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Health notes: Meetings, classes, lectures

first aid class at fire station

Oldsmar Fire Rescue will offer a first aid class from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Oldsmar Fire Station, 225 Pine Ave. N. The class is open to the public. Cost is $20. Participants must preregister.

Call Pat at (813) 749-1200 or e-mail

Brian Talley, director of business development and out-patient services at Windmoor Healthcare, a Psychiatric Solutions Inc. facility, was recently appointed to the board of directors of the Local National Alliance on Mental Illness, Pinellas County.

"Brian will be a great asset to the board, as he brings not only 20-plus years of experience working locally in the field of mental health and substance abuse, but also the perspective of a family member and advocate who understands the challenges we face as a grass roots organization," board president Donald Turnbaugh said.

"Brian and Windmoor Healthcare have been very generous to NAMI Pinellas, donating time, energy and resources. The NAMI bowling tournament, coordinated by Brian and sponsored by Windmoor, has become one of the most successful and fun events benefiting NAMI."

As a member of the NAMI Pinellas County board of directors, Talley will be a member of the fundraising committee and community education outreach activities.

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The Willa Carson Health Resource Center, a nonprofit organization providing health care to the uninsured and culturally diverse society of the Clearwater area, will host its annual 10K, 5K and 1K Walk for Willa fundraiser Saturday at 1108 N Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave., Clearwater.

On-site registration begins at 6:30 a.m., followed by a light breakfast at 7. The 10K walk starts at 7:30, 5K at 7:45 and 1K at 8.

Donations to the center also will be accepted. Proceeds will help keep the center operational.

For more details and to pre-register, visit or call (727) 467-9411.

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The second annual Family Wellness Fair, sponsored by Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital and the Tarpon Springs Chamber of Commerce, will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot at the corner of Tarpon Avenue and S Pinellas Avenue, Tarpon Springs.

The event will feature health screenings, interactive demonstrations, refreshments, entertainment, drawings and prizes and children's activities, as well as competitions in healthy exercise, including hula hoops and jump rope, plus other sports activities for the whole family.

For exhibitor, sponsor and general information, call (727) 937-6109.

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A Natural Birth and Baby Expo, hosted by the Tampa Bay Birth Network, will be noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at East Lake Woodlands Country Club, 1055 East Lake Woodlands Parkway.

Barbara Harper, founder of Waterbirth International, will speak from 1 to 2 p.m. Approximately 50 vendors will have goods and services on display, and there will be a silent auction and free goody bags to the first 250 families.

Admission is $5. Visit

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A free seminar on pain relief for foot problems that includes a basic foot and ankle screening will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital, 1395 S Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs.

Reservations are required. Call (727) 943-3600 weekdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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BayCare Health System is providing ongoing support for surgical weight loss from the medical and surgical components to nutritional and psychological support.

Richard Gordon, M.D., will provide information on the adjustable gastric band, bypass and sleeve at a seminar from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday at Bardmoor Medical Arts Building, 8839 Bryan Dairy Road, Largo.

Visit or call (727) 953-6890.

Health notes: Meetings, classes, lectures 04/21/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 21, 2010 5:57pm]
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