Briefs: Heath briefs July 21, 2009

Therapy bike is focus of fundraiser

• A Delta woman is raising funds to purchase a functional electrical stimulation bike for use in her own rehabilitation and eventual donation to the Family Health West hospital in Fruita.
The fundraiser for Gina Fricks-McLeod, a 25-year-old paraplegic, will be at 8 p.m. Friday at the Sports Center Lounge, 1410 Valley View Drive, Suite 190, in Delta. It will include a Texas Hold ’Em poker tournament, auction, Wii bowling and pool tournaments and a live DJ. For more information, call 874-3130.

Chiropractic services available at clinic

• Marillac Clinic, 2333 N. Sixth St., is offering chiropractic services on Thursday afternoons.
The services include a consultation followed by orthological and neurological exams and adjustments. Participating chiropractors are Wes Sheader and Jeff McCloskey, both of New Life Chiropractic.
Other local chiropractors will likely participate as the service continues.
Marillac Clinic provides health care to low-income, uninsured individuals and families.

Health forum to take place in Aspen

• The Aspen Health Forum will feature more than 75 medical scientists and leaders of thought in the health-care field during a convention Sunday through Monday .
The Aspen Institute campus in Aspen is offering the event with both one-day passes or passes for the whole forum.
Speakers include author and heart surgeon, Dr. Mehmet Oz, author Dr. Deepak Chopra, former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle and actress Goldie Hawn.
For more information and to register, visit

Funds help in preparation for flu vaccine

• Thanks to $5 million in new funding from the federal government, Colorado health officials are making plans to prepare hospitals and facilities for expected deliveries of the H1N1 vaccines, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
The first shipments of the vaccines are expected to arrive in Colorado by mid-October, the department said.
Groups of people who likely will be advised to be vaccinated include school-age children, adults younger than 65 with chronic medical issues, health-care workers and pregnant women, the department said.

Meeting about health system planned

• If you want to have a say in the public health system in Colorado, plan on attending a meeting from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Latino Anglo Alliance Foundation, 760 Winters Ave.
Participants will have the opportunity review and make recommendations for a draft of the Statewide Public Health Improvement Plan.
To reserve your spot, send an e-mail to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or call 303-692-2350.

Diabetes prevention class available

• St. Mary’s Hospital is offering a free postpartum class for mothers who had gestational diabetes and want to prevent the onset of Type 2 diabetes.
The class will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Life Center in the Grand Mesa room. Space is limited.
For more information or to register, call Annegret Howe at 244-1998.

City Market employees plan fundraiser

• Employees at the City Market store at 200 Rood Ave. are planning a fundraiser for a co-worker undergoing chemotherapy to fight cancer.
The single mother has worked for City Market for nearly 14 years, but is unable to work while she battles cancer.
A bake sale and barbecue will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 7 in front of the Rood Avenue City Market store. A minimum donation of $5 is suggested.


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