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American Cancer Society’s Video Community: PDF Print
SharingHope.tv will help connect cancer survivors, their friends & family members thru the sharing of user-generated videos, photos, music & artwork. It allows users to create an account & upload content to tell their cancer stories. Visitors to the site can share or find hope & inspiration in the fight against cancer. Details: 659-4687 www.SharingHope.tv.
 
Austin Regional Clinic PDF Print
Austin Regional Clinic Offers Resources on its web site that will help the Greater Austin community navigate thru the confusing claims of complementary & alternative therapies. In addition to the extensive information on herbs & vitamins, it also covers diet, exercise, fitness, nutrition & allergy & immunology. Details: Heidi L. Shalev 421-4811 www.austinregionalclinic.com/special/natural_standard.htm.
 
Be a Hero: Learn CPR: PDF Print
The American Heart Assn. CPR program teaches you to save lives. With basic CPR training, you can keep a friend alive while EMS rushes to the scene. Details: 1-877-AHA-4CPR.
 
Free Chiropractic Care for Veterans of Afghanistan & Iraq: PDF Print
Rick Dowell, DC, of Central Chiropractic has answered the call of the International Chiropractic Assn. & is offering to care for 1 full year for any US military veteran returning from overseas deployment to Afghanistan & Iraq as they strive to recover & restore their lives physically, mentally, emotionally & spiritually. 3001 N. Lamar Blvd. Suite 201. Details: 477-1020 www.central-chiropractic.com.
 
HART Program: PDF Print
Announcing Waterloo Counseling Center’s HART Program; HIV/AIDS Responsive Therapy to provide talk therapy to individuals or families living with HIV/AIDS; fees based on sliding scale to go as low as free; home, off-site & hospice visits; bilingual counselors available. 3000 S. I-35, Ste. 315. Details: 444-9922 www.waterloocounseling.org.
 
Helpingpatients.org PDF Print
Helpingpatients.org is an on-line database to help patients without prescription drug coverage gain access to user-friendly information about more than 1,400 medicines offered free thru patient assistance programs sponsored by the pharmaceutical industry. People who need help in obtaining medicines can go to the web site, complete an on-line form & receive a list of programs for which they may qualify. Details: Claude Gruener 479-5080.
 
Hope for Heroes: Free Counseling for Military Families: PDF Print
The Samaritan Center for Counseling & Pastoral Care has been awarded a $301,805 2-year grant to provide confidential, professional counseling services at no charge to military personnel &/or their family members who are struggling with a wide range of mental & behavioral health needs as a result of service in Iraq or Afghanistan. Applicants must live in Central Texas in the area bounded by Georgetown to the north & San Marcos to the south, including Cedar Park, Leander & Bastrop. To make an appointment or for more information, call the Samaritan Counseling Center. Details: 451-7337 www.sccset.org.
 
Lifeline Provides Free Bilingual Case Management Services for Women Experiencing Unplanned Pregnancies: PDF Print
Marywood Children & Family Services, a private social service agency, offers services to pregnant women & their families in Central Texas. Client services include education & information about prenatal care, child development, connection to community resources & developing personal resources for a better life for both mother & child. Call to schedule an initial appointment. 4029 S. Capital of Texas Hwy. in Brodie Oaks Plaza. Details: 472-9251.
 
Local Expert Named Fellow of the International Lactation Consultant Association: PDF Print
Barbara Wilson-Clay, co-founder of the Texas Chapter of Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies & the nonprofit Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin, has been named a Fellow by the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA). This is the highest honor bestowed by the organization. The Fellow of ILCA program was instituted to recognize leaders & mentors in the field of lactation consultation. Those selected have made significant contributions to the profession of lactation consulting & to their professional organization. Wilson-Clay holds positions of leadership & serves as a volunteer & role model for others. Details: Gretchen Flatau 494-0800 www.mmbaustin.org.
 
Lung Health & Quit Smoking Hotline: PDF Print
The American Lung Assn. offers free access to nationwide call center that provides answers about lung health from trained healthcare professionals or referrals to local medical facilities & specialists. Topics: asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, COPD, influenza, pneumonia, lung cancer, sarcoidosis, tuberculosis, air quality, allergies; & tobacco & smoking cessation. All calls handled by registered nurses, registered respiratory therapists & quit-smoking specialists. 7am-6pm M-F or submit questions at web site. Details: 1-800-548-8252 www.texaslung.org.
 
Online Organ Donor Registry: PDF Print
The Texas Department of State Health Services has launched a revised on-line organ donor registry to make it easier for Texans to register as organ, tissue & eye donors. Web site has information about organ donation & instructions for registering online. Registration on-line takes less than 5 minutes. Donor information is protected. Only authorized organ procurement organizations & tissue & eye banks can access registrant information. Details: 458-7400 www.DonateLifeTexas.org.
 
Seton Cove PDF Print
Daily: Seton Cove offers massage 7 days a week. Massage helps facilitate connection between body, mind & spirit. Let one of Seton Cove’s massage therapists relieve your stress thru the healing power of touch. $35 for 30 minutes, $65 for 60 minutes, $90 for 90 minutes ($5 discount for Seton Cove members). Preregistration required. 3708 Crawford. Details: 451-0272 to schedule appointment. < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > www.setoncove.net.
 
The Seton Family of Hospitals’ GoodHealth.com: PDF Print
The web site offers Central Texans a complete on-line medical encyclopedia, healthy recipes from HEB, weekly fitness tips from RunTex, up-to-date healthcare news, a healthy living event calendar & much more. For everything Central Texans need to know about mind-&-body, fitness & nutrition. Details: www.goodhealth.com.