Quick takes on health: Women's health; male incontinence; insurance for the family

by Lesley Politi on November 12, 2008

Heart, stress and menopause

“To Your Health” is an informational event for women in Canandaigua next week. Medical professionals — including Dr. Gladys Velarde of the Women’s Heart Program at Strong Heart and Vascular Center — will speak about women’s heart health, coping with stress, hormone replacement therapy and menopause, and tests every woman should have. Information tables will address diabetes, stroke, colorectal cancer and sleep disorders. The program will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Inn on the Lake, 770 S. Main St., Canandaigua. The fee is $10, which includes snacks and a dessert reception. Register online at www.ThompsonHealth.com or call (585) 396-6155.

After prostate cancer

Dr. Gregory J. Oleyourryk of the Center for Urology in Rochester, Greece and Brockport will speak on the loss of bladder control, called urinary incontinence, that can result from prostate cancer treatment.

This free Man to Man session will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 19 at the American Cancer Society, 1400 N. Winton Road.

For more, go to www.cancer.org or call (800) 227-2345.

Learn about health plans

Don’t have health insurance? Wonder whether you or your children could get a free or low-cost plan? You can get free help figuring out whether you qualify and filling out forms for a government-sponsored program such as Family Health Plus, Child Health Plus, Healthy New York or Medicaid Managed Care.

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield will offer free, no-appointment eligibility checks from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 13 and Dec. 18 at Greece Health Center, 470 Long Pond Road, Greece. Call (800) 716-4885.

Learn to work lead-safe

If you’re going to scrape, paint or remodel any home built before 1978, learn how to work lead-safe to avoid health problems.

When indoor or outdoor lead paint is moved by scraping, sanding, a heat gun, open flame or torching, power sanding, grinding or abrasive blasting without an attached a high efficiency particulate air filter (HEPA) vacuum, its dust is poisonous to people and pets.

Monroe County Department of Public Health is offering a free workshop Nov. 17 at the Pittsford Community Library’s Fishers Meeting Room. To register, call the Monroe County lead line

For more on how to control lead paint hazards in the home, go to www.MonroeCounty.gov/eh-leadpoisoning.php or www.epa.gov/lead.

Classes for asthmatics, others

A health educator from Arizona is teaching breathing and movement classes in Rochester.

Robert Litman will teach techniques for breathing disorders in The Breathable Body on Nov. 21, 22 and 23 ($285). He’ll also teach ways to use breath, sound and subtle movement to ease symptoms of asthma, anxiety, allergies, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome in The Buteyko Institute Method of Breathing Retraining, Nov. 20, 21, 24 and 25 ($425, $295 seniors and students).

The sessions will be at Physikos Movement Studio in Village Gate Square, 302 N. Goodman St. There are discounts for people attending both workshops and for paying

Source: www.democratandchronicle.com

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James Thomas November 13, 2008 at 3:18 pm

Wow… this is a great resource!Thanks for bringing all of these random tidbits together in one place…

I just switched health plans and doctors after moving, and it was only mildly stressful because of the excellent care I am getting in my new state.

For some great information on stress management, see:

All the best,

-James T.

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