Health Briefs, March 20, 2012

Health presentation planned tonight

Dr. Ryan Gunyan will present “Highway to Health,” a wellness presentation, at 6 p.m. tonight at Roman Family Chiropractic, 2584 Patterson Road.

The presentation will focus on ways the body is designed to live, heal and function; how to prevent the top three causes of death in the United States; and how chiropractic care can aid wellness.

Space is limited. Call 243-8896 to reserve a seat.

Colorectal cancer prevention class set


St. Mary’s Regional Cancer Center will sponsor a free colorectal cancer-prevention education class from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. March 29 at Java City Cafe in the St. Mary’s Advanced Medicine Pavilion, 750 Wellington Ave., through Entrance 26.

The session is open to the public and will cover risk factors, symptoms and screenings for colon and rectum cancer. Information will be presented by Dr. Eugene Crafton of Grand Junction Gastroenterology.

Reservations are not required. Call 298-2351 for information.

Chronic health conditions class slated


Be Well Colorado, a workshop offered March 30 through May 4 at Grand View Apartments, 1501 N. First St., will offer information about how to care for chronic health conditions.

The program will aim to help people manage pain, gain energy and go to the hospital less. The workshop classes are free and will be offered weekly from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Fridays.

To register, preferably by March 28, call Karen Galloway at the Colorado-Wyoming Chapter of the National MS Society at 257-1831.

Diabetes Alert Day slated March 27


The American Diabetes Association will sponsor American Diabetes Association Alert Day on March 27.

The association will mark the occasion by launching a new Diabetes Risk Test on Facebook that will help people determine whether they are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Boar’s Head will donate $5 (up to $50,000 total) to the association for everyone who takes the assessment between March 27 and April 27.

The assessment takes about a minute and can be taken by anyone who “likes” the association on Facebook.

Courage Classic to take place in July


The 23rd Annual Courage Classic cycling event will take place July 21–23 beginning and ending at Copper Mountain.

The Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation will host the fundraising event, which is presented by ProLofis. The Courage Classic benefits the hospital and attracts more than 2,000 participants each year. The event usually sells out in June.

In order to participate, cyclists must pay a registration fee ($95 for adults, $50 for children 15 and younger) and raise a minimum amount of money ($300 for adults, $125 for children).

For information, visit or call 720-777-7499.

Hospital seeks help from Guard


Community Hospital, 2021 N. 12th St., intends to solicit help from the Colorado Army National Guard to clear space at 2373 G Road to make way for the hospital’s new building.

The National Guard can be utilized for help with such projects through the Innovative Readiness Construction Assistance Program. The work will include removing trees, shrubs and trash from the 40-acre site on G Road and hauling those items to a landfill, then regrading the site to aid in drainage.

The hospital says there is no money allocated in the project budget to pay a private agency for this work, which is why they are seeking the National Guard’s help.

Anyone opposed to the work can contact the hospital’s president and chief executive officer, Chris Thomas, at 256-6200 no later than April 2.


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