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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Disability Awareness Fair Saturday in Terre Haute
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Course on CPR, AED use set
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March Senior Menu
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College’s swim lessons begin March 11
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Clinic changes policies on donations, meds
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Cancer kids sought for summer camp
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Obama praises CVS for pulling tobacco from shelves
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TH Community Health Fair Sunday at Boys-Girls Club
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ISU women’s pink ribbon game tips on Feb. 14
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Deadline Friday for Recognition Awards
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LTC hopes to raise health awareness
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