Health briefs

2014-08-04T00:00:00Z 2014-08-25T22:58:59Z Health briefsStephanie Innes Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Pediatric cancer patients need new lunchboxes

New, unused lunchboxes, preferably the soft-sided style with a zipper, are needed for local pediatric patients.

The lunchboxes are to be used by patients in the pediatric bone marrow transplant/hematology/oncology clinic at the University of Arizona Medical Center — Diamond Children’s to carry their numerous medications, and they better allow nursing staff to educate families and ensure proper dosing.

Donation boxes will be set up through August in the UA Medical Center’s university campus main lobby, the Diamond Children’s lobby, the north campus lobby at 3838 N. Campbell Ave. (near East Allen Road), the UA Cancer Center’s Orange Grove Oncology Clinic Lobby, 1891 W. Orange Grove Ave., and the Pediatric Wilmot Clinic, 535 N. Wilmot Road.

Contact Taryn Sanchez at 694-3325 with questions.

Psychology event to study marijuana use

The Southern Arizona Psychological Association is hosting an event on Friday, Aug. 15 focusing on the medical, psychiatric and recreational uses of marijuana.

Among the scheduled presenters and panelists are Tucson child and adolescent psychiatrist Dr. Kevin Leehey, University of Arizona law professor Paul D. Bennett and Heather Manus, a registered nurse who is the founder and president of Arizona Cannabis Nurses Association.

The event is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Aloft Tucson University Hotel, 1900 E. Speedway. Online registration for association members prior to Thursday, Aug. 14 is $40 , walk-in registration is $45. For nonmembers, online registration is $45 prior to Aug. 14 and $50 at the door.

Walk in registrations will be accepted space permitting. For registration information, go to http://www.sapaonline.org/events.html

Anyone with registration difficulties, or to check availability, may email sapaweb@gmail.com

The Southern Arizona Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The association maintains responsibility for all its programs and content.

Questions about the presentation may be addressed to rmuszynski@cox.net

Stephanie Innes

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