Health calendar/briefs 11/11/04

Thursday, November 11, 2004

Today

Preparation for Childbirth Class 1 meets from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Healing Arts Center conference room. This is a four-session class and is free to all participants. For more information, call (877) 231-2229.
Asthma education program at 6:30 p.m. in the Generations Center at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Program is for asthma sufferers and their families. To register, call the Generations Center at 651-5285.

"Ask your doctor" airs at 8 p.m. on cable channel 5. Dr. Robert Ruess will speak about cardiac and vascular potpourri. Viewers can call 334-3095 with questions during the show.

Friday

Lifesaver class for new parents offered at 1 p.m. in the Generations Center at Southeast Missouri Hospital. To register, call 651-5825.

Clinical management of work-related injuries seminar from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at HealthPoint Plaza. The seminar will feature topics of interest to health-care professionals. For information or to register, call 651-5547.

Saturday

Heartsaver CPR class from 8 a.m. to noon at Main Street Family Fitness Center in Jackson. Participants receive two-year certification from the American Heart Association after completion; a fee applies. For information or to register, call 243-2211.

Preparation for childbirth class meets from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Saint Francis Conference Center. This class is an alternative to the four-week classes. Lunch is provided. For more information, call (877) 231-2229.

First Aid training class from 1 to 4 p.m. at Main Street Family Fitness Center in Jackson. After completion, participants receive certification for three years. For information, call 243-2211.

Monday

Sibling class meets from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Healing Arts center. This class is designed for children ages 3 to 9. For more information, call (877) 231-2229.

Our new baby class at 6 p.m. in the Generations Center at Southeast Missouri Hospital. The class is designed for children ages 2 to 4. Pre-registration is required. Call 651-5825 for details.

Tuesday

Fibromyalgia support group meets from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Saint Francis Medical Center's Health and Wellness Center, conference room 2. For more information, call Marilyn Duncan in the Regional Arthritis Center at 331-5880.

Blood drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the University Center at Southeast Missouri State University. The drive is sponsored by Alpha Phi Omega and the American Red Cross.

Wednesday

Living well with diabetes seminar from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Saint Francis Medical Center's Health and Wellness Center, conference room 1. Physician referral is required to attend. For more information, contact the Diabetes Center at 331-5897.

Grief support group meets at 1 p.m. at HealthPoint Plaza. Topic is coping with grief during the holidays. For information, call Julie Metzger at 651-5549 or Connie Griswold at 651-5519.

Blood drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the University Center at Southeast Missouri State University. The drive is sponsored by Alpha Phi Omega and the American Red Cross.

Upcoming

The public is eligible for an abdominal aortic aneurysm screening sponsored by the Saint Francis Medical Center Heart Institute and Dr. John C. Wiggans from 7 to 11 a.m. on Nov. 20. A fee applies. The screening assesses risk factors for people who are current or former smokers, have high blood pressure or a family history of hardening of the arteries. To schedule an appointment, call the hospital's thoracic and cardiovascular surgery department at 331-3155.

-- From staff reports

Respond to this story

Posting a comment requires free registration: