Health Briefs, April 24, 2012
Local MS Society office moving
The National MS Society Colorado-Wyoming Chapter’s Western Slope Regional Office is moving into a new space at 521 Rood Ave., Suite B.
The chapter will open in its new office Monday. Call Karen Galloway at 257-1831 for more information about the new location or programs and services offered by the National MS Society.
Whooping cough vaccinations available
Teens, adults and seniors can get free whooping cough vaccinations from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Friday at Montrose County Health and Human Services, 1845 S. Townsend.
Pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, is highly contagious and can be dangerous to infants and newborns. A Tdap vaccine can prevent against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis.
For more information about free vaccines this week or to schedule an appointment, call 252-5000. People can drop in for vaccines Wednesday and Thursday but must have appointments today or Friday.
Infant/toddler CPR workshop May 7
Parents and caregivers can learn CPR techniques to use on infants and toddlers at a CPR workshop from 6 to 7:30 p.m. May 7 at The Parenting Place, 1505 Chipeta Ave.
Registered nurse and paramedic Susan Mathews and registered nurse Lynn Duncan of the Department of Health Sciences at Colorado Mesa University will train parents in hands-on CPR techniques, choking prevention, strategies for dealing with a young child who is choking, and common safety issues with young children.
The workshop costs $15 and does not provide certification in CPR. Preregistration is required. Call 241-7312 to register.
Chiropractic office adds doctor
The office of Dr. Nick Secrist, Elevation Now, PC at 2505 Foresight Circle, Unit C-1, added a new chiropractor, Dr. Jen Sanford. Sanford specializes in adjustments for pregnant women and young children. She can be reached at 263-9100.