Health briefs

2014-03-03T00:00:00Z Health briefs Arizona Daily Star

UMass prof to address mindfulness at UAMC

Scientist, writer and teacher Jon Kabat-Zinn  will give a free talk about the health benefits of mindfulness Friday.

The talk will start at 5:30 p.m. in DuVal Auditorium at the University of Arizona Medical Center, 1501 N. Campbell Ave. 

Kabat-Zinn is a professor of medicine emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and the founder of the school’s Stress Reduction Clinic.

Parking is available in the UA Medical Center visitor parking garage for $1.50 per hour, cash only.

Free parking is available after 5 p.m. in the UA Zone 1 permit and metered parking lot 2030 at East Mabel Street and North Martin Avenue. 

Reid Park set to host 2-mile walk for MS

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is sponsoring the 2014 Live Life Walk in Tucson on Saturday. 

The 2-mile walk around Reid Park, 900 S. Randolph Way, will begin at 9:30 a.m.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. There is no registration fee, but donations are encouraged. 

For information, visit www.nationalmssociety.org/Chapters/AZA or contact Crystal Blickfeldt at crystal.blickfeldt@nmss.org or 325-0755. 

Casa Grande will hold heart nutrition class

The Casa Grande Regional Medical Center will offer a free class on heart healthy nutrition March 10 at 6:30 p.m.

Space is limited. To register, contact Jackie Huston at (520) 381-6416 or by email at jhuston@cgrmc.org 

UA researcher to give talk on bone health

Timothy G. Lohman,  an internationally-recognized researcher in body composition and bone health, will deliver a public presentation Wednesday. 

The free presentation, is at 6 p.m. in DuVal Auditorium at the UA Medical Center, 1501 N. Campbell Ave. 

Lohman is a professor emeritus in the University of Arizona Departments of Physiology and Nutritional Sciences, and retired director of the UA Center for Physical Activity and Nutrition.

Registration is required by calling 626-5040, email livinghealthy@arthritis.arizona.edu or visit the UA Arthritis Center website, www.arthritis.arizona.edu 

The lecture is part of the Living Healthy With Arthritis Lecture Series.

Compiled by Stephanie Innes and Caitlin Schmidt. Reach the reporters at sinnes@azstarnet.com

Compiled by Stephanie Innes and Caitlin Schmidt. Reach the reporters at sinnes@azstarnet.com

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