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November 27, 2014

Health Briefs for Tuesday, May 13, 2014

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Posted: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 12:00 am

GALVESTON

Narcotics Anonymous meets daily at noon and 8 p.m. at 2504 39th St. 

Call 888-955-8822.

 

CRYSTAL BEACH

Angels Above Us will offer a free blood pressure clinic from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at The Big Store, 2385 state Highway 87.

Call 409-813-1919.

 

GALVESTON

The student-run clinic at St. Vincent’s House, 2817 Postoffice St., will be seeing patients from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.

Call 409-763-8521 to schedule an appointment.

 

SANTA FE

Overeaters Anonymous will meet from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays at the Rosa May Catching Annex Building, 12045 15th St. (portable building at the corner of state Highway 6 and Avenue K).

There are no dues, fees or weigh-ins.

Call 409-457-9517.

 

GALVESTON

The Change of Life group of Cocaine Anonymous will meet from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays on the second floor on the west side of St. Vincent’s House, 2817 Postoffice St.

Call 409-939-9498.

 

The Mother’s Healing Group will meet from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at a disclosed location.

Attendees must preregister by calling Rebecca Deaton, 800-545-8738.

The group is for mother’s grieving the loss of a child.

 

LEAGUE CITY

The University of Texas Medical Branch Center for Obesity and Metabolic Surgery will present a free seminar on medical and surgical weight loss options at 6 p.m. May 15 at the UTMB Specialty Care Center, 2240 Gulf Freeway S.

The seminar is free, but registration is suggested.

Visit www.utmb.edu/obesity or call 832-505-1500.

 

LEAGUE CITY

The Reconstruction of a Survivor breast cancer support group will have free meetings for those diagnosed and undergoing treatment and/or reconstruction from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Christus Victor Lutheran Church, 2098 W. Main St.

A light meal will be served afterward.

Email Stella Turrubiate, scturrub@utmb.edu, or Frances Burton, fjburton@yahoo.com.

 

GALVESTON

The Survivors of Suicide Support Group of Galveston County will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Moody Memorial Methodist Church, 2803 53rd St.

The self-help support group designed to help family members and friends of suicide victims to share their experiences with grief, reach out for support and support others.

Contact Terri Ward, tward@gc-map.org or 409-939-7789.

 

LEAGUE CITY

The Transition Plus peer support group will meet from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays in the Family Life Center at Bay Harbour United Methodist Church, 3459 Deke Slayton Highway.

The free meetings are open to all veterans, active duty, and immediate family members dealing with transition issues that may include PTSD, and emotional, personal, family and work issues.

Visit www.transitionplus.org or call 281-317-7335.

 

The University of Texas Medical Branch and the Ruth Kempner Endowment for Breast Cancer Screening are partnering to provide free screening mammograms for uninsured women ages 40-64 in Galveston County.

Participants must preregister to make sure they meet eligibility criteria; and they do not have to be members of the church where the screenings will take place. Participants can RSVP by calling the numbers below.

The screenings will be offered from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at Avenue L Missionary Baptist Church, 2612 Ave. L, in Galveston; 409-762-8795.

To download an application, http://tinyurl.com/ks8hrr3, or call Ida Hernandez, 832-505-1721

 

WEBSTER

The grief support group Friends Helping Friends will meet at 7 p.m. Mondays in the Team Conference Room at Kindred, 655 E. Medical Center Blvd.

Anyone who has lost a spouse or other loved one is invited to participate.

Call 281-474-3430 or 281-334-1033.

 

GALVESTON

The Geriatric Outpatient clinics of the University of Texas Medical Branch will offer an educational seminar for caregivers of persons with memory loss at 1:30 p.m. May 21 at the UTMB Primary Care Pavilion, 400 Harborside Drive, Suite 100.

Seminar participants do not have to be affiliated with UTMB to take advantage of this educational opportunity.

Preregistration is required. Admission is free.

Contact Adele Herzfeld, asherzfe@utmb.edu, or 832-505-2002 or 409-747-7030.

 

LEAGUE CITY

The Galveston County Parks and Senior Services Department will have its second annual “Thankful For Good Health” Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 22 at Walter Hall Park, 807 state Highway 3.

Admission is free and open to the public, particularly, those who are 60 and older.

Visit www.galveston

countytx.gov, or call Nora Belcher, 281-309-5011.

 

TEXAS CITY

The Family Support Group for Alzheimer’s and other dementia patients and caregivers, will meet at 2 p.m. May 30 at 6417 Memorial Drive.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Call 409-938-1077.

 

LEAGUE CITY

The Us Too Prostate Cancer Education and Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. June 6 at the University of Texas Medical Branch Specialty Care Center, 2240 Gulf Freeway.

Contact Tom O’Neal,

tomandmarie@gmail.com or 281-229-5788. Visit www.ustoo.org.

 

TEXAS CITY

The Support Group for Caregivers of Older Adults will meet from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. June 9 at the Institute for Living/Senior Care (at the back of hospital) at Mainland Medical Center, 6800 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway.

Call 409-938-5719.

 

LEAGUE CITY

The Geriatric Outpatient clinics of the University of Texas Medical Branch will offer an educational seminar for caregivers of persons with memory loss at 1:30 p.m. June 17 at the UTMB Specialty Care Clinic, 2660 Gulf Freeway S.

Seminar participants do not have to be affiliated with UTMB to take advantage of this educational opportunity.

Preregistration is required. Admission is free.

Contact Adele Herzfeld, asherzfe@utmb.edu, or 832-505-2002 or 409-747-7030.

 

GALVESTON

The University of Texas Medical Branch Center for Obesity and Metabolic Surgery will present a free seminar on medical and surgical weight loss options at 10 a.m. July 12 at the Island Hilton Hotel, 5400 Seawall Blvd.

The seminar is free, but registration is suggested.

Visit www.utmb.edu/

obesity or call 832-505-1500.

 

LEAGUE CITY

The University of Texas Medical Branch Center for Obesity and Metabolic Surgery will present a free seminar on medical and surgical weight loss options at 10 a.m. Aug. 9 at South Shore Harbour Resort, 2500 South Shore Blvd.

The seminar is free, but registration is suggested.

Visit www.utmb.edu/obesity or call 832-505-1500.

 

The Family Service Center provides quality, affordable mental health care for individuals, couples, families and groups throughout Galveston County. Most health insurances as well as Medicaid and Medicare reimbursements are accepted.

Counseling is available on an income-based sliding fee scale and also is available free of charge to families with children up to age 17 through the STAR program.

Call 409-762-8636.

 

Pregnancy RiskLine of the Texas Teratogen Information Service is providing free information on having a healthy baby to all women of Texas.

The service is funded by the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Call 800-733-4727.

 

The Galveston County Health District is offering free mammograms for women who don’t have insurance, including Medicare and Medicaid.

Participants must be residents of Galveston County and meet income guidelines.

Call 409-938-2291 to make an appointment.

 

GALVESTON

Curves in Galveston, Texas City, Santa Fe and Dickinson will offer this free class for members and nonmembers at various times and at each respective location.

Call 409-741-2800, 409-941-0705, 409-927-4227 or 281-614-1000, respectively, to schedule an appointment to attend the class.