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Health & Fitness

June 10, 2014

Briefly: June 11, 2014

Terre Haute

Eight-week LEAF classes start Tuesday

The Maple Center for Integrative Health will begin a Lifestyle Education and Food youth program, starting Tuesday and running until Aug. 15 at the West Vigo Community Center.

LEAF is an eight-week program that will meet every Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m.

Children ages 8 to 12 can join to learn about food and nutrition, mind and body skills, exercise and stress management. They will learn to make food, eat healthy, be calm and decisive, and participate in fun games and activities that will allow them to grow.

The cost of the program is $65 per child. Sliding-scale scholarships are available.

For more information call The Maple Center at 812-234-8733 or visit


Home health moves to hospital campus

Sullivan County Community Hospital Home Health has relocated its office to the SCCH campus at 2110 Hospital Blvd., Suite 3, Sullivan. The health agency was previously in downtown Sullivan.

Services offered by the agency include skilled nursing; physical, occupational and speech therapies; home health aides; medical and social services; and disease management programs.

“Being on the hospital campus makes coordination of care for our home care patients much more convenient,” said Kenisha Simmons, RN, director of SCCH Home Health. “We are well positioned for growth and for serving the community.”

For more information contact SCCH Home Health services at 812-268-4311, ext. 2305, or visit SCCH Home Health is Medicare-certified, accepts most insurance and serves Sullivan, Greene, southern Vigo, southwest Owen and Clay counties.

Terre Haute

Kidneys topic at next Dine with a Doc

Dine with a Doc will welcome Dr. Kumar Gaurav of the Kidney and Hypertension Center of Wabash Valley, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 25 at the Wabash Activity Center, 300 S. Fifth St.

The Kidney and Hypertension Center provides medical services to the Wabash Valley area with the help of Gaurav, who is board-certified in internal medicine and nephrology. A question-and-answer period will follow Gaurav’s presentation.

Lunch will be provided courtesy of Bethesda Gardens. Various health care providers will be present to share information about their services and offer door prizes to winning participants.

The Kidney and Hypertension Center maintains offices in Terre Haute, Sullivan, Clinton, Brazil, Greencastle and Linton. The practice primarily provides services for patients with kidney diseases, hypertension and associated medical problems.

It also serves patients who have end-stage renal disease and are dependent on dialysis or a kidney transplant for survival. Patients who are critically ill in the hospital can sometimes develop kidney disease. The practice provides consultation services at area hospitals.

In and effort to ensure everyone receives a complimentary meal and program materials, reservations are strongly recommended by calling 812-232-7575 today. Seating is limited.

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