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August 1, 2013

HEALTH BRIEFS

Parkland offers commercial driver examinations

DERRY — Commercial motor vehicle drivers seeking DOT physicals at Occupational Health Services of Parkland Medical Center are now seen by a Certified Medical Examiner for DOT physical exams trained in national standards to promote safety on our highways.

Karen Estabrook, APRN, is listed in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners as one of eight in the state and currently the only CME in the Derry, Salem and Windham areas.

All CMEs must complete training concerning Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association physical qualification standards (for drivers), pass an exam and maintain competence by retraining every five years and retesting every 10.

For more information, call Occupational Health Services of Parkland Medical Center at 421-3680.

Donate blood in Londonderry Aug. 6

LONDONDERRY — The Londonderry Lions Club will host a blood drive for the American Red Cross on Tuesday, Aug. 6, from 1 to 6 p.m. at Lions Hall, 256 Mammoth Road.

Call 800-RED-CROSS to schedule an appointment.

Try an eight-day meditation class

DERRY — Bodhi Meditation will offer an eight-day retreat class, Aug 24 to Aug. 31, at the Marion Gerrish Community Center.

Tuition is free, but there is a $40 registration fee to help cover rental space. A light vegetarian lunch is included.

This class is designed for people who are interested in meditation and want to utilize it as a tool to facilitate better health. Through in-depth study and intensive practice of Dynamic Meditation and Sitting Meditation, as well as through learning practical and effective fitness and relaxation exercises, participants will find their health improved, immune system enhanced, body functioning in a more coordinated and balanced way, and mind clearer.

The eight-day program produces the best results compared to other formats of the same level of class. If you cannot commit to eight days, you may join for one or more days. For more information and/or to sign up, call Sharon at 437-5746 or email bodhi.nh@gmail.com.

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