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Health & Wellness

Nevada leaders launch student prescription drug prevention video contest

Nevada middle and high school students and schools are encouraged to enter in the Nevada Prescription Drug Prevention Video Contest sponsored by Gov. Brian Sandoval and Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto.

This is an opportunity for Nevada students to get creative and use social media to promote awareness about prescription drug abuse and encourage their peers to stay away from abusing prescription drugs.

Winners will be selected from each Nevada school district. Final winners will be announced Nov. 3, 2014.

Nature's Pearl, Muscadine Grape Seed Products, Healthy Bodies...Healthy Lifestyles

Free workshop from Nature's Pearl, Muscadine Grape
Event Date: 
August 22, 2014 (All day)

Come and learn about Muscadine Product Line. Muscadine products is assisting with health and wellness needs and no toxins in the products.
Learn the difference between non-toxic and toxic free.
Friday August 22nd, at 6pm
Please contact Marie for an invitation at 775-291-9274
or visit us at: https://www.naturespearlproducts.com/muscadineusa

Be well and healthy

Carson City restaurant and food inspections through Aug. 12

Food and restaurant inspections are made weekly by the Carson City Health and Human Services Environmental Health Division. The eight inspections listed here were made through August 12, 2014.

See the full report below.

Women to Women with Dee Dee Foremaster

This week’s guest on Women to Women is Dee Dee Foremaster, executive director of Rural Center for Independent Living and Do Drop In, a nonprofit organization that helps with services to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities and our veterans.

HopeFest free outdoor concert Aug. 22 to benefit local cancer patients

The Carson Tahoe Health Foundation is pleased to host HopeFest 2014, an outdoor concert offering free admission with all sales on food, drinks and raffle tickets directly benefitting local cancer patients.

The event is scheduled for Friday, August 22 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Carson Tahoe Cancer Center located at 1535 Medical Parkway, Carson City.

Nevada Cooperative Extension opens 2015 student radon poster contest

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension invites Nevada students to showcase their artistic talents and promote radon awareness by entering the 2015 Nevada Radon Poster Contest.

The contest is open to all children ages 9 to 14 years old enrolled in public, private, territorial, tribal, Department of Defense and home schools. Children can also enter through a sponsoring club, such as an art, computer, library, reading, science, scouting, youth or 4-H club.

Dr. Lali Sekhon performs first OLIF spine surgery in Northern Nevada

Dr. Lali Sekhon, a surgeon with Sierra Neurosurgery Group in Reno, is the first physician in northern Nevada to complete an Oblique Lumbar Interbody Fusion.

The OLIF25 procedure, created just two years ago, is a minimally-invasive surgical technique used to place an interbody graft into the spinal column while minimizing obstacles presented by nerves, bones and muscles. Dr. Sekhon is a highly skilled neurosurgeon with extensive experience in motion preservation techniques and technologies, artificial discs and minimally-invasive surgery.

Carson City restaurant and food inspection health report through July 31

Food and restaurant inspections are made weekly by the Carson City Health and Human Services Environmental Health Division. The six inspections listed here were made through July 31, 2014.

See the full report below.

Carson City restaurant and food inspection health report through July 18

Food and restaurant inspections are made weekly by the Carson City Health and Human Services Environmental Health Division. Inspections here were made through July 18, 2014.

See the full report below.

RSVP offers final batch of Farmers Market coupons for seniors

The Retired Senior Volunteer Program, Inc., also known as RSVP, has a limited number of free Farmers Market coupons for fresh produce to offer to Carson City low-income seniors through the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program.

Nevada Walk & 5K for Hemophilia

Event Date: 
September 27, 2014 - 10:00am

For the first time in its history, The Nevada Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation will host two Hemophilia Walks on the same day to help raise critical funds and awareness for those Nevadans affected by inherited bleeding and clotting disorders including Hemophilia and von Willebrand disease.

This will be the first ever Hemophilia Walk held in Reno.

The Reno Hemophilia Walk & 5K begins at 10:00 a.m., on-site registration at 9:00 a.m., at Virginia Lake Park, 1980 Lakeside Drive, Reno, 89509. Registration is now open at www.hfnv.org or by calling (702) 564-4368.

Carson City health inspection report

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

Nevada Walk & 5K for Hemophilia

Event Date: 
September 27, 2014 - 10:00am

For the first time in its history, The Nevada Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation will host two Hemophilia Walks on the same day to help raise critical funds and awareness for those Nevadans affected by inherited bleeding and clotting disorders including Hemophilia and von Willebrand disease.

A one mile walk and 5K are scheduled in Las Vegas and Reno on September 27, 2014 with goals to raise at least $50,000 in each city. This will be the first ever Hemophilia Walk held in Reno.

