Briefs: Health briefs May 26, 2009

Health center offers on-site applications

• Mountain Family Health Center in Glenwood Springs is offering applications for Medicaid and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) at area businesses, churches, clubs and other organizations.
To schedule an on-site application, call Janice Caro at 945-2840, ext. 214.
Applications can be filled out and submitted on the spot. Once approved, patients will receive a letter to use at physician’s offices, pharmacies or hospitals.
Medicaid and CHP+ offer health services to pregnant women and children 18 and younger.

Adult stem cells subject of discussion

• A discussion about adult stem cells will be held from 7–9 p.m. June 2 at the DoubleTree Hotel, 743 Horizon Drive.
The discussion is free, but seating is limited for the discussion.
If interested, make a reservation with Maureen Hannah at 433-7207.
For more information, visit

Kids’ program targets healthy eating

• St. Mary’s Life Center’s Shapedown Program for children and adolescents begins June 8.
The Shapedown program is designed to teach children ages 6–18 about weight and eating right.
The program requires parent participation.
Shapedown lasts five weeks and is held from 5:30–7:30 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays on the second floor of St. Mary’s Life Center.
For more information or to register, call 244-7673.


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