Health briefs 8/3/06

Thursday, August 3, 2006

Alzheimer's Memory Walk at Capaha Park

The Alzheimer's Association's annual Memory Walk for Alzheimer's disease will be Sept. 23 at Capaha Park. Registration is free, but participants who raise $75 or more receive a T-shirt. Registration is at 8 a.m.; walk begins at 9 a.m. To register or make a donation, contact the Alzheimer's Association at www.stlalz.org or (800) 980-9080.

Calendar

Today

"Ask Your Doctor," 8-9 p.m., Channel 5. Dr. C. Ed LaValle will discuss bird flu. To phone in a question, call 334-3095.

Free blood pressure screening, 10 to 11:15 a.m., Cape Senior Center, 921 N. Clark Ave.

Friday

LifeSaver Class for New Parents, 1 to 4 p.m., Generations Center at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Preregister at 651-5825.

Saturday

Diabetes Basic Skills class, 8:30 a.m. to noon, Saint Francis Health and Wellness center. Physician referral required, 331-5897.

Monday

Scramble camp, two-day camp for children ages 6-13, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Main Street Fitness Center in Jackson. Youngsters get moving with Frisbee golf, wall climbing, crafts and swimming. Bring a sack lunch. To register call 243-2211.

Free blood pressure screening, 12:30 to 1:45 p.m., Grace United Methodist Church, Broadway and Caruthers Avenue.

Brain Injury Resource Group, ice cream social, 6:30 p.m., HealthPoint Plaza. Vanilla ice cream will be provided; members may bring other flavors or a favorite topping. For information, call 651-5825.

Tuesday

Scramble camp, for children ages 6-13, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Main Street Fitness Center in Jackson. Youngsters get moving with Frisbee golf, wall climbing, crafts and swimming. To register, call 243-2211.

Diabetes Self-Management Education: "Cook Book Swap," 1 p.m., Generations Center at Southeast Hospital. Dietitian Mary Etta Dunaway will lead a discussion and answer questions about healthy recipes and cookbooks that participants bring to the meeting. For information or to register, call 651-5844.

"Back Surgery: When is it the Right Choice?" Neurosurgeon Scott Gibbs will discuss options for those considering back surgery at this free program, 6:30 to 8 p.m., in the Harrison Room at Southeast Missouri Hospital. For more information or to register, call 651-5825.

SHARE Grief Support Group, for parents, grandparents and other family members who have lost children due to miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death and ectopic pregnancy, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Generations Family Resource Center at Southeast Missouri Hospital. For information, call 651-5825 or 651-5549.

Wednesday

Knee and Hip Pain seminar, 1-2 p.m., Southeast's Generations Center. Speaker will be Michele Griffin, nurse manager of Southeast's Orthopedics unit. For information or to register, call 651-5825.

United Ostomy Association, 4:30 p.m., Harrison Room at Southeast Missouri Hospital. LaDonna Wills, nurse manager of Generations Center, will discuss the many services Generations offers.

Sibling class, free class for children ages 4 to 8, 6 to 8 p.m., Generations Family Resource Center. Preregistration is required at 651-5825 or online at www:southeastmissourihospital.com.

Diabetes Basic Skills class, 12:30 to 4 p.m., Fitness Plus Conference Room. Physician referral required, call 331-5897 for more information.

-- From staff reports

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