March of Dimes breakfast planned
Continuing pregnancies to term is important in delivering a healthy baby. Union Hospital has been selected as one of 100 hospitals across the nation to participate in the March of Dimes initiative to ensure babies are being carried to full term. In conjunction with Prematurity Awareness Month, Union Hospital Continuing Medical Education Department and the March of Dimes will offer an educational opportunity, “Elective Deliveries <39 weeks: Quality Initiative,” program from 8 to 9 a.m. Thursday at The Landsbaum Center for Health Education.
The featured speaker will be Dr. Jeanne Ballard, of Regenstrief Institute.
The program is free, and a light breakfast will be available. For more information call the Union Hospital CME Office at 812-238-7306.
Seminar on knee pain relief scheduled
Join Union Hospital Joint Replacement Center and UAP Clinic Bone & Joint Center for a seminar, Advances in Knee Pain Relief, at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Landsbaum Center for Health Education in Terre Haute.
Sameer Bavishi, M.D., UAP Clinic orthopaedic surgeon, will discuss options for knee pain relief and recent surgical advances available now in the Wabash Valley.
Those considering knee surgery or who want to learn about options for pain relief should register by calling 812-242-3085 or emailing email@example.com. Reservations are required.
The seminar is free.
Maple Center offers Zumba Gold
The Maple Center for Integrative Health is offering Zumba Gold with Cathleen Drobny from 6 to 7 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays in the lower level of the Hux Cancer Center, 1711 N. 6 1/2 St. Drobny is licensed to instruct Zumba, Zumba Toning, Zumba Gold, Zumba Gold Toning and Zumbatomic. Zumba Gold is appropriate for every person regardless of age or physical ability. Each session costs $5 (or 10 for $45). To enroll call the Maple Center at 812-234-8733 or email kalexander@
Sign up for Red Cross classes
Wabash Valley residents can learn how to save a life in American Red Cross training classes. The First Aid and CPR/AED course teaches people how to perform CPR and use an AED, what to do if someone is choking, and how to prevent and respond to other emergencies until advanced medical help arrives. Course participants also learn how to control bleeding as well as how to care for seizures and other sudden illnesses.
The following courses are being offered in Terre Haute at 700 S. Third St.:
• Adult & Pediatric FA/CPR/AED Review — 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday
• Blended Learning Skill Session — 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 14
Red Cross training courses meet OSHA guidelines, feature hands-on skills practice and include two-year certifications, free digital materials and skill refreshers. Visit www.redcross.orgtraining or call 1-800-RED-CROSS for details and to register.
More than 3,000 pounds shredded
More than 3,000 pounds were shredded at the Wabash Valley Susan G. Komen 2nd Annual Shred for the Cure Challenge. Shred for the Cure competitors were Terre Haute North Vigo, Terre Haute South Vigo and West Vigo high schools. West Vigo filled their shred truck with 1,590 pounds, putting them in first place in pounds shredded. South Vigo won the overall largest donation amount with $121 raised. Every pound was successfully recycled. Trophies will be presented on Thursday.
For more information about volunteering email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 812-917-5047 or visit www.komenwabashvalley.org/index.htm.
Tune into ADA Case Law Update
You could tune in to ADA-Indiana’s annual ADA Case Law Update on Tuesday. Learn about the key Americans with Disabilities Act issues that are currently before the courts, and trends including how the courts are interpreting the ADA Amendments Act of 2008. The session will also cover how some of the case law from the lower courts may have an impact on decisions.
Barry Taylor, an attorney with the Illinois Protection and Advocacy program, will present the conference from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at nine locations: Bloomington, Fort Wayne, Gary, Indianapolis, Muncie, Rockport, Terre Haute, Versailles and West Lafayette. For location addresses, visit www.adain
Listen online at ada-audio.org/ProgramInformation. For questions or more information, contact ADA-Indiana at email@example.com or 812-855-6508.
March of Dimes breakfast planned
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Skin cancer is next Dine with a Doc topic
Another free Dine with a Doc lunch event is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 22 at the Wabash Senior Citizen’s Center, 300 S. Fifth St.
Support Groups: May 15, 2013
Cancer Friendship Group, featuring a journaling workshop with therapeutic writer Nia Klein, 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, conference room B, Paris Community Hospital/Family Medical Center; 217-465-2606, ext. 290.
Protect yourself from skin cancer
May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and Monday was designated as Melanoma Monday to help raise awareness of melanoma and other skin cancers. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S. and affects more people than lung, breast, colon and prostate cancers combined.
Paris Hospital Volunteers' chocolate sale is May 23-24
The Paris Community Hospital Volunteers will sponsor a South Bend Chocolate Company sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 23 and 24 near the FMC rotunda entrance.
