Health calendar/briefs 3/25/08

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

CALENDAR

Wednesday

@graphic_body_indent_bold leadin:n Body Guard — women's self-protection course: 7 to 9 p.m. at Fitness Plus Studio 2. Self-defense class teaches practical self-protection techniques to cover a range of threat situations, from low to high. Class culminates with participants defending themselves using their full strength against a heavily padded assailant. Written materials are provided. Wear comfortable clothing — no earrings, bracelets or large rings. Costs vary; register at the Fitness Plus front desk. Call Toni Craft at 331-5303 for more information.

Thursday

@graphic_body_indent_bold leadin:n Free diabetes screenings: 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Cape Area Family Resource Center on South Sprigg Street. Cross Trails Medical Center will be offering diabetes screenings and education. Open to all ages. No appointment is necessary. For more information, call Kay Azuma at 651-3747, extension 104.

* Nitty Gritty on Nutrition — National Nutrition Month, Nutrition: it's a matter of fact: 5:30 p.m. at Saint Francis Health and Wellness Center conference room. The monthly meeting is led by a registered dietitian and offers up-to-date information on food and nutrition. Call 331-5940, or e-mail janders@sfmc.net for more information.

* "What is your sleep score?": 6 p.m. in the conference room at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Area residents can learn more about sleep issues, diagnoses and treatment. Visit "Health care in the News" at www.southeastmissourihospital.com for more information.

Saturday

@graphic_body_indent_bold leadin:n "A Medical Perspective on Improving Your Golf Score": 10 to 11:15 a.m. at Bent Creek Golf Course in Jackson. An interactive clinic focusing on golf safety offers tips on how to prevent and treat the most common golf-related injuries; how to improve golf scores with increased flexibility and fitness, and tips for safely returning to golf after surgery. Attendees receive a free two-day pass to Fitness Plus. To register, call 331-5877.

* Childbirth preparation class: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Harrison Room at Southeast Missouri Hospital. The class eases the concerns of expectant parents and gives them a positive, confident attitude toward labor and delivery. Registration is required. Call 651-5825.

Monday

@graphic_body_indent_bold leadin:n Childbirth preparation class: 6 to 8 p.m. in the Harrison Room at Southeast Missouri Hospital. The class eases the concerns of expectant parents and gives them a positive, confident attitude toward labor and delivery. Registration is required. Call 651-5825.

* Just the facts ... colorectal cancer: 6:30 to 8 p.m. in meeting room 106 at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Medical staff will discuss colon cancer risk factors, types of tests used to detect colon cancer, signs/symptoms and various treatment options. Register by calling 651-5825.

Briefly

March is National Eye Donor Month

March was declared National Eye Donor Month in 1983. Last year, one eye bank organization reportedly helped almost 2,000 people regain their sight. Eye tissue donated to an eye bank after a person's death can, through transplant, help restore vision to those who have lost their sight. Missouri residents can become eye tissue donors by signing up for the state's Organ Donor Registry at www.missouriorgandonor.com.

— From staff reports

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