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Health briefs

Monday, August 5, 2013 - 12:01 am

New website

Specialized Printed Products has launched a new web identity for Caring About People, a mental health agency that serves individuals of all ages in northeast Indiana. The site can be found at www.caringaboutpeopleinc.com.

Free cancer screenings

Parkview Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Fort Wayne TinCaps will offer free screenings including PSA for men over 40 attending the TinCaps game at 6-9 p.m. Tuesday and for the public 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday in the Lincoln Financial Center at Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.

The PSA screening measures the level of prostate-specific antigen in the blood. Elevated levels can indicate prostate cancer or other serious health issues. Time slots are limited; while walk-ins may be accepted, reservations are highly recommended. To reserve a time slot, call 1-260-266-9180 today.

Dental care offered

IPFW Division of Continuing Studies, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E., will offer the training “Dental Education Coronal Polishing and Fluoride Administrations” 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 10. Cost will be $850 and provide 8 CEUs.

To register call 481-6619.

Blood drives

American Red Cross blood drives for August:

*8-10:30 a.m. Aug. 17, Glenbrook Hyundai, 4801 Coldwater Road. Donors will receive a coupon for a free oil change for up to 5 quarts of non-synthetic oil at Glenbrook Hyundai.

*12:30-3 pm. Aug. 17, Glenbrook Dodge, 100 W. Coliseum Blvd. Donors will receive a coupon for a free oil change for up to 5 quarts of non-synthetic oil at Glenbrook Dodge.

*8 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 18, St. Charles Borremeo Catholic Church and School, 4910 Trier Road

*9 a.m-1 p.m. Aug. 18, St. Therese Catholic Church, 2304 Lower Huntington Road

*Noon-4 p.m. Aug. 19, Monroeville EMS, 103 S. Water St., Monroeville

*3-7 p.m. Aug. 21, St. John Lutheran-Lake Township, Fellowship Hall, 7914 W. Cook Road

*7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Aug. 21, Wells Fargo Bank building, 8th Floor, Faegre Baker and Daniels LLP board room and lounge, 111 E. Wayne St.

*1-3:30 p.m. Aug. 21, Shambaugh, Kast, Beck & Williams LLP, 229 W. Berry St.

*1-3:30 p.m. Aug. 22, Dupont Hospital, 2520 E. Dupont Road

*7:30-11:30 a.m. Aug. 24, St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and School, gymnasium, 1720 E. Wallen Road

*8 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 24, Leo Junior-Senior High School, 14600 Amstutz Road, Leo. This is a Bleed for the Band blood drive.

*7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Aug. 25, St. Joseph United Methodist Church, 6004 Reed Road

*11 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 27, Parkview Hospital, Pach Room, 2200 Randallia Drive

*9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Aug. 29, International Business College, Village of Coventry Foyer, 5699 Coventry Lane

*10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Aug. 29, Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast, North Campus gymnasium, 4900 St. Joe Road

*9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 31, Grace Point Church of the Nazarene, 8611 Mayhew Road. This blood drive is held in memory of Hope Millington. Donors will receive a T-shirt while supplies last.

Support group meets

Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency/COPD Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. Aug. 20 at Don Hall’s Old Gas House Restaurant, 305 E. Superior St. Speaker will be Dr. Eustace Fernandes, Lutheran Medical Group, Pulmonology. Meeting sponsor will be Baxter BioScience.

To RSVP by Aug. 19, email Tom Corron at tcorron@live.com or call 1-260-245-0199.

To learn more about the resources available from the Alpha-1 Association, call 1-800-521-3025 or email info@alpha1.org.

Drum circle planned

IPFW director of music therapy Nancy Jackson will facilitate a drum circle 6:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 22 and Sept. 26 at Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana, 6316 Mutual Drive. The event is free and open to the public. Instruments will be supplied. No musical ability is necessary, and you do not have to have experienced cancer to participate. Families with school-age children are welcome.

For more information, call 484-9560.

Junior Jesters planned

The Jesters program of the University of Saint Francis will launch Junior Jesters, a new program for children ages 6-14 with developmental and/or physical disabilities, that will run in conjunction with the Jesters program for older children and adults from 10 a.m. to noon beginning Sept. 7 and every Saturday at the USF North Campus building, 2702 Spring St. A visual arts program will be held at noon-2 p.m. in the Rolland Center for Art and Visual Communication.

Annual participation fees are $60 per participant. Scholarships are available. For a registration form, call 399-7700, Ext. 8001.

For more information, call Allison Ballard at 745-3107 or email allis2b@yahoo.com.