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Health Briefs

Monday, September 24, 2012 - 8:07 am

Attachment issues discussed

Genetic Syndrome Support Group will meet at 6:30-8:30 p.m. today at Parkwood Church, 3320 Trier Road. Topic will be “Attachment Issues and Special Needs Children.” Speaker will be Pat Eber. The event is free.

For more information, call Robin Kimmel at 449-0895.

Free CPR training offered

September is National Preparedness Month and Fort Wayne and Allen County residents age 12 and older can participate in a free, 45-minute, hands-only CPR training class at 1 and 2 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Community Center, 233 W. Main St. No preregistration is required.

For more information, call 427-1164.

Plastic surgery open house

Summit Plastic Surgery will hold an open house at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at11141 Parkview Plaza Drive, Suite 300, Entrance 3.

For more information, call 490-7111.

Flu clinics for vets

VA Northern Indiana Health Care System locations are currently offering flu clinics 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Veterans registered in a VA facility should bring their VA Identification card. Non-VA-registered veterans need to bring proof of active service with honorable discharge, (i.e. DD214).

Help for prostate cancer patients

Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana announces a new program for Prostate Cancer Clients. Snap pants are available at no cost to patients who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, live within the 11 Indiana counties that Cancer Services serves, and will undergo surgical treatment.

Prospective patients are asked to meet briefly with a client advocate to learn about the program. Walk-ins are welcome. The garments are a gift and available in royal blue in various sizes; limit one item per patient.

Cancer support groups meet

Lutheran Cancer Resource Center, 7910 W. Jefferson Blvd., Suite 109, 435-7584, will hold the following support groups October: 4 p.m. Oct. 1, Look Good/Feel Better Program. Register at 471-3911; 6 p.m. Oct. 2, brain tumor; 1 p.m. Oct. 8 and 23, smoke buster's; 4 p.m. Oct. 9, ovarian/gyn; 4 p.m. Oct. 15, survivorship; 5:30 p.m. Oct. 16, breast cancer; 4 p.m. Oct. 17, head and neck; 4 p.m. Oct. 18, lymphoma/leukemia/multiple myeloma; 6 p.m. Oct. 23, ostomy; and 4 p.m. Oct. 25, recurrent metastatic.

Blood drives

American Red Cross blood drives for October:

•2-8 p.m. Oct. 1, Sunrise Chapel, lower level, 12732 Spencerville Road, Harlan. Call 627-8928 for transportation.

•4:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 1, Trine University, 9910 Dupont Circle Drive East. Call 483-4949 for an appointment.

•8-11 a.m. Oct. 2, Triple Crown Services, 2720 Dupont Commerce Court. Call 416-3625 for an appointment.

•8 a.m.-noon Oct. 5, Mill Supplies, 5105 Industrial Road. Call 484-8566 for an appointment.

•7 am.-1 p.m. Oct. 6, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Cafeteria, 3425 Crescent Ave. Call 484-2821 for an appointment.

•Noon-4 p.m. Oct. 6, Spencerville Community Center, 5629 CR 68, Spencerville. This blood drive is sponsored by the Spencerville Community Club.

•1-5 p.m. Oct. 8, Fed Ex Express, 3620 Independence Drive. Call 416-2274 for an appointment

•3-7 p.m. Oct. 13, O'Daniel Jeep, 5611 Illinois Road. Call 435-5331 for an appointment.

Alzheimer’s support groups

The Alzheimer's Association holds these free October support groups: 10 a.m. Oct. 4, Waynedale Library, 2200 Lower Huntington Road; 9 a.m. Oct. 8, Robinson United Methodist Church, 12707 Tonkel Road; 6 p.m. Oct. 8, Abundant Life Church, 3301 Coliseum Blvd. E.; 6:30 p.m. Oct. 8, United Methodist Church, 605 N. Forest Parkway, Columbia City; 10:30 a.m. Oct. 10, Parkview Hospital, 2001 Stults Road, Huntington; 10 a.m. Oct. 11, Trinity English Lutheran Church, 405 W. Wayne St.; 6:30 p.m. Oct. 11, Risen Savior Lutheran Church, 8010 W. Jefferson Blvd:10:30 a.m. Oct. 18, First Presbyterian Church, 300 W. Wayne St.; 2 p.m. Oct. 18, Heimach Senior Center, 1800 E. Seventh St., Auburn; 6:30 p.m. Oct. 18, Adams Memorial Hospital, Monroe Classroom, 1100 Mercer Ave., Decatur; and 7 p.m. Oct. 18, Parkview Regional Medical Center, 11109 Parkview Plaza Drive, Conference Room A.

Benefit walk

Take Steps for Chron's and Colitis Walk will begin with registration at 4 p.m. Oct. 6 at Indian Trails Park.

For more information, go online to www.ccfa.org/chapters/Indiana/.

Case management conference

Fort Wayne Chapter of the Society of Case Management conference, “Piecing Together the Case Management Plan,” will be 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Public Safety Academy of Northeast Indiana, 7602 Patriot Crossing. Cost is $65 for CMSA members; and $75 nonmembers.

For more information, call Mary Jo Brock at 402-1513 or email mj1950@embarqmail.com.

Knee replacement talk

Orthopedic Hospital of Lutheran Health Network's 2012 Education Series session, “Knee'd a Partial Knee Replacement?” will be 6 p.m. Oct. 11 at Fort Wayne Orthopedics, 7601 W. Jefferson Blvd. Speaker will be Dr. Steven Fisher. Refreshments will be served. The event is free; to register by Oct. 5, call 435-2631.

“Oh, My Back!” will be 11:30 a.m. Oct. 25 at Lutheran Hospital Special Function Rooms 3 & 4, lower lever, 7950 W. Jefferson Blvd. Speaker will be Dr. Joshua M. Winters, Fort Wayne Orthopedics. Lunch will be served. The event is free; to register by Oct. 19, call 425-3087.

— By Natalia Bethea of The News-Sentinel