The Hardin Memorial Wellness on Wheels mobile health unit will be at Hometown IGA 7 a.m.-noon Oct. 25. No charge for blood pressure, body mass index and blood glucose checks. Bone density test and cholesterol panel, $20 each. For more information, visit www.hmh.net.
Deadline is Oct. 22 for businesses to sign up for Trick-or-Treat on the Square
LaRue County Project Graduation will hold a fundraiser 4-8 p.m. Oct. 20 with Papa John’s, 30 Shawnee Drive, Hodgenville. Fifteen percent of sales will be donated to Project Graduation.
Garden Club plant and yard sale
The Garden Club of Elizabethtown, a non-profit organization, is having a plant and yard sale 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 21-22 at the Brown-Pusey House, corner of Poplar and Main Street, Elizabethtown. For more information, call 737-5778.
Just months after being honored within his school district, Gary Pearman is back in the winner’s circle.
Pearman, an English teacher at T.K. Stone Middle School, is one of 24 recipients of the 2011 Ashland Inc. Teacher Achievement Awards. Pearman and others are finalists for 2011 Kentucky Teacher of the Year Award, to be announced Oct. 19.
Pearman is an ExCEL winner and has been at T.K. Stone for about 14 years. He was nominated for the award after receiving the ExCEL honor in March.
Chances are, you probably know someone with lactose intolerance, whether it’s a friend, relative, or yourself. The truth is that many people who avoid dairy products might actually be able to tolerate them in certain amounts. If you have cut down on milk because you think your stomach cannot handle it, you might be doing more harm to your health than good. Cutting out milk can deprive you of important nutrients like calcium and vitamin D. No dairy in the diet is also linked to lower bone mass, higher blood pressure and colon cancer.
The LaRue County Public Library has several new books and DVDs for adults and young adults.
• The Postcard Killers by James Patterson. Patterson teams up with European bestselling author Liza Marklund to create a vacation thriller. NYPD detective Jacob Kanon is on tour of Europe’s most gorgeous cities, but he is seeing the sites through the eyes of his daughter’s killer.
Laboratory tests play an important role in your health care. One reason lab tests are done is to screen for diseases or risks for developing a specific disease or condition. For example, a leading risk factor for heart disease is having elevated cholesterol levels. It is important to not only know your cholesterol levels, but to understand the results and the factors that can affect the results and what you can do to improve them. Understanding your condition can give you confidence to improve or maintain your current health status.
It’s hard to believe, but flu season is just around the corner. The best way to prevent or lessen the severity of the flu is to get vaccinated every fall. Flu vaccination usually begins in September, or as soon as vaccine becomes available. Last year, a new and different flu virus (called 2009 H1N1) spread worldwide causing the first flu pandemic in over 40 years.