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Oklahoma health notes: April 7, 2013

Oklahoma health notes: April 7, 2013
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: April 7, 2013

Alzheimer's, brain topics of talk

Improving neurological health through education, research and access to care will be the topic of April's Neuro Night forum, scheduled for 6 p.m. April 16 at the Fountains at Canterbury, 1404 NW 122. A light dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. During the event, members of the community will have an opportunity to speak with experts on Alzheimer's disease and learn more about brain research and clinical applications. The forum is part of the Neuro Night series sponsored by the Oklahoma Center for Neuroscience, a consortium of neuroscientists from across the state that serves as a research center and information resource at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. The forum will include a panel of experts, including Mandi Brock, graduate student, Oklahoma Center for Neuroscience, OU Health Sciences Center; Bruce Carnes, professor, Donald W. Reynolds Department of Geriatric Medicine, OU Health Sciences Center; Elliott Ross, professor, Department of Neurology, College of Medicine, OU Health Sciences Center. For more information or to arrange accommodations on the basis of disability, call 271-6267 or visit the center's website at

Diabetes is focus of presentation

Good Shepherd Ministries will offer “Taking Charge of Diabetes” for people with diabetes who do not have health insurance. The presentation and question-and-answer session will be 10 a.m. to noon April 20 at the Good Shepherd Clinic at 222 NW 12. In addition to medical information about the disease and nutrition education, a healthy, low-carb lunch will be provided, and tools designed to help patients monitor the disease will be distributed. Seating is limited; registration is required. To register, or for more information, call 232-8631.

Event to benefit cystic fibrosis

KarsonFest, an event to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, will take place 5 to 9 p.m. April 14 at Grady's 66 Pub at 444 W Main St, in Yukon. The event is named in honor of Karson, a 5-year-old who has cystic fibrosis. The event costs $5 to enter and a silent auction will be held between music sets. Music is provided by The Sunday Night Revival, a local musician effort hosted by Kyle Carter. All proceeds of the door, food sales, and the live and silent auction will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.