Health Briefs

Health Briefs

January 21st, 2010 by Staff Writer in Health

H1N1 flu shots

Free H1N1 flu vaccinations will be given 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Sale Creek Lions Club, Coppinger Road behind Sale Creek Middle/High School. Sponsored by the Lions Club and the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department. For more information call Angela Frame at 902-2137.

Yoga Day USA

Celebrate Yoga Day USA on Saturday at the Sports Barn downtown. Join thousands across the country to stretch mind, body and spirit through the practice of yoga. Classes are free and open to the public. For more information, call Becky Dempsey at 364-4091.

Cancer: Look good

Feel better

Trained volunteer cosmetologists teach women how to cope with cancer treatment side effects using cosmetics, skin care products, wigs, scarves and other accessories, from 1-2:30 p.m. Monday at Memorial Hospital's Center for Cancer Support. Reservations required. To register and reserve a free cosmetic kit, call 800-ACS-2345.

Bone density screen

8:30-11 a.m. Tuesday at Erlanger North Annex, Suite 200. This screening for osteoporosis is a pixi-screening of the ankle to determine if further treatment or examination for bone loss is necessary. Registration required. Appointments are limited. Call 778-5465 to register.

Child Engagement

Conference 2010

Be part of the first conference focused on child engagement on March 5-6. This conference expands the concept of engagement to include the engagement of families, professionals, professionals in training, and communities in caring for and teaching young children. Save $35 when you register by Jan. 22 at www.childengagement or call 648.1758

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