The Salt Lake Valley Health Department is giving away free digital thermometers to all county residents at SLVHD health clinics. The initiative aims to remove old mercury-based thermometers from at-risk homes, especially those with young children. For more information or to locate a health clinic, visit www.slvhealth.org.
The American Diabetes Association is hosting its eighth annual Diabetes EXPO, a one-day event showcasing the latest products and services for people with diabetes. Highly interactive, it includes activities for people of all ages. More than 50 exhibitors are participating. Included in the free admission are the fitness zone, health and wellness screenings, more than 15 lectures and demonstrations, and an "Ask the Educator" area. It's 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at South Towne Expo Center, 9575 S. State St.
The seventh annual "Crop Because You Care" scrapbooking event, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. at the South Towne Expo Center, 9575 S. State, benefits the Epilepsy Association of Utah. Special guest is Stacey Julian, founding editor of Simple Scrapbooks magazine. Cost is $29 with pre-registration by Feb. 1 or $35 at the door. Registration forms are available at area scrapbook and supply stores or online at www.epilepsyut.org.
Falls are prevalent, dangerous and costly. Members of the American Physical Therapy Association will answer questions about the risk factors of falling, how the body maintains its balance and how older adults can help to improve their balance and reduce the risk of falling, during a toll-free national hotline from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. The toll-free number is 1-877-NEED-A-PT (633-3278).
The ninth annual Women Against MS Champagne Luncheon starts at 10 a.m., Little America, 500 S. Main. Women are invited for an afternoon of dining, shopping and a fashion show. Speakers are Sheila and Eve Steiner. Dr. John W. Rose, professor of neurology at the University of Utah and chief of neurology at the VA Hospital, will provide a research update. Raffle and prizes. Tickets are $80. Proceeds benefit the National MS Society. More information at www.fightmsutah.org or 801-424-0113, option 2.
Conference for professionals who care for children with life-threatening illnesses. The conference, called "The Art and Medicine of Caring," will be 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at Primary Children's Medical Center. For information, e-mail email@example.com.