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Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Moving Forward

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Moving Forward

People interested in opening a marijuana dispensary here in the valley had the chance to get some critical information, during a symposium held Friday.

The Nevada Medical Cannabis Symposium at Alexis Park Hotel featured legislators and industry experts talking about how dispensaries will be regulated.

With the legislation that passed last April, local lawmakers are now working on setting up the best model for Nevada.

WE CAN, or Wellness Education Cannabis Advocates of Nevada, an organization designed to bring dispensary information to the public, was at Friday's meeting.

"You're going to be able to look at your funds, look at your team and look at all of the different integral aspects making a cannabis business and know whether you want to pursue this or not" Jennifer Solas, WE CAN president, said.

UNLV Gets $20M Grant to Lead Health Research Group

UNLV Gets $20M Grant to Lead Health Research Group

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The University of Nevada, Las Vegas has scored a $20.3 million grant to lead a health research network involving 13 universities in seven western states.

The five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health was announced Wednesday by UNLV and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

School officials say the project, called the Clinical Translational Research Infrastructure Network, will expand the individual universities' ability to put clinical research into practice to address health concerns including cancer, obesity and diabetes.

Program director Dr. Robert D. Langer says the grant should help address the Mountain West's particular challenges delivering health care.

The network will include schools in Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico and Wyoming.

 

UNLV Gets $20M Grant to Lead Health Research Group

UNLV Gets $20M Grant to Lead Health Research Group

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The University of Nevada, Las Vegas has scored a $20.3 million grant to lead a health research network involving 13 universities in seven western states.

The five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health was announced Wednesday by UNLV and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

School officials say the project, called the Clinical Translational Research Infrastructure Network, will expand the individual universities' ability to put clinical research into practice to address health concerns including cancer, obesity and diabetes.

Program director Dr. Robert D. Langer says the grant should help address the Mountain West's particular challenges delivering health care.

The network will include schools in Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico and Wyoming.

 

Healthy Kids Festival Hopes to Prevent Childhood Obesity

Healthy Kids Festival Hopes to Prevent Childhood Obesity

A festival planned for Paradise Park will help parents and kids understand childhood obesity and hopefully prevent the condition.

The Healthy Kids Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28. The event is free and open to the public.

Children will dance to live music, play soccer, participate in Zumba classes, learn to grow their own foods and be part of other activities designed to get them thinking about healthy living.

There will also be information about resources available to the community to help the whole family make healthy lifestyle choices.

At last year's event, more than 1,000 parents and children were able to get information on childhood obesity and prevention.

UNLV Nursing Program Earns National Nod

UNLV Nursing Program Earns National Nod

 

U.S. News & World Report ranked UNLV’s online graduate nursing program as one of the 20 best in the country.

The Masters of Science in Nursing program ranked 18th out of 101 programs, which offer the curriculum entirely online. 

U.S. News ranked online master’s of nursing programs in four areas: admissions selectivity, faculty credentials and training, student engagement and accreditation and student services technology.

This is the second year of the rankings and the first time UNLV was featured in the list.

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.

Diabetes Education at Desert Springs Event

 

Preventing and managing diabetes will be the focus of a health festival this weekend at Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center.

The 21st Annual Health & Diabetes Fest will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday in the hospital lobby, 2075 E. Flamingo Road. This year’s event will be hosted by Ironman Triathlete, motivational speaker and Type 1 diabetic Jay Hewitt.

The Health & Diabetes Fest offers several free screenings and assessments to help people with diabetes better manage it and help others to prevent it. A variety of free and low-cost screenings will be available; all lab work requires eight hours of fasting.