April Happenings

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This month marks the last time Mandala Reflections will share health and wellness events in this format.  A page devoted to highlighting local events and resources will replace the “happenings” posts. This change will organize resources for you in a way that is more user-friendly. Look for the new page next month!

To hold you over until then, here are a few April events that caught my eye.

Monday, April 2 – Friday, April 6, 5pm– Doors open, 5:30pm– Program begins, Location: Coffman Memorial Union (Monday only), Mayo Memorial Auditorium (Tuesday – Friday), for full address details and parking information, visit U of M website, 8th Annual National Public Health Week Film Festival, presented by the School of Public Health. “Are you curious about the farm to school food movement, how health is a human right, how the GLBTQ community rose above the devastating effects of the 1980s AIDS epidemic, the terminally ill’s controversial end-of-life decisions, or female orgasms and how the medical industry is trying to stake claim on prescription medication?” Then this is the week for you to explore public health issues through cinema! For full details on the movies and the freebies in store for you, check out what’s happening on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Cost: FREE, but you may need to pay for parking.

Tuesday, April 10, 6:30pm-8:30pm, Location: Regina Medical Center,  Common Female Medical Problems that Women Worry About, “Meet a team of obstetrician/gynecologists ‘OB/GYNs’ who specialize in women’s health” to discuss preventative care, gynecological consultations, gynecological surgeries, prenatal care including normal and high-risk pregnancies, infertility testing and treatment. “Questions can be submitted confidentially before the Q&A session begins.” Cost: Seminar is FREE but reservations are necessary. Free gift and refreshments provided. To register call mainline 651-480-4244.

Saturday, April 21, 7:30am to 5:00pm, Location: Golden Valley, MN, Exploring Paths of Hope: Midwest Family Building Conferencepresented by Resolve. “This conference is designed to address the medical and emotional issues associated with infertility and adoption.  Attendees will learn about new treatments, be able to talk directly to doctors and specialists, explore parenting options and network with others experiencing infertility.” Cost: $45/person at early bird special rate (register before April 6), Scholarships are available. If money is an issue  Resolve wants to make sure you can still join. Please call Julie at 612.481.4307 for information about scholarships.

Friday, April 27, 10:15am-11:00am, Location: West 7th Community Center, St. Paul, Lyme Disease: What You Need to Know to Be Your Own Advocate, “According to the Minnesota Department of Health, the number of Lyme disease cases has been increasing dramatically since the 1990s. Learn how Lyme disease affects the body, become familiar with symptoms, avoid diagnostic pitfalls, and know how to protect yourself and your family.” Cost: FREE. For more information, call 651-298-5493.

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