Health & Medicine

October 4, 2012

Health calendar for the week

Today: Community cholesterol screening with lipid and glucose panel


Community cholesterol screening with lipid and glucose panel. 8-10 a.m. Mercy General Hospital cafeteria, 4001 J St., Sacramento. $25 lipid panel, $30 lipid and glucose. (916) 453-4521.


Ostomy Clinic and Education Day in celebration of World Ostomy Day, hosted by Sacramento Wound, Ostomy and Continence Practitioner Nurses. Includes ostomy consultations, educational and support materials, speakers, and more. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sutter Cancer Center, 2800 L St., Suite 110, Sacramento. Free. (916) 733-3871.

Walk to End Alzheimer's fundraiser. Consists of a three-mile walk to Sutter's Fort and back, or a one-mile shortcut around Capitol Park. 8 a.m. check-in, 10 a.m. start. State Capitol, 11th and N streets, Sacramento. Free. (916) 930-9080.

Walk to Defeat ALS fundraiser. Consists of a 5K walk from Raley Field to the state Capitol and back, with a one-mile walk for ALS patients. 9 a.m. pre-walk event with registration, face painters, vendors, and more. 11 a.m. walk start. Raley Field, West Sacramento. (916) 979-9265.


Vegan Fall Fest and Picnic. Includes vegan food vendors, yoga, info booths, a talk by plant-based nutrition expert Dr. Don Forrester, and more. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Southside Park, Sixth and T streets, Sacramento. (916) 704-1868.


Rancho Cordova Relay for Life. Celebrating the lives of people who have battled cancer, remembering loved ones lost and fighting back against the disease. 9 a.m. Saturday-Sunday. Mills Middle School, 10439 Coloma Road, Rancho Cordova. $10. (800) 227-2345.


"Breast Cancer and the Environment," presented by Irva Herz-Picciotto, PhD., at the Breast Cancer Open Door educational meeting. 7 p.m. University Covenant Church, 315 Mace Blvd., Davis. (530) 304-2746.


Live a Better Life by Managing Chronic Diseases. 9:30 a.m.-noon. Asian Community Center, 7375 Park City Drive, Sacramento. Free. (916) 393-9026, ext. 325.


Blood pressure screenings held every Wednesday. 10 a.m.-noon. Lobby of Sutter Davis Hospital, 2000 Sutter Place. Free. (530) 756-6440.


What Is Dementia? 6-7 p.m. Asian Community Center, 7375 Park City Drive, Sacramento. Free. (916) 393-9026, ext. 325.

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