Stay safe during flooding with tips
Flooding is the most common natural disaster in the United States. Floods can develop over the course of a few weeks or happen quickly.
Support groups: May 8, 2013
Wabash Valley Breast Cancer Survivors Inc.,
Journal writing workshop coming up at Paris hospital
Therapeutic writer Nia Klein will conduct a journal writing workshop at the Cancer Friendship Group meeting at 10 a.m. May 21 in conference room B at Paris Community Hospital/Family Medical Center.
Church to sponsor blood drive
Trinity Lutheran Church is sponsoring a blood drive from 3 to 7 p.m. on Monday in Fellowship Hall at the church, 2620 Ohio Blvd.
Walk to bring hope to bereaved families, awareness
Compassionate Friends of the Wabash Valley are sponsoring a “Walk to Remember,” to support families after a child dies, from 2 to 5 p.m. on May 18 at Larrison Pavilion in Deming Park.
Dine with a Doc to feature ISU professor
A free Dine with a Doc event, featuring Lisa Borrero Ph.D., is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday at Providence Housing Corp. All Place in West Terre Haute.
Free Vial of Life kits available in Paris
In recognition of National Hospital Week in May, Paris Community Hospital/Family Medical Center will provide free Vial of Life kits to the community.
Free Zumba Gold presentation offered
The Maple Center for Integrative Health and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute offer a free presentation on Zumba Gold by Cathleen Drobny from 1 to 3:30 p.m. May 1 in Westminster Village at 1120 East Davis Drive.
Senior Menu: April 24, 2013
Reservations are required 24 hours in advance at all senior citizens dining sites in Vigo, Clay, Parke, Vermillion, Sullivan and Putnam counties.
Child Passenger Safety Tech course coming up
A National Highway Traffic Safety Administration certification course for child passenger safety will be conducted from 8 AM to 5 PM on May 2, 3, 10, and 11.
Health briefs: April 24, 2013
‘Alzheimer’s for Caregivers: Late Stage’ presentation set for May
Crawford County Triathlon slated for May 25
Lincoln Trail College and Ecton Hardware are hosting the Crawford County Triathlon on May 25 at the college.
April 26 sharing session to be therapeutic for Parkinson’s patients
Strength in numbers.
That concept underlies the theme of a gathering Friday, April 26 in Westminster Village. People afflicted with Parkinson’s disease, and friends and family who care for those ailing folks, will share their stories of their struggles and successes with the progressive disorder that touches more than 1 million American lives.
Get a hair cut and health screenings all in one stop
Visiting the barber shop today could mean more than just getting a haircut; it might save your life.
Dine with a Doc to feature Dr. Roland Kohr
Another Dine with a Doc event is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Providence Housing Corporation All Place, 219 North Providence Place, West Terre Haute.
Hunter education course scheduled this weekend
An Indiana Hunter Education Course is scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday-Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Good Hope Baptist Church, 440 W. County Road 850 S., in Clay City.
Hospice hosting ‘Run and Remember’ fundraiser
Hospice of the Wabash Valley will be hosting a “Run and Remember” fundraising event at 11 a.m. Saturday at the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course.
Disability Awareness Month events planned
Bridges of Indiana has planned two events in March to celebrate Disability Awareness Month.
Newsmaker: Feb. 20, 2013
Plastic Surgery Practice has announced its new Editorial Advisory Board for 2013. The 12-member board includes several past members and many new names.
Study: Family mealtime can improve kids’ health
When low-income families devote three to four extra minutes to regular family mealtimes, their children’s ability to achieve and maintain a normal weight improves measurably, according to a new University of Illinois study.
Zumba for Kid Kare Project fundraiser on March 2
Zumba with Chelsea Martin, a Kid Kare Project fundraiser, is scheduled 1 to 2 p.m. March 2 in the Community Recreation Center at 301 Blackman St. in Clinton.
Hip implants a bit more likely to fail in women
Hip replacements are slightly more likely to fail in women than in men, according to one of the largest studies of its kind in U.S. patients.
Support Groups: Feb. 20, 2013
For more information and/or sites, contact the numbers listed.
Additional CHIP info session today
The Maple Center for Integrative Health has added an additional CHIP information session before the start of class on March 4.
Champions for Smokefree Pregnancies workshop set
A free workshop for health care providers, social service professionals and other health advocates, Champions for Smokefree Pregnancies in Terre Haute, is scheduled for 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. March 14 in the Landsbaum Center for Health Education.
Plans under way for Clark County Biathlon
Plans for the Clark County Spring Break Biathlon 3.1-mile run/15-mile bike plus the 1-mile fun run/walk are under way.
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