Health briefs/calendar 12/22/05

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Briefly

Elks Mobile Dental Unit scheduled to visit Cape

For the 44th year, the Elks Mobile Dental Unit is scheduled to visit Cape Girardeau to provide free dental care to handicapped children, mentally retarded/developmentally disabled children and adults, and individuals in extreme financial distress who cannot otherwise get dental care. The self-contained unit will be at the Cape Girardeau Elks Lodge from Jan. 3 to Jan. 23, and will serve eligible individuals from Cape Girardeau and Scott counties. A dentist and dental assistant will provide X-rays, fillings, extractions, cleaning and other treatments to those who are referred by the office of Special Health Care Needs or a Regional Center for the Developmentally Disabled.

Calendar

Today

"Ask Your Doctor," 8 to 9 p.m., Cable Channel 5. Local health-care professionals discuss topics of interest and encourage viewers to call in questions at 334-3095. This week, Dr. Thomas Marsh, an occupational medicine specialist, will be the featured speaker.

Wednesday

Diabetes Basic Skills class, 1:15 to 4:30 p.m., Fitness Plus Conference room. Physician referral required. For information, call 331-5897.

American Red Cross blood drive, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Franciscan Conference Center at Saint Francis Medical Center.

-- From staff reports

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