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Health briefs: Mobile mammography stops; February support group meetings

Monday, January 28, 2013 - 12:01 am

Mobile mammography stops

Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast will host Francine's Friends Mobile Mammography coach 9 a.m.-3 p.m. today at 4900 St. Joe Road and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Public Safety Academy, Ivy Tech South Campus, 7601 Patriot Crossing. The screenings will be free for women age 35 and older and who have not had a mammogram in the past 12 months; no prior or current history of breast cancer or problems with their breasts; and insured or uninsured.

For more information or to schedule a mammogram, go online to www.francinesfriends.org/p/coach-schedule.html.

Health-care webinar

“Health Care Reform's Impact on People with Disabilities: The Road Ahead” webinar will be 2-3 p.m. Wednesday.

To register, go to http://fifthfreedom.org/u/14.

Blood drives

During February, donors will be entered into a regionwide drawing to win the following package: 2 VIP tickets to the NCAA Sweet 16 and Elite 8 Midwest Regional games at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis (March 29 and 31); VIP tickets include early admission to the stadium, food, drink tickets and the chance to meet an NCAA legend; a deluxe corner room at the new J.W. Marriott, Indianapolis for two nights (March 29 and 30); and a $250 Visa gift card to be used for other expenses such as meals, gas, parking or souvenirs.

American Red Cross blood drives for February:

•8-11 a.m. Friday Mill Supplies, 5105 Industrial Road. Call 484-8566 for an appointment.

•2-8 p.m. Feb. 4, Sunrise Chapel, lower level, 12732 Spencerville Road. Harlan. Call 627-8928 for transportation.

•2:30-5 p.m. Feb. 5, Paul Davis Restoration, 3010-1 Butler Ridge Parkway. Call 436-2766, Ext. 178 for an appointment.

•8-11 a.m. Feb. 6, Triple Crown Services, 2720 Dupont Commerce Court.

•1-3:30 p.m. Feb. 8, Walmart, 5311 Coldwater Road. Call 484-4198, Ext. 190 for an appointment.

•2-7 p.m. Feb. 8, Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, Meeting Room, 4700 Vance Ave.

•9 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 9, Zanesville United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, 11811 N. Wayne St., Zanesville. Call 638-4108 for an appointment.

•7 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Feb. 9, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Cafeteria, 3425 Crescent Ave. Call 484-2821 for an appointment.

•9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Feb. 12 and 13, IPFW, Science Building, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd. Donors will be entered into a drawing for a $25 shopping spree. Go to www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code “ipfw” for an appointment.

•Fort Wayne Donor Center, 1212 E. California Road. Traditional whole-blood or double-red cell donation: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Tuesday; noon-6 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday; 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday; and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.

•Platelet pheresis donation (call 1-800-589-8127 or 480-8299): 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday; 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday; 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday; 6:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Friday; 6:30 a.m.-noon Saturday; and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday.

•Lutheran Hospital Donor Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Blvd., Suite 107. Traditional whole-blood or platelet pheresis donation, but no platelet pheresis on Wednesdays: noon-6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 6 a.m.-noon Thursday through Saturday, except noon-6 p.m. the second Thursday of the month. For details, or to register, call 1-800-733-2767, or go to www.redcrossblood.org.

Cancer support groups

Lutheran Cancer Resource Center, 7910 W. Jefferson Blvd., Suite 109, 435-7584, will hold the following support groups February: 10 a.m. Feb. 4, Look Good/Feel Better. Call 471-3911 to register. 6 p.m. Feb. 5, brain tumor; 1 p.m. Feb. 12 and 26, smoke buster's; 4 p.m. Feb. 12, ovarian/gyn; 4 p.m. Feb. 18, survivorship; 5:30 p.m. Feb. 19, breast cancer; 4 p.m. Feb. 20, head and neck; 4 p.m. Feb. 21, lymphoma/leukemia/multiple myeloma; 6 p.m. Feb. 26, ostomy; and 4 p.m. Feb. 28, recurrent metastatic.

Alzheimer’s support group meetings

The Alzheimer's Association holds these free February support groups: 10 a.m. Feb. 7, Waynedale Library, 2200 Lower Huntington Road; 9 a.m. Feb. 11, Robinson United Methodist Church, 12707 Tonkel Road; 6 p.m. Feb. 11, Abundant Life Church, 3301 Coliseum Blvd. E.; 6:30 p.m. Feb. 11, United Methodist Church, 605 N. Forest Parkway, Columbia City; 10:30 a.m. Feb. 12, Parkview Hospital, 2001 Stults Road, Huntington; 10 a.m. Feb. 14, Trinity English Lutheran Church, 405 W. Wayne St.; 6:30 p.m. Feb. 14, Risen Savior Lutheran church, 8010 W. Jefferson Blvd:10:30 a.m. Feb. 21, First Presbyterian Church, 300 W. Wayne St.; 2 p.m. Feb. 21, Heimach Senior Center, 1800 E. Seventh St., Auburn; 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21, Adams Memorial Hospital, Monroe Classroom, 1100 Mercer Ave., Decatur; and 7 p.m. Feb. 21, Parkview Regional Medical Center, 11109 Parkview Plaza Drive, Conference Room A.

HIV/AIDS awareness

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness day is February 7. The 2013 theme is “Our ancestors fought that we might be free — even from HIV.”

The AIDS Task Force of Northeast Indiana will provide a photo opportunity to show unity and support at 1 p.m. Feb. 2 at the African/African-American Historical Museum, 436 E. Douglas St. Participants are asked to wear red for the photo.

Relaxation techniques

Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana will host a relaxation techniques session at 10:30 a.m.-noon Feb. 11 and 7:15-8:45 p.m. Feb. 21 at Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana, Healing Arts Center, 6316 Mutual Drive. Presenters will be Richard Johnson and Dr. Jack Dyer. Participants will be guided through imagery, gentle chair yoga and introduced to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. The event is open to the public.

For reservations or more information, call 484-9560 or toll-free 1-866-484-9560.

New women’s health referral service

Women's Health Resource has opened Women's Health Link, a free referral service that will assist women with physical, mental, spiritual and emotional health needs at 2126 Inwood Drive.

For more information, call 203-2365 or go to www.womenshealthlink.org.