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-- Wellness screenings, immunizations, flu vaccines and all recommended vaccinations, STD testing, blood work (cholesterol, hemoglobin, etc.), Coles County Health Department, 825 18th St., Charleston. Call to make an appointment at 217-348-0530.

-- Living with Diabetes, 2:30-3:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday in METS at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center. For more information, call 217-238-4808 or 217-258-2199.

-- Pulmonary Rehab, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. or 1:30 p.m. in METS at Sarah Bush Lincoln. For more information, call 217-238-4973.

-- Walk-in Flu Immunization Clinics, 8-11:30 a.m., 1-3:30 p.m., Shelby County Health Department, 1700 W.S. Third St., Shelbyville. Call 217-774-9555.


-- Healthy Directions, 6 p.m. every Thursday in the Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education at Sarah Bush Lincoln. A six month community weight-management program that is supported in part by WomenConnected, a giving circle within Sarah Bush Lincoln. For more information, call 217-258-2199.

-- Blood drive, 1:30-5:30 p.m., Lantz Gym, 600 Lincoln Ave., Charleston.


-- July Health Screenings, 7-9 p.m., Horizon Health Care, Paris. Registered nurse Leighsa Cornwell, community health and disease management coordinator at Horizon Health, will provide blood pressure, blood sugar, and lipid panel (HDL, LDL, and triglycerides) screenings. For blood sugar tests, patients are asked to fast eight hours prior to the screening. The cost for all three screenings is $25. To schedule an appointment, call 217-466-4228.


-- Children's Wellness Program, 10 a.m., Effingham Public Library, entitled “Fruit & Vegetable Experiment.” This program is approximately 30 minutes in length and is recommended for children ages 5-10. The program is free, but registration is required. Sign up is available at under Events. For more informatio,n contact Community Programs at 217-347-1529 or visit


-- Epidural Class, 6-7 p.m., Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education. Enjoy a discussion led by a member of the SBL anesthesia team, free of charge. Pre-registration required. For more information, contact registered nurse Allison Masse at or at 217-258-2229.

-- Breastfeeding class, 6:30 p.m., HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital auditorium; Pre-registration is required. Maternal nutrition, breastfeeding techniques, early preparation for breastfeeding, and postpartum experiences are some of the topics covered in this class. For more information, contact 217-347-1529 or visit

July 18

-- Free CPR/AED Class, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Horizon Health, Paris, Conference Room D, on the second floor of Paris Community Hospital. This non-healthcare provider course is for the community only and teaches basic CPR and the use of an automated external defibrillator, which is used in cases of life threatening cardiac events. Participants will receive a certificate of completion following the class. An official CPR/AED certification card from the American Heart Association is optional for $25. To register for the class, email Somer Nagrodski at or call 217-466-4320. When calling, leave your name and phone number to be automatically registered.


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