For your health: Village, Spartanburg Regional classes

STAFF REPORTS
Published on Monday, July 2, 2012

Village Hospital

Diabetes Self-management Education

Wednesday, July 18

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Medical Office Building Community Center, Village at Pelham

Diabetes affects every organ in your body and Carolinas Center for Diabetes and

Endocrinology can help you learn how to manage it. You must have a physician’s referral to participate, and insurance will be filed for the program’s cost. Participants receive a free blood glucose meter and diabetes reference book.

Call Erica Moore at 560-6465 for information and to register.

Fighting Infection at Home and in the Hospital

Tuesday, July 24, 12-1 p.m. (lunch provided)

Medical Office Building Community Center, Village at Pelham

Kathy Bryant, RN, of Spartanburg Regional Infection Prevention, will lead the discussion on how you can keep your family healthy by taking just a few precautions around the house. She will also discuss how her department works with staff to identify, control and prevent infections in a hospital environment. Register online.

Nicotine Anonymous

Tuesdays

6 p.m.

Village Hospital Meeting Room One

Nicotine Anonymous is a weekly support group dedicated to those who have a desire to stop using tobacco. This casual meeting is free and open to the public. No registration is required. Call the Joe R. Utley Heart Resource Center at 864-560-4472.

Spartanburg Regional Hospital System

Medical Weight Loss Information Session

Tuesday, July 10, 4 p.m.

Cafeteria Conference Room
Free

The class covers information about the medical weight loss programs: Rapid Weight Loss, Healthy Lifestyle and 9- or 18-week Optifast. These programs are designed for long-term, sustained weight loss and include vitamins, supplements, and counseling, both group and individual. Visit spartanburgweightloss.com or call 560-7070 to register.

LapBand Information Session

Wednesday, July 11, 6:30-9 p.m.

Family Medicine Conference Room, Regional Outpatient Center

Free

The class covers detailed information about weight loss surgery. Drs. Ross leads this class and Johnson, who have performed more than 1,800 combined surgeries. Visit spartanburgweightloss.com or call 560-7070.

Surviving Stroke: A Support Group

Monday, July 16, 6-7 p.m.

Regional Outpatient Center

Family Medicine Conference Room-Fifth Floor

A stroke support group can be a place for stroke survivors and caregivers to make friends, socialize, gain realistic feedback, help others and find meaning in life. Call 560-2132 for more information.

 


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