Truckee Tahoe health and wellness announcements
Send your health itemContent is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions are published in the print edition news space permitting. 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.NaturaMed free bone density screeningsAs a community service recognizing National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month, NaturaMed Natural Family Medicine in Kings Beach is proud to offer a free osteoporosis screening using ultrasound bone density technology. Ultrasound technology has a high correlation to the andamp;#8220;gold standardandamp;#8221; DEXA analysis. Screenings are quick, safe, radiation-free and provide a quantitative assessment to predict risk for bone loss and fracture. Screening will be held May 19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at NaturaMed Natural Family Medicine, 8130 N. Lake Blvd., Kings Beach. By appointment only. Call 530-546-0400 to schedule your osteoporosis screening.Anagnos on liver transplant listFloriston resident Tammy Anagnos is fighting for her life. In 1993, she was diagnosed with a life-threatening liver disease. Although she tried experimental treatments, her health continued to worsen and doctors now say a liver transplant is critical to her survival. Tammy is also battling a serious gastrointestinal disorder that can cause her to suddenly experience internal bleeding. She requires a monthly banding procedure to prevent the bleeding. Doctors are confident her transplant would remedy this disorder.The National Foundation for Transplants (NFT) is working with volunteers and supporters to help relieve Tammy Anagnos’ growing burden of expenses. NFT has assisted transplant patients with advocacy and fundraising support for 28 years. Your gift andamp;#8212; of $25, $50, $100 or more andamp;#8212; will enable NFT to provide Tammy with the financial support she desperately needs. You can help by visiting http://www.transplants.org to make a secure online donation. Click on Patients We Help and search for Tammy Anagnos. If you have any questions about NFT call 800-489-3863.Free JazzerciseTry Jazzercise for two weeks free for (new students, local residents only) Tighten your butts and guts for summer! Jazzercise combines aerobics, strength training with weights and tubes, and stretching for a fun, total body workout. Easy to follow, with today’s hottest music. Classes are held at the North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach: Monday-Saturday, 8:45 a.m. and Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30 p.m. For more information call Ginny at 530-546-7745.andamp;#8220;Teacherandamp;#8221; appreciation specials return to GlowFor the fourth year, Glow is proud to offer all school staff discounted salon services in celebration of Teacher Appreciation andamp;#8220;weekandamp;#8221; for the entire month of May. Services are provided by Jodi Hubbell, Liz Carstens, Allison Mercado and Lou LaManna. Massages ($40 for 60 minutes, $70 for 90 minutes) and facials ($60 for 60 minutes) are available Monnday-Saturday. Hair services (discounted 30 percent) are available Monday, Thursday and Friday. Parents and friends can purchase gift certificates for their favorite teachers. Please mention this promotion when booking your appointment, current proof of employment required. For questions or to book an appointment call 530-587-9985, visit http://www.glowtruckee.com or http://www.facebook.com/glowtruckee Glow is located in Brickelltown at 10320 Donner Pass Road, Truckee.Fifth Anniversary andamp; Annular Eclipse Celebration The planets have aligned, or more accurately, they will on May 20, 2012. While most of North America will be left out, including San Francisco and Sacramento, Truckee lies in the path of totality for the annular eclipse coming up later this spring.It may only be a coincidence that FiftyFifty Brewing Company is celebrating their 5th anniversary, produces the Internationally award-winning Eclipse Barrel Aged Imperial Stout, but they think not. So, they have decided to team up with High Fives Non-Profit Foundation to host a party in honor of both occasions.Anyone wishing to join in celebrating should make their way to the brewpub starting at noon on May 20, where the party is going to be so big it will take over the parking lot! There will be live music, games for the whole family, excellent food and drink, and of course the main event: the solar eclipse. Cost: $14 in advance, $16 at the door, $8 for kids. Tickets available at a discount in advance at http://www.fiftyfiftybrewing.com and entry includes a food ticket, live music, games for the family, and viewing glasses so you can see the eclipse.Truckee women’s sober livingfacility accepting applicationsThe C.A.S.T.L.E (clean and sober transitional living environment) House, Truckee/Tahoe’s only sober living facility for women, is now accepting applications for residents. Women ages 18 and over accepted, with no pets allowed. Candidates must have at least 30 days of sobriety and be willing to participate in outclient services at Community Recovery Resources. To schedule an appointment for an interview and receive an application, please call Community Recovery Resources, Supportive Housing Manager, Chris Frye at 530-273-9541, ext. 231.
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