Sparks, Nevada - Northern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services (NNAMHS) and Rural Community Health Services (RCHS) will celebrate National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Community Month by hosting an open house. NNAMHS and RCHS are State of Nevada agencies that provide inpatient and outpatient mental health services to northern and rural Nevada residents. NNAMHS is a comprehensive, community-based behavioral health system for adult consumers located in Sparks. RCHS serves both children and adults under an integrated care model and includes 15 behavioral health, 13 community health, and one fully integrated clinic located throughout rural Nevada.

Las Vegas, Nevada - Medicare beneficiaries across the country have the opportunity to make changes to their coverage during the annual Open Enrollment period, which starts this Thursday, October 15, and runs through December 7.  As individual health needs change and as health care insurance providers may change their benefits and costs each year, it is important for beneficiaries to review their Medicare choices each fall during the annual open enrollment period.

Las Vegas, Nevada - If you aren't getting enough fiber each day, you may need to boost your intake. Good choices include:

Carson City, Nevada - Governor Brian Sandoval and Nevada Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Director Richard Whitley today announced that the Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) has been selected to receive an $11 million grant from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) for the expansion and sustainability of the comprehensive mental health services for children with serious emotional disturbances (SED).

Scottsdale, Arizona - Have you started a workout program? Good for you! Record your efforts to track progress toward your goals. After each workout, record these items:

Washington, DC - A new technology that tracks the electrical activity of the fetal heart offers no advantages over conventional technology in preventing birth complications, according to a new study by the National Institutes of Health.

Las Vegas, Nevada - Tongue scrapers, which are available in most drugstores in various shapes and sizes, have been touted as a way to reduce or eliminate bad breath (halitosis). You put the tongue scraper at the back of your tongue and gently bring it forward along your tongue, repeating as often as needed.

Las Vegas, Nevada - Legionnaires' disease is a severe form of pneumonia - lung inflammation usually caused by infection. Legionnaires' disease is caused by a bacterium known as legionella.

Carson City, Nevada - Nevada continues to experience a severe shortage of health care providers throughout our state, and National Health Service Corps (NHSC) helps recruit health professionals where they are needed most.

Las Vegas, Nevada - With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, more Nevadans than ever now have health insurance coverage. One of the covered benefits is the provision of preventative health services and treatment for most illnesses. With so many Nevadans having coverage, the primary health care system has been overwhelmed with people trying to access services. This is a problem that persists nationwide. A key part of the solution to this problem lies in our nation’s community health centers.