Health Briefs, Oct. 9, 2012
Clinical events Thursday at Le MedSpa
Le MedSpa, 2530 N. Eighth St., Suite 203, Wellington 4 Building, will host two clinical events from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at its office.
The first event will focus on CoolSculpting, a procedure that freezes fat, and the other event will focus on skin smoothing and tightening procedures Pelleve and Invasix. Participants can meet representatives for each procedure and enjoy refreshments, specials and prizes.
To reserve a space for either event, call 256-7546 or drop by on Thursday.
CSU training child trauma event in GJ
“Identifying and Treating Child Trauma,” a training offered by the Center for Lifelong Learning and Outreach at Colorado State University’s School of Social Work, will take place from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday at Colorado Mesa University in Room 131 of Wubben Hall and Science Center.
Marilyn Thayer and Laura Templet of the Community Organizing to Reach Empowerment Center at CSU’s School of Social Work will present the training, which will focus on identifying trauma and its influence on our culture and children, defining childhood traumatic stress, the impact of working with trauma victims and related topics. The training will be followed by networking at Rockslide Brewery and Restaurant, 401 Main St.
Sleep apnea speaker to discuss surgery
Dr. James Merrell of Colorado West Otolaryngologists will discuss surgical options and outcomes for treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea during a free class.
The class will take place from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 16 on the lower level of the Hospice Care Center, 3090B N. 12th St., in Conference Room 101. The event will be hosted by Preferred Homecare.
Call 257-1565 for more information.
Bellezza offers free tattoo removal in Oct.
Bellezza Laser Aesthetics, 2470 Patterson Road, Unit 8, will offer free radiation tattoo removal to qualifying breast cancer survivors during October in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The Declare Your Freedom program is designed to help breast cancer survivors remove tattoos placed by radiation therapists during treatment sessions to target a specific area. Free tattoo removal is aimed at cancer survivors who have successfully completed treatment and given the go-ahead to remove their tattoos by an oncologist.
Call 254-1195 or visit http://www.bellezzalaser.com for more information.
Art therapy workshop next month
Soothing Winds Counseling Center will host a therapeutic art-making spirit figures workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Grand Vista Hotel, 2790 Crossroads Blvd.
Counselor Connie Robbins-Brady will lead the workshop. Attendees will build a spirit figure using cloth, beads and fibers. The figures are designed to help improve confidence and are used as a therapy tool. Professionals, counselors and nurses can earn up to six professional development hours toward maintaining a license for attending the workshop.
Registration is $150. The fee covers a catered lunch, snacks and supplies. Registration forms are available online at http://www.soothingwindscc.webs.com and in person at the counseling center, 1227 N. 23rd St., Unit 103. Registration is due on or before Oct. 26.
GJ woman featured in nursing journal
The 2012 edition of the Nursing Science Quarterly features an article detailing a learning tool created by Grand Junction resident Marilyn Massey. The tool is designed to help nursing students better understand the nursing process in a patient simulation laboratory.
Massey recently earned a master of science in nursing with an informatics specialty from Walden University. She completed an informatics practicum at the Grand Junction Veterans Affairs Medical Center and is now the infection preventionist at the medical center.
CNA classes run Nov. 5 through Dec. 19
Certified nurse assistant classes at the Western Colorado Area Health Education Center, 744 Horizon Court, Suite 220, will begin Nov. 5 and last through Dec. 19.
Classes will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays at the center. The class fee is $945. Qualified applicants can get scholarships through the Mesa County Workforce Center. Call Natasha at 434-5474, ext. 2, for more information.
Pregnancy Promenade this weekend
Mesa Midwives will host a Pregnancy Promenade from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Sherwood Park.
Anyone can join the walk, which will celebrate the conclusion of National Nurse Midwifery Week. Games, door prizes and refreshments will be offered.
Visit http://www.mesamidwives.com or the Mesa Midwives Facebook page or call the Mesa Midwives office at 241-4001 for more information.