Health news 5/3/07

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Briefly

American Red Cross offers promotions

In conjunction with National Photo Month, the American Red Cross is teaming with local photography studios to help save lives. From May 14 to May 19, participating photography studios are challenged to recruit five donors to donate blood at the American Red Cross blood donation center at 20 S. Mount Auburn Road. All presenting donors will be entered into drawings for a complimentary photo session and an 8-by-10-inch photo from Neumeyer Photography; a complimentary photo session and an 11-by-14-inch photo from Photography by Carrie; a portrait package from Magee Images and a Family Value Package from Moore's Photography. Participating studios include Marshall Photography, Saint-Clair Fotographie, Moore's Photography, Photography by Carrie, Neumeyer Photography and Magee Images. The American Red Cross has also partnered with Drury Hotels to encourage blood donation. During the month of May, every presenting donor, 18 years and older, at any participating Red Cross blood drive and the 11 donation centers will be entered into a raffle for the American Red Cross/Drury Hotels "Be Our Guest and Donate" promotion. Donors will have a chance to win one of eight travel packages for a two-night stay at Drury Hotels nationwide. To schedule a blood donation appointment, call (800) GIVE-LIFE (448-3543) or visit www.americanredcrossblood.org.

Calendar

Today

Walk 'n Be Fit mall walking program at West Park Mall, 8 a.m.

Blood pressure screenings at the Cape Girardeau Senior Center, 10 to 11:15 a.m.

For Grandparents: What's New in Baby Care program at the Generations Center at Southeast Missouri Hospital, 6:30 to 8 p.m. To register, call 651-5825.

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 program will feature Dr. Brian Shafer.

Friday

Pennies from Heaven benefit auction at the Arena Building, 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 334-9254.

Saturday

American Red Cross blood drive at the Masonic Temple in Cape Girardeau, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Breast-feeding support group at Saint Francis Medical Center's Family BirthPlace, 10 to 11 a.m. For more information, call 331-5501.

Monday

American Red Cross blood drive at Cape First, 254 S. Silver Springs Road, 2 to 6 p.m.

Blood pressure screenings at Grace United Methodist Church, 12:45 to 1:30 p.m.

Liposuction and tummy tuck procedure information provided by Dr. Marc Bisseck at Southeast Missouri Hospital, 6:30 to 8 p.m. For more information or to register, call 651-5825.

Brain injury resource group for those who have experience a brain injury and their families at HealthPoint Plaza, 6:30 p.m.

Breast-feeding class at Saint Francis Medical Center's Registration Center, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. To register, call (877) 231-2229.

Preparation for childbirth class at Saint Francis Medical Center's Registration Center, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. To register, call (877) 231-2229.

Tuesday

Diabetes self-management support group at the Diabetes Center, 60 Doctors' Park Drive, 1 to 2 p.m.

Carpal tunnel syndrome information signs and symptoms at Southeast Missouri Hospital, 6:30 to 8 p.m. For more information or to register, call 651-5825.

Grief support group at Grace United Methodist Church, 7 p.m.

SHARE grief support group at Southeast Missouri Hospital's Generations Family Resource Center, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday

Sibling class for children ages 4 to 8 at Southeast Missouri Hospital's Generations Family Resource Center, 6 to 8 p.m. To register, call 651-5825.

United Ostomy Association picnic at Cape County Park South Shelter 20, 5 p.m. To make reservations by May 4, call 651-5844.

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

American Red Cross blood drive at Cape Bible Chapel, 3 to 7 p.m.

-- From staff reports

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