published Thursday, June 7th, 2012

Free foot screening and other health briefs

Free foot screening

Foot examinations and screening in June, July and August at Rehab South Physical Therapy (all locations). Specialty guidance offered for therapies and stretching exercises to alleviate foot pain and disorders. Allow 15 minutes for screening. Call to schedule screening at 877-4599.


Caregivers meeting

The Caregivers Group meets 1:30 p.m., June 14, at St. Peters Episcopal Church in the Bracewell Room, 484 Ashland Terrace. The speaker is Bob Cutrer, M.D., of McCallie School, a health and wellness expert. His focus is "Taking Care of the Caregiver." All are welcome. For information call 877-2428.


T'ai Ji

T'ai Ji Heals Workshop, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., June 23, at the Chattanooga Nature Center and Arboretum Auditorium, 400 Garden Road. This six-hour course led by Chris Campbell will provide six continuing education credits for Tennessee Massage Therapist's License requirements and the T'ai Ji Teacher Certification. Cost: $125, www.taijiheals.com or contact 423-821-8947 or timefortaiji@mac.com to register.


Breast cancer seminar

Nutrition, fitness and lifestyle options for breast cancer survivors will be featured at a free seminar, June 16, 9 a.m.-noon, at UTC University Center. Presented by Breast Cancer Support Services (formerly Y-ME Chattanooga) and sponsored by Mary Ellen Locher Breast Center. "Moving On After Breast Cancer: Mind, Body & Soul," will highlight ways to achieve optimum health and sustain remission. Light lunch free with advance registration. For information visit www.bcss-chattanooga.org or call 629-2445.


Autism symposium

Lee University will host its 10th annual Southeastern Autism Symposium "Diamonds are Forever ... So is Autism: From Rough Cut to Precious Gem," 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 21 and 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. June 22, in the Helen DeVos College of Education. Keynote speaker is Dr. Vincent Carbone, noted for his autism research and treatment. Several breakout sessions offered. Event concludes with a luncheon on Friday. On June 21, there will be an all-day workshop with Carbone entitled "Increasing Speech Production of Children with Autism." Workshop limited to 30 registrants. The week of the symposium, Lee will host the 4th annual Camp Spectrum, a day camp for those with autism, ages 4 to adult, June 18-21, 8-11:30 a.m. For camp information, contact Kim Moffett at 423-614-8672 or kmoffett@leeuniversity.edu. For symposium information, contact Karen Brown at 423-614-8192 or visit www.autismsymposium.com.


Wellness Summit

A Wellness Summit will be held Sunday and Monday at Southern Adventist University. Keynote speakers include Mike Huckabee, former governor of Arkansas, who lost 110 pounds through lifestyle changes, and Neil Nedley, author and medical director of the Nedley Depression Recovery Program. Visit southern.edu/wellnesssummit for further event and ticket information.


Weight-loss surgery

The Gastric Band Institute will hold free seminars on gastric banding (Lap-Band and Realize Band) and the new sleeve procedure for people 75 pounds overweight, on Wednesday, 11:30 a.m., and on July 18, 5:30 p.m., at the Gastric Band Institute, 7405 Shallowford Road (education room). Call 423-899-1000 for reservations. Free insurance verification.


Breast-feeding

Breastfeeding class, 9-11:30 a.m., at Erlanger East (Gunbarrel Road) June 16. Learn breast-feeding basics, what to expect the first few weeks and special tips for success. Concerns about returning to work/school also discussed. Coordinated by a board-certified lactation consultant. Registration fee: $30. Call Erlanger's HealthLink at 778-5465 to register.


Diabetes

Diabetes Self-Management Program will be held June 14, 3:30-8 p.m., at Diabetes and Nutrition Center at Memorial Hospital. This program provides an overview of diabetes, treatment and prevention of complications, diabetes meal planning and carbohydrate counting. Memorial's center can help obtain a physician's referral and provide cost information. To register call 495-7970.


Items for this column are due the Friday before Thursday's publication date. Write to Linda Weaver, P.O. Box 1447, Chattanooga, TN 37401-1447; fax 668-5071; e-mail lweaver@timesfreepress.com.

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