghetti feed at Js' Old Town Bistro in Dayton Wednesday raised $1,200 for the Medical Outreach Response Event in May, which helps Lyon County residents get needed medical, vision and dental care.

MORE will take place Friday and Saturday, May 9 and 10 in Silver Springs.

United Blood Services drive today in courthouse parking lot

Event Date: 
March 5, 2014 - 8:00am

Find the hero in you. Give blood and save lives during a blood drive today, March 5, from 8 to 11 a.m. The event is sponsored by the Carson City Sheriff's Office. First time donors welcome.

The United Blood Service "Bloodmobile" will be in the courthouse parking lot, 885 East Musser Street. March is Donor Appreciation Month. All donors will receive 300 extra hero reward points for giving blood at this drive. Please bring your photo ID and donor card. There's also free cholesterol testing with every donation.

Carson City restaurant and food inspection report through Feb. 20

Restaurant inspections are made weekly by the Carson City Health and Human Services Environmental Health Division. Inspections through Feb. 20, 2014 include school cafeterias, Meals on Wheels, Carson City Senior Citizens Center, restaurants, fast food restaurants, retail grocers, bars, lounges and convenience stores.


See the full report below.

Js’ Bistro in Dayton to hold Feb. 26 fundraiser for Medical Outreach Program


Event Date: 
February 26, 2014 - 4:00pm

Js’ Old Town Bistro in Dayton will hold a Spaghetti Feed fundraiser on Wednesday, Feb. 26 from 4 – 8pm.

Money raised will help local residents get needed medical, vision and dental care at the upcoming Medical Outreach Response Event (MORE).

Carson City restaurant kicks off state's first vegan challenge

Foodies Bystro inside the Historic Carson Brewery in Carson City has announced the participants in Nevada's first Vegan Cuisine Challenge.

Each meat eating participant has agreed to live the life of a vegetarian for three days eating only vegan food. All participants will eat a vegetarian breakfast and join Foodies Bystro for lunch, dinner and dessert from its specialty designed vegan cuisine menu.

Cooperative Extension offers training in Food Safety in Horticultural Operations

RENO, Nev. – University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and the Nevada Department of Agriculture will offer an Introduction to Food Safety in Horticultural Operations training, focusing on risk management and good agricultural practices March 11. The training will provide an introduction to on-farm food-safety practices related to fruit and vegetable production. Participants will learn principles of good agricultural and handling practices.

Nevada Health Centers' traveling Mammovan is providing screening mammograms

Event Date: 
February 28, 2014 (All day)

Getting screened for breast cancer is one of the most important things a woman can do to protect her health.

Nevada Health Centers' traveling Mammovan is providing screening mammograms in the communities of Fallon, Fernley, Gerlach, Reno, Silver Springs, Sparks and Sun Valley through February 28, 2014.

Make your mammogram appointment today by calling toll-free 1.877.581.6266

Prestige and Carson Tahoe Health to provide senior care services to Carson City region

Prestige Care and Prestige Senior Living, leaders in skilled nursing and rehabilitation care, announced plans Tuesday to join with Carson Tahoe Health to expand senior care services and offer comprehensive memory care to Carson City residents and their families.

As a first step in the relationship, the organizations will develop a community with 40 units for memory care services on the Carson Tahoe Specialty Medical Center campus. Construction will begin in 2014.

Carson City restaurant and food inspection report through Feb. 13

Restaurant inspections are made weekly by the Carson City Health and Human Services Environmental Health Division. Inspections through Feb. 13, 2014 include restaurants, fast food restaurants, a mobile food truck, bars, lounges and convenience stores.

See the full report below.

Cooperative Extension hosts free Brain Health Lunch-and-Learn seminars in Carson City

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is presenting Cleveland Clinic’s Brain Health Lunch-and-Learn Seminars at the Carson City Cooperative Extension Office, 2621 Northgate Lane, Suite 12.

Nevada health insurance exchange: lower enrollment goal a challenge

The executive director of Nevada's health insurance exchange says meeting a lower enrollment target will still be challenging.

