Fibromyalgia study seeks participants
J. Derek Kingsley, Ph.D., of Indiana State University’s Department of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport, is looking to recruit women with fibromyalgia to participate in a 10-week research project on low-level laser tender-point treatment alone or in combination with strength exercise on symptoms such as pain and functionality.
Individuals with diabetes; who are pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant; have cancer; have tattoos over areas of pain; or have exercised at least two times a week for more than six months are not eligible for this study.
For more information contact Kingsley, Sycamore Wellness Research associate and director, Exercise and Cardiovascular Research Laboratory, at Derek.Kingsley@indstate.edu or at 812-237-2594.
Maple Center to offer Zumba Gold
The Maple Center for Integrative Health will offer Zumba Gold with instructor Cathleen Drobny from 6 to 7 on Monday and Wednesday evenings in the lower level of the Hux Cancer Center at 1711 N. 61⁄2 St.
Zumba Gold is appropriate for every person regardless of age or physical ability. It’s different from regular zumba in that the focus is on safe movement for everyone. Zumba Gold is low impact, with fewer transitions and turns. The warm-up and the cooldown/stretch are designed for each specific group. Drobny encourages members to work at their own capacities.
Each session will cost $5 (or 10 for $45), and sessions begin Monday. To enroll call 812-234-8733 or email kalexander@themaple
Breast cancer items on sale
In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, the Wabash Valley affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure will be selling breast cancer-related merchandise on Tuesday at Paris Community Hospital/Family Medical Center.
The sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Conference Room B. A large percentage of the funds raised from these local sales stay in the Wabash Valley. Sale items will include T-shirts, jewelry and pajamas.
For more information, call Leighsa Cornwell at 217-465-2606, ext. 228.
Donate blood in honor of coach
News of Indianapolis Colts Head Coach Chuck Pagano’s fight against leukemia has inspired another partnership between the team and Indiana Blood Center. Through Saturday, Colts fans can visit any one of nine donor centers to give blood to honor Pagano.
Pagano was recently diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia. As he undergoes treatment, physicians may administer blood transfusions to help his body overcome the disease.
Fans interested in donating blood can visit www.donorpoint.org to schedule an appointment at Indiana Blood Center donor centers in Terre Haute, Avon, Carmel, Columbus, Fishers, downtown Indianapolis, Greenwood, Lafayette and Muncie.
Events to raise funds for Komen affiliate
Two events are planned to raise money for the Wabash Valley Affiliate of Susan G. Komen. First, A Taste, A Toast, A Cure is planned from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Terre Haute Country Club.
Tickets are $20 or $35 for couples and are available at Baesler’s Market.
Second, the second annual Shred for the Cure Challenge is planned from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 20 in the parking lots at Terre Haute North, Terre Haute South Vigo and West Vigo high schools.
A $2 donation will be asked per bag or box. Items will be shredded on site. All shredded material will be recycled. The school that raises the most money will receive a trophy.
For additional information, visit www.komenwabashvalley.org or call 812-917-5047.
Shoulder pain relief seminar set
Union Hospital Joint Replacement Center and UAP Clinic Bone & Joint Center will offer a free seminar on advances in shoulder pain relief at 6 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Landsbaum Center for Health Education in Terre Haute.
Matthew Jones, M.D., UAP Clinic orthopaedic surgeon, will discuss options for shoulder pain relief, and, should surgery become necessary, recent surgical advances available now in the Wabash Valley.
Reservations are required. Call 812-242-3085 or email cspivey@uap
Agency offers free Medicare counseling
Area 7 Agency on Aging and Disabled will provide free Medicare Part D options counseling for individuals enrolled in Medicare to provide assistance in choosing or switching prescription drug plans. Assistance will be available by appointment only through December.
The open enrollment period for Medicare Part D begins Oct. 15 and ends Nov. 7. This is the only time when individuals can change their Part D drug plan providers.
Area 7 offices are located at 1718 Wabash Ave. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call Michelle Graham or Glenda Parks at 812-238-1561 or 1-800-489-1561, or email mg
Area 7 serves six counties in Indiana: Clay, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo.
Hospice plans memorial service
Hospice of the Wabash Valley has set its annual memorial service and Celebration of Life for 6 p.m. Thursday in Trinity Lutheran Church at 2620 Ohio Blvd., across from The Meadows shopping center.
During the program, deceased loved ones will be remembered individually, and a candle will be lit in their honor.
People of all ages are encouraged to attend the brief service as a way to remember and pay tribute to the loved ones they have lost.
Refreshments will follow the service. For additional information contact Hospice of the Wabash Valley at 812-234-2515.
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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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