Fibromyalgia study seeks participants
J. Derek Kingsley, Ph.D., of Indiana State University’s Department of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport, is looking to recruit women with fibromyalgia to participate in a 10-week research project on low-level laser tender-point treatment alone or in combination with strength exercise on symptoms such as pain and functionality.
Individuals with diabetes; who are pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant; have cancer; have tattoos over areas of pain; or have exercised at least two times a week for more than six months are not eligible for this study.
For more information contact Kingsley, Sycamore Wellness Research associate and director, Exercise and Cardiovascular Research Laboratory, at Derek.Kingsley@indstate.edu or at 812-237-2594.
Maple Center to offer Zumba Gold
The Maple Center for Integrative Health will offer Zumba Gold with instructor Cathleen Drobny from 6 to 7 on Monday and Wednesday evenings in the lower level of the Hux Cancer Center at 1711 N. 61⁄2 St.
Zumba Gold is appropriate for every person regardless of age or physical ability. It’s different from regular zumba in that the focus is on safe movement for everyone. Zumba Gold is low impact, with fewer transitions and turns. The warm-up and the cooldown/stretch are designed for each specific group. Drobny encourages members to work at their own capacities.
Each session will cost $5 (or 10 for $45), and sessions begin Monday. To enroll call 812-234-8733 or email kalexander@themaple
Breast cancer items on sale
In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, the Wabash Valley affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure will be selling breast cancer-related merchandise on Tuesday at Paris Community Hospital/Family Medical Center.
The sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Conference Room B. A large percentage of the funds raised from these local sales stay in the Wabash Valley. Sale items will include T-shirts, jewelry and pajamas.
For more information, call Leighsa Cornwell at 217-465-2606, ext. 228.
Donate blood in honor of coach
News of Indianapolis Colts Head Coach Chuck Pagano’s fight against leukemia has inspired another partnership between the team and Indiana Blood Center. Through Saturday, Colts fans can visit any one of nine donor centers to give blood to honor Pagano.
Pagano was recently diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia. As he undergoes treatment, physicians may administer blood transfusions to help his body overcome the disease.
Fans interested in donating blood can visit www.donorpoint.org to schedule an appointment at Indiana Blood Center donor centers in Terre Haute, Avon, Carmel, Columbus, Fishers, downtown Indianapolis, Greenwood, Lafayette and Muncie.
Events to raise funds for Komen affiliate
Two events are planned to raise money for the Wabash Valley Affiliate of Susan G. Komen. First, A Taste, A Toast, A Cure is planned from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Terre Haute Country Club.
Tickets are $20 or $35 for couples and are available at Baesler’s Market.
Second, the second annual Shred for the Cure Challenge is planned from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 20 in the parking lots at Terre Haute North, Terre Haute South Vigo and West Vigo high schools.
A $2 donation will be asked per bag or box. Items will be shredded on site. All shredded material will be recycled. The school that raises the most money will receive a trophy.
For additional information, visit www.komenwabashvalley.org or call 812-917-5047.
Shoulder pain relief seminar set
Union Hospital Joint Replacement Center and UAP Clinic Bone & Joint Center will offer a free seminar on advances in shoulder pain relief at 6 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Landsbaum Center for Health Education in Terre Haute.
Matthew Jones, M.D., UAP Clinic orthopaedic surgeon, will discuss options for shoulder pain relief, and, should surgery become necessary, recent surgical advances available now in the Wabash Valley.
Reservations are required. Call 812-242-3085 or email cspivey@uap
Agency offers free Medicare counseling
Area 7 Agency on Aging and Disabled will provide free Medicare Part D options counseling for individuals enrolled in Medicare to provide assistance in choosing or switching prescription drug plans. Assistance will be available by appointment only through December.
The open enrollment period for Medicare Part D begins Oct. 15 and ends Nov. 7. This is the only time when individuals can change their Part D drug plan providers.
Area 7 offices are located at 1718 Wabash Ave. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call Michelle Graham or Glenda Parks at 812-238-1561 or 1-800-489-1561, or email mg
Area 7 serves six counties in Indiana: Clay, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo.
Hospice plans memorial service
Hospice of the Wabash Valley has set its annual memorial service and Celebration of Life for 6 p.m. Thursday in Trinity Lutheran Church at 2620 Ohio Blvd., across from The Meadows shopping center.
During the program, deceased loved ones will be remembered individually, and a candle will be lit in their honor.
People of all ages are encouraged to attend the brief service as a way to remember and pay tribute to the loved ones they have lost.
Refreshments will follow the service. For additional information contact Hospice of the Wabash Valley at 812-234-2515.
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African-Americans twice as likely to have Alzheimer’s, association says
As the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research, the Alzheimer’s Association said in a press release that it is committed to raising awareness of this fatal brain disease and its warning signs in diverse populations during Black History Month and year round.
Tips for living with Parkinson’s group’s topic for Feb. 21
Living with Parkinson’s disease can be challenging. The neurological disease progressively affects balance, movement and other bodily functions.
Dine With A Doc to feature cancer specialist on Feb. 26
Senior Education Ministries, Inc. will welcome Dr. Chandra G. Reddy at its next Dine With A Doc event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 26 at Wabash Senior Citizens Center, 300 S. Fifth St.
