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Local health briefs

Monday, March 17, 2014 - 12:01 am

Lecture on pain

Dr. Rudy Kachmann will speak on acute and chronic pain at 7-8 p.m. today at the Kachmann Auditorium, 7900 W. Jefferson Blvd. on the campus of Lutheran Hospital. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Audio conference

“Bringing it all together: transition plans, barrier removal plans and action plans” audio conference will be 2-3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The conference will be offered in several locations.

For location addresses, go to http://www.adaindiana.org/audio/. To listen online go to http://ada-audio.org/ProgramInformation/.

Health webinar

A webinar overviewing Down Syndrome, CP and epilepsy will be 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday. The webinar will be presented by the Indiana Professional Management Group (IPMG). Speaker will be Donna Riedle, RN.

To register, go to http://fifthfreedom.org/u/sp.

Tremor month

March is National Essential Tremor Awareness Month and Saturday has been designated as the day in which those affected can walk in their community to raise awareness and funds. Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard and his wife will start off a walk in the capital at 10:20 a.m. The group led by Jacqueline Hudson, an IETF essential support group leader and resident, will start the walk along the canal at the amphitheater to the U.S.S. Indianapolis Memorial and back.

Drug training

Free lunchtime training on prescription drug abuse will be noon-1 p.m. March 25 at Citizens Square Building, Omni Room, 200 E. Berry St. Presenter will be Kimbra O'Brien, MBA, BS, LCAC, CADAC II, CCS, CPP. A cash donation will be appreciated. CEU credit of 1.0 available. Lunch not provided; however, attendees can bring their own or visit the cafeteria.

RSVP by Friday by sending email to reservation@mhaac.com.

Health fair

25th annual IPFW Health Fair will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 26, Walb Student Union, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd. Theme will be “Silver and Spice: 25 Years of Celebrating Healthy Living.” Over 80 vendors will provide screenings and education on health-related subjects. Full blood health profiles will be available for $28. A full list of health screenings is available online.

In addition, this year a Mastodon Main Meal Makeover cooking contest will be held where staff and student participants each attempt to create the healthiest, most nutritious meal. Student competition will be 10:30 a.m.-noon and staff competition will be 12:30-2 p.m. both in Walb Union Ballroom.

For more information, call 481-6647.

Disability report

Cornell University's Employment and Disability Institute presents the Disability Status Report at 1-2 pm. April 1. The webinar will explore US Census Bureau data from the American Community Survey (AS) related to disability and employment, education, poverty, household income and labor earnings.

To register, go to http://fifthfreedom.org/u/so

Family night

Heritage Pointe will hold a Family Education Night with Keith Huffman, attorney at 6:30 p.m. April 2 in the Fults Recreation Room, Warren. Topic will be the new Medicaid rules and processes coming into effect June 1. The seminar is free and the public is welcome.

For more information, call 375-2201.

Kids’ screening

Zanesville Lions Club Sight and Hearing Screening will be 9-11:30 a.m. April 17 at Zanesville United Methodist Church, 11811 N. Wayne St., Zanesville. The testing is for preschoolers and other children in the area. The screening is free.

For more information, call 638-4108.

Autism survey

The Autism Society of Indiana along with the Indiana State Department of Health is seeking persons to complete a provider satisfaction survey to better understand the relationship between families affected by autism and their providers. As a thank you, participants will get a chance at one of five $25 gift cards. To complete the survey, go to http://fifthfreedom.org/u/sn.

Blood drive

A blood drive in memory of Alexander Rodecap, a track and cross country runner from DeKalb High School who committed suicide in 2003, takes place noon-6 p.m. March 29 at Classic City Center, 3375 DeKalb County Road 427, Waterloo. Call 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org to make an appointment.

Go Red chair named

The American Heart Association named Carolyn Spake-Leeper as the 2014 Go Red for Women lunch chair. The lunch takes place 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 13 at Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave. Tickets: call Spake-Leeper at 437-8745 or Mary Pat Leonard at 485-9890.