Health & Wellness briefsContent is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions are published in the print edition news space permitting. To enter an event online, visit www.sierrasun.com, locate the event calendar. Click on submit an event, follow instructions. Keep event description to 50 words.Fixing the hip and leg with Active Release TechniquesNov. 6, 7 p.m. Cost is $25. This is a technique that breaks up adhesions in muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerve sheaths. This technique is different from chiropractic, massage and physical therapy. It includes diagnosis, treatment and specific exercises that will be demonstrated during the seminar. Active release techniques has been effective for Achilles tendonitis, ankle injuries, bursitis, compartment syndrome, foot pain and injury, gait imbalances, golf injuries, hip pain, post-surgical restrictions, running injuries and more.Seminars will be presented at Truckee-Donner Recreation and Park District, 8924 Donner Pass Road, 530-582-7720. Contact Barry Triestman, D.C., 11464 East Ridge Road, Truckee, 530-550-1688 or www.truckeechiropractor.com.Stroke and osteoporosis screenings coming to TruckeeResidents in the Truckee area can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. Tahoe Forest Church will host Life Line Screening on Dec. 20. The site is located at 10214 High St. in Truckee. Four key points every person needs to know: Stroke is the third leading cause of death and a leading cause of permanent disability; 80 percent of stroke victims had no apparent warning signs prior to their stroke; preventive ultrasound screenings can help you avoid a stroke. Screenings identify potential cardiovascular conditions such as blocked arteries and irregular heart rhythm, abdominal aortic aneurysms, and hardening of the arteries in the legs, a strong predictor of heart disease. A bone density screening is also offered.Packages start at $149. All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 1-877-237-1287 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com. Pre-registration is required.Gold Ski Pass Raffle to benefit Girls on the RunGirls on the Run-Sierras announced its Gold Ski Pass Raffle that includes a chance to win the ski passes. California Ski Industry Gold Pass offers 40 days of skiing at any California ski resort and fully transferable to friends and family ($2,250 value). Gold Tahoe Super Pass Full season pass at Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows with no blackout dates ($749 value). The Mountain Collective eight days of skiing at Alta, Aspen/Snowmass, Jackson Hole, Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows, plus 50 percent off tickets ($349 value). Drawing will be held on Nov. 21, $25 raffle tickets can be purchased from any board member or www.GirlsOnTheRunSierras.org/raffle.B (12) Tapped Out ClinicAlways the second Tuesday and third Thursday of the month., 4-6 p.m. Join Dr. Ann Sura and Marianne Klemm, for the B (12) tapped out clinic. B-12 shots and Bodytalk access tap outs. Helps with stress, focus, energy and get your body back in alignment. Appointments are recommended but not required. Cost for both is $35 (almost a 50 percent discount). B-12 shot only $20, BodyTalk Access only $15. Call 530-546-0400 for more information or visit www.naturamedtahoe.com.
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