Carson City health educator applauds decision by CVS to end sale of smokes, tobacco products

CVS announced Wednesday that it will stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products at its more than 7,600 pharmacies across the U.S. by Oct. 1, 2014, making CVS the first national pharmacy chain to take this step in support of the health and well-being of its patients and customers. There are three CVS pharmacies in Carson City.

New Wellness Classes

Event Date: 
February 15, 2014 - 9:30am

Did you make a New Years Resolution to Lose Weight or Get Healthy?
How is it going?
Would a little extra support help you achieve your goals?
New Wellness classes are starting on Saturday February 15th
from 9:30 - 10:30 AM.
After over 14 years with Jenny Craig Certified Wellness Coach
Monica Marcinko brings her expertise to the beautiful new
Paradise-Salon-Spa and Wellness center.

Carson City restaurant and food inspection report through Jan. 29

Restaurant inspections are made weekly by the Carson City Health and Human Services Environmental Health Division. Inspections through Jan. 29, 2014 include restaurants, fast food restaurants, a supermarket takeout, a bakery and bars and lounges.

See the full report below.

Nevada leads nation in secondhand smoke exposure

More than two-thirds of adult Nevadans are exposed to secondhand tobacco smoke, the highest rate in the nation, according to a federal study.

In fact, the No. 2 state for secondhand smoke was almost 10 percentage points behind Nevada.

Women to Women Nevada with Dr. Kent Gabriel

This week's guest on Women to Women Nevada with Carol Paz is with Carson City surgeon Dr. Kent Gabriel.

Dr. Gabriel's educational background began at Yale University where he graduated Summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and was one of eleven graduating seniors elected as Scholar of the House. He was also a Visiting Scholar at Cambridge University in England.

UC Davis researcher to lecture at Lake Tahoe on 'Music, Memory and the Brain'

Whether it be a first crush, a family vacation, or riding in the car with friends, most acknowledge they've banked certain songs that bring back vivid memories.

Because of this, it does beg the question: Why does music form such strong associations? UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center will present a Feb. 6 lecture that may help answer the question. Dr. Petr Janata, a professor at UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain and 2010-11 Guggenheim Fellowship scholar will present “Music, Memory and the Brain,” based on his research into neurological links between music and memories.

Carson City restaurant and food inspection report for week of Jan. 14

Restaurant inspections are made weekly by the Carson City Health and Human Services Environmental Health Division. Inspections through Jan. 14, 2014 include restaurants, fast food restaurants, bars and lounges.
See the full report below.

Local restaurant Foodies Bistro offers Vegan Challenge

Foodies Bystro in Carson City is offering a "Vegan Challenge." Those selected to be vegan for three days will get lunch, snacks and dinner for three days complimentary of Foodies.

To qualify you must currently be a meat eater, have no food allergies or special diet, enjoy new foods and be a Carson City resident.

Family Caregiver Workshop

Event Date: 
January 25, 2014 - 9:30am

A family caregiver support workshop is being offered on Saturday, January 25th from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. Peter's Episcopal Church at 314 N. Division in Carson City. The early registration cost is $20 and space is limited. Please call 775- 882-1534 to register or for more details.

Fitness 1440 Grand Opening - Open House Thursday 5-8PM

Event Date: 
January 16, 2014 - 5:00pm

Please join Fitness 1440 celebrating our ribbon cutting on Thursday, 5pm - 8pm. We will have an Open House - with eats and drinks. The ribbon cutting is at 5:30pm. The location is 3456 N Carson St. in Carson City.

Carson City restaurant, food and health inspection report

Restaurant inspections are made weekly by the Carson City Health and Human Services Environmental Health Division. Inspections through Jan. 7, 2014 include restaurants, fast food restaurants, a convenience store, bar and lounges, retail grocers and a non-profit organization that provides food to children.
See the full report below.

