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Take time for health this week
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Posted: 2013 Mar 01 - 07:02

With everything going on in everybody's lives, sometimes taking care of yourself takes a backseat to getting things done.

Well, this weekend in Martin County, the health of the residents gets pulled back to the forefront by a couple of different organizations.

First is the women's health summit taking place on Saturday in Stuart. This free event offers national speakers talking about achieving life balance, so it's not to be missed.

Frankly, anything that can improve the quality of life of any woman is not to be missed, and residents have the Martin Health Foundation Women in Philanthropy to thank for once again bringing this event to the community.

Another healthy event coming to the area is a free library lecture on macular degeneration.

Dr. Ronald Frenkel and Dr. Heather Smith of the East Florida Eye Institute will present a talk at 10:30 a.m. on March 6 at the Cummings Library in Palm City.

They'll discuss the different types of macular degeneration, and everything that goes along with it, including up-to-date information on the technology to treat it. You have to reserve your spot by calling (772) 287-9000.

Also found at the library is the grand opening of the exhibit, "We Were Here." This will take place at 6 p.m. March 4 at the Robert Morgade Library, at 5851 S.E. Community Drive on the Chastain Campus of Indian River State College in Stuart.

This fascinating exhibit will take a close look at the people and culture that existed here for decades before we came to Martin County. As part of the grand opening, there will be an information lecture by Christian Davenport, who is the historic preservation officer for Palm Beach County.

This is a traveling exhibition, and will only be in the area a short time, so check it out while you can.

Also, if you can't stop tapping your toes to the music while driving or shopping for groceries, remember that the Dancing with the Martin Stars are currently looking for its next big stars, and time is running out.

The deadline for submitting an application to be a dancer is March 15 and can be found online at www.mchealthystart.org/martinstars.

I'll see you around!

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