Press-Republican

October 15, 2013

Health Notes: Oct. 15, 2013

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---- — Tai Chi class planned on Mondays in Jay

JAY — A Tai Chi class is being offered at 5:30 p.m. Mondays, from Oct. 21 to Nov. 26, at the Amos and Julia Ward Theater on Route 9N here.

Tai Chi is an ancient martial art/health practice that can enhance balance, core strength and body awareness. The course will be aimed mainly at cross-country skiers but will be beneficial to all who participate in sliding sports or wish to become more stable in everyday life during the winter. Joe Kahn, the instructor, has been the director of the Nordic Ski School at the Olympic Sports Complex at Mt. Van Hoevenberg since 1996 and incorporates Tai Chi principles into his teaching on a daily basis. 

The cost for the six-week class is $50. Fifty percent of the fees will go to benefit JEMS (Jay Entertainment and Music Society), and the other 50 percent will go to the AuSable River Association Port-a-John fund for along the triathlon route in Jay next spring. For reservations or more information, email jhlkahn@frontiernet.net.

Doctor to discuss joint pain at free lecture today at CVPH

PLATTSBURGH — “Oh My Achy Bones and Joints: Common Arthritic Conditions,” a free CVPH Medical Center community lecture, is planned for today in the Warren Ballrooms, Angell College Center, at SUNY Plattsburgh.

Registration begins at 5:30 p.m., and the program is at 6. 

Dr. ChiChi Lau, rheumatologist at Fletcher Allen Health Care and associate professor at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, is the guest speaker. Lau will discuss the basic symptoms and treatment options for common causes of joint pain such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and gout. 

The program is part of the CVPH Community Lecture Series and is hosted by the EXPLORE Bones and Joints Committee. It is underwritten by the Foundation of CVPH Medical Center. Call 562-7320 to RSVP, or register at www.cvph.org in the “Upcoming Events” section.

Flu shots available for Diabetes Support Group next Tuesday

PLATTSBURGH — The CVPH Diabetes Support Group will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, in the CVPH Medical Center cafeteria. 

Steve Moore, PharmD of Condo Pharmacy, will discuss the influenza virus and the importance of getting a flu shot. 

Flu vaccinations will be offered at this meeting to those with diabetes. Insurances will be billed, and an insurance card is required. Registration is mandatory to be sure that enough vaccine is available. Call the CVPH Diabetes Education Center at 562-7326 to sign up.