Health notes for Brandon area

PLANT CITY

Health checks: South Florida Baptist Hospital will host a Heart Health Check on Feb. 15 and 16 from 8 a.m. to noon at the hospital, 301 N Alexander St. The hospital will offer bone density and skin screenings on Feb. 15 for free.

On Feb. 16, the hospital will offer carotid ultrasounds to look for abnormalities or blockages that could lead to stroke for $20, CT Heart Score to detect plaque in arteries for $150, peripheral vascular leg screens to check circulation in arms and legs for $20, mammograms for $45, and prostate screenings for $20.

The hospital will also offer blood profiles on Feb. 15 and 16 for $20, including lipid panel, complete metabolic profile and complete blood count.

Registration is required. For more information or to register for a screening, call (813) 644-6721.

RUSKIN

Child care training: Hillsborough County Extension Services is offering free training sessions for licensed child care providers at the extension service office, 5339 County Road 579. Participants can receive CEU credit from the University of Florida. The sessions began Jan. 22 and will continue through Feb. 19.

Dates and topics include: "Every Child Counts: Building Community," Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m., and "What Does Time Mean To Children?" on Feb. 19 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

To register, visit extension.psu.edu/cyttap, click on "State Training," then "Florida" and "Tampa." The cost for providers outside of Hillsborough County is $10 per workshop. For more information contact Diana Converse, family life educator for Hillsborough County Extension Service, at (813) 744-5519, ext. 54140, or Converse@ufl.edu.

SEFFNER

Parenting class: Brandon Regional Hospital and New Life Tabernacle UPC are holding lectures on healthy living open to anyone in the community.

"You & Your Baby" will be held Saturday at New Life Tabernacle UPC, 6912 Williams Road, from 8:20 a.m. to noon. The lecture will cover topics including breast feeding, post-partum depression, prenatal water aerobics, post-partum exercises and parenting 101. Admission is free. A complimentary breakfast will be served from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m.

Seating is limited and registration is required. To register, call Brandon Regional Hospital at (813) 653-1065 or New Life Tabernacle at (813) 740-1868, or register online at newlife tabernacleupc.org.

VALRICO

Heart talk: Brandon Regional Hospital and South Bay Hospital will present information on keeping your heart healthy to celebrate Heart Month. On Monday, they will present "Keeping Your Ticker In Tip-Top Shape" at 6 p.m. at Campo YMCA, 3414 Culbreath Road. The program will be presented by cardiothoracic surgeon Ignacio Duarte. On Wednesday, they will present "Heart 411 … The Information You Need to Know" at 6 p.m. at Campo YMCA. The program will be presented by cardiologist Sameer Nagamia. Reservations are required for both events. For more information or to register, call (813) 653-1065 or visit brandonregional hospital.com.

Health fair: The Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce will hold the 2013 Health Fair "Future Trends in Health Care" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 2 at the Campo Family YMCA, 3414 Culbreath Road. Free health screenings will be provided throughout the day at exhibit booths. Admission to the event is also free.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Exhibitor space is also available for $100 for Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce members and $200 for prospective members. Prices increase after Feb. 22. For more information, contact Tricia Campbell at tcampbell@brandonchamber.com or (813) 689-1221, ext. 8812.

Health notes for Brandon area 02/07/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, February 6, 2013 3:46pm]

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