Health briefs



Breast-feeding classes scheduled at hospital

Johnson Memorial Hospital is offering free breast-feeding classes for new or expectant mothers. The dates are 6 to 7 p.m. May 7, June 4, July 2 and Aug. 6.

The class is sponsored by the Johnson County Women’s Care Group, Partnership for a Healthier Johnson County and Johnson Memorial Hospital Foundation.

Register online at or call 736-2657.

Senior spring health fair planned at YMCA

On May 15 the Baxter YMCA will host a free spring health fair for seniors.

The event from 9 a.m. to noon is free, open to the public and will feature information from local businesses as well as free health screenings and door prizes.

A free lunch, donated by Lincoln Square Pancake House, will be served while supplies last.

For more information, including how to participate as a vendor, contact Bobbi Finley at 865-6464 or

Childbirth education class beginning soon

Great Expectations, a free quarterly childbirth education program, is planned for May 16 at Johnson Memorial Hospital.

From 8:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., visitors can attend educational presentations and learn about health resources and nutrition, get goody bags, tour the maternity center, enter to win door prizes and more. Expectant mothers are welcome to invite a guest.

Register online at or call 736-2657.