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North Lake Tahoe health and wellness announcements

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Content for the weekly Health and Wellness section is selected from e-mail submissions to Bonanza editor Kevin MacMillan at Please send the 5w’s: who, what, when, where and why, plus website and contact information.

Affordable Care Act information

Jan. 11, 4-6 p.m., The Affordable Care Act (ACA). ACA Educators with Community Health Alliance will be on hand to present information and answer questions. The Community Health Alliance works with the Great Basin Primary Care Association, one of the Navigator organizations awarded grants by the state to do outreach and enrollment for Nevada Health Link. For more information visit

Incline Village Library, 845 Alder Ave., Incline Village, 775-832-4130.

Free intro cleanse class

The “Holidaze” are over and it’s time to start the New Year with optimal health regeneration. Dr. Ann Sura invites you to attend a physician supervised group class format in proper cleansing and detoxification. Reduce chronic symptoms, eliminate food cravings, discover food allergens, and move beyond dysfunctional patterns of eating. Free intro class Monday, Jan. 13, 6-7:30 p.m. See what proper cleansing can do for you. Course fee is $275. Fee includes doctor and nutritionist monitoring, class tuition, all supplements needed, and program manual. Three week course dates: Mondays, Jan. 20, 27, and Feb. 3, 6-7:30 p.m. at NaturaMed Natural Family Medicine, 8130 North Lake Blvd., Kings Beach. Call 530-546-0400 to register.

Free supportive care program in Incline Village

Exercise for Energy, for current and recovering patients. This free six-week class, “Exercise for Energy” is a supportive care program for current and recovering cancer patients: offering guidance, support, and useful tools to return to and maintain health and wellness beginning Jan. 15, 2014. Class will meet Wednesdays and Fridays, 12:30-1:30 p.m. at IVCH Physical Therapy and Medical Fitness, 333 Village Blvd., Ste. 201, at the corner of Village and Alder, one block from Incline Village Community Hospital.

The class will incorporate strengthening, stretching, breathing, balance, cardio, and wellness education. All classes are supportive, medically managed and taught by health professionals, and will give you the tools you need in a supervised environment.

Prescreening is required. For more information and registration call 775-831-1964, or email The Exercise for Energy program is offered by the Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center,

Dream Home tours volunteers needed

The Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation is proud to be the official charity of for the 2014 HGTV Dream Home at Schaffer’s Mill in Truckee, Calif.

Volunteer docents are needed for the HGTV Dream Home tours through Feb. 16.

Funds from ticket sales support the Tahoe Forest Health System Wellness Neighborhood and its mission to fund community wellness in the Truckee/Tahoe region. The Wellness Neighborhood partners with community based organizations to increase access to local healthcare services. They also focus on important health care issues to optimize our community’s health through outreach.

Please go to to sign up.

Radon: What you don’t know could hurt you

The 2014 monthly lecture series from UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center begins Jan. 28 with a presentation on the dangers of radon. Eric Matus of the Nevada Radiation Control Program will lead a public lecture titled “Radon: What you don’t know could hurt you” beginning at 6 p.m. at the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences.

Radon is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas that naturally emanates from rocks, soil and water. Unfortunately, radon can accumulate in a home and cause serious health problems. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates 21,000 people in the United States die from radon-induced lung cancer each year — more than those who die from drunk driving, falls in the home, or secondhand smoke.

Matus will present an overview of radon, where radon originates, where it’s found, what it can do to you, how to test for it and what to do if your home has a radon problem. Free test kits will be offered to Nevada residents.

The Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences is located at 291 Country Club Drive in Incline Village on the campus of Sierra Nevada College.

For more information or directions call 775-881-7566, or visit

Community snowshoe full moon hikes

This event encourages exercising in an inter-generational social setting for ages 9+ and is part of the Community Health and Wellness Outreach Initiative. There will be light fare available for those who would like to purchase dinner at the top. Meet at Diamond Peak’s upper parking lot at 5 p.m., return around 9 p.m. Dates: Jan. 19 and Feb. 16, fee per hike at Meet at the Diamond Peak Ski Resort Main Lodge.

Call 775-832-1310 for information. Pre-registration is required.


Day camps, grades kindergarten through fifth. Experienced and responsible staff will lead campers on numerous exciting adventures. Campers will enjoy activities, which include swimming, arts and crafts, games, and more — Feb. 18- 21, and April 14-18. Visit

Personal sports training

Incline Village Recreation Center offers individual sport instruction in volleyball, baseball, soccer, softball, basketball. Fees vary depending on sport focus. For more information about individual sport instruction, or to make an appointment call the Sports Office at 775-832-1322. Featured personal sport coaches: volleyball, Tony Graeber, indoor and beach volleyball player and veteran coach of Incline Middle School and IVGID volleyball clinics; soccer, Mike Simon, former indoor and outdoor professional soccer player, 25 years coaching experience, including SNC and Reno team ranked nationally; softball, Kelly Thompson, former outstanding high school/adult travel team player and head coach for Incline varsity softball.

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