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Truckee Tahoe Health & Wellness Announcements

The Tahoe City PUD is hosting a life-saving services of Life Line Screening, the nations largest provider of community-based preventive screenings, in order to help local residents identify their risk of stroke, vascular disease and osteoporosis.The event is open to local residents and will be held on Thursday, March 12 at the Rideout Community Center. Cost is $139 for Complete Wellness Package. Provided screenings: Carotid Artery Screening, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening, Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening and Osteoporosis Screening. You must pre-register for a screening, call (888) 653-6441 to make an appointment. For more information contact Joelle Reizes at (216) 518-8456 or JReizes@llsa.com.

The Feldenkrais Method is an educational approach to movement exploration where we refine kinesthetic awareness, enhance cognitive skills and develop optimal use of our muscular/skeletal system. This method is utilized by performing artists and athletes wanting to fine-tune their skills; by people with neurological disorders or physical injury; and by anyone who would like to enjoy lightness, ease and spontaneity in movement; improve agility, coordination and range of motion; reduce stress, tension and fatigue; enhance bone density and breathing and increase vitality and personal comfort.The aim is a body that is organized to move with minimum effort and maximum efficiency, not through muscular strength but increased consciousness of how it works. Dr. Moshe FeldenkraisAttend the Feldenkrais Workshop, Wednesday, March 11, 2009 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Rainbow Doorways, 8571 North Lake Tahoe Blvd., Kings Beach. Cost is $15. Call Luis M. Sanchez, Guild Certified Teacher of The Feldenkrais Method, to register at (775) 833-3638. Please wear comfortable layered clothing, bring your own mat and two towels.

Find out if you or a loved one are at risk for Diabetes by taking a free diabetes risk test and free fasting glucose screening, Tahoe Center for Health and Sports Performance, 10710 Donner Pass Road. Tahoe Forest Health System is offering free diabetes screenings Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays from 7:30 to 8 a.m. through March 18.Fasting blood glucose screening requires 8 hour fast, no food or drink except water after midnight.Find out what you need to know about diabetes and pre-diabetes with free health talks by Terry Klein, RN, Certified Diabetes Educator.March 24, 8 a.m., Tahoe Forest Hospital Administrative Conference Room, Donner Pass Road, business office building between Pine and Levon Street.March 31, 5 p.m., Tahoe Forest Hospital Lobby Conference Room, 10121 Pine Ave., Western Addition Entrance. No registration necessary. For more information, please call 582-0293.

The California Department of Mental Health has made available to Placer County Systems of Care financial resources through the Mental Health Service Act of 2006 (MHSA/Proposition 63) to deliver Prevention and Early Intervention Services to Placer County communities.Placer Countys MHSA steering committee (Campaign for Community Wellness) met monthly during the past 18 months to determine recommendations, and a plan has been submitted to the State Department of Mental Health. Community providers of eastern and western Placer County are invited to respond with a letter of interest by March 29, 2009. Visit http://www.campaignforcommunitywellness.org or contact Cindy Brundage at 889-6701 for information.

Join Dr. Christina Campbells presentation Alternative Therapies for Common Ailments Friday, March 20, 10 a.m. in the For Goodness Sake Meeting Room, 10157 Donner Pass Road.Take care of yourself and your family using natural therapies. Conditions to be discussed will include high cholesterol, poor digestion, hormonal issues, allergies and more. Dr. Campbell is trained and licensed in Naturopathic Medicine. She founded the Tahoe Center of Natural Medicine, located in Tahoe City and practices as a primary care doctor. The core of her medicine is educating patients how to optimize their health by using effective and gentle therapies to strengthen their body and combat illness. Seating is limited so reservations are highly suggested. Call 550-0758 or e-mail happygoldens@sbcglobal.net to save a place. Donations suggested.