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Miracle Mile Fountain Goes Blue for Autism Awareness

Miracle Mile Fountain Goes Blue for Autism Awareness

Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino will partner with Autism Speaks in April for its national Light It Up Blue campaign by turning its fountain blue in honor of National Autism Awareness Month.

Beginning Friday, Miracle Mile Shops' fountain will showcase a brilliant blue glow between regularly scheduled shows. All money tossed into the popular water feature, as well as the center's indoor rainstorm, will be donated on behalf of Miracle Mile Shops to Autism Speaks. The money raised supports research for treatments and a cure as well as educational programs and assistance for individuals and families affected by the disorder. The fountain will maintain its bright blue shade until the end of the month. Fountain shows take place at the top of every hour from noon to 11 p.m. daily. 

Free Diabetes Workshop Offered at Desert Springs Hospital

Free Diabetes Workshop Offered at Desert Springs Hospital

The Nevada Diabetes Association is offering a free patient event April 30 at Desert Springs Hospital to help educate diabetes patients about the signs and symptoms of painful Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy (pDPN).

Kenneth D. Grant, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Touro University, is going to emphasize the importance of speaking with a physician, getting a proper diagnosis, and tips on how help to manage the condition.

Approximately 20 percent of people with diabetes experience pDPN, which is characterized by burning pain, pins and needles, or shooting pain in the hands or feet.  It can become extremely debilitating, affecting patients' ability to participate in everyday activities, to sleep, and to exercise.

Diabetes is one of the most common chronic and progressive health conditions in the United States today; the incidence has skyrocketed in recent years.

UNLV Dental School Offers Free Care to Veterans

UNLV Dental School Offers Free Care to Veterans

The UNLV School of Dental Medicine will hold Saturday a free dental clinic for low-income veterans who do not qualify for treatment through the Veterans Administration.

Student doctors, overseen by licensed faculty, will perform a range of procedures from filling cavities to providing dentures and crowns. During the clinic, student doctors will be treating about 30 veterans and will perform all procedures.

This is the only such clinic currently in existence at American dental schools.

Free Pre-Retirement Workshop Upcoming

Free Pre-Retirement Workshop Upcoming

The East Las Vegas Community/Senior Center will hold a free pre-retirement workshop from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, April 5.

Experts on Social Security, Medicare and Medicare gap/supplement programs will be on hand to answer such questions as:

  • What are your retirement options?
  • When are you eligible for Medicare?
  • What benefits are available under Medicare?
  • How do you plan for gaps with Medicare?

The center is located at 250 N. Eastern Ave. Additional pre-retirement workshops are planned in May.

Relay For Life seeks participants

Relay For Life seeks participants

The American Cancer Society is looking for participants for its Relay For Life fundraiser in April and May.

Ten relays will take place in southern Nevada during the next two months and ACS will hold a number of "Paint the Town Purple" recruiting events from April 4-7. During these events, relay committee members and team captains will be visiting area businesses encouraging community members to participate. In addition to Relay’s purple posters, volunteers will distribute purple lollipops, because "CANCER SUCKS."

Those events include: 

  • Cheeburger Cheeburger Fundraiser – Monday, April 4, 5-9 p.m., 8390 S. Rainbow Blvd.

 

  • CiCi’s Pizza Las Vegas Fundraiser – Wednesday, April 6, six locations, all day/night – 10-20 percent of sales go to ACS.

 

  • Beer Tasting Benefit - Thursday, April 7 at Freakin Frog, 7-10 p.m., 4700 S.

Free Flu Shots at Chaparral High School, the Clark County Library

Free Flu Shots at Chaparral High School, the Clark County Library

While flu season peaks in January and February, it does continue throughout the spring and people are advised to be protected by flu shots. This is particularly important when people are in contact with young children, the elderly, work in the health care field, or have chronic medical conditions. To assure that all Las Vegas Valley residents have access to flu shots, the Southern Nevada Health District is offering free flu shots at public health centers and at several clinics.

Residents of the Las Vegas Strip can find flu shots avaiable at the following locations and times:

Shots for Tots Program Offers Free Immunizations March 1 on The Strip

Shots for Tots Program Offers Free Immunizations March 1 on The Strip

The Southern Nevada Health District and United Way of Southern Nevada are offering a free childhood immunization clinic on the Strip this week. Children needing immunizations must be accompanied by a parent or an adult with written permission from the custodial parent of the child, and the child's immunization records. For more information, call the immunization clinic at (702) 759-0850 or visit www.snhd.info.

The Shots 4 Tots Clinic will be held:

Tuesday, March 1, at Food 4 Less

3250 E. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas 89121, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.