- Health & Fitness
‘A Place at the Table’ highlights food insecurity
Why are almost 50 million Americans hungry, and why are more than 23.5 million kids and teenagers overweight or obese (and sometimes hungry, too)?
- Briefly: October 9, 2013
- Support groups: October 2, 2013
Drive-up event on Oct. 19 to accept toxic items, white goods from Vigo residents
Vigo County and the City of Terre Haute are sponsoring a “Tox Away and White Goods Collection Day” to allow Vigo County residents an opportunity to properly dispose of items on the “acceptable” list.
Dine with Doc’ presenter to explain links he sees between biblical wisdom, physical wellness
‘The October meeting of Dine with a Doc West Terre Haute will feature Roy Geib, Ph.D., and take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday at Providence Housing All Place, 219 N. Providence Place.
Alzheimer’s legal, financial issues are workshop topics at Putnam hospital today
“Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease,” a free workshop on care options and legal and financial issues related to Alzheimer’s disease, will be offered from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today in the Putnam County Hospital at 1542 S. Bloomington St. in Greencastle.
Tri-Kids event at LTC on Oct. 12
Lincoln Trail College at Robinson, Ill., will offer area youths a taste of triathlons during its second annual Tri-Kids event on Oct. 12.
Humorist-author to speak this week at EIU on serious topic of autism
Best-selling author and speaker David Finch will kick off Eastern Illinois University’s 2013 Autism Conference at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Zumba class at Maple Center to mark anniversary on Oct. 16
The Maple Center’s Zumba Gold Class with Cathleen Drobny is celebrating its one-year anniversary with a special class from 5:45 to 7:45 p.m. on Oct. 16 in Maple Avenue United Methodist Church at 12th and Maple streets.
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Daily activities for Parkinson’s patients topic of meeting Friday
Acronyms are everywhere today, from corporate chain names to social-media lingo. One particular acronym can characterize a better life for men and women afflicted with Parkinson’s disease. ADL stands for activities for daily living, practical pointers for Parkinson’s disease patients concerning bathing, dressing, eating, sleeping, restroom trips and mobility, according to the National Parkinson Foundation.
Minority health coalitions conducting town hall session on health care law
The Minority Health Coalition of Vigo Country, along with the Indiana Minority Health Coalition, will host a town hall meeting from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 1 in the Booker T. Washington Park Community Center at 1101 S. 13th St.
Tips on avoiding a child death tragedy
Safe Kids Vigo County of Chances And Services for Youth joins the community in mourning the tragic accidental heatstroke death of a child last month in Terre Haute, the organization said in a press release.
Child seat safety: Sessions on installation, use set for Saturday, Tuesday
Free instruction on properly installing child car seats and booster seats will be available twice in Terre Haute within the next week.
Paris health units link to Indiana radiology cloud for quick analysis
Paris (Ill.) Community Hospital/Family Medical Center has recently connected with a multi-hospital network that allows quick transfer of radiology images for analysis by specialty physicians in nearly 40 other locations.
Shingles topic of Dine with a Doc on Sept. 25
Shingles — its cause, symptoms, tests, treatments and prognosis — is scheduled to be the topic of the Sept. 25 Dine with a Doc program at the Wabash Senior Center.
- Support groups: September 18, 2013
Conference next month to focus on environmental issues’ effects on kids
Improving Kids’ Environment will host its 14th annual Improving Kids’ Environment Midwest Conference on Oct. 2 and 3 in the Marriott East Hotel at Indianapolis.
More Americans exercise while they work
WASHINGTON — Glued to your desk at work? Cross that off the list of excuses for not having the time to exercise.
‘Reclaim the future’ goal of Alzheimer's walk on Sunday at RHIT
The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting Terre Haute residents to “unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions” by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Sunday.
Health screenings next week in Paris
Leighsa Cornwell, registered nurse and community health and disease management coordinator at Paris Community Hospital/Family Medical Center, will provide blood pressure, blood sugar and lipid panel/total cholesterol screenings (HDL, LDL and triglycerides) next week.
Antique appraisal to raise funds for Alzheimer’s cure
You can find out how much your family heirlooms and other valuables are worth and fight Alzheimer’s disease at the same time during the third annual Springhill Village Antique Appraisal Fair on Thursday.
Indiana legislators urged to act on painkiller addiction
Mental health experts told a legislative study committee Monday that Indiana must stop an invisible epidemic of prescription drug abuse that drags down not only hardcore addicts but people suffering from chronic pain and well-intentioned doctors who are simply out of their depth.
- Support groups: September 4, 2013
Wonder the heat index? There’s an app for that
There is now a tool to help employers and employees understand heat situations and risk levels.
Low-vision group to hear about updates to Medicare today
Updates to Medicare and Medicare Part D will be the topic today at a meeting of Low Vision Loss Group.
- Support Groups: Aug. 28, 2013
Fall autism conference coming up at Eastern Illinois
A fall autism conference is planned for Oct. 3 and 4 on the campus of Eastern Illinois University.
Parkinson’s group luncheon set
Terre Haute neurologist Dr. Steven Maynard will discuss “Living Well with Parkinson’s Disease” at noon Friday in the Holiday Inn of Terre Haute at 3300 South U.S. 41.
National experts to headline ‘Food For Thought’
Two nationally renowned experts on brain health will be in Terre Haute on Sept. 13 and 14 to headline two days of programs for the general public and medical professional, dealing with issues of memory loss, dementia, diabetes, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease.
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