Briefs: Local Health April 07, 2009

Health Dept. offers vaccination clinics

• Mesa County Health Department is offering Tdap vaccinations this month to help students meet the health requirements for School District 51.
Tdap includes tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis vaccines.
The clinics specifically target current fifth-graders and ninth-graders. Other middle and high school students who need the Tdap booster can attend the clinics.

The clinics are at the following times, dates and locations:

•  2–5:30 p.m. April 15, Palisade High School.

•  4–8 p.m. April 16, Grand Junction High School.

•  9 a.m. to noon April 21, De Beque Junior and Senior High School.

•  2–6:30 p.m. April 22, Central High School.

•  9 a.m. to noon April 29, Plateau Valley High School.

•  3–6:30 p.m. April 30, Fruita 8–9 School.

Cost for the vaccine is $14.50. Private insurance can be billed, including Rocky Mountain Health Plans, CNIC and Medicaid/CHP+. People unable to pay the immunization fee can have the fee waived.
Children’s immunization records need to be brought to clinics for review and documentation.
For more information, call 248-6900 or visit

‘Discover Wellness’ presentations offered

• Dr. Daniel Lonquist is offering monthly “Discover Wellness” presentations to Grand Junction residents to help them learn more about staying healthy.
The chiropractor’s office is at 755 North Ave., Suite B,
Lonquist was inspired by the book, “Discover Wellness: How Staying Health Can Make You Rich” by Dr. Bob Hoffman and Dr. Jason A. Deitch.
The point of Lonquist’s presentations is to teach people that personal health can be related to personal debt and that most of the nation’s health care dollars are spent treating preventable diseases.
Call 257-9199 or visit for more information on the presentations.

Take Steps walk scheduled for May 2

• The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America will hold a Take Steps walk May 2 at Long Family Memorial Park.
Registration is at 6 p.m. and the walk begins at 7 p.m.
There will be food and entertainment at the walk, which raises public awareness about inflammatory bowel diseases and funds for medical research to find cures.
Anyone can participate in the walk.
Local teams are being formed for the event.
Area residents wishing to participate in Take Steps or to make a tax-deductible donation to the foundation can contact Mary Lee and Jerry Mohrlang at 285-1167, Mary Moore at 309-8589 or Jim and Mary Warren at 640-3692.
Visit for more information.

Dermatology product demos planned

• LeMed Spa and Colorado West Dermatology will host an open house from 5–8 p.m. Thursday with free demonstrations of various products.
Refreshments will be served and discounts on goods and services are available.
LeMed Spa and Colorado West Dermatology is at 2530 N. Eighth St., Suite 205.

Women’s Expo features health booths

• The Head to Toe Women’s Expo will have a number of health and wellness education booths by St. Mary’s Hospital.
The booths will have information on peripheral vascular disease, breast health, sleep disorders, childbirth, weight management and cancer survivor resources.
The expo is set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 19 at Two Rivers Convention Center. Along with the booths, the expo will include seminars on various topics, a luncheon and fashion showcase.
Tickets are $22 for the luncheon. It is free to attend the expo’s exhibitor area where the health booths will be.


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