Lama Marut Signs and Presents A Spiritual Renegade’s Guide the Good Life

What: Lama Marut signs and presents A Spiritual Renegade’s Guide to the Good Life (Atria Books/Beyond Words).

Where: Sundance Books and Music, 121 California Avenue, Reno, NV 89509

When: Tuesday, May 29, 3 – 4 p.m.

About the Book
Delivered with fearless candor and disarming humor, Lama Marut introduces a simple set of exercises that offers a revolutionary yet wholly practical approach to creating and sustaining happiness in a complex modern age.

Integrating the ancient teachings of Tibetan Buddhism into the everyday grind, A Spiritual Renegade’s Guide to the Good Life presents a fresh take on our quest for a joyful existence. Each chapter includes an action plan designed to elicit true happiness and forge a clear path toward fulfillment.

About the Author:

Venerable Sumati Marut, (a.k.a. Brian K. Smith) is the son and grandson of Baptist ministers, a motorcycle enthusiast, a former surfer, a Ph.D. of Comparative Religions and a fully ordained Buddhist monk. Lama Marut has been teaching religion for 25 years. As a Sanskrit scholar and Professor of Comparative Religions, he taught at Columbia University and the University of California, Riverside, where he is Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies. For the past decade, he has been a popular teacher of Buddhist and yoga philosophy, spirituality and meditation.

Nurses of Achievement honors 11 nurses at Renown

Here are some of the honorees from Renown Health at the Nurses of Achievement event. Back row, left to right: Barbara Coruna, RN; Rosa Cortez, RN; Emily McClure, MSN, RN; Kristin Cleveland-Ceballos, RN. Front row, left to right: Bethany Wilson, RN; Shannon White RN; Becky Haase, MSN, RN; Ronnie Varney, RN; and Elizabeth Krayk, RN.

RENOWN NEWS RELEASE

Eleven nurses from a wide range of disciplines at Renown Health were honored May 11 as 2012 Nurses of Achievement. The awards, given to nurses in northern Nevada, took place at the end of Nurses Week. Nine of the Renown Health winners took home honors from 13 award categories, while facility winners were named from Renown Regional Medical Center and Renown South Meadows Medical Center/Post Acute Services.

These Renown Health nurses were awarded in the following categories:
• Kristen Cleveland-Ceballos, RN, Critical Care
• Barbara Coruna, RN, Long Term/Rehabilitation
• Elizabeth Krayk, RN, Medical-Surgical
• Emily McClure, MSN, RN, Nursing Education
• Becky Haase, MSN, RN, Nursing Innovation
• Rosa Cortez, RN, Office/Outpatient
• Ronnie Varney, RN, Patient Advocacy (tie)
• Shannon White, RN, Patient Advocacy (tie)
• Bethany Wilson, RN, Rookie of the Year
• Stephanie Shuman, RN, Facility Winner, Renown Regional Medical Center
• Ashley McCoy, RN, Facility Winner, Renown South Meadows Medical Center

Recognizing the need to shine a spotlight on a profession founded more than 150 years ago by nurse Florence Nightingale, the Northern Nevada Nurses of Achievement Committee was formed in 1999. The goal of this committee of dedicated nurses was to honor colleagues, increase awareness of nursing as a profession and to promote the advancement of nursing education through scholarships.

Reno author to present ‘Egyptian Intrigue’ book launch

MAGGY ANTHONY NEWS RELEASE

Join noted mystery series author Maggy Anthony for “Egyptian Intrigue: Thea Stangos Meets King Tut,” a free lecture, book launch and discussion, Sunday, May 20 from 2-3 p.m. at the Wilbur D. May Museum, 1595 N. Sierra St. at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park in Reno.

The event is free and held in conjunction with the May Museum exhibition “King Tut: Wonderful Things,” which features 130 handcrafted replicas of artifacts found at the opening of Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922. Artisans from the Pharaonic Village in Giza spent more than 10 years recreating some of the most notable pieces of the famous excavation. Lecture participants will receive coupons for admission discounts to the exhibition, which has been extended through May 28.

Anthony, whose new book The Cup of the Ptolemies: A Thea Stangos Akashic Thriller recently launched on Amazon, will read excerpts from the work, which is set in ancient Egypt and modern Alexandria and New York, with historic references to mythology, archaeology and metaphysics. She will also talk about the notorious Curse of Tutankhamun, as well as her own experiences with Egyptian antiquities at the Louvre in Paris and the British Museum in London. A question and answer session will follow.

