- Health & Fitness
Dine with a Doc to feature doctor of pharmacy
Lisa Hettich Barnhart, doctor of pharmacy, will be the featured speaker at Senior Education Ministries Inc.’s Dine with a Doc from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Wabash Senior Activity Center at 300 S. Fifth St.
Benefit planned for ATV accident survivor
Friends and neighbors have planned a benefit for Richard Navel (Dickey Bird), who was severely injured Sept. 29, in an ATV accident while on a benefit ride for Riley Children’s Hospital.
Red Cross launches Earthquake App
The American Red Cross has launched its official Earthquake App, putting lifesaving information right in the hands of people who live in or who visit earthquake prone areas.
Party in Pink Zumbathon slated for Saturday
You can get movin’ to end breast cancer at a Party in Pink Zumbathon charity event benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
CDC: 12 Indiana meningitis cases tied to steroid
Federal health officials say Indiana now has 12 cases of fungal meningitis linked to a tainted back pain medication.
Funding allows for cancer screenings
More Hoosiers will now have access to early-detection screenings for breast and cervical cancer thanks to a supplemental award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to the Indiana State Department of Health’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Program.
Observe National Fire Prevention Week
This week the American Red Cross is helping families and businesses learn how to protect themselves and others from fires in observance of National Fire Prevention Week.
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- SUPPORT GROUPS: October 10, 2012
BRIEFLY: Oct. 10, 2012
• Fibromyalgia study seeks participants
• Maple Center to offer Zumba Gold
• Breast cancer items on sale
• Donate blood in honor of coach
• Events to raise funds for Komen affiliate
• Shoulder pain relief seminar set
• Agency offers free Medicare counseling
• Hospice plans memorial service
Alzheimer’s walk raises more than $35K
More than 250 residents from Terre Haute joined the Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Sept. 15 at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.
Herbal Preparations workshop set
White Violet Center for Eco-Justice will host a basic herbal preparations workshop from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 13 at St. Mary-of-the-Woods.
Pace encourages workers to walk to work Oct. 12
Pace Community Action Agency has designated October as “Walktober,” part of Pace’s re-energized overall Employee Wellness Program.
SUPPORT GROUPS: Oct. 3, 2012
COPD Wellness Fair planned for Oct. 24
The Respiratory Therapy Department at Union Hospital will offer a free COPD Wellness Fair from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 24 in the lower-level atrium of Union East.
Pink Ribbon Bagels at Panera
Panera Bread is going pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Walk to Stop Diabetes is Sunday
Hoosiers with diabetes will have a special place of honor at this year’s Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes on Sunday at Celebration Plaza in downtown Indianapolis.
Free workshop on Alzheimer’s in Sullivan
“Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease: The Basics” — a free workshop on Alzheimer’s disease, will be from noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Sullivan County Public Library.
Car seat checkup set for Saturday at Dollar Tree
CHANCES for Indiana Youth is teaming up with Dollar Tree on Indiana 46 in Terre Haute to help parents and caregivers make sure their child safety seats are properly installed in their vehicles.
Parkinson’s group meets today
The specific changes in people afflicted with Parkinson’s disease, and methods to treat those problems, will be discussed in a public gathering today.
HEALTH/FITNESS BRIEFS: Sept. 26, 2012
SENIOR MENU: Sept. 26, 2012
SENIOR MENU: Sept. 26, 2012
Reservations are required 24 hours in advance at all senior citizen dining sites in Vigo, Clay, Parke, Vermillion, Sullivan and Putnam counties. For dining site locations, call Area 7 Agency on Aging and Disabled nutrition program offices at 1-800-489-1561.
SUPPORT GROUPS: Sept. 26, 2012
Car seat checkup Saturday at Terre Haute church
Safe Kids Vigo County — The Safe Kids program at CHANCES for Indiana Youth is partnering with Central Christian Church at 4950 Wabash Ave., to conduct a car seat checkup from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
HEALTH BRIEFS: Sept. 19, 2012
• Sign up for ‘Quit Now’ statewide contest
• Vision Awareness Day set
• Hamilton Award nomination deadline today
• College kicks off Healthy Home series
• Paris Hospital partners with UAP Clinic
- SUPPORT GROUPS: Sept. 19, 2012
Two CHIP information sessions remain
The nonprofit Maple Center for Integrative Health reminds the public of two remaining informational sessions on its CHIP, or Complete Health Improvement Program.
Paris hospital plans free diabetes event Tuesday
Paris Community Hospital/Family Medical Center will host its annual Diabetes Update at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Visiting Specialty Clinic.
Free hip pain seminar scheduled for Sept. 25
Union Hospital Joint Replacement Center and UAP Clinic Bone & Joint Center are offering a seminar, Advances in Hip Pain Relief, at 6 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Landsbaum Center for Health Education in Terre Haute.
Association addresses Alzheimer’s stigma
Alzheimer’s disease is an international epidemic impacting a growing number of families around the world, including 120,000 in Indiana, and threatening the global economy.
Yet, it is often misunderstood, preventing people from seeking medical treatment and securing desperately needed support.
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