Health briefs/calendar 3/2/06

Thursday, March 2, 2006

Briefly

Scott County Health Department schedules clinics during March

Community outreach clinics in Scott County during March will be:

* March 8, Oran Jaycee Building, 20 N. Haw St.

* March 15, First Assembly of God Church, 312 Dearborn St., Scott City

* March 22, Elks Lodge, 121 E. Yoakum, Chaffee

* March 29, Riverside Regional Library, 44 N. Winchester, Benton

Clinic hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for each location. Services offered at the clinics include immunizations, blood pressure screenings, family planning and TB testing, among other services.

For more information, or for general information about the health department, call (800) 471-4044.

Fitness programs scheduled to start at Main Street Fitness Center in Jackson

Beginning this week, three fitness programs will begin at the Main Street Fitness Center in Jackson.

Fit-n-Fun is an eight-week program from 4 to 5 p.m., beginning March 6 for children ages 6 to 13. It offers exercise and fun with a different activity each week, including scooter racing, wall climbing, strength training, kickboxing, wallyball and more.

Boot Camp, for advanced fitness participants, will be offered on Mondays at 5:30 p.m. for those who are ready to work out like never before.

Beginning March 7, for older active adults, low-impact aerobics will be offered each Tuesday at 10 a.m.

For information, call 243-2211.

Calendar

Today

"Ask Your Doctor," 8 to 9 p.m. on cable Channel 5. Area health-care professionals discuss items of interest and welcome questions from viewers at 334-3095. This week, Dr. Tony Sangchompuphen will talk about mammography.

Blood pressure screening, 10 to 11:15 a.m. at Cape Senior Center. For information, call 651-5825.

First of a series of "20-20-20" exercises at Main Street Fitness Center in Jackson. Offered at 10 a.m. on Thursdays, the class offers 20 minutes of cardio, 20 minutes of strength training and 20 minutes of abs/stretch. For information, call 243-2211.

Saturday

Self Defense for Women, for ages 12 and over, Main Street Fitness Center in Jackson from 9 to 10 a.m., 10 to 11 a.m., or 11 a.m. to noon. Registration required by calling 243-2211.

Diabetes basic skills class, 8:30 to noon, Fitness Plus Conference room. Physician referral required; call 331-5897.

Monday

Lipid profile screening, 8 to 10:30 a.m., Fruitland Community Church. Free cholesterol panel screen for Cape County residents 60 and older. A 10-hour fast is required. Profiles by appointment only; call 651-5825 to schedule.

Blood pressure screening, 12:45 to 1:30 p.m., Grace United Methodist Church. For information, call 651-5825.

Brain Injury Resource Group, for people with brain injuries and their families 6:30 p.m., HealthPoint Plaza. Debbie Hayden, RN, OTR/L, will speak about common visual defects after brain surgery. For information, call 651-5825.

Infant and Child CPR, 6 to 9 p.m. For information, call Saint Francis Medical Center's education center, 331-5107.

Tuesday

Breast-feeding class, 3 to 5 p.m., Generations Family resource Center at Southeast Missouri Hospital. To register, call 652-5825.

Mended Hearts, 6 p.m., for heart patients and their families. Linda Lawrence, MSN, RN, will speak about "Exercise is the Best Medicine." For information, call 651-5824.

Bosom Buddies, for women dealing with breast cancer and for breast cancer survivors, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., HealthPoint Plaza. For information, call 651-5825.

Explorer Post 4077, 7 p.m. Harrison room at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Sharon Naughton, OT, will talk about living with a disability. Explorers is for young people ages 14 to 21 interested in a health-care career. For information, call 651-5825.

Wednesday

Sibling class, free class for children ages 4 to 8, who will soon have a new sibling, 6 to 8 p.m., Generations Family Resource Center. Registration is required at 651-5825.

Knee and hip pain seminar, 1-2 p.m., Generations Center at Southeast Missouri Hospital. For information or to register, call 651-5825.

United Ostomy Association, 4:30 p.m. Southeast Missouri Hospital's Harrison room. Program will be on basic ostomy care. For information, call 651-5844.

Diabetes basic skills class, 12:30 to 4 p.m., Fitness Plus conference room. Physician referral required. For information, call 331-5897.

-- From staff reports

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