“In my college days I was a member of Britain’s Egypt Exploration Society and studied the Egyptian collection at the Louvre one summer,” says Anthony. “The Cup of the Ptolemies is the first in a new Thea Stangos mystery series, inspired in part by the intrigue of the ancient pharaohs who have captured the world’s imagination for centuries.”

Maggy Anthony is a retired family therapist who wrote her first book, Jung’s Circle of Women: The Valkyries, about the women she encountered during her studies at the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich. She is also a novelist, poet and playwright and has taught extensively on mythology, dreams and issues of creative exploration, including at Esalen Institute and the University of California, San Francisco.

For more about the exhibition “King Tut: Wonderful Things from the Pharaoh’s Tomb” which runs through May 28 at the Wilbur D. May Museum, visit http://www.washoecounty.us/parks/museum/current.html or call (775) 785-5961.

For more about the free lecture May 20, call Maggy Anthony at (775) 830-8212 or email grammadragon@yahoo.com. For information on The Cup of the Ptolemies: A Thea Stangos Akashic Thriller, which is available on Amazon as a Kindle eBook, and other books by Maggy Anthony, visit http://www.maanthony.com or http://www.amazon.com.

Lawrence Coates to sign and present The Garden of the World at Sundance

SUNDANCE NEWS RELEASE

What: Lawrence Coates will give a talk about California wine and Prohibition, followed by a reading from his latest novel The Garden of the World (University of Nevada Press).

Where: Sundance Books and Music, 121 California Ave.

When: Thursday, May 17, 6:30 – 8 p.m.

About the Book
California’s Santa Clara Valley was once home to a vigorous wine industry. The Garden of the World is the tale of a pioneer winemaking family headed by Paul Tourneau, a fiercely ambitious vintner determined to make the finest wines in California. His plans are disrupted by a phylloxera epidemic at the beginning of the twentieth century, the trials of national Prohibition and the bitter alienation of his older son. Played out against the vividly depicted seasonal rhythms of vineyard life, this is a moving saga of betrayal, loss and the harsh consequences of unbreakable ambition.

About the Author
Lawrence Coates has worked as a third mate in the Merchant Marine, as a freelance journalist in Mexico and as a high school teacher in Paris. Born in Berkeley, he served four years in the Coast Guard and another four in the Merchant Marine, spending time in the North Atlantic, the Hawaiian Island chain and the Arabian Sea during the Iranian hostage crisis. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Santa Cruz and gained fluency in Spanish while studying abroad in Barcelona, Spain. He taught in the Lycee Charlemagne in Paris after completing a master’s degree at Berkeley and went on to earn his doctorate at the University of Utah. He has received a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in fiction, and his work has appeared in The Chicago Tribune, The Missouri Review, Greensboro Review and elsewhere. His first novel, The Blossom Festival, won the Western States Book Award for Fiction and was selected for the Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Program. His second novel, The Master of Monterey, was published in 2003. His third novel, The Garden of the World, was published in February of this year.

Renown Regional Medical Center earns award for stroke care

RENOWN NEWS RELEASE

Renown Regional Medical Center has received the 2011 American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes Renown Regional Medical Center’s commitment and success in implementing excellent care for stroke patients, according to evidence-based guidelines.

To receive the award, Renown achieved 85 percent or higher adherence all seven Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality Achievement indicators for two or more consecutive 12-month intervals and achieved 75 percent or higher compliance with six of 10 Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality Measures, which are reporting initiatives to measure quality of care.

These measures include aggressive use of medications, such as tPA, antithrombotics, anticoagulation therapy, DVT prophylaxis, cholesterol reducing drugs and smoking cessation, all aimed at reducing death and disability and improving the lives of stroke patients.

“With a stroke, time lost is brain lost, and this demonstrates Renown Regional’s commitment to being one of the top hospitals in the country for providing aggressive, proven stroke care,” said David Veillette, executive vice president of specialty hospitals for Renown Health. “We will continue with our focus on providing care that has been shown in the scientific literature to quickly and efficiently treat stroke patients with evidence-based protocols.”

“Renown Regional Medical Center is to be commended for its commitment to implementing standards of care and protocols for treating stroke patients,” said Lee H. Schwamm, M.D., chair of the Get With The Guidelines National Steering Committee and director of the TeleStroke and Acute Stroke Services at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. “The full implementation of acute care and secondary prevention recommendations and guidelines is a critical step in saving the lives and improving outcomes of stroke patients.”

