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May 2013 Health News and Events


SoutheastHEALTH, SportsCare Seek to ‘Strike Out Stroke’

SoutheastHEALTH and Southeast SportsCare want you to help “Strike Out Stroke” at two exciting baseball games in May during National Stroke Awareness Month.

Local stroke survivors will throw out the first pitch. Fans will hear about the warning signs of stroke and catch beach towels and other promotional items.

The “Strike Out Stroke” activities will take place at the Jackson High School baseball game at Herzog Field in Jackson on Wednesday, May 8, at 4:15 p.m. and the Southeast Missouri State University baseball game at Capaha Park in Cape Girardeau on Friday, May 10, at 5 p.m. Stroke survivor Ron Greaser of Cape Girardeau will throw out the first pitch at the Jackson game and Margaret Kain of Jackson will throw out the first pitch at Capaha Park.

Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death and the number one cause of adult disability. Most people assume that stroke only happens to older people. But stroke can happen to anyone no matter your age, gender or race.

HealthPoint Fitness Serves Up Summer Membership Options

HealthPoint Fitness offers three-month, summer membership options to kick start your fitness.

HealthPoint’s Cape Girardeau and Jackson fitness centers provide a cool and comfortable alternative for working out and staying fit during southeast Missouri’s hot, humid summers!

Call HealthPoint – Cape at 573-986-4400 or HealthPoint – Jackson at 755-2301 for information on these special membership options.

‘Scrapbook Crop’ Set for Saturday, May 11, at Southeast Hospital

A “Scrapbook Crop” will be held on Saturday, May 11, at Southeast Hospital. The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Harrison Room.

The event is open to anyone interested in scrapbooking, from beginners to those experienced in the hobby. Bring your scrapbook supplies and join in the fun, sharing ideas and techniques with fellow participants.

The cost is $5. Proceeds will benefit the substance abuse awareness project of the Missouri Association of Hospital Auxiliaries. For more information, contact Lisa Wiggins, RN, at 573-331-7974.

HealthPoint – Cape Offers Spring, Summer Swimming Lessons

Want to learn how to swim? HealthPoint Fitness in Cape Girardeau offers spring and summer swimming lessons for all ages. Private lessons also are available.

For more information, call HealthPoint at 573-986-4400 or pick up a registration form at the fitness center.

Auxiliary Night at Gordonville Grill to Raise Funds for Patient Care Projects

You can dine out and help SoutheastHEALTH patient care projects at the same time. SoutheastHEALTH’s Auxiliary Night at Gordonville Grill will be held on Tuesday, May 14, from 5 to 8 p.m.

The restaurant will donate 10 percent of its evening proceeds to SoutheastHEALTH Auxiliary to help fund patient care projects.

Healthy Cooking: Use Your Noodle!

There are so many types of pasta available. Made from a variety of ingredients, this mealtime staple still provides some mystery.

Join HealthPoint Nutritional Services Coordinator Raina Childers, MS, RD, LD, at the Healthy Cooking class at HealthPoint – Cape on Monday, May 20, to learn new ways to incorporate “noodles” into a healthy diet. The class will be held from 6 to 7:15 p.m.

Cost is $3 for HealthPoint members and $5 for nonmembers. Call 573-986-4440 to register.

Southeast Offers Support Group for Weight-Loss Surgery Patients

Have you undergone or are you considering bariatric weight-loss surgery? If so, SoutheastHEALTH’s Bariatric Support Group can help.

The group meets monthly. The next meeting is scheduled for Saturday, May 18, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. 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.

Southeast Cancer Center to Host Free, Educational Program on Leukemia, Other Cancers on May 23

A free, educational presentation and supportive meeting for people with multiple myeloma, leukemia or lymphoma and their caregivers will be held on Thursday, May 23, from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Southeast Cancer Center, 789 S. Mount Auburn Road in Cape Girardeau.

SoutheastHEALTH physical therapist Paula Stout, PT, DPT, CLT, will discuss cancer-related fatigue and the role of rehabilitation during and after treatment. Meg Boyko, patient services manager for the Gateway Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, also will speak. Light refreshments will be provided.

To register, call 573-519-4754 by Monday, May 20.

SoutheastHEALTH Social Services Director to Address Journeys Cancer Support Group

Julie Metzger, MSW, LCSW, ACM, director of Case Management and Social Services at SoutheastHEALTH, will discuss “Keeping Well in Mind and Body” at the Southeast Journeys Cancer Support Group meeting on Tuesday, May 28.

The session will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Unity Room at the Southeast Cancer Center in Cape Girardeau. For more information, call 573-519-4754.

Southeast Weight Management Center Offers Free, Informational Session on May 28

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, May 28, 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 options.

For more information or to register, call 573-986-4406.

SoutheastHEALTH Auxiliary Serves Up Junior Volunteer Program for the Summer

Teenagers can make a difference by volunteering this summer at Southeast Hospital. SoutheastHEALTH Auxiliary’s Junior Volunteer program provides teenagers with a first-hand look at healthcare careers.

Students, ages 14 to 18, are eligible to participate. Orientation sessions are scheduled for May 29 at 9:30 a.m. and May 30 at 2 p.m.

Southeast Hospital’s Volunteer Services is accepting applications for junior volunteers on a first-come, first-served basis. Call Volunteer Services at 573-651-5518 for more information.

Kids Bee Fit Classes Serve Up Fitness Fun in Cape, Jackson

It’s never too early to shape up. HealthPoint Fitness offers Kids Bee Fit classes for children, ages 2 to 6.

The classes are held on Tuesdays at 9 a.m. and Fridays at 10:15 a.m. at HealthPoint in Jackson, and on Wednesdays and Fridays at HealthPoint – Cape at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.

Children play musical games, dance and enjoy other activities. No registration is required for the hour-long classes. The cost is $2.50 per child. For more information, call HealthPoint – Cape at 573-986-4400 or HealthPoint – Jackson at 755-2301.

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