Health Briefs: news from the community

Blood drives

Visit any NCH Community Blood Center fixed site or bloodmobile blood drive through Aug. 31 and you will be eligible to win four two-day adult admission tickets to Busch Gardens with lodging at Wyngate by Windham. Successful donors will receive special gifts. The following are the sites:

8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through Fridays; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesdays, Medical Plaza Building, 311 U.S. 41 N., Suite 108, Naples, 436-5455

8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, 9170 Bonita Beach Road, Suite 102, Bonita Springs, 495-1138

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Coldwell Banker, 550 Fifth Ave. S., Naples

8-11 a.m. Wednesday, Health Management Association, 5811 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples.

Support group

Family and Friends Dementia Support Group will meet from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Juniper Village at Naples, 1155 Encore Way, Naples. The topic of the meeting is managing challenging behaviors and will be facilitated by Catherine Cruikshank, director of education for the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

Free seminars

Physicians Regional Healthcare System will host the following free seminars at 8300 Collier Blvd., Cafeteria, Naples:

Dr. Robert Tomsick, a dermatologist, will present “Skin Cancer: What You Should Know,” from 4 to 5 p.m. Aug. 3.

Dr. James Hadley, an otolaryngologist, will present “Common Childhood Ear, Nose and Throat Ailments,” from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 4.

Registration is required at (888) 914-7328 or at

Deadline for Health Briefs is 10 a.m. Thursday. Email to or mail to Sheila Mesulam, Naples Daily News, 1100 Immokalee Road, Naples, FL 34110. All briefs are printed on a space-available basis.

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