Recipes sought for the Farmers Market contest
The Network for a Healthy California's Rethink Your Drink campaign is launching the summer season with a contest to promote drinking water over sugary drinks.
The public is invited to submit recipes for water infused with fruit, vegetables and herbs with no added sugar (also give a name for the concoction) to Program Director Deborah Kravitz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rethink Your Drink will have a booth at the first Crescent City Farmers Market on June 2 at the fairgrounds with infused water for the public to sample and vote for their favorite. A winner will be selected that day.
Campaign organizers will then be at the Health Fair on June 9 at
the fairgrounds with samples of the winning recipes, Rethink Your Drink
information and giveaways.
Those who submit an infused water recipe should bring the
ingredients to the Rethink Your Drink booth at the Farmers Market by 9
a.m. Water and containers will be provided. There will be prizes for top
Schedule low-cost lab tests for the June 9 Health Fair
Sutter Coast Hospital will offer low-cost lab tests at the Health Fair on June 9 starting at 7:30 a.m.
Call Vanessa Schaub at 464-3191 ext. 272 to schedule lab draws. Tests available are:
andbull;andensp;CHEM panel test for glucose, kidney function, electrolytes and liver function.
andbull; Lipid panel test for cholesterol, triglycerides and good cholesterol.
andbull;andensp;CBC test for anemia, infection, etc.
andbull;andensp;PSA test for prostrate cancer screening for males only.
andbull;andensp;TSH test for thyroid function screening.
andbull; GLYCO test for diabetes screening.
Prices are $5 per test or $10 for prostrate screening. Anyone
choosing to have the CHEM panel or a lipid panel cannot eat or drink
anything after midnight prior to the test.
The Health Fair will be June 9 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the fairgrounds.
Health forums to focus on heart health in June
The Redwood Memorial and St. Joseph Hospital foundations will hold a
new series of health forums open to the community. The "Community
Health Forum" series will kick off on June 14, with a free educational
forum on heart and blood vessel health.
The forums will focus on common ailments. Physicians and other
specialists will serve as presenters and will be on hand to answer
June's topic, "Heart and Blood Vessel Health," will feature
presentations by cardiologists from Humboldt Medical Specialists
-Cardiology in Eureka. Dr. Andrew Michaels, Dr. Hugh Parker and Dr.
James Schipper will cover cardiovascular disease prevention, diagnosis
and local treatment options.
Space at the forum is limited and a reservation is required. Call
(707) 269-4205 to reserve a seat or for more information. Details about
this and other community health forums hosted by the Redwood Memorial
and St. Joseph Hospital Foundations are available online at
New executive director for Agency on Aging
Longtime senior advocate Maggie Kraft is the new executive director
of the Area 1 Agency on Aging, which serves Del Norte County. Kraft
will take the reins June 4.
Kraft has been working in Botswana, Africa, as an HIV/AIDS capacity
building specialist for the Peace Corps. For the last 13 years, she was
the Department Director and the public face of the Adult Day Health
Care programs in Eureka and Fortuna run by Humboldt Senior Resource
She led the transition into the Alzheimer's Resource Center that
opened two years ago in Eureka, was part of the Dementia Care Coalition,
helped develop a volunteer program and did community outreach around
Area 1 Agency on Aging is a nonprofit that works in advocacy,
caregiving, information and assistance referrals, health insurance
counseling, and volunteering for elderly people in Humboldt and Del
Norte counties. A1AA also does contracted nutrition programs and legal