Health briefs/calendar 8/17/06

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Briefly

Yoga, healing touch offered in Marble Hill

Healing Touch Level 1 classes will be offered from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 23 and 24 in Marble Hill. Level 1 students will learn 15 to 18 techniques that can be used in the home or in medical settings. Healing Touch techniques are used in hospices, cancer centers, hospitals and pain clinics. Participants do not have to be a nurse or have medical training to take the class. Beginner's Yoga will be offered from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 7 through Oct. 26. Previous experience is not necessary. For more information, call Paula Bridges at (573) 238-4612.

Calendar

Today

"Ask Your Doctor" medical call-in show, 8 to 9 p.m., cable Channel 5. Dr. Charles Cozean will discuss intraoccular lens implants. To phone in a question, call 334-3095.

Stroke club, 2 p.m., HealthPoint Plaza. For information, call 651-5825.

We Can support group, for cancer patients and their families, 4 to 5:30 p.m., meeting room 102 at Southeast Missouri Hospital. This month's program is about radiation therapy. For information, call 651-5519.

Breast cancer support group, 7 to 9 p.m., South Healing Arts room on the first floor of Saint Francis Healing Arts Center. For information, call 331-5357.

Diabetes support group, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Fitness Plus conference room. For more information, call 331-5897 or (800) 457-1720.

Saturday

MS Support Group, 10 a.m. to noon, Saint Francis Health and Wellness Conference Room I. For information, call 331-5368 or 332-8148.

Sunday

Midwest Regional Futurity Jubilee Horse Show and Silent Auction, fund-raiser to benefit the Diabetes Youth Fund at Southeast Missouri Hospital, begins at 2 p.m., Flickerwood Arena in Jackson. Evening show at 5 p.m. For information, call 225-0204.

Monday

Healthy Cooking class, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. HealthPoint Plaza. Topic will be "Appetizers O'Plenty." To register, call 986-4440.

Wednesday

Grandparents class, "Long-Distance Grandparenting," 6:30 to 8 p.m., free program in the Harrison Room at Southeast Missouri Hospital. To register, call 651-5825.

-- From staff reports

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