Health news 8/23/07

Thursday, August 23, 2007


Smoking cessation programs receive grant

Saint Francis Medical Center has received a grant from the Missouri Foundation for Health to implement work site tobacco cessation programs. The two-year grant will enable the medical center to provide work site tobacco cessation efforts in Cape Girardeau, Bollinger, Perry and Stoddard counties. Saint Francis will provide American Lung Association behavior-modification programs to willing smokers. Participants will be charged a nominal fee for the program, which will be refunded to those who quit successfully after 6 months in the programs.

-- From staff reports

Blood drives


10 a.m. to 2 p.m., US Bank in Cape Girardeau, 325 N. Kingshighway.


10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Southeast Missouri State University, University Center.


3 to 7 p.m., Cape Bible Chapel.


10 a.m. to 2 p.m., US Bank, 325 N. Kingshighway.

3 to 7 p.m., Scott City Elementary, 3000 Main St., Scott City.



* Hepatitis support group: From 6 to 7 p.m. at Saint Francis Medical Center. Allows patients and family members to share feelings and concerns with one another in a safe, nonthreatening environment. Group meets the third Wednesday of most months. For more information, call 331-5897.

* Nutrition Plus Club: At 5:30 p.m. in the Fitness Plus Health and Wellness Conference Room. Monthly meeting led by a registered dietitian offering motivation and real-life insight to help you meet your health and nutrition goals. Discussions on current health topics, motivational tips, online resources, recipes and more. Register at


* The Friends of Saint Francis' 20th annual Benefit Golf Tournament: Starts at 7:30 a.m. at Bent Creek Golf Course. The 2007 tournament will benefit the construction of the new Intensive Care Unit Waiting Room at Saint Francis Medical Center. For more information, contact Nicole S. Thieret, Saint Francis Foundation development officer, at 331-5994.


* Growing Up With Autism: From 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Harrison Room at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Taylor Crowe, with his father, David Crowe, will discuss what it is like to live every day with autism. For more information, call 651-5825.

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