Infant safe sleep awareness event offered Wednesday through Nevada public health

The Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health will offer a Safe Sleep awareness event Wednesday, July 16 from 10 to noon at the Smith’s Food & Drug Store at 750 South Meadows Parkway, Reno.

The event hopes to draw new mothers and help them in the prevention of No. 1 cause of infant death between the ages of one month and one year. A Safe Sleep bus provided by the Regional Transportation Commission will be on site, as well as Safe Sleep and injury prevention materials from DPBH and Cribs for Kids of Safe Kids Washoe County.

Women to Women with Judy Bendure

This week's Women to Women is with Judy Bendure, a 46-year resident of Carson City. Judy is retired from the State of Nevada after 25 years of service. However, her energies and drive to maintain excellent health and balance for her own body have led her to become one of the area's foremost certified trainers in Pilates.

Judy is certified as an aerobic instructor,as well as a certified Personal Trainer. Her personal story and that of the history of Pilates is well worth viewing.

Carson City restaurant health inspection report through June 30

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

Inspections through June 30, 2014 include restaurants, a food warehouse, a retail food producer and a retail grocer meat market. Of the 10 establishments that were inspected, six received perfect scores of 100.

See the full report below.

Carson Tahoe HopeFest 2014

Event Date: 
August 22, 2014 (All day)

Annual benefit concert supporting local cancer patients. Nationally famed folk-rock band, Antsy McClain and The Trailer Park Troubadours known for their cowboy jazz, Tex-Mex waltzes, country ballads and soulful R&B dance tunes will headline the seventh annual event.

Carson City restaurant health inspection report through June 24

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

Inspections through June 24, 2014 include a caterer, convenience store, bars and lounges, restaurants, fast food restaurants. Out of the 24 inspections, 15 received Grade AA scores of 100.

RSVP offers Farmers Market Coupons for Seniors

After the initial distribution, the Retired Senior Volunteer Program has a limited number of free Farmers Market coupons for fresh produce to offer to Carson City low-income seniors through the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program.

Report: 1/3 of Nevada Kindergartners Overweight

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Researchers at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas say nearly one-third of the state's kindergarteners are overweight or obese.

Give blood Wednesday and enter to win a new Toyota

Give blood on Wednesday at the Carson City Courthouse and enter for a chance to win a 2014 Toyota Corolla LE Plus courtesy of Northern Nevada Toyota Dealers.

The blood drive runs from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. June 25 in the United Blood Services Blood Mobile located in the parking lot of the Carson City Courthouse on Musser Street.

All presenting donors from June 1 through Sept. 6 will be able to enter a drawing to win the car. To donate blood, be sure to eat a good meal, drink plenty of water and bring your ID.

Inside Out Chiropractic is pleased to announce facebook and Yelp presence!

Inside Out Chiropractic is most pleased to announce the creation of business listings on both facebook and Yelp!

Exploring Other Ways to Treat Fibromaylgia

More and more, we hear about or meet people suffering from fibromyalgia, a chronic disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and tenderness in localized areas. It has also been linked to headaches, anxiety, sleep issues, fatigue and depression.

While the cause has not been pinned down, most researchers agree the primary cause is a breakdown in the normal function of the central nervous system, which creates an abnormal perception of pain. This breakdown can be triggered by something as simple as bad posture or by something as traumatic as a car accident.

Carson City restaurant and food inspection report through June 4

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

Inspections through June 4, 2014 include convenience stores, bars and lounges, the Boys and Girls Club of Western Nevada, the Carson City Community Center, restaurants and fast food restaurants. Out of the 21 inspections, 13 received Grade AA scores of 100.

Carson City has more aquatic exercise opportunities

Paradise proudly announces that on June 1, Starr Nixdorf completed the AEA's (Aquatic Exercise Association) Aquatic Fitness Professional Course in Visalia, Calif. She also studied Upper Body, Core & More, and AquaBata Shallow.

AquaBata takes the latest trend in fitness, Tabata, to the water, because High Intensity Interval Training transitions into the water with high-powered results. Starr looks forward to helping people make their life better. Information at www.ParadiseSalonSpaWellness.com or (775) 883-4434.

Signup now for June 21 Relay for Life Carson City Golf Tournament

Event Date: 
June 21, 2014 - 8:00am

Grab your clubs and spend a day hitting the links to raise money for cancer research. Behavioral Health Services will host the first Carson City Relay for Life Golf Tournament at Empire Ranch Golf Course on June 21, 2014. Entry fee is $65 and it gets you the round of golf, cart, barbecue lunch, awards ceremony. Prizes for closest to the pin and longest drives.

