Health people

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Mental Health Screening: Screenings offered by licensed professionals, with referrals; registration required; free; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. today; 390 S.W. Columbia, Suite 210, Bend; 541-610-4597.

Great American smokeOuT: Patient counseling for those wanting to quit smoking, and a lunch presentation, “Advise the Quit,” for medical professionals; free; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. counseling and noon luncheon, today; Bend Memorial Clinic Physician’s Lounge, 1501 N.E. Medical Center Drive, Bend; 541-317-4506.

Medicare Seminar: Learn about Medicare plan options; free; 3 p.m. today; Bend Senior Center, 1600 S.E. Reed Market Road; 541-504-1507.

Healthy Holiday Eating: Learn about healthy holiday eating, recipes and menu plans from Dr. Kerie Raymond, a naturopathic physician; registration required; free; 5:30-6:30 p.m. today; Hawthorn Healing Arts Center, 39 N.W. Louisiana Ave., Bend; or 541-330-0334.

Food Drive: Chiropractic services offered in exchange for nonperishable food donations to benefit NeighborImpact, call for an appointment; 9 a.m.-noon Saturday; Lind Chiropractic Clinic, 444 N.E. Norton Ave., Bend; 541-389-3072.

Bone Marrow Donor Drive: Register to be a bone marrow donor through the National Marrow Donor Program; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; Newport Avenue Market, 1121 Newport Ave., Bend;

No Pain Life GaiN: Learn about managing stress from physical therapist Allison Suran; registration requested; free; 5:30-6:30 p.m. Monday; Healing Bridge Physical Therapy, 404 N.E. Penn Ave., Bend; 541-318-7041.

Restorative Gentle Yoga: Remove stress and release gripped muscles through yoga; $15; 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday; Safeway Center, 660 N.E. 3rd St., Suite 5, Bend; 541-318-1186 or .

Dr. Ann-Bridget Bird recently joined St. Charles Health System’s clinics in Redmond and Prineville as an obstetrician/gynecologist. Bird is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed a residency at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center in Maryland.

Kevin Schitoskey has recently joined AirLink Critical Care Transport in Bend as the program manager. AirLink is an emergency air medical company. Schitoskey is a graduate of the University of New Mexico and is a licensed emergency medical technician.

Dr. Bonnie Skakel has recently joined Collins Orchard Wellness Center in Bend as a naturopathic physician. Skakel’s areas of specialty include women’s health, cancer care, Chinese medicine and stress management. She is also a licensed acupuncturist.

Anna Thedford has recently joined Collins Orchard Wellness Center as a mental health counselor. Thedford specializes in working with children and families.

Dr. Colleen Amann has recently joined Collins Orchard Wellness Center as a naturopathic physician practicing primary care. Amann’s areas of specialty include integrated aesthetic and anti-aging medicine, chronic pain and hormonal imbalances.

Marijane Boyd has recently joined Collins Orchard Wellness Center as a licensed massage therapist.

Dr. Terry Fong has recently joined Collins Orchard Wellness Center as a naturopathic physician. Fong is a graduate of Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Ariz. Her areas of specialty include chemical sensitivities and multiple sclerosis.

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