The 2016 Nevada Cancer Control Summit brings together expert speakers from throughout the region to discuss the latest topics in cancer control. In the months leading up to this year’s Summit, scheduled for September 15 at Springs Preserve in Las Vegas, join us to learn more about our roster of speakers.
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We are excited to invite your organization to partner with us on the first Skin Cancer Awareness Day at the Farm event to take place on May 21, 2016 in Minden, Nevada. This fun-filled day of live music, farmer’s market, food and booths will promote skin cancer awareness and prevention. All proceeds will benefit Sun Smart Schools, a program providing sun safe education and sunscreen to our local schools.
A new report outlining the burden of obesity in Nevada was recently released by the State's Division of Public and Behavioral Health, providing data on childhood and adult obesity and focus areas for reducing the number of obese or overweight Nevadans.
As states and the nation transform their health systems, many policymakers are turning to community health workers (CHWs) to tackle some of the most challenging aspects of health improvement, such as facilitating care coordination, enhancing access to community-based services, mitigating the impacts of the social determinants of health, reducing health disparities, and containing costs.
Winter is the best time to test homes for radon, a naturally-occurring radioactive gas that emanates from the earth. This odorless, colorless gas can enter homes from the ground and accumulate to elevated concentrations thus raising the risk of lung cancer for unsuspecting homeowners.
The Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration posted Affordable Care Act Implementation FAQs this month clarifying points related to both screening colonoscopy and BRCA testing.
Questions 7 and 8 both clarified points related to preventive/screening colonoscopy. Here are the questions and answers from the DOL EBSA:
RAM, short for Remote Area Medical, is an international organization that travels the country and throughout the world providing free medical services with no qualifications. The organization will have two events in Northern Nevada: in Yerington on Oct. 9, 10 & 11, and in Carson City Oct. 16, 17 & 18.
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Last week at the 2015 Nevada Cancer Control Summit the State of Nevada Health Division along with Nevada Cancer Coalition released the newest edition of the Nevada State Cancer Plan, mapping out goals and objectives in cancer control for the years 2016 through 2020.
The 2015 Nevada Cancer Control Summit brings together expert speakers from throughout Nevada and the nation to discuss the latest topics in cancer control. We close out our Summit Speaker Series by highlighting our participants in the Palliative Care Panel Discussion: Veneta Lepera, RN, CHPN, Shelby Adams, RHIT, and a representative from the palliative and support care program at Renown.