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Craig health briefs for Oct. 3, 2015: Glow Run kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

— The Memorial Hospital is sponsoring the second annual Glow Run and Walk at 6:45 p.m. Saturday at Colorado Northwestern Community College.

The nighttime event kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a five-kilometer run and walk around the CNCC campus and the hospital loop. Participants are encouraged to dress up, and there will be glow sticks, prizes for best costumes and a post-run celebration with a DJ-ed dance party by KC Hume.

All proceeds from the event go to Moffat County Cancer Society and TMH Foundation.

Same-day registration opens at 5:30 p.m. For more information, visit thememorialhospital.com/community.

VNA offers new group for moms-to-be

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will offer Becoming a New Mom from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 7 through Nov. 18, at the Craig VNA, 745 Russell Street.

Participants will meet other expectant moms and learn about having a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. The group will include information about prenatal care, eating healthy and making positive lifestyle changes, labor and delivery, infant care and postpartum changes. The program is free. For more information or to sign up, call 97-871-7670.

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VNA offers drop-in flu clinics

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association offers weekly flu immunization clinics from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. every Thursday at 745 Russell St. in Craig.

The VNA will also host a drop-in flu clinic at Sunset Elementary School from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Nov. 19. Cash or checks will be accepted.

A one-time drop-in flu clinic will also take place at the Boys & Girls Club of Craig from 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 27. Cash or checks will be accepted.

All ages are welcome to all clinics. Bring Medicaid, Medicare or other insurance card. Low cost immunizations are available for uninsured individuals. For more information, call 970-871-7624.

TMH Mini Med School course under way

Wish you had chosen a medical career or at least paid a little more attention in science class? Want to better understand the terminology, technology, and treatments that the medical profession is using these days?

University of Colorado School of Medicine is offering a Mini Med School hosted by The Memorial Hospital, which will kick off at 7 p.m Wednesday in the TMH conference rooms. The free eight-week program will cover topics such as killer T-cells, antibodies, new drugs and cancer breakthroughs.

All courses are taught by CU Denver medical professors via live-stream feed from Anschutz Medical Center. Classes are designed to make you more knowledgeable and excited about the human body, and help you take charge of your own health.

Those who attend at least five of the eight sessions will receive a diploma. Presentations last for one hour on a specific topic, followed by a question-and-answer period.

The program is free and open to everyone, however those over the age of 13 generally have the best learning experience.

To register, visit https://fastfor.ms/57415, or for more information, contact Jennifer Riley at 970-826-3109.

Class topics and faculty are as follows:

• Oct. 7 — Caring for seriously ill and dying patients — Daniel Johnson, M.D.

• Oct. 14 — A day in the life of a pediatrician — Jennifer Soep, M.D.

• Oct. 21 — Hypertension: Understanding the silent killer

• Oct. 28 — How thyroid disorders affect your health — Michael McDermott, M.D.

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