Health digest 09/13/01

Thursday, September 13, 2001

Today

Depression in the workplace program from noon-1 p.m. in Meeting Rooms 101-102 at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Dr. John T. Lake, a psychiatrist will speak about the signs and symptoms in the workplace. Lunch will be $5 per person. Call the Generations Center at 651-5825 for reservations.

Asthma education course from 6:30-9 p.m. in the Generations Center at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Participants should bring peak flow meters, spacers and list of medication. Call 651-5825 for information.

"Ask Your Doctor" airs at 8 p.m. on Channel 5. The program is sponsored by the Cape Girardeau County Area Medical Society, St. Francis Medical Center and Southeast Missouri Hospital

Program on frappier acceleration from 6-7 p.m. at St. Francis Center for Health and Rehabilitation. Jason Strickland, a frappier acceleration trainer, will talk about he training program that is designed to develop speed, strength and agility.

La Leche League support group meets from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the St. Francis Education Center. Call Carol Stoverink at 334-2705 for information.

Saturday

Mothers of Multiples meeting from 9-11 a.m. in Harrison Room at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Call Trisha Freiss at 243-2503 for information or to register.

Monday

Sibling Class will meet from 5-6:30 p.m. in Conference Room E at St. Francis Medical Center. This class prepares children ages 3-9 to be an older sister or brother.

Our New Baby class from 6-7 p.m. at Southeast Missouri Hospital Generations Center. The class is for 2-4-year-olds who will learn how to prepare for a new addition to the family. Fee is $10 per child with a $15 maximum per family. Pre-register by calling 651-5833.

Discussion on the risk factors for diabetes from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Conference Room B at St. Francis Medical Center. The class will discuss risk factors and symptoms of the disease.

Program for children of the elderly who are concerned about their parents driving. The course meets from 7-8 p.m. in Conference Room A of St. Francis Medical Center. Ellen K. Holcomb, a senior occupational therapist and driving program coordinator, will lead the seminar, which offers information about driving assessments and capabilities.

Tuesday

ABCs of children's eye care seminar from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Generations Center at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Dr. Mark Cascairo will discuss the signs and symptoms of vision problems and developments in school vision screenings. Call 651-5825 to register.

The Mended Hearts Club will meet from 6-8 p.m. in the St. Francis Education Center. For more information, call 331-5299.

Wednesday

Daylong course on living well with diabetes at St. Francis Medical Center. For more information, call 331-5897 or (800) 457-1720.

Heart and health screenings offered from 7-10 a.m. at the Healing Arts Center. No appointment is necessary. For information, call 331-5970.

Hemoglobin A1c tests from 7-10 a.m. at Southeast Missouri Hospital for patients who have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and are taking oral medication. Testing slots are limited; call 651-5825 for an appointment. No fasting is required.

Blood drive from 4-8 p.m. at Church of Christ in Jackson, Mo. Donors should bring some form of identification. Call the American Red Cross at 339-1822 for information.

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