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North Pinellas health notes for Jan. 19

Saturday’s event at Cheek-Powell Wellness Center will offer free health screenings, including for blood pressure.

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Saturday’s event at Cheek-Powell Wellness Center will offer free health screenings, including for blood pressure.

Center provides chronic wound management

Patients who have slow or non-healing wounds are now able to have the problem assessed and undergo treatment at the new Mease Countryside Wound Care Center at East Lake Outpatient Center, 3890 Tampa Road, Suite 201, Palm Harbor. The center treats arterial, diabetic and venous stasis ulcers and pressure wounds.

"Patients receiving treatment for chronic wounds usually have multiple appointments, so finding quality care in a convenient location can be significant to their recovery," said Charles Boothby, DO, medical director of the Wound Care Center. "Whether a wound requires specialized therapeutic treatments or hyperbaric oxygen therapy, our medical team has the ability to provide individualized medical care using advanced technology."

The new center will be open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Patients can schedule appointments at the new facility at the East Lake Outpatient Center or Morton Plant Hospital's Cheek-Powell Pavilion in Clearwater.

For information or to schedule appointments, call (727) 953-6877 or visit MPMHealth.com/WoundHealing.

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Beginning this month, the Countryside Branch Library will partner with the Clearwater Aging Well Center, the Countryside Recreation Center and Morton Plant Hospital to provide a free series of lectures on health care topics.

The new series, "Wellness Wednesday on the Road" is open to everyone and discussions are not age-specific. Seminars will be noon to 1 p.m. monthly on alternating Wednesdays at Countryside Recreation Center, 2640 Sabal Springs Drive, and Countryside Library, 2741 State Road 580, both in Clearwater.

The following are seminar dates and topics scheduled through April:

• Jan. 25, Orthopedic and Sports Injuries, Countryside Recreation Center.

• Feb. 22, Back Pain Relief – Surgical and Non-surgical Options, Countryside Library.

• March 28, Sleep Disorders, Countryside Recreation Center.

• April 25, Memory and Cognitive Issues, Countryside Library.

Registration is recommended for the seminars. Call (727) 253-4076 or visit myclearwater.com/cpl.

Seminars, classes and support groups

the mid-pinellas brain trauma SUPPORT GROUP: 6:30 p.m. today (meets the first and third Thursday of every month), St. Paul United Methodist Church, Christian Life Enrichment Center, Room 201, second floor, 1498 Rosary Road, Largo. Survivors and caregivers are always welcome to attend. Call Kathy Kiley at (727) 442-1819, e-mail katek1@verizon.net or visit midpinellasbraintraumasupportgroup.com.

ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP: Meets at 9:30 a.m. Mondays, Palm Harbor Community Activity Center, 1500 16th St. (727) 787-1837.

FOOD ADDICTS IN RECOVERY ANONYMOUS: 7 p.m. Tuesdays, (727) 501-2125, and 8:30 a.m. Saturdays, (727) 786-3113. Both at Clearwater Community Church, Room 103, 2897 Belcher Road, Dunedin. For details, visit foodaddicts.com.

NAR-ANON FAMILY GROUP: Meetings are at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Mondays, except holidays, at Crystal Beach Community Hall, 517 Crystal Beach Ave.; 8 p.m. Tuesdays at First United Methodist Church, Educational Building, second floor in "the Parlor," 421 Main St., Dunedin; and 7 p.m. Wednesdays at St. Paul's United Methodist Church Annex, Open Arms Resource Center, 1897 Highland Ave., Largo. Call toll-free 1-888-947-8885 or visit naranonfl.org.

TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY (TOPS):

• 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesdays at Heritage United Methodist Church, Room 11, 2680 Landmark Drive, Clearwater. The first meeting is free. Call (727) 726-2681.

• 9 to 11 a.m. Thursdays at Union Street United Methodist Church, Choir Room, 1625 Union St., Clearwater. Call (727) 461-7101 or e-mail boots@tampabay.rr.com.

• 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Thursdays at First Baptist of Ozona-Palm Harbor, 610 Pennsylvania Ave., Ozona. The group meets in the building in the back. Call (727) 786-1484 or (727) 785-9564.

RECOVERY INTERNATIONAL: Abraham Low Self-Help System, a weekly support group for people suffering from anxiety, panic attacks and symptoms caused by fear and anger, meets at these times and locations: 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Lakeview Community Church, 475 East Lake Road N, East Lake, (727) 942-4095; 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Grace Lutheran, 1812 Highland Ave., Clearwater, (727) 942-9008; and 1:30 p.m. Saturdays, St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 1199 Highland Ave., Clearwater, (727) 586-2585, or leave a message at (727) 525-1749. Free, but offerings are appreciated.

Mail health news to Nova Beall at 710 Court St., Clearwater, FL 33756, fax to (727) 445-4119 or e-mail sbeall@ tampabay.com.

Morton Plant Mease will host a day dedicated to women's health, providing free health screenings, life-coaching tips, chair massages and health presentations, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Cheek-Powell Wellness Center, 455 Pinellas St., Clearwater.

The schedule of events includes:

• 8 to 9:15 a.m., registration/free health screenings: body mass index and blood pressure.

• 9:15 to 10 a.m., "For Your Mind: Set a New Year's Resolution and Stick to It" with Elizabeth Nelson, certified life coach.

• 10:15 to 11 a.m.: "For Your Body: Make Getting Fit "Fit" Into Your Life," JeanMarie Scordino, certified personal trainer.

• 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., get informed at "Lunch with the Doctors." Panelists include Dr. Barbara Bourland, radiologist; Dr. Vanessa Lucarella, cardiologist; Dr. Michelle Zetoony, pulmonologist, and Dr. Kathleen Allen, surgical oncologist.

• 12:45 to 1:30 p.m., "For Your Spirit: Empower the New You" with Julia Balzer Riley, RN.

• 1:45 to 2:30 p.m., "For Your Spirit: Breathe and Meditate Your Way to Change with Chair Yoga" with Marcia Albanese, RN.

To register, call (727) 940-2776.

Morton Plant Mease will host a day dedicated to women's health, providing free health screenings, life-coaching tips, chair massages and health presentations, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Cheek-Powell Wellness Center, 455 Pinellas St., Clearwater.

The schedule of events includes:

• 8 to 9:15 a.m., registration/free health screenings: body mass index and blood pressure.

• 9:15 to 10 a.m., "For Your Mind: Set a New Year's Resolution and Stick to It" with Elizabeth Nelson, certified life coach.

• 10:15 to 11 a.m.: "For Your Body: Make Getting Fit "Fit" Into Your Life," JeanMarie Scordino, certified personal trainer.

• 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., get informed at "Lunch with the Doctors." Panelists include Dr. Barbara Bourland, radiologist; Dr. Vanessa Lucarella, cardiologist; Dr. Michelle Zetoony, pulmonologist, and Dr. Kathleen Allen, surgical oncologist.

• 12:45 to 1:30 p.m., "For Your Spirit: Empower the New You" with Julia Balzer Riley, RN.

• 1:45 to 2:30 p.m., "For Your Spirit: Breathe and Meditate Your Way to Change with Chair Yoga" with Marcia Albanese, RN.

To register, call (727) 940-2776.

North Pinellas health notes for Jan. 19 01/18/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 4:24pm]

    

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