Health & Medicine

March 7, 2013

Health calendar events

TODAY-Cholesterol screening: Customers will receive their results within 10 minutes.


Cholesterol screening: Customers will receive their results within 10 minutes. A cholesterol counselor will be available to explain results and offer suggestions for improving results. 8-9 a.m. 6555 Coyle Ave., Room #145, Carmichael. $30 full lipid panel and glucose; $25 lipid panel only. (916) 537-5296 (registration required).


Flapjack fundraiser for the American Lung Association, breakfast and raffle prizes. 8-10 a.m. Applebee's, 3601 Truxel Road, Sacramento. $10 advance, $12 at door. (916) 554-5864.

Embracing the 3L's Love, Life, Laughter Wellness Retreat, presented by F.A.M.E. The Whole Truth, and features keynotes and workshops by Dr. Melva Green. A women's wellness retreat that combines morning meditation, workshops, relaxation services, focus talks, yoga, self- improvement, and more. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. The New Moon River Inn Bed and Breakfast, 8201 Freeport Blvd., Sacramento. $15-$130. (707) 294-5991 (register at

Women's health event, with panel discussions by Dr. Tianhong Li and acupuncturist Tian Li Wu. Topics include marriage and balance, mentoring from women ages 60-80, and women's community resources booths. 1-5 p.m. Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, 7000 65th St., Sacramento. Free. (916) 719-5087.


Hidden Falls Regional Park Volkswalk, a 5K or 10K walk through a wooded oak area with streams and waterfalls. Strollers and wheelchairs are not recommended. Dogs on a leash welcome. Registration: 8:30 a.m.-noon; complete walk by 3 p.m. 7587 Mears Place, Auburn. Free; $3 for AVA/IVV event and distance programs. (916) 645-8280.


Meditation workshop and neuroscience research about the positive effects of meditation, featuring Dr. Clifford Saron of the UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain. 6-7 p.m. workshop; 7 p.m. presentation. Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences building on Sierra Nevada College campus, 291 Country Club Drive, Incline Village. $5 suggested donation. (775) 881-7562.

Breast cancer open-door educational meeting to include an "Update on San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium" presented by Dr. Helen Chew, director of the breast center at the University of California, Davis, Cancer Center. 7 p.m. University Covenant Church, 315 Mace Blvd., Davis. Free. (530) 304-2746.


Shoulder conditions and treatment options, a Dignity Health seminar featuring David Gotham, DO, who will discuss treatments for those suffering from severe and constant pain that limits daily activities. 6:30-8 p.m. Granite Bay Country Club, 9600 Golf Club Drive, Granite Bay. Free (register at (916) 851-2511.


Gut-Brain-Immune Connections: Modeling an Environmental Risk Factor for Autism, a lecture by neurobiologist Paul Patterson, the Anne P. and Benjamin F. Biaggini Professor of Biological Sciences at the California Institute of Technology. 4:30-6 p.m. Mind Institute auditorium, 2825 50th St., Sacramento. Free. (916) 734-9040.

Homemade kombucha and herbal tonics workshop. Spring-clean your body with natural and fermented detox elixirs such as healing ginger beer, homemade kombucha and antioxidant, protein-rich sparkling hibiscus ale made with kefir whey. Learn about the healing power of these beverages, and take home your own kombucha mother culture and kefir grains. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op, 1900 Alhambra Blvd., Sacramento. $25, $20 Co-op owners. (916) 868-6399.


ARTS Museum Tours, designed for people with dementia and their care partners. 10:30 a.m. Crocker Art Museum, 216 O St., Sacramento. Free. (916) 792-3281. Registration required.


Author Judith Horstman book discussion: The Citrus Heights/ American River Branch of AAUW sponsors the discussion about her book, "Healthy Aging Brain: The Neuroscience of Making the Most of Your Mature Mind." 10:45 a.m. Sylvan Oaks Library, 6700 Auburn Blvd., Citrus Heights. Free. (916) 264-2700.

Free health and dental screenings, health insurance information and applications will be offered at the School Readiness Fair presented by SCUSD Child Development Department and Partners for School Readiness. Bring child's birth certificate and shot records. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Serna Center, 5735 47th Ave., Sacramento. Free. (916) 643-7859.

Mercy Heart and Vascular Institute's Women's Heart-shaped Community Day of Dance, an interactive event with physician panel available for health questions; health screenings; and dance lessons. 9 a.m.-noon. Sacred Heart Parish School, 856 39th St., Sacramento. $5. (916) 733-6966. Register online at


Gnarly Neon 5K Color Run, a family-friendly fun run. Participants are encouraged to wear white or St. Patrick's Day-themed costumes and will be covered with colored powders at various color stations spaced throughout the course. Beer garden to follow race. 10 a.m. Placer County Fairgrounds, 800 All America City Blvd., Roseville. $40 general; $35 group rate, $25 children. (916) 786-2023. Registration required (

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