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March 2013 Health News and Events


Southeast Hospital, Arts Council Offer ‘Art for the Health of It’

A Southeast Hospital hallway once again has become a mini art gallery thanks to the 2013 “Art for the Health of It” juried exhibit. The artwork – everything from paintings to photographs – decorates the walls outside the Surgical Waiting room on the Hospital’s first floor.

The artwork – 36 pieces in all – will be exhibited until April 25. Now in its 20th year, “Art for the Health of It” is a partnership of SoutheastHEALTH and the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri. Prizes for the juried exhibit are provided by Southeast and the Cape Girardeau County Medical Society and Alliance.

Most of the artwork is for sale. For more information, call 573-334-9233.

HealthPoint Fitness Offers Affordable Membership with $25 Enrollment Fee

Spring into action this March and get fit at HealthPoint Fitness. Throughout March, you can take advantage of a $25 enrollment fee.

To help put you on the right path to fitness, every new member receives two free, personal training sessions and a nutrition consultation. Members benefit from services at HealthPoint Fitness centers in both Cape Girardeau and Jackson.

For more information, contact HealthPoint – Cape at 573-986-4400 or HealthPoint – Jackson at 573-755-2301.

‘Sign Up Saturday’ to Register Kids for Summer Activities

Get ready. Get set. Get fit! Parents can register their children for summer sports and other activities offered by the city of Cape Girardeau’s Parks and Recreation Department and other organizations at “Sign Up Saturday,” sponsored by Southeast SportsCare and the city.

The event will be held at the Osage Centre on Saturday, March 9, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Parents will be able to register their children to participate in summer leagues, classes, camps and special events.

The expo will include fitness assessments, free games, activities and giveaways. The first 200 children will receive free t-shirts. Parents also can record vital information about their children through the  SafeAssured™ ID program, which is designed to help police in the event a child becomes lost or is reported missing.

Southeast SportsCare is a winning combination of education, promotional support and sports medicine for athletes and athletic groups of all ages.  It is a service of SoutheastHEALTH. For more information, call 573-986-6635 or go to signupsaturday.com.

Healthy Cooking Class to Focus on Creating ‘Stealth Health’ Meals

Learn how to add healthful benefits to foods by using surprising ingredients. HealthPoint Nutritional Services Coordinator Raina Childers, MS, RD, LD, will focus on “Stealth Health” at the Healthy Cooking class on Monday, March 18.

The class will be held from 6 to 7:15 p.m. at HealthPoint Fitness in Cape Girardeau. Cost is $3 for HealthPoint members and $5 for non-members. Call 573-986-4440 to register.

Diabetes Self-Management Support Group to Focus on ‘The Eyes Have It’

SoutheastHEALTH’s Diabetes Self-Management Support Group will focus on “The Eyes Have It,” steps to take to avoid eye problems, when it meets on Tuesday, March 12, from 1 to 2 p.m. at HealthPoint – Cape.

Cape Girardeau optometrist Donna Pry, OD, will discuss the importance of routine eye exams for people with diabetes as well as highlight other eye conditions which need proper management. For more information, call 573-339-0121.

SoutheastHEALTH Offers Support Group for Weight-Loss Surgery Patients

Have you undergone or are you considering bariatric weight-loss surgery? If so, the Bariatric Support Group at Southeast Hospital can help.

The group meets monthly. The next meeting is scheduled for Saturday, March 16, from 10 a.m. to noon at HealthPoint Fitness in Cape Girardeau. The sessions cover a variety of topics including medical management, meal planning and nutrition, behavior change and motivation, and exercise and fitness.

For more information, contact dietitian Raina Childers, MS, RD, LD, at 573-986-4440.

SoutheastHEALTH Foundation to Hold Easter Egg Hunt for Adults

SoutheastHEALTH Foundation will hold its fourth annual Easter Egg Hunt for Adults on Saturday, March 23, from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Bavarian Halle in Jackson.

Participants will hunt for 4,000 prize-filled, plastic eggs. The event will include dinner and dancing, as well as silent and oral auctions. Participants must be 21 years of age or older.

Tickets are $25. Proceeds will benefit Southeast Hospice. Tickets may be purchased at the Foundation office, 60 Doctors’ Park, Lower Level, Suite 102, or from Volunteer Services at Southeast Hospital. For more information, call the Foundation at 573-986-6622.
Southeast Weight Management Center Offers Free, Informational Session on March 26

The Southeast Weight Management Center offers a comprehensive program that can be tailored to the unique health and weight-loss needs of individuals with any type of weight condition.

The Center will hold a free, informational session on Tuesday, March 26, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at HealthPoint Fitness in Cape Girardeau. Ryan A. LeGrand, MD, of the Southeast Weight Management Center will discuss both surgical and non-surgical, weight-loss options.

Call 573-986-4406 for more information or to register.

SoutheastHEALTH Offers Turning Point Spring Session for Breast Cancer Survivors

The spring session of Turning Point, a program for breast cancer survivors, will be held on Tuesdays, starting April 2 and running through May 7. The class will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at HealthPoint – Cape.

This free program is open to anyone who has been diagnosed with breast cancer within the past year. Weekly meetings cover a variety of topics which focus on “healing for the mind, body and spirit.” Participants receive a six-month membership to HealthPoint and a personal fitness assessment with an appropriate exercise prescription.

Class size is limited. Call the Southeast Cancer Center at 573-519-4847 to register. The SoutheastHEALTH Foundation and Healthcare Equipment & Supply Co. sponsor the program.

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