Find out about new treatment for reflux
MANISTEE — General surgeons Klaus Kutschke, MD, and Vinson Ulep, DO, will discuss a new incisionless surgical solution for sufferers of gastroesophageal reflux disease.
The surgeons will explain the transoral incisionless fundoplication procedure from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, in classrooms 1 and 2 in the Education Center at West Shore Medical Center, 1465 E. Parkdale Ave. They also will discuss the causes and symptoms of chronic acid reflux as well as other treatments.
The seminar is free and open to the public. Registration is requested. For details or to register, call 398-1189.
Combine yen for yoga, food program
TRAVERSE CITY — Yen Yoga & Fitness, 332 E. Front St., will offer free weekend classes Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 13-14, in exchange for monetary donations to Food Rescue of Northwest Michigan.
Food Rescue was founded in October 2008 and is a program of Goodwill Industries of Northern Michigan. Its mission is to collect and redistribute soon-to-expire fresh food to people in need through area food pantries, shelters and community meals programs free of charge.
Interested individuals may register for classes online at www.yenyogafitness.com or by calling the studio, 421-5496.
Happy Hour benefit set for Alzheimer's
TRAVERSE CITY — Swingshift and the Stars' competitor Heather Daniels and Cambria Suites are teaming up to host a "Happy Hour Hustle."
Daniels will teach the Hustle during the 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. fundraiser on Monday, Nov. 15, at Cambria Suites on Munson Avenue. There also will be appetizers and a cash bar. Daniels and partner Mel Kiogima are competing for the Alzheimer's Association in the local dance-off for charity.
Admission is free. Donations will be accepted to benefit programs and services for caregivers and individuals affected by Alzheimer's disease in northern Michigan. Call 929-3804 for more information.
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