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Health & Fitness

November 26, 2013

Briefly: Nov. 27, 2013

TERRE HAUTE — Terre Haute

Learn health tips for the holidays

The Maple Center and Melissa Schollaert will present “Surviving the Holidays and Staying Healthy” from 6 to 7 p.m. Dec. 10  at UAP Clinic, 1429 N. Sixth St. in the education classroom.

Find out how to gain energy and feel great during the holidays with eating and exercise ideas that are doable amid the hustle and bustle. Substitutions and how to be successful the day of a holiday event will be discussed along with how to recover if you overindulge. There also will be an opportunity to sample recipes.

Schollaert received her training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where she was trained in more than one hundred dietary theories and studied a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods.

Cost is $5. Call the Maple Center at 812-234-8733 to register by Dec. 6.

Terre Haute

Get fit, raise money for Salvation Army

Instructor Carlee Parker will be hosting a JAM Fitness Thanksgiving benefit from 8 to 9 a.m. Thursday at the National Guard Armory in Terre Haute.

Burn up to 1,000 calories and tone your muscles in a total-body workout during the one-hour dance fitness class.

Cost is $5 plus one canned good. All canned goods and half of all profits will be donated to the Salvation Army.

Paris, Ill.

Christie Clinic expands dermatology

Christie Clinic dermatology physician assistant Sarah Minarick, PA-C, will begin seeing patients Dec. 2 at the Family Medical Center in Paris, Ill. As a physician assistant in the Department of Dermatology, Minarick helps with the diagnosis and medical treatment of skin diseases. She performs physical examinations, prescribes, interprets laboratory tests and performs skin biopsies and surgery.

For more information call 217-366-1248.

Christie Clinic is the oldest multi-specialty medical group practice in Central Illinois. Visit

West Terre Haute

Learn how to prevent falls at Dine with Doc

Dine with a Doc-West Terre Haute will welcome Kelly Jo Mills, RN, BSN, CEN, trauma program manager at Union Hospital, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 10 at Providence Housing Corporation All Place, 219 North Providence Place.

Mills will present “Stand Strong for Life” — a falls prevention program for older adults. The program will provide knowledge and tools to reduce the risk of falling. Discussion will include easy changes that can be made in routine and at home. Topic highlights will include common injuries related to falls, risk factors, and in-home and outside risks.

There will be interactive handouts pertaining to: fall risk assessment; healthy movements; feet and footwear check; check for safety — a home fall prevention checklist; and what you can do to prevent falls.

Mills is a graduate of Shakamak High School in Jasonville, attended Ivy Tech Community College-Wabash Valley for a Licensed Practical Nursing degree and is a graduate of Excelsior College of New York with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in nursing.

Lunch will be provided courtesy of Terre Haute Nursing and Rehabilitation. Health care providers will share information about their services and provide door prizes.

Reservations are recommended; call 812-230-7772.


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