Carson Tahoe Health, University of Utah Health Care partner to improve specialist access

Officials from Carson Tahoe Health announced a new partnership Thursday with Salt Lake City-based University of Utah Health Care that will extend the resources of a premier academic medical center to Carson City, Douglas County, Dayton and the surrounding communities.

The agreement formalizes a long tradition of collaboration between the two health care providers.

Carson City takes over Douglas County health inspections from state

It’s a subtle change, but one that will bring Douglas County a more localized service to its residents and an overall cost savings to the fiscal budget.

With the onset of the new year last week, public health inspections previously handled by the State of Nevada Department of Health and Human Services were transferred to Carson City Health and Human Services, Environmental Health Division.

Carson City health officials say flu vaccine available to address increase in cases

Based on recent reports from the CDC, beginning in November 2013, there has been a number of reports of severe respiratory illness among young and middle-aged adults, many of whom were infected with Influenza A, the pandemic H1N1 2009 virus.

Carson City restaurant, food and health inspection report for week ending Dec. 31

Restaurant inspections are made weekly by the Carson City Health and Human Services Environmental Health Division. Inspections for the week ending Dec. 31 include restaurants, fast food restaurants, a supermarket deli, meat department and a convenience store.
See the full report below.

Carson Tahoe Wound Healing Center expands, adds hyperbaric oxygen chamber

More than 8 million people in the U.S. suffer from non-healing wounds, which are often impeded by such diseases and conditions as diabetes, obesity, aging and the late effects of radiation therapy.

The newly expanded Carson Tahoe Center for Wound Healing is located on the second floor of the Carson Tahoe Specialty Medical Center at 775 Fleischmann Dr. in Carson City. The center now provides the latest advanced treatments to help these patients heal and with a faster recovery times.

Carson City restaurant and food inspection report for week ending Dec. 20

Restaurant inspections are made weekly by the Carson City Health and Human Services Environmental Health Division. Inspections for the week ending Dec. 20 include wholesale food distributor trucks, restaurants, a bar and lounge, a caterer, a casino bakery, snack bar and restaurant. Beginning Jan. 1, 2014 inspections will also be made in Douglas County as part of an inter-local agreement.

See the report below.

Nevada health officials advise on flu-related deaths; urge shots, hand washing

CARSON CITY — As flu season is upon us, it is imperative to be properly informed. Misinformation is common, and it is encouraged that residents seek information from credible resources. The Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health confirms there have been recent deaths in Nevada and nationwide associated with severe complications of the virus.

Nevada health officials urge flu precautions over holidays

CARSON CITY — The Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urge all that if you have not gotten your flu vaccination yet this season, now is the time. In addition, and especially with the abundance of holiday activities, it is important to take additional measures to prevent getting or spreading disease.

Women to Women Nevada with Carson City plastic surgeon Dr. Kent W. Gabriel

This week's guest on Women to Women Nevada is Kent W. Gabriel, M.D., F.A.C.S. Dr. Gabriel’s unparalleled academic education and surgical training have prepared him to offer aesthetic surgery in Carson City and Northern Nevada.

He attended Yale University where he graduated Summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and was one of eleven graduating seniors elected as Scholar of the House. He was also a Visiting Scholar at Cambridge University in England.

Carson City restaurant and food inspection report for week of Dec. 12

Restaurant inspections are made weekly by the Carson City Health and Human Services Environmental Health Division. Inspections for the week of Dec. 12 include restaurants and fast food restaurants, the Carson City Jail, a retail grocery store, and a bar and grill in Carson City. Beginning Jan. 1, 2014 inspections will also be made in Douglas County as part of an inter-local agreement.
See the report below.

School of Medicine, education center release Nevada 2014-2015 health care career manual

RENO, Nev. – The University of Nevada School of Medicine and the High Sierra Area Health Education Center announce the release of Health Care Careers in Nevada 2014-2015.

This updated edition of the manual contains a wide range of current information on more than 80 health care occupations in Nevada, including an overview of job requirements, Nevada employment outlook and average salary data in Nevada for each occupation. The guide also provides a detailed inventory of educational certificate and degree programs in Nevada for each type of health care job.

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