The tournament is scramble format, with 8 a.m. registration and 9 a.m. shotgun start. To enter call (775) 445-7352 or go to Behavior Health Services at 1080 Minnesota Street.

Massage by Annalize Sanders

Looking for that perfect Father's Day gift? From now on to June 16th, you can purchase a $55 massage therapy gift certificate for dad to get that relaxation boost he deserves! This is a deal you don't want to miss.

Located at 205 E John Street in Carson City with frequency package deals. Let me lend a hand for your relaxation and therapeutic needs.

Call or text 775-671-5585 today for more information. And check out the facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Annalize-Sanders-LMT/351711104964200?ref=hl.

Carson City restaurant and food inspection report through May 29

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


Inspections through May 29, 2014 include restaurants, fast food restaurants, grocers and convenience stores. There are 15 inspections in this report. Of the inspections 9 were given scores of 100, for AA ratings. See the full report below.

DARE program to graduate more than 500 Carson City area fifth graders

Thursday was DARE graduation day for around 90 Fremont Elementary School students. The drug prevention program, coordinated by Community Prevention Officer Lisa Davis of the Carson City Sheriff's Office, is active in all elementary schools with classes taught to fifth graders.

In all about 550 fifth grades from around Carson City will graduate from the program this spring, said Davis.

Nevada Business Group on Health Hosts Benefit Plan Design Seminar on June 12

Event Date: 
June 12, 2014 - 11:30am

The Nevada Business Group on Health announces its Building Common Knowledge presentation on the topic of Value-Based Benefit Design, a health benefit savings strategy that draws on a variety of incentive strategies that address the way health insurance plans are structured and utilized by employees and their dependents.

The seminar, led by benefit design thought-leader and Executive Director of the Mississippi Business Group on Health, Murray Harber will be held at noon at the Atlantis Hotel and Casino on June 12, 2014.

Carson City District Attorney's Office presents Mom’s Program awards

Carson City District Attorney Neil Rombardo and Assistant District Attorney Mark Krueger recognized moms and their children at the Boys and Girls Club of Western Nevada.

The awards were in recognition of the first graduating pre-school class of the District Attorney’s Moms Program and recognition to the moms for learning new parenting and job skills to help them into the future, according to a news release.

Lyon County to celebrate National Senior Health and Fitness Day

Event Date: 
May 28, 2014 - 10:00am

Lyon County Human Services will join an estimated 1,000 local groups Wednesday, May 28 to celebrate the 21st Annual National Senior Health and Fitness Day.

As an official host site, Lyon County Human Services will hold a Senior Health and Fitness Day Fair at Dayton Senior Center, 320 Old Dayton Valley Road in Dayton, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be resistance exercise demonstrations throughout the day, and booths offering information, resources, and services for older adults.

Pedal party wraps up Bike to Work Week

Since the beginning of May — National Bike Month — Christy Chamberlain has ridden her bike 135 miles. “We have made the most of bike month,” she said.

Carson City restaurant and food inspection report through May 14

Restaurant inspections are made weekly by the Carson City Health and Human Services Environmental Health Division.
Inspections through May 14, 2014 include: a bakery; deli, produce, bakery and meat department of retail grocers; restaurants, fast food restaurants, bars and lounges. There are 24 inspections in this report. Of the inspections 10 were given scores of 100, for AA ratings. See the full report below.

Festival of Earthly Treasures Sunday at Carson City Community Center

Event Date: 
May 18, 2014 - 10:00am

Come spend the day with us at our Festival of Earthly Treasures IV and Healing Arts Fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 18 at the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. Williams Street in Carson City.

Spend the afternoon pampering and treating yourself with a massage, or learn to make jewelry, or attend a transformative workshop….. or get a reading for perspective on your life…. Whatever resonates with you!
We will be featuring free interactive workshops, jewelry, healing arts, readings, aromatherapy and a silent auction. Raffles prizes will be given away every 30 minutes.

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

Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health announces its June schedule for the “Lunch & 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 health and food inspection report for week ending May 6

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

Inspections through May 6, 2014 include: Restaurants, fast food restaurants, retail and wholesale grocers, mobile food truck vendors, bars and lounges.

Of the 29 inspections in this report, 19 scored 100 points for a Grade AA. 
See report below.

Festival of Earthly Treasures and Healing Arts fundraiser set for May 18

Event Date: 
May 18, 2014 - 10:00am

Come spend the day with us at our Festival of Earthly Treasures IV and Healing Arts Fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 18 at the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. Williams Street in Carson City.

Spend the afternoon pampering and treating yourself with a massage, learn to make jewelry, attend a transformative workshop or get a reading for perspective on your life — whatever resonates with you.

