Health news 1/25/07

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Briefly

Health symposium for women scheduled

Saint Francis Medical Center will present its inaugural Women's Health Symposium from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday. The latest prevention and treatment information on breast cancer, gynecologic health and heart disease will be presented by physicians during breakout sessions throughout the event. Breast cancer risk assessments will also be available for all interested symposium participants. The symposium will be held in the Saint Francis Conference Center, with doors opening at 7:30 a.m. for registration. Cost is $20 per person and includes lunch. For more information or to register, call Saint Francis' Education Department at 331-5107.

New diabetes center opens at Doctors' Park

The Southeast Missouri Hospital Diabetes Center is now open at 60 Doctors' Park in Cape Girardeau. The new center for outpatient services was established in partnership with the International Diabetes Center in Minneapolis. The center will provide diabetes patients with comprehensive self-management education. The center focuses on the management of patients with type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes and gestational diabetes.

Calendar

Today

Ask Your Doctor, local health-care providers discuss medical issues and welcome questions from viewers who can call the show live at 334-3095, 8 to 9 p.m., cable Channel 5. This week's featured speaker will be Dr. Matthew Karshner.

Sunday

American Red Cross blood drive at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Scott City, 8 a.m. to noon.

Monday

American Red Cross blood drive at Central Middle School, 2 to 6 p.m.

American Red Cross blood drive at Lowes Home Improvement Warehouse, 1 to 5 p.m.

Tuesday

American Red Cross blood drive at Trinity Baptist Church in St. Mary, Mo., 3 to 7 p.m.

Wednesday

American Red Cross blood drive at Church of Christ in Jackson, 3 to 7 p.m.

-- From staff reports

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