News and Events



Change Point Syringe Services Program Opens at Northern Nevada HOPES

By Blog

For three legislative sessions, Northern Nevada HOPES, along with the Washoe County Health Department, the Northern Nevada Outreach Team, and other concerned citizens and community leaders including state Sen. David Parks, D-Las Vegas, fought to repeal the law that made it illegal to possess hypodermic needles or syringes in Nevada….

Read More Change Point Syringe Services Program Opens at Northern Nevada HOPES

Syphilis on the Rise in Reno

By Blog

A recent syphilis outbreak in Washoe County has more than doubled the number of syphilis cases in just one year. Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection that can spread from oral, genital, and anal sores. How to protect yourself: First, make sure to get tested – a simple shot of…

Read More Syphilis on the Rise in Reno

Know Your Thyroid

By Blog

Did you know that thyroid disease is more common that heart disease or diabetes? Your thyroid produces thyroid hormone, which controls the metabolism of every cell, tissue and organ in your body. Too little or too much thyroid hormone can affect your body in adverse ways. If you have too…

Read More Know Your Thyroid

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

By Blog

Each year, 12,000 women in the US are diagnosed with cervical cancer, yet the disease remains one of the most preventable forms of cancer. In most cases, cervical cancer can be prevented through early detection and treatment of abnormal cell changes that occur in the cervix years before the cancer…

Read More Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

This Phone App May Just Save Your Life

By Blog

You’re out running solo on a trail when you slip and fall and find yourself injured. What do you do? If you have the American Heart Association Pocket First Aid app, you can watch a video, look at illustrations and figure out what you need to do until help can…

Read More This Phone App May Just Save Your Life