Breast Cancer Support
Breast Cancer Support Group, 6:30 p.m. today, April 22, in the reception area at St. Luke’s Mountain States Tumor Institute, 801 Pole Line Road W., Twin Falls.
Shawna Wasko, group faciitator in caregiver support, will discuss “Do you find yourself as a survivor taking care of someone else while trying to care for yourself?”
Open to breast cancer survivors (male or female) and their families and friends.
Free. Refreshments. Information: Lana, 208-933-4053, or Mary, 208-734-1766
The American Red Cross will hold a three-day blood drive from 1-7 p.m. today, April 22; noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, at Church of the Ascension, 371 Eastland Drive, Twin Falls.
To schedule an appointment: Sharla, 208-734-4566. Eligibility information: 1-866-236-3276.
‘Baby and Me’
St. Luke’s Jerome is offering “Baby and Me” classes, 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, April 23, at Jerome Public Library, 100 First Ave. E.
This week’s topic: babywearing. The session is educational support for parents and babies. A lactation consultant and a baby scale are available each week.
Caesarean childbirth class, 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, in the Oak Room on the lower level of St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center, 801 Pole Line Road W., Twin Falls.
Topics: Caesarean deliveries, pain management, non-conforming labors and hospital procedures.
Free. Preregistration required; 208-814-0407.
Childbirth refresher course, 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, in the Oak Room on the lower level of St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center, 801 Pole Line Road W., Twin Falls.
Topic: Review of childbirth preparation and breathing techniques and a video tour of the Women and Infants Center. Bring a labor support person, if possible.
Cost is $20 and preregistration is required; 208-814-0407.
South Central Public Health District is offering fluoride varnish applications to children 12 and younger. Appointments are required.
Clinics will be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at the health district office, 951 E. Ave. H, Jerome; 208-324-8838; and Friday, May 3, at 1020 Washington St. N., Twin Falls; 208-737-5980.
Fluoride varnish, a gel-like substance that’s applied to a child’s teeth with a brush, strengthens tooth enamel to reduce and/or prevent tooth decay. Children can receive a fluoride varnish application as soon as they get their first teeth.
The cost ranges from $20-$50, based on income. Medicaid covers the cost of fluoride varnish.
Information: Susie Beem, 208-737-5946.
Community Care Panels, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25,at the Twin Falls Senior Center, 530 Shoshone St. W., Twin Falls.
Topics: home health, hospice and home care.
Cost is the price for lunch. 208-734-5084.
Infant Safety, CPR
Infant safety and cardiopulmonary resuscitation class, 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday, April 25, in the Oak Room on the lower level of St. Luke’s, 801 Pole Line Road W., Twin Falls.
New parents, grandparents and caregivers learn CPR and what to do if a baby chokes. This isn’t a certification class.
No registration required; free; 208-814-0407.
Widowed Wellness Support Group is available for individuals who have experienced the loss of a spouse.
Information: Shawna Wasko at CSI Office on Aging, 208-736-2122 or 800-574-8656.
Hansen FFA Fertilizer Education Day and Healthy Husky Run/Walk will be held Saturday, April 27.
The run/walk begins at 10:30 a.m. at Hansen Elementary School, with the education day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.at Hansen High School. Includes games, free lunch and door prizes.
Life Line Screening will offer stroke and osteoporosis screenings at three locations in the area.
• Jerome: Saturday, April 27, at Jerome Senior Center, 520 N. Lincoln Ave.
• Twin Falls: Monday, April 29, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2055 Filer Ave. E.
• Rupert: Thursday, May 2, at United Methodist Church, 605 H St.
Screenings can help reduce the risk of having a stroke or bone fracture, according to Life Line Screening. The screenings can identify potential cardiovascular conditions such as blocked arteries and irregular heart rhythm, abdominal aortic aneurysm and hardening of the arteries in the legs. A bone density screening to assess osteoporosis risk is also offered for men and women.
Packages start at $159 and preregistration is required. All five screenings take 60 to 90 minutes to complete.
Schedule an appointment: 1-877-237-1287 or www.lifelinescreening.com.
North Canyon Medical Center Health Fair, 7-11 a.m. May 18 at Wendell MIddle School, 800 E. Main St.
Blood work is available for chemistry profile, $40 (includes 32 tests that screen thyroid, diabetes, cardiac risk, nutrition, kidneys, liver and complete cholesterol analysis); must fast 12 hours before the blood draw; hemoglobin A1c (HgA1c), $20, monitors long-term blood control in diabetics; and prostatic specific antigen (PSA) screening for men, $15. The event includes free screenings plus health education information.
Blood draw specials will be available from 7-11 a.m. at several locations: May 18 at Wendell Middle School, May 20 at Hagerman Valley Senior and Community Center in Hagerman, May 21 at Golden Years Senior Center in Shoshone, May 22 at Camas County Senior Center and May 23 at Glenns Ferry VFW Hall.
Preregister through Tuesday, April 30, for a discount on the chemistry profile: www.ncm-c.com or 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 267 N. Canyon Drive in Gooding. Information: 208-934-9884.
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