We will be featuring free interactive workshops, jewelry, healing arts, readings, aromatherapy and a silent auction. Raffles prizes will be given away every 30 minutes.

Proper Alignment Leads to Healthier Life

When I explain chiropractic to my patients, the most important thing I stress is that having a properly functioning nervous system ultimately allows us to function properly and connects us to our source.

Nevada’s first-time Moms can enroll in free mobile health program

Immunize Nevada and the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health met Tuesday at Carson Tahoe Women’s Health Institute for an event to educate Nevadans about Text4baby and to encourage expecting and first time mothers to do something for themselves this Mother’s Day and enroll in Text4baby.

The speakers, including Senator Ben Kieckhefer, from Washoe District 16; Vickie Ives, a representative from the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health; and Julia Peek, a mother of two and Text4baby user, spoke about the benefits of the program in helping build strong Nevada families.

How One Woman is Helping Lower Cost of Prescription Medicines for Nevada’s Most Vulnerable

Catherine, a resident of Fernley, Nevada, is someone you quickly realize after the first few moments of conversation, has lived an extraordinary life — one most of us only dream of.

Carson City dignitaries gather for annual bike ride through town

Carson City elected leaders and officials including new city manager-designate Nick Marano lined pedaled the west side of town Monday morning for the annual Carson City "Celebrity" bike ride.

Hosted by Carson City bicycle group Muscle Powered, the spirited group of cyclists dusted off their bikes and shared the road with motorists as part of a month of activities planned through the bicycle advocacy group Muscle Powered.

Carson City celebrates Bike Month through May with activities, rides

Muscle Powered, in cooperation with city and state government and local businesses, have an exciting month of activities planned to promote a bicycle friendly community in Carson City.

Community bike rides, commuter challenges, informative bicycle clinics, movies, raffle prizes, parties and more await participants. Bike Month has been celebrated for many years now not only to encourage more bicycling in Carson City, but also to educate cyclists and motorists alike on safety and the rules of the road. Here’s an overview of what’s coming up in May.

Bike Habitat Tour of Carson City

Event Date: 
May 4, 2014 (All day)

Bike Habitat's Tour of Carson City, a 30-mile ride, will start at 9 a.m. from Bike Habitat. Helmets required, register at the store. Lunch will be served afterward. This is a MusclePowered Membership drive. No fee for ride.

Carson City restaurant and food inspection report for week of April 30

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



Inspections through April 30, 2014 include: Convenience stores, food truck vendors, a retail supercenter grocery store deli and meat departments; bars and lounges, restaurants and fast food restaurants. Of the 21 inspections in this report, 18 scored 100 points for a Grade AA. 



See report below.

Nevada Health Centers traveling Mammovan is providing screening mammograms

Event Date: 
May 5, 2014 - 3:30pm

Nevada Health Centers traveling Mammovan is providing screening mammograms in the communities of
Carson City, Gardnerville, Reno and Sparks through May 13, 2014.

You can get screened at no cost if you are uninsured. Medicaid, Medicare, group and individual insurance are also accepted. Make your mammogram appointment today by calling toll-free 1.877.581.6266.

HHS Report: 45,390 Nevadans have enrolled in Health Insurance Marketplace

Nevada enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace under the Affordable Care Act was 45,390 from Oct. 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Thursday.

Nevada's enrollment includes “in line” and other enrollment activity such as people enrolling due to a change in life circumstance reported through Saturday, April 19, 2014.

Nationwide, enrollment surged to eight million at the end of the first enrollment period, said HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

Awareness campaign, website connects Nevadans to vaccine resources

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that vaccinations will prevent more than 21 million hospitalizations and 732,000 deaths among children born in the last 20 years.

This week is National Infant Immunization Week, an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and to celebrate the achievements of immunization programs to promote healthy communities.

Tour of Carson City 2014 bike ride on Sunday

Please join Bike Habitat and Muscle Powered for the 7th Annual Tour of Carson City bicycle ride! May is Bike Month in Carson City, and we’ll be kicking off the festivities with this fun ride on Sunday, May 4.

Signups are at 9 a.m., ride begins at 9:30 a.m. The ride will begin and end at the Bike Habitat, and tour around the perimeter of Carson City for a moderately paced 27-30 mile bike ride.

Carson City restaurant and food inspection report through April 24

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

Inspections through April 24, 2014 include convenience stores, a retail grocery store; Produce, deli, meat, seafood and bakery departments of a supermarket; a bakery, a butcher, a food truck caterer, bars and lounges, restaurants and fast food restaurants.
 Of the 25 inspections in this report, 13 scored 100 points for a Grade AA. 

See report below.

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