“Get With The Guidelines–Stroke” uses the “teachable moment,” the time soon after a patient has had a stroke, when they are most likely to listen to and follow their healthcare professionals’ guidance. Studies demonstrate that patients who are taught how to manage their risk factors while still in the hospital reduce their risk of a second heart attack or stroke.

Through “Get With The Guidelines–Stroke,” customized patient education materials are made available at the point of discharge, based on patients’ individual risk profiles. The take-away materials are written in an easy-to-understand format and are available in English and Spanish. In addition, the “Get With The Guidelines Patient Management Tool” gives healthcare providers access to up-to-date cardiovascular and stroke science at the point of care.

“The time is right for Renown Regional Medical Center to be focused on improving the quality of stroke care by implementing ‘Get With The Guidelines–Stroke,” Veillette said. “The number of acute ischemic stroke patients eligible for treatment is expected to grow over the next decade due to increasing stroke incidence and a large aging population.”

According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States and a leading cause of serious, long-term disability. On average, someone suffers a stroke every 45 seconds, someone dies of a stroke every three minutes and 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.

For more information on “Get With The Guidelines,” visit www.americanheart.org/getwiththeguidelines.

About Renown Institute for Neurosciences

Renown Institute for Neurosciences, the only one of its kind in northern Nevada, is dedicated to ensuring world-class neurological treatment is available right here at home. Patients with neurological disorders, including strokes and aneurysms, receive state-of-the art treatment without being referred outside of our community. The institute’s specialists combine their expertise and experience with the most advanced technology to handle complex neurological cases.

Services include the latest treatments for stroke, muscular dystrophy, ALS, epilepsy and multiple sclerosis, as well as neurosurgery and interventional radiology. For those who have suffered an illness requiring rehabilitation, a team of highly skilled nurses, physicians and therapists helps patients regain their independence and improve their quality of life.

Renown’s Comprehensive Stroke Center became the first in Nevada to earn the Gold Seal of Approval Primary Stroke Center certification for stroke care by The Joint Commission. This prestigious certification signifies that the Comprehensive Stroke Center meets the highest national standards for healthcare safety and quality of care.

The Renown Institute for Neurosciences also hosts stroke support groups on the second Wednesday of every month from 6 to 7 p.m. at Renown Rehabilitation Hospital, 1495 Mill St. These meetings are offered for stroke survivors, their family members, friends and caregivers. Topics will vary my month. Please contact 775-982-6201 to confirm.

About “Get With The Guidelines”
“Get With The Guidelines” is the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s hospital-based quality improvement program that empowers healthcare teams to save lives and reduce healthcare costs by helping hospitals follow evidence-based guidelines and recommendations. For more information, visit heart.org/quality

Free fishing day at Pyramid Lake Sat., May 12, 2012

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PYRAMID LAKE PAIUTE TRIBE NEWS RELEASE

NIXON — The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe would like to invite the public and their families to come “Get Hooked For Free” at Free Fishing Day this Saturday at Pyramid Lake. To kick off the upcoming summer season, fishing throughout all of the public areas of Pyramid Lake will be FREE to the public on Saturday May 12, 2012.

The public is invited to come out and fish the waters of Pyramid Lake without having to buy a Tribal Fishing permit on this day. Free Fishing Day at Pyramid Lake is designed to educate the public about the fish and the unique ecosystem of the lake. The Tribe would like to remind the public that even though Tribal Fishing Permits will not be required for this day, all other Tribal permits will be required and regulations will be in effect.

The Tribe wants to provide an opportunity for the public to enjoy the world class fisheries at Pyramid Lake and remind everyone that fishing is a great way to relax and connect with family and friends and enjoy the natural beauty of Pyramid Lake. For additional information about Free Fishing Day at Pyramid Lake please visit www.pyramidlake.us or call 1-775-476-1155.

Nevada Museum of Art Events – June 2012

FEATURE EXHIBITION AND EVENTS

Edward Burtynsky: Oil

June 9 – September 23
Edward Burtynsky: Oil is an examination of one the most important subjects of our time by one of the most respected and recognized contemporary photographers in the world. Over 15 years, Burtynsky traveled internationally to chronicle the production, distribution, and use of this critical fuel. In addition to revealing the rarely seen mechanics of its manufacture, he photographs the effects of oil on our lives, depicting landscapes altered by its extraction from the Earth and by the sprawl generated around its use. These images tell an epic story of mankind expressed through our discovery, exploitation, and celebration of this vital natural resource.

Edward Burtynsky: Oil is organized by the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., and made possible with the generous support of the Scotiabank Group. Lead Sponsorship provided by the Carol Franc Buck Foundation. Major Sponsorship provided by The Phil and Jennifer Satre Family Fund of the Community Foundation of Western Nevada. Additional Support provided by Barrick Gold of North America, Kathie Bartlett, Mark E Pollack Foundation, and Lance and Karyn Tendler.

  • Members’ Premiere

Friday, June 8 / 6 – 8 pm

Museum members are invited to be the first to view this groundbreaking exhibition of over fifty large-scale photographs, by acclaimed photographer Edward Burtynsky. Live music by The Whitney Myer Band. Cash bar available. Admission is free for Museum members with valid member card. $5 Kids Open Studio available from 5 – 7 pm.

  • Premiere Lecture: Photographer Edward Burtynsky on Oil

Saturday, June 9 / 10:30 am

Acclaimed photographer Edward Burtynsky presents his work in Oil, a photographic exploration of the effects of this critical fuel on our lives.

$15/ $10 Museum Members

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

ART BITE Bernhard Bach on the Physics of Light in Modal Lines

Friday, June 1 / noon

Physicist Bernhard Bach provides a general introduction to the optical physics that make Anne Lindberg’s Andante Green such a dynamic installation highlighting the exhibition Modal Lines.

Free for Museum members and with paid admission.

 

Annual Meeting of the Membership

Tuesday, June 5 / 5:30 pm

Members are invited to review the Museum’s progress in 2011 as well as vote on the 2012/2013 slate of the Board of Trustees.  Admission is free.  Reservations are not required.

 

Venue Launch Event

Friday, June 8 / 6 to 8 pm

Museum members are invited to meet Geoff Manaugh of BLDGBLOG and Nicola Twilley of Edible Geography, both co-directors of Columbia University’s Studio-X NYC for the launch of Venue – an event platform, mobile interview studio, and forward-operating landscape research base that will pop up at sites across North America between spring 2012 and fall 2013. In cities, parks, labs, offices, homes, farms, wildlife corridors, and malls across the continent,Venue will meet the innovators, trendsetters, business people, and design practitioners at the forefront of ideas today. Admission is free for Museum members with valid member card.

Presented in collaboration with the Center for Art + Environment, Future Plural and Columbia University Studio-X Global Network Initiative.  Funding is provided by the Western States Arts Federation (Westaf), Nevada Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

FILM Event Horizon: Burning Man, Burning Reno, a Documentary Look at Burning Man’s Impact on Reno

Thursday, June 14 / 6pm

Celebrate the premiere of Event Horizon, a new Reno-produced Burning Man documentary examining the impacts of Burning Man on the Reno area.

$10 / $8 Museum members

 

ART BITE Biologist Guy Hoelzer on Slime Mold in Gail White’s Hydraphilia

Friday, June 15 / noon

Learn from biologist Guy Hoelzer about the slime molds featured in Gail Wight’s Hydraphilia.

Free for Museum members and with paid admission.

 

FILM The Big Fix

Thursday, June 28 / 6 pm

On April 22, 2010 the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling rig sank into the Gulf of Mexico creating the worst oil spill in history. The Big Fix explores the historical precedents that put the pursuit of profit over all other human and environmental needs.

Cost: $10 / $8 Museum members

 

REGULARLY SCHEDULED EVENTS

SECOND SATURDAYS & HANDS/ON! – FREE ADMISSION AND FAMILY ACTIVITIES:

Slick Kids: Oil Resists and Altered Landscapes

Saturday, June 9 / 10 am – 5 pm

Introduce your family and friends to the Museum for FREE. Second Saturdays is sponsored exclusively by the Nightingale Family Foundation. Join us for gallery activities, storytelling, cultural events, and open studio hands-on art projects each month from 10 am to 4 pm. Sponsored by the Mathewson CLAT #4, Sato Foundation, City of Reno Arts and Culture Commission and Dermody Properties Foundation.

Admission is free.

 

First Thursday with Burnin Earl

Thursday, June 7 / 5 to 7 pm

Grab a beer, groove to the live music, and check out the galleries at First Thursday. Reno Bike Project provides free bike valet. Sponsored annually by The X 100.1 FM Radio and Great Basin Brewing Company. First Thursday wine bar sponsored by Whispering Vine Wine Company. Bottled water sponsored by Sam’s Club. Bring the kids for Kids Open Art Studio, available from 5 – 7 pm for $5 per child. Admission is free for Museum members or with general admission.

 

Art Afternoon: Workshop & Social for Seniors

Friday, June 8 / 1 to 3 pm

Expand your interests with a docent-guided tour and studio art class. Light refreshments. No art background necessary. Cost for two sessions: $12 / $10 Museum members. Sponsored in part by the Leonette Foundation.

 

KUNR Sunday Jazz Brunch with  Chuck DiLaura Trio

Sunday, June 17 / 11 am to 1 pm

Catch a live jazz performance hosted by KUNR Radio and dine from the à la carte brunch menu from Café Musée. À la carte menu items range from $5 to $15.

 

Summer camp registration for kids K-12 in full swing at university

UNR EXTENDED STUDIES NEWS RELEASE

Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno presents another fun-filled summer for boys and girls of all ages K-12 (soccer, pre-K-12), with KIDS University, Lake Tahoe Music Camp and Wolf Pack Sports Camps scheduled during June to August 2012. Registration for camps is in full swing. Registration for most camps is available online 24/7 or by phone, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information about all camp sessions, fees and registration, visit http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu/youth.htm or call the University’s Extended Studies office at (775) 784-4046 or 1-800-233-8928.

KIDS University
June 11-July 27

KIDS University features programs and activities to energize kids’ minds and bodies all summer long, including weekly camp sessions in the arts, humanities, writing, science, math, literature, theatre, history, cultural exploration, sports and games and much more! A day camp open to children entering grades 2-8, KIDS U offers seven weeklong sessions from June 11 to July 27. All sessions are held on the University campus, and some topics include field trips.

Full-day sessions run Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., with a lunch break followed by afternoon recreational activities. Half-day sessions run 7:30 a.m-12:15 p.m. A $25 nonrefundable/nontransferable deposit is required for each weeklong session at time of registration. Individual fees range from $156-$205/per week for full-day camp and $104-$140/per week for half-day camp. Registration is available online 24/7. Weekly themes and session descriptions, complete registration information and a downloadable brochure are available at http://www.kidsu.unr.edu. Registration and brochures are also available at Extended Studies on the University of Nevada, Reno campus, Continuing Education Building, 1041 N. Virginia St., or by calling (775) 784-4046 or 1-800-233-8928.

Nevada Wolf Pack Sports Camps – Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Shoot and Serve, Soccer, Softball and Volleyball
June-August

Nevada’s summer Wolf Pack Sports Camps, offered for boys and girls of all ages and abilities K-12 (soccer, pre-K-12), are hosted by Nevada Wolf Pack coaching staff and current and former players and provide opportunities for young athletes to have fun, learn new skills and get a feel for what the Division l experience is like by using the University’s own athletic facilities! Many camps also include an NCAA education session.

Full-day, half-day and overnight Wolf Pack camps during June to August are available for a variety of ages and abilities in baseball, basketball, football, golf, soccer, softball and volleyball. Ages, schedules and individual/team fees vary with each camp. Registration for most camps is available online 24/7. Nevada Wolf Pack camp details, session descriptions, complete registration information and downloadable brochures are available at http://www.unr.edu/sportscamps. Registration and camp brochures are also available at Extended Studies on the University of Nevada, Reno campus, Continuing Education Building, 1041 N. Virginia St., or by calling (775) 784-4046 or 1-800-233-8928.

Lake Tahoe Music Camp
July 22-28

The University of Nevada, Reno’s 56th annual Lake Tahoe Music Camp invites student musicians ages middle school through high school to participate in an incredible week of music-making, workshops, performances and fun. The overnight camp runs July 22-28 at the Nevada State 4-H Camp in Stateline, Nev., on the shores of Lake Tahoe. Sessions are conducted by award-winning University faculty and regional educators, guest conductors, professional chamber and jazz musicians and more. Tuition is $530 per camper. Registration is available online 24/7. Camp details, session descriptions, complete registration information and downloadable brochures are available at http://www.unr.edu/ltmc. Registration and brochures are also available at Extended Studies on the University of Nevada, Reno campus, Continuing Education Building, 1041 N. Virginia St., or by calling (775) 784-4046 or 1-800-233-8928.

To register online or for more information about camp programs and registration procedures, visit http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu/youth.htm or call Extended Studies at (775) 784-4046 or 1-800-233-8928.

Reno River Festival seeks water gun snipers, obstacle enforcers, costume contest corrallers

RIVER FESTIVAL NEWS RELEASE

The Reno River Festival is now seeking volunteers for its ninth annual event June 15 – 17.

Duties range from helping keeping costume contestants under control to being water gun snipers and obstacle enforcers out on the Run Amuck course. In addition, animal lovers are also wanted for assistance during the Splash Dog and Dog Jog events as well as those who can assist with athlete registration. Shifts range from three to six hours Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

“Each year we rely on nearly 100 volunteers to help us produce this massive event in downtown Reno,” said Ruth Ebens, Reno River Festival event director. “There are so many moving parts spread over so many locations that volunteers become a key in helping us make sure that everything runs smoothly and everyone has a good experience.”

In addition to assistance with production of the Run Amuck mud run, volunteers are needed to help with athlete registration and check-in, creation and distribution of athlete and participation swag bags, identification of individuals over 21 years of age, handing out programs and festival information and the Charity Raft Race.

For questions or to volunteer for the ninth annual Reno River Festival, please email info@renoriverfestival.com.

For a complete schedule of events, vendor or athlete registration information, please visit www.RenoRiverFestival.com.

The 9th annual Reno River Festival is held at the Truckee River Whitewater Park at Wingfield Park in the heart of downtown Reno’s Old Southwest, named one of “Best Neighborhoods in America” by Men’s Journal magazine and recognized by Travel + Leisure as one of “America’s Coolest River Walks.” Hosting top whitewater athletes from around the world June 15-17, 2012, the city’s $1.5-million Whitewater Park is within steps of the downtown Reno gaming and entertainment corridor including dining options ranging from five-star to those open until 5 a.m., entertainment venues, museums, theaters, hiking and biking trails and a selection of renowned hotel-casinos offering fully customizable weekend getaway packages. The 9th annual Reno River Festival is presented by Reno River Festival LLC.

Community Health Nursing clinics offer HPV vaccines for Lyon Co. boys and girls

State community health nurses from offices in several communities in the region consult with one another before a recent, large-scale  health care event. Left: Therese Litterer from the Yerington office; right: Laura Cooper from the Fernley office; back: Roni Galas from Carson office). Photo by Carissa Snedekker, permission to use.

SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE

The Nevada State Health Division’s Community Health Nursing clinics throughout Lyon County offer conveniently located and very affordable services for men, women and children.

The HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine is now available through the Vaccine for Children Program at the Community Health Nursing clinics in Dayton, Silver Springs, Fernley and Yerington for those who are under-insured, without insurance or using Medicaid. The vaccine is available to both boys and girls ages 11 years to 18 years.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics both recommend HPV vaccination for girls at age 11 or 12 years and for teen girls who have not yet been fully vaccinated. HPV vaccines have been shown to prevent most types of cervical cancers and genital warts and to offer protection against cancers of the anus, vagina and vulva.

Translation services
All clinics in Lyon County have administrative assistants who speak both English and Spanish and are happy to assist clinic clients with translation if needed.

Services for women, men and children
Services include family planning and health services for both females and males, referrals for specific women to the Women’s Health Connection, STD testing and counseling, emergency contraception, placing TB tests, WIC hemoglobins and Well-Child exams, children’s immunizations, fluoride varnish applications, blood lead testing, smoking cessation and annual flu clinics.

Clinics also offer breast, cervical and testicular cancer screenings and offer blood pressure checks for senior citizens.

For more information about other preventative health services such as immunizations needed for school, please call your local clinic.

Fees
fees for services are based on a sliding- scale related to income level and type of services received. The clinics can bill Medicaid, Nevada Check Up and some private insurance carriers. Payment may be made by cash or check. Donations are always welcome.

What you can expect
The medical health professionals at the clinic offer quality health care and will show respect for your privacy, will give straightforward answers to your questions and up to date health information, and can offer strategies to stay healthy.

Community Health Nursing clinic hours and locations in Lyon County

  • Dayton – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday at 34 Lakes Blvd., Suite 101, Dayton. Call 246-6211 to schedule appointments.
  • Fernley – Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Call 575-3363 to schedule an appointment. 555 E. Main Street, Fernley.
  • Silver Springs – Open two Mondays a month. Please call the Dayton office to schedule appointments: 246-6211.
  • Yerington – Tuesday –Friday from 8 a.m – 5 p.m. and two Mondays each month. Call 463-6539 to schedule an appointment. 26 Nevin Way, Yerington.