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Northern Nevada Medical Center Events


On Monday, June 27, NNMC will host a FREE lecture on Back and Neck Pain

Does back or neck pain impact your quality of life? Back and neck pain are, unfortunately, very common.  Pain can come from many structures of the spine including muscles, ligaments, nerves, discs and bone.  Some common causes can be muscle strain in the lower back; disc pressure on nerves; degenerative disc disease; and even arthritis.

Learn if you would benefit from therapeutic intervention by taking an on-line self assessment at www.nnmc.com.  The Joint Care Center at NNMC also offers free 15 minute appointments to assess your problems and provide recommendations for treatment. Call 775-356-4960.

6/27 – Back and Neck Pain

Monday, June 27, Noon to 1 p.m.  Presenter: Steven Hallan, PT, Cred. MDT, Director Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Services.  Seminar is held at Sparks Medical Building, 2385 E. Prater Way, Sparks, Suite 203.  Lunch is included. Call 356-4960 to RSVP.

7/7 – Affordable Health Fair – Thursday, July 7, 7:30-11 a.m.

Northern Nevada Medical Center, 1st Floor.  Services include:

  • Stroke risk – $40; heart function – $35
  • (ABI) for circulation – $25
  • Cholesterol/lipid profile – $20
  • Hemoglobin A1C for diabetics – $30
  • Cholesterol/lipid profile – $20 or $25 with blood chemistry
  • Prostate cancer testing – $35
  • NEW tests for 2011 Health Fairs:
  • Vitamin D deficiency – $45
  • Heart and vascular disease – $25

Fasting required for best results in blood screenings.

Complimentary blood pressure & body fat testing; and “Ask the Nurse”.

For details: 356-NNMC (6662)

7/7 – Senior Bridges Stress Management Series: Caring for the Caregiver

Thursday, July 7, 12 Noon to 1 p.m. Presenter: Leah Steckline, PhD, Director, Senior Bridges Program

Northern Nevada Medical Center.  Seminar will be held at the NNMC Hospital Board Room on the 3rd floor of the hospital, 2375 E. Prater Way, Sparks.

NNMC Senior Advantage Program

Join NNMC Senior Advantage for health benefits, convenience and savings!  Health Fair discounts, discounts at local businesses, free health lectures, and up to 50% discounts on prescriptions at participating pharmacies.  For a one-time $10 enrollment fee, Senior Advantage members (age 62 and older) can have their Medicare Insurance Part A deductible waived for inpatient hospitalization at NNMC**

**For every qualified member who is covered by Medicare insurance Part A and is a member of Senior Advantage, Northern Nevada Medical Center may waive your deductible for inpatient hospitalization.  Waiver does not include physician charges, outpatient services or doctor visits.  Waiver may not apply if you have supplemental insurance.

Senior Bridges Inpatient & Intensive Outpatient Programs – Behavioral Health Programs for Adults ages 50+. Immediate openings.  Free Confidential Assessments.  Please call our intake departments so a staff member can assist you.  Inpatient: 356-4071Treating both the mental and physical health of older adults. Outpatient: 356-1279-Designed for short-term stabilization and resolution of immediate psychological problems.


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