FROM STAFF REPORTS
Traverse City — Munson Medical Center dietitian Diane Roach, R.D., will discuss a different approach to healthy eating from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15.
Roach will share basic concepts from the recently revised book, "Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program that Works," written by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch. The program will be held in meeting rooms A and B at Munson Community Health Center, 550 Munson Ave.
There is no charge, but registration is requested; call 935-9265.
Traverse City — The next meeting of the Michigan Lupus Foundation Support Group is on Wednesday, Jan. 16.
The group will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in conference rooms A and B at Munson Community Health Center, 550 Munson Ave. For details, call (800) 705-6677 or email email@example.com. To learn more about lupus, visit www.milupus.org.
Traverse City — Bethany Christian Services will hold a free state adoption and foster care information meeting Thursday, Jan. 17.
Adoption specialists will present options to prospective families from 9 a.m. to noon at 1055 Carriage Hill Dr. For details or reservations, call 995-0870.
Intercountry adoption and domestic infant adoption orientation meetings are scheduled at mutual convenience also by calling 995-0870.
Traverse City — Marilyn Wares will introduce the tranquility lap harp in a free class Sunday, Jan. 20.
The class will meet from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in downtown Traverse City. Harps will be furnished for the class and no musical experience is required.
For details, to register and for directions, call 223-4895.
Health career info
Petoskey — North Central Michigan College's nursing and allied health faculty will hold an information session Wednesday, Jan. 23, to explain the process for admission to the college's nursing and allied health career programs.
The session will start at 4 p.m. in Room 122 at the college's main administration/classroom building, 1515 Howard St. Additional sessions will be held Feb. 20 and March 20.
Anyone planning to apply for the nursing or allied health programs is encouraged to attend.
Flu cases are up
Lansing — Although it's early in the flu season, the Michigan Department of Community Health reports that more cases have already been reported this year than it typically sees.
Two influenza-associated pediatric deaths were reported recently and there have been 149 positive influenza cases confirmed. This number does not reflect all cases diagnosed and reported in the state, as additional cases have been confirmed.
The MDCH recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older get a seasonal flu vaccine each year. Residents may call their physician, local health department, or use the Health Map Vaccine Finder at http://flushot.healthmap.org. See local story, Page 1A.