Health calendar 4/21/09

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Today

Fibromyalgia

A doctor explains symptoms of fibromyalgia and treatments for this debilitating disorder. Fibromyalgia is characterized by widespread pain and stiffness in muscles, tendons and ligaments. For more information, call 332-1587.

When: 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Where: Harrison Room, Southeast Missouri Hospital

Heart Smart Screenings

Walk-in screenings for glucose and lipid profile. Two-hour fast required before the glucose test; 10-hour fast before lipid profile of HDL, LDL and triglyceride levels. For more information, call 332-1587.

When: 7 to 10 a.m.

Where: Wellness Center at West Park Mall

Wednesday

Digestive disorders

A gastroenterologist explains common digestive disorders and their risk factors, symptoms and diagnosis, followed by a question-and-answer session.

When: 5:30 p.m.

Where: Saint Francis Medical Center, Franciscan Room

SHOW Mobile

The Southeast Health on Wheels mobile health unit, SHOW Mobile, offers health education and health-care services. For more information, call 651-5980.

When: 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Opportunity Family Outreach Center, 505 W. Marshall St., Charleston, Mo.

Heart and Health screenings

Tests for total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides, cardiac risk ratio and glucose as well as women's osteoporosis screening will be offered. Call 331-5970 for more information.

When: 7 to 10 a.m.

Where: Lobby atrium, Saint Francis Medical Center

Cholesterol screenings

Cape Girardeau County residents, ages 60 and older, can get cholesterol and glucose tests paid for by a Cape County Senior Citizens' Services Fund Board grant. For accurate results, a 10-hour fast is required. Call 332-1587 to schedule a time.

When: 8 to 10 a.m.

Where: Millersville First Baptist Church, 531 Market St., Millersville.

Heart Smart screenings

Walk-in screenings for glucose and lipid profile. Two-hour fast required before the glucose test; 10-hour fast before lipid profile of HDL, LDL and triglyceride levels. For more information, call 332-1587.

When: 7 to 10 a.m.

Where: HealthPoint in Jackson

THURSDAY

Farmers' market and Medicare information

Topics will include produce selections, tips on proper nutrition and fitness with information on Care Improvement Plus' Medicare Special Needs Plan for those with diabetes, heart failure and other chronic illnesses. Call 866-727-6648 for more information.

When: 11 a.m.

Where: Holiday Inn Express, 3253 William St., Cape Girardeau

FRIDAY

Lifesaver Class for New Parents

Class includes lessons in infant and child CPR and how to respond when an infant or child chokes. For more information, call 332-1587.

When: 1 to 4 p.m.

Where: Wellness Connection at West Park Mall

Saturday

Childbirth preparation class

Expectant parents learn about the labor and delivery process.

When: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Where: Harrison Room, Southeast Missouri Hospital

Monday

New Treatments for Spinal Stenosis

A neurosurgeon discusses new treatments, including titanium implants, for spinal stenosis, also called spinal degeneration. Call 332-1587 for more information.

When: 6:30 p.m.

Where: Harrison Room, Southeast Missouri Hospital

SHOW Mobile

The Southeast Health on Wheels mobile health unit, SHOW Mobile, offers health education and health-care services. For more information, call 651-5980.

When: 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Oran City Hall, 404 S. Railroad St., Oran, Mo.

April 28

Just the Facts: Colorectal Cancer

Two doctors discuss colon cancer risk factors, types of tests used to detect the cancer, symptoms and various treatment options. Call 332-1587 for more information.

When: 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Where: Meeting room 106, Southeast Missouri Hospital

Pertinent addresses:

211 Saint Francis Drive, Cape Girardeau, MO

410 W. Main St., Jackson, Mo

3049 William St. Cape Girardeau, Mo

1709 Lacey St. Cape Girardeau, MO

150 S. Mount Auburn Rd., Cape Girardeau, MO

2126 Independence St., Cape Girardeau, MO

410 W. Main St., Jackson, MO

505 West Marshall, Charleston, MO

404 S. Railroad St., Oran, MO

3253 William St., Cape Girardeau, MO

531 Market St., Millersville, MO

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