ISU studies relationship among weight, height, bone health
Researchers in Indiana State University’s College of Nursing, Health and Human Services are looking into whether there may be at least some benefit when young adults, especially women, carry extra pounds.
Session to focus on respiratory disease
In conjunction with Disability Awareness Month, UAP Clinic will host a Respiratory Disease Awareness seminar in Terre Haute on Tuesday featuring guest speaker Dr. Lawrence Dultz, UAP Clinic pulmonologist.
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Those e-cigarettes: Is ‘vaping’ safe or a lot of smoke and mirrors?
On the edge of the SoHo neighborhood downtown, The Henley Vaporium is an intimate hipster hangout with overstuffed chairs, exposed brick, friendly counter help — but no booze. Instead, the proprietors are peddling e-cigarettes, along with bottles of liquid nicotine ready to be plucked from behind a wooden bar and turned into flavorful vapor for a lung hit with a kick that is intended to simulate traditional smoking.
CHRIS DAVIES: Exercising with no ‘bells and whistles’
Recently at Fitness Solutions the joke has been “treadmills and cardio equipment are broken.” The truth is we don’t have any exercise machines that require electricity. This is for good reason.
Information sessions this month for LEAF program
Do you have heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes or indigestion and wish you could feel better and reduce the number of medications you take?
Disability Awareness Fair Saturday in Terre Haute
The INDATA Project at Easter Seals Crossroads is participating in an upcoming Disability Awareness Fair in Terre Haute on Saturday.
Course on CPR, AED use set
Paris Community Hospital/Family Medical Center is scheduled to offer a course Tuesday on how to deal with life-threatening cardiac events.
Topics covered will be basic CPR and use of an automated external defibrillator, also called an AED.
Mayor adds support to MS observation
Terre Haute Mayor Duke A. Bennett has signed a proclamation designating this week as MS Awareness Week.
Medical facilities in small towns scattered throughout Indiana face unique challenges, navigating changes in the health care industry.
ISU observing eating disorder awareness in series of events coinciding with national effort
Every day, Americans are barraged with advertising featuring models that are thinner than 98 percent of U.S. women. Those images create an unhealthy body image in both men and women, according to a counselor with Indiana State University’s Student Counseling Center.
March Senior Menu
Reservations are required 24 hours in advance at all senior citizens dining sites in Vigo, Clay, Parke, Vermillion, Sullivan and Putnam counties.
Parkinson’s-blood pressure link topic of group’s gathering Friday
The effects of Parkinson’s disease go beyond tremors and motor-system afflictions, and one such aspect — low blood pressure — will be explained at a gathering Friday of people touched by the ailment.
College’s swim lessons begin March 11
Lincoln Trail College at Robinson, Ill., will offer group swimming lessons for youth ages 5 through 12 beginning March 11.
Clinic changes policies on donations, meds
St. Ann Clinic says it is no longer accepting donations of supplies and equipment of any kind.
Cancer kids sought for summer camp
Little Red Door Cancer Agency is planning to host Camp Little Red Door, a five-day summer camp for children with cancer.
Some premiums wrong on website, state official says
Indiana Insurance Commissioner Stephen W. Robertson recently announced that the Federal Marketplace website, www.healthcare.gov, is providing incorrect monthly premium rates for health insurance plans provided in Indiana by MDwise Inc.
Rose-Hulman offering April swim lessons for all ages
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is planning to offer spring swim lessons to all ages, infants to adults, in Rose-Hulman Sports and Recreation Center pool.
VIDEO: Vigo mumps case confirmed
A Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology student has been diagnosed with mumps, and there are at least six other “probable cases” of mumps in Vigo County, according to the Vigo County Health Department.
Rice recalled after skin reactions in children
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is warning against eating Uncle Ben’s rice products served at schools, restaurants, hospitals and other food service institutions after children in three states had skin reactions and other symptoms that were linked to the rice.
Chris Davies: Educators take Fitness Challenge
Beginning in 2014 many made New Year’s resolutions. Ten area educators took a challenge that is having them shed weight, get fit and raise money for two great organizations.
Obama praises CVS for pulling tobacco from shelves
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is praising CVS Caremark for its decision to stop selling tobacco products at its drugstores.
TH Community Health Fair Sunday at Boys-Girls Club
The 2014 Terre Haute Community Health Fair is a free event and scheduled for Sunday afternoon at the Terre Haute Boys and Girls Club.
ISU women’s pink ribbon game tips on Feb. 14
A sweet way to spend Valentine’s Day would be to join the Indiana State University women’s basketball team and the Wabash Valley affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the annual pink ribbon game on Feb. 14 in Hulman Center.
Lung group hopes folks step up for Indy climb event
Interested climbers can save the date of March 8 for the American Lung Association in Indiana’s 2014 Fight for Air Climb. The climb will take place at 8 a.m. at Chase Tower, 111 Monument Circle, Indianapolis.
Sugar tied to fatal heart woes; soda’s a culprit
CHICAGO (AP) — A big national study says too much sugar could be deadly, at least when it comes to fatal heart problems.
Clark parks plan ‘iCYCLE’ ride Feb. 23
The Clark County iCYCLE “Winter Blues” Ride is scheduled to start at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at Corner Bistro, 422 Archer Ave., in Marshall, Ill.
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