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STAFF REPORTS
Published on Monday, November 7, 2011

Smoking Cessation Support Group
 
Every Tuesday, 6:30 – 8 p.m. at the Greenville Hospital System Life Center. Free; registration required. Call 455-1540.

Stress: Is It Worth Dying For?
Wednesday, Nov. 9, 8:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. Learn the origins of stress and how your body responds to it. Greenville Hospital System Life Center. Free. Registration required. Call 455-4021.

Diabetes: What Your Sweet Tooth Might Not Be Telling You
Thursday, Noon – 1 p.m. At Stella’s Southern Bistro in Simpsonville. Dr. Nanette Dendy of Cypress Internal Medicine-Simpsonville discusses the signