There is an opportunity to learn about the condition at a free seminar from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Gardens of Gladewater Community Building, 108 Lee St. in Gladewater.
Dr. Sam K. Daya, an invasive cardiologist at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler, will explain how A-Fib is diagnosed, treated, and controlled. He will discuss how untreated it weakens your heart and causes blood clots that can lead to heart failure and stroke.
The seminar is sponsored by UT Physicians of Gladewater, a physician practice associated with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler.
The seminar is free but seating is limited. For reservations, call 903-877-7147.
It's Cervical health Awareness Month
Women of all ages can decrease the likelihood of cervical cancer by getting regular screenings. The pap test can find cervical pre-cancers at early, treatable stages. Lessening chances of contracting an HPV infection includes getting the HPV vaccine.
“Cervical cancer is the most preventable cancer for women,” said Dr. Jonathan MacClements, Smith County Health Authority. “The best way to lower a woman’s risk of cervical cancer is to get a pap test regularly and speak to their doctor about the HPV test or vaccine.”
According to the state data the highest incidence rates of cervical cancer are found primarily along the Texas-Mexico border and in regions of East Texas.
“Through a partnership with UT Health Science Center Tyler, NET Health refers women for cervical screenings and diagnostics at no charge,” said Stephanie Taylor, director of community outreach and assistance at NET Health. “The program covers women who are uninsured or underinsured and who meet income guidelines, through a program funded by DSHS. It’s the start of a new year and to start the year right, we encourage women in East Texas to have their regular pap tests and to be aware that assistance is available.”
For more information about cervical cancer screening and the HPV vaccine visit www.healthyeasttx.org or call the NET Health Community Outreach and Assistance Department at 903-535-0028.
Heart Throbbers workshop is January 19
Individuals and teams will learn skills and tricks during the daylong session that will include contests and a presentation show.
The registration fee, $25, includes lunch. For information on how to register send an email to email@example.com. T-shirts are prepaid with registration and cost $15.
Registration and check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.; instruction is 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; contests are from 2:30 to 3 p.m. and show time is 3 to 3:30 p.m.
Judge’s certification clinics are available in Level 1 and Level 2 for those interested in judging regional or national competitions. There is a $10 fee.
A basket raffle will be going on during the workshop and a concession stand will be available. A workshop store includes ropes, T-shirts and various jump rope items sold.
For more information, contact Tracy Berg at 903-571-8774 or Pam Hassell at 903-534-9709.
TJC square dancing offers health benefit
A great exercise for the mind and body, students will learn steps from a qualified square dance “caller.”
The physical exercise of square dancing is equivalent to about four miles of walking, TJC officials said.
For course registration and information, call 903-510-2900. The course costs $45.