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Tahoe Truckee Health & Wellness announcements

Send your health itemContent is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at aedgett@sierrasun.com. Send 200 word Health & Wellness briefs via e-mail. To enter an event online, visit http://www.sierrasun.com, locate the event calendar. Click on submit an event, follow instructions. Keep event description to 50 words. Submissions are published in the print edition news space permitting.Don’t eat the lettuceCalifornia Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director Dr. Mark Horton warned consumers not to eat certain romaine lettuce products packaged by Fresh Express because they may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, which can cause serious illness. The E. coli O157:H7 was isolated from routine surveillance samples. So far, no illnesses have been linked to any of the 23 affected products. In California, 40,684 cases of the recently recalled Fresh Express romaine lettuce products were distributed. CDPH estimates that this translates to approximately 480,000 packages in California. The romaine salad products are sold under the Fresh Express label and packaged in sizes ranging from 7 ounces to 32 ounces with use by dates of July 8-12 and have an “S” in the product code. Find info at http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm219059.htm.Nutrition class offeredThis class will teach the student the importance of harmony in the human body through a better understanding and application of sound nutrition health care practices. Subjects to be covered include sports, food is your best medicine, prevention, metabolic typing, analysis tools, weight control, mental and physical strength, hormone health, vitamin and herb overview, children’s health and meal planning. Tahoe Yoga Institute, Cobblestone Center, 475 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, July 23 and 30, Aug. 6 and 13, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost $125 for four sessions or $35 drop in. Questions, phone Carl Pomey 583-8212. Nutrition Health Care Services Complimentary & Alternative Nutritional Medicine, Carl Phillip Pomey, B.Sc, 3090 N. Lake Blvd. #6, Tahoe City, carlphillip@earthlink.net, http://www.nutritionevaluation.com.Tahoe Forest Health System announces district board vacancyTahoe Forest Hospital District has announced a vacancy on its district board with the resignation of Brad Thomas, MD. Thomas was elected to the board in 2006. His vacant seat will be filled through the general election process in November, with a total of four seats open on the five-member board of directors. Three have a four-year term and one a two-year term. The two-year term was created by a mid-term appointment of current board member Ken Cutler, MD in April 2009. For more information contact Jeanne McAuliffe, administrative offices at Tahoe Forest Hospital, 582-3481 or jmcauliffe@tfhd.com. Tahoe Forest Hospital District includes Tahoe Forest Hospital and Incline Village Community Hospital which are Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) offering primary and specialty care health care services. Visit tfhd.com.