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New Addiction Center Opens in Las Vegas

New Addiction Center Opens in Las Vegas

A new facility dedicated to addiction recovery has opened in Las Vegas.

Desert Hope, which is part of the American Addiction Centers network, opened January 1 on East Twain Avenue near Eastern Avenue.

The 148-bed facility is the largest addiction treatment center in the Las Vegas area. It provides addiction treatment and rehabilitation. The program offered at the center is based on the work by Michael Cartwright, a former addict, who has five other recovery centers around the country.

"It is wonderful there is nothing like this in southern Nevada. This is a 148-bed dually diagnosed treatment center. So, it is for people with addictions, process addictions, gambling addictions, and for people who have behavioral and mental illness," clinical director Toril Newman said.

According to a recent National Survey on Drug Use and Health, Nevada’s rate of illicit drug use was among the top ten in the country.


Teen Pregnancy Workshops Scheduled in High-Need Areas

Teen Pregnancy Workshops Scheduled in High-Need Areas


Workshops aimed at helping parents talk to kids about teen pregnancy are scheduled for later in the month.

The Southern Nevada Teen Pregnancy Prevention Coalition will host a series of free workshops for parents and guardians interested in talking to their pre-teen and teen children about sexual relationships, preventing pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.

The first workshop is scheduled for 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29 at the Walnut Cecile Community Center, 3075 Walnut Road.

Health Festival to Focus on Kids


Parents and kids will get a chance to learn how to live a healthier life at the Healthy Kids Festival set for Saturday.

The festival will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Winchester Park, 3130 McLeod Drive. There will be booths with information on choosing healthier foods, live music for dancing, soccer games and Zumba classes.

There will also be information for parents, looking to model a healthy lifestyle for their kids.

The Clark County Cooperative Extension's All 4 Kids Program, Lakeshore Learning Materials and Winchester Park and Cultural Center are partners in the festival.

Hospital Offers Free Weight-Loss Surgery Seminars

Hospital Offers Free Weight-Loss Surgery Seminars


Sunrise Hospital is now offering free workshops on weight-loss surgery known as Bariatric surgery.

The sessions are being offered at the hospital and at the Green Valley Library. Guests will get a chance to learn more about the types of Bariatric surgery, who are appropriate candidates for the surgery, what is involved in the surgery and the recovery process.

Dr. Dave Macintyre, who specializes in Bariatric surgery, will present the program. He is a member of the acute care surgery team at Sunrise Hospital.

Sunrise Hospital Auditorium

  • Saturday, September 15
  • 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, September 27
  • 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Green Valley Library

  • Saturday, September 22
  • 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The programs are free and open to the public, but registration is required. Call (702) 233-5454 to register.

Registration for Keeping Kids Fit Run Open Now

Registration for Keeping Kids Fit Run Open Now

Registration is now open for the annual Keeping Kids Fit 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk.

The run is sponsored by Vegas PBS. Registration will be open from now until Friday, August 10. Those who register in person at the Vegas PBS offices, 3050 E. Flamingo Road, will get 20 percent off fees for two or more race registrations. They will also get a free Vegas PBS Keeping Kids Fit T-shirt. The offices are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. People can also register online through vegaspbs.org.

The run is set for 8 a.m. Saturday, October 6 at the Vegas PBS building. All of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Keeping Kids Fit program, which focuses on eliminating childhood obesity. So far, more than 65,000 children, parents, caregivers and teachers have participated in the exercise and nutrition program.

Back-to-School Immunization Program Begins

Back-to-School Immunization Program Begins


The Southern Nevada Health District is starting regular back-to-school shot clinics Wednesday

The immunization clinics will be held at the health district’s new home at 330 S. Valley View at Meadows Lane. The shots will be available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. No other health district services will be available at the new building at this time.

Next week’s shot clinic is just the beginning of several clinics that will be held at various locations around the Las Vegas valley in the weeks leading up to the start of school. Many of the clinics will be low cost or no cost. For a complete list of clinics, go to snhd.com.

The Clark County School District requires the following vaccinations for students enrolled in public or private schools:

U.S. News and World Report Ranks Sunrise Hospital Best in Las Vegas

U.S. News and World Report Ranks Sunrise Hospital Best in Las Vegas


U.S. News and World Report has named Sunrise Hospital and Sunrise Children’s Hospital as the best hospital in the Las Vegas metro area. It is the only hospital in the state that met the magazine’s standards for high performance.

The hospital was also recognized as high performing in three medical disciplines: neurology/neurosurgery, gynecology, and nephrology.

This is the third year in a row that the publication has recognized Sunrise Hospital and Sunrise Children’s Hospital for high performance. The magazine judged hospitals based on several factors including infection rates, patient safety measures, medical specialists surveys, nurse staffing levels and patient survival rates.

For the first time in 21 years, Massachusetts General in Boston beat Johns Hopkins to be the top-ranked hospital in the country.