Health calendar 11/13/03

Thursday, November 13, 2003

Today

Preparation for childbirth class 1 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Healing Arts conference room. For information, phone the St. Francis Education Department at 331-5107.

Asthma education program at 6:30 p.m. in the Generations Center at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Participants should bring peak flow meters and medications. For information, call 651-5825.

La Leche League breast-feeding support group meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Learning Lab North at St. Francis Medical Center. For information, call Carol Stoverink at 334-2705.

Seeds of Hope grief support group meets from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Assisi Conference Room at St. Francis Medical Center. For information, call Bonnie McCulley at 331-5118.

Dr. Robert Hunt and Sandy Mattox will be guests on "Ask your doctor" at 8 p.m. on cable channel 5. They will speak about hospice care; viewers can call 334-3095 with questions. The show is sponsored by Southeast Missouri Hospital and the Cape Girardeau County Area Medical Society.

Saturday

Childbirth preparation seminar from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Harrison Room at Southeast Missouri Hospital. To register, call 651-5825.

Breast-feeding class from 9 to 11 a.m. at Generations Center at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Call 651-5825 to register.

MS Support Group meets from 10 a.m. to noon in the Healing Arts Center conference room. For information, call Fran Sauer at 331-5368.

Sunday

Blood drive from 8 to 11:30 a.m. at Cape Naval Reserve Center. Donors should be at least 17 years old and weigh 110 pounds.

Monday

Blood drive from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Delta High School in Delta. Donors should be at least 17 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds.

Sibling class from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Healing Arts conference room. The class is for children ages 3 to 9. For information, call the education department at 331-5107.

Our New Baby class meets from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Generations Center at Southeast Missouri Hospital. The class is for children ages 2, 3 and 4 and their parents. Participants will learn how their family changes with the arrival of a new baby. For information, call 651-5833.

GriefShare support group meets at 7 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson. Topic is "grief recovery tool kit." For information, call 243-2236.

Tuesday

Heart healthy holiday cooking demonstration from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Harrison Room at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Chef Hugh McGowan and dietitian Tricia Friess will present the program.

Mended Hearts meets from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Assisi Conference Room at St. Francis Medical Center. For information, phone the Cardiac Rehab department at 331-3000.

Fibromyalgia Support Group meets from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in St. Francis' Center for Health and Rehabilitation. For information, call 331-5880.

Dr. Thad Lake, a psychiatrist at Southeast Missouri Hospital, will discuss some of the common types of dementia during the seminar "Advances in the treatment of dementias" from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Generations Center at Southeast Missouri Hospital.

WednesdayScott County Health Department will offer flu vaccines from 9 to 11 a.m. and from 1 to 3 p.m. at its Benton office. No appointment is necessary. Payments are $10 or can be filed through Medicare and Medicaid.

Lunch and learn from noon to 1 p.m. at Main Street Fitness. Topic is healthy holiday meal preparation. Fee is $5 and includes a sandwich lunch. Call 243-2211 to register.

Blood drive from 2 to 7 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul grade school in Cape Girardeau.

--From staff reports

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