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Responsible Beverage Server Training arrives BY JUDY HIBBS On Wednesday May 14 and Thursday May 15, Catalina CHOICES in partnership with the Catalina Chamber of Commerce will be hosting LEAD (Licensee Education on Alcohol & Drugs) Certification for all bartenders and restaurant servers in Avalon. The certification, given by California Serve Smart (an ABC certified agency), will give par- ticipants the skills and knowledge to help avoid breaking the law and reduce their criminal, administra- tive and civil liability and that of their employer. The course is being offered on Wednesday May 14 from noon to. 3:30 p.m. and from 4 to 7:30 p.m. in the US BANK Founders Room and Thursday May 15 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Metropole Conference Room. The cost is $15 per per- son. Please call the Chamber of Commerce 310-510-1520 to register. If there are any ques- tions, please contact CHOICES at catalinachoicesl @gmail.com or (310) 848-4381. Summer is just around the cor- ner and soon Front Street will be crowded with visitors. As a community, let's help our visitors have a great time here while-being positiv e role models for both our local and visiting youth. Health Fest to present opportunities for improvement The Health Fest on Thursday May 22 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Crescent Avenue in downtown Avalon offers important medical screenings and low-cost blood tests for the community. What do the blood tests reveal? Why should people have them? Here's some information from Catalina Island Medical Center that may be helpful: CBC: Complete blood count: is used to analyze cells. White blood count is used to determine if there is infection. Red blood cells, Hemoglobin and Hematocrit results are used to diagnose many ailments including anemia. Cell sizing and platelets reveal if there are any other blood disorders. Lipid profile: This group of tests can determine the risk of coronary heart disease by measur- ing cholesterol, HDL, LDL, and Triglycerides. Heart attacks and strokes can be caused by a block- age of blood vessels.' The results of the Lipid Panel along with other known risk factors can develop a plan for prevention, treatment and follow up. Hepatitus C: This screening can determine if a person has been exposed to the Hepatitis C Virus (HCV). HCV is a contagious liver disease that can lead to serious liver problems with mild to severe symptoms lasting a few weeks or becoming a serious lifelong ill- ness. Chronic HCV can lead to cirrhosis (scarring of the liver) or liver cancer. Thyroid Stimlulating Hormone: testing results are used in the process of diagnos- ing Thyroid Disease. Symptoms of Hypothyroidism include fatigue, weight gain, slow heart rate and intolerance to cold. Hypothyroidism symptoms include heat intolerance, weight loss, rapid heart rate, nervousness and breathlessness. PSA: PROSTATE SPECIFIC ANTIGEN (PSA) is used to screen men for Prostate Cancer. It helps to diagnose symptomatic and asymptomatic men; to determine the need for a prostate biopsy or to monitor treatment effectiveness and recurrence of the disease. CMP: COMPREHENSIVE METABOLIC PANEL is a fre- quently Ordered group of 14 tests that give doctors important infor- mation about the status of kidneys, liver, blood sugar, blood protein and electrolyte balance. CMP is used to monitor some known problems such as Hypertension and measures the effectiveness of drug therapies such as cholesterol lowering medicines. Hemoglobin AIC; Also known as HgbA1C: Glycated hemoglobin or glycohemoglobin. The A1C test can be used to diagnose pre-diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes or to gauge how well diabetes is being managed. The A1C is a blood test that reflects your average blood sugar level for the past 2-3 months. It doesn't require fasting and can be performed at any time of day. It measures the percentage of hemoglobin that is coated with sugar. If A1C is high it means poor control of blood sugar. For diabetics this test is a warn- ing for the risk of possible diabetic complications. The event is Thursday May 22 from 9 a:m-3 .p.m. sponsored by CIMC and the Catalina Art Association. PET OF THE WEEK: Daisy Meet Daisy and her human, Allisa Morris. Daisy made an appearance at the community Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday. Do you have a pet you would like featured in the Islander's Pet of the Week feature? Send information and photo by e-mail to editor@thecatali- naislander.com April 25 - May 1. Shows Nightly at 7:30pm Rated PG-13 Admission: Adult $15.00, Senior or Child $13.00 Matinee - Saturday & Wednesday 4:30pm Admission: Adult $10.00, Senior or Child $8.00 Every Tuesday $8.00 Admission ................................................................................ ARRDYD INSURANCE SERVICES AUTO, COMMERCIAL, HOMEOWNERS & LIFE INSURANCE HEALTH INSURANCE-BENEFITS Contact Jim Simonds for a quote jims@arroyoins.com Cell: 818.399.7897 CARLOTA'S OF AVALON Women's Clothing CATALINA CRAFTERS Arts & Crafts Supply Store CATALINA REALTORS Real Estate CHET'S HARDWARE A little bit of everything you need CIVR Catalina Island Vacation Rentals ]EWELS OF INTEREST Artist Inspired Jewelry & Gifts MR. NING'S Chinese Garden Restaurant THE STEAMER TRUNK First Class Gifts TRADEWINDS Apparel, Footwear Gifts & Fashion Jewelry  SANTA CATALINA ISLAND COMPANY 877.778.83R2 I www.vlsltCatalinaIsland.eom e  Friday, April 25, 2014 THE CATALINA ISLANDER