I am a Community Health Sciences student at the University of Nevada, Reno, set to graduate in spring of 2021. This semester I have had the privilege of interning with Smoke Free Truckee Meadows, which is a local initiative of the Nevada Tobacco Prevention Coalition.
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November is National Healthy Skin Month. This awareness effort stresses how to check your skin periodically to detect signs of skin cancer among other things. But let’s go a little deeper, shall we?
Do you need support? These national resources are here to help you... whether you live in Nevada or beyond.
If you're ever worried that someone's life is in immediate danger, call 911 or go directly to emergency services.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Make Yourself Available
Men are taught to hide their feelings as a sign of strength and masculinity. But when it comes to loving and being loved, that belief is a sure fire guarantee of isolation, loneliness, and depression. Show up, because only what you show is available to be loved.
Honesty is Your Trump Card
Love can be trusted only when you know you are being loved for who you really are for your excellence and shortcomings, your toughness and tenderness all of you. Honestly letting your
10 Free Offerings and Tools for Providing Lung Cancer Screening, Referrals, Survivorship Care, or Tobacco Use Treatment
Please join us for this special Lung Cancer Awareness Month webinar presentation!
November 12, 11:00 am
At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
A research project was recently published by the Journal of Hospital Management and Health Policy, indicating that 60 percent of Washoe County residents (and 74 percent of Washoe County non-smokers) would favor a law prohibiting smoking in all casinos in Washoe County. Slightly more – 63 percent (and 74 percent of Washoe County non-smokers) favor a law prohibiting smoking in bars.
I remember being a teenager in Reno — just driving age — and my mom would ask me to pick her up from a local casino. She had spent a few hours there playing her favorite video poker machines. And when she got in the car, she always smelled like a lit cigarette.
As someone who holds a master’s in Kinesiology, was a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and is a current certified Cancer Exercise Specialist (CES) through the Cancer Exercise Training Institute, I would like to discuss the importance of cancer survivors meeting with a trained expert in cancer exercise.
Nevada RESEP offers medical outreach and education to those affected by nuclear weapons testing. The United States conducted nearly 200 aboveground nuclear weapons tests from 1945 to 1962. During this time many Test Site workers, uranium industry workers, and families living or working downwind of the Nevada Test Site were exposed to harmful radioactive materials.
Studies show that people exposed to radiation are at higher risk of developing certain cancers. Regular medical screenings can help to manage that increased risk.
Partners working in colorectal cancer (CRC) across Nevada continue to be challenged with low rates of screening and high incidence of late-stage diagnosis. The American Cancer Society is estimating Nevada will see 1,480 new cases of CRC and almost 600 deaths this year alone. While progress was made in increasing screening uptake by promoting “choice” in screening options, we still have a long way to go. Further complicating the issue for our uninsured and underserved, Nevada will no longer be receiving federal funding for CRC screening and diagnostics.