Health calendar 4/7/05

Thursday, April 7, 2005

Today

Blood pressure screening at Cape Senior Center from 10 to 11:15 a.m., conducted by Southeast Missouri Hospital's Generations Family Resource Center. Call 651-5825.

Preparation for Childbirth Class 1 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the South Healing Arts Room on the first floor of the Healing Arts Center. This is a first of four sessions. For information, call (877) 231-BABY.

A free Sibling Class from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Generations Family Resource Center at Southeast Missouri Hospital. For ages 4 to 8, the class is to discuss what it means to become a big brother or sister. Preregistration is required. Call the Generations Center at 651-5825.

Saturday

Preparation for Childbirth Class will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Saint Francis Conference Center. It covers expected bodily changes, labor signs and stages, pain control options, labor techniques and basic infant care. For information, call (877) 231-BABY.

Heartsaver CPR Class from 8 a.m. to noon at Main Street Fitness Center in Jackson. Participants will receive American Heart Association two-year certification after course requirements have been fulfilled. To register, call 243-2211.

American Red Cross First Aid Training from 1 to 4 p.m. at Main Street Fitness Center in Jackson. Upon completion, participants are certified for three years. For information or to register, call Main Street Fitness at 243-2211.

Seminar for area chiropractors at the Cape Girardeau Drury Lodge, sponsored by River City Imaging and the Missouri State Chiropractic Association, District 4. The event will provide 12 hours of continuing-education hours. For information, call Walter Wildman at 332-7674.

Monday

Lipid Profile Screening at St. Mary's Cathedral in Cape from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Cape Girardeau County residents age 60 and older can receive a free cholesterol panel screen. A 10-hour fast is required. By appointment only. Call 651-5825.

"Healthy Points" meets from 6 to 7:15 p.m. at HealthPoint Plaza in Cape Girardeau. Raina Childers, a registered dietitian at Southeast Missouri Hospital, will conduct the health and weight management class. A weigh-in is followed by group support and education that includes topics related to exercise and proper nutrition. Call 986-4400.

Muscular Dystrophy Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Harrison Room at Southeast Missouri Hospital. For information, contact Generations at 651-5825.

Tuesday

Diabetes Basic Skills Class will be taught by a registered dietitian and a nurse educator from 8:45 a.m. to noon in the Saint Francis Health and Wellness Center Fitness Plus Conference Room. Physician referral required to attend. For information, call 331-5897.

The New Voice Club will meet from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Saint Francis Health and Wellness Center Fitness Plus Conference Room. For information, call 331-5980.

Diabetes self-management support group: grocery store tour will meet in the lobby of Schnucks at 1 p.m. For information or to register, call 651-5844.

SHARE Grief Support Group will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Generations Family Resource Center. For information, call 651-5825.

Wednesday

ACLS provider certification class offered at Saint Francis Medical Center from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. The class is for health-care professionals. For information, call 331-5107.

Heart and health screenings will be held in Saint Francis Health and Wellness Center Lobby Atrium. Walk in any time between 7 and 10 a.m. Overnight fast is required for complete cholesterol panel. For information, call 331-5970.

Knee and hip pain seminar is offered free of charge from 1 to 2 p.m. in Southeast's Generations Center on the first floor near the lobby. For information, call 651-5844.

United Ostomy Association support group will meet at 4:30 p.m. in the Generations Center. For information, call 651-5844.

Upcoming

Youth yoga class from Tuesday to May 3 on Tuesdays at noon at Southeast Missouri Hospital's HealthPoint Fitness. For information or to register, call 986-4400.

--From staff reports

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