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Health Briefs

Monday, April 1, 2013 - 12:01 am

Francine’s Friends locations

Francine's Friends Mobile Mammography locations for April:

•Today, Scott's Food & Pharmacy, 10230 Chestnut Plaza Drive

•Tuesday, Kroger, 601 E. Dupont Road

•Wednesday, LaGrange County Health Department, 304 N. Townline Road

•Friday, Lazer X, 244 Fernhill Ave.

•Saturday, Christian New Light Church, 1011 W. Washington St., Bluffton

•April 8, Parkview Physicians Group-Family Medicine, 1331 Minnich Road, New Haven

•April 10, Woodlan Primary, 23005 Woodburn Road, Woodburn

•April 13, Heartbeats Festival, Parkview Whitley Medical Office Building, 1270 E. Indiana 205, Columbia City

•April 15, Heritage Elementary, 12009 Hoagland Road, Hoagland

•April 16, American Specialties, 142 N. Main St., Roanoke

•April 17, Whitko Central Office, 432 S. First St., Pierceton

•April 18, Senior Expo Health Fair, WW II Victory Museum, 5634 DeKalb County Road 11-A, Auburn

•April 19, University of St. Francis, 2701 Spring St.

•April 22, South Whitley Elementary, 406 West Wayne, South Whitley

•April 23, Heritage Park, 2001 Hobson Road

•April 24, Butler Elementary, 10255 Broadway, Butler

•April 25, General Credit Union, 5020 Riviera Court

•April 26, The Third Place, 1601 Cedar Canyons Road

•April 27, Parkview LaGrange Hospital, 207 Townline Road, LaGrange

•April 29, General Credit Union, 6447 W. Jefferson Blvd.

Walk for heart health

National Walking Day is Wednesday and the American Heart Association is encouraging people to grab their sneakers and take a 30-minute walk for heart health.

For a list of walking paths, go online to www.startwalkingnow.org.

‘Distracted Driving’ lecture

McMillen Health Lecture Series will be 6-8:30 p.m. April 18 at 600 Jim Kelley Blvd. The topic will be “Distracted Driving.” Presenters will be Parkview Don't Text and Drive and Sprint. The speaker will be Miles Nitz, MS, LMFT, TEDx speaker and therapist. Tickets will be $5 and include keynote speaker, panel discussion and breakout sessions. The event is free for students.

For more information and tickets, go online to www.mcmillencenter.org.

AIDS test available

The AIDS Task Force offers the OraQuick method to test for the presence of antibodies for HIV. The test uses oral fluids and results are available in 20 minutes.

For testing and more information in English and Spanish, call Timothy Price at 744-1144 or email timothy@aidsfortwayne.org.

Run/walk

Bishop Luers Run with the Knights 5K run/walk is May 11 at Foster Park, 3900 Old Mill Road. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with the race at 9 a.m. Pre-registration fee until May 6 is $15 per person; afterward is $20 per person.

Race packets may be picked up 4-6 p.m. May 10 at the school, 333 E. Paulding Road, or at 8 a.m. May 11 at Foster Park.

For more information, call Sarah Shank at 456-1261, Ext. 3039, or email sshank@bishopluers.org or visit www.bishopluers.org.

Free autism event

Second Steps LLC and SensoryCritters.com are co-hosting an autism awareness event 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 13 in the parking lot at Second Steps Autism Resource Community Center, 4118 N. Clinton St. Admission is free.

First responders will be available with their vehicles; the Allen County Sheriff's Department will distribute DNA identification kits; the first 75 children will receive kits to decorate and take home; Dare to Dream Youth Ranch will bring horses; and a bounce house and other children's activities will be available.

— By Natalia Bethea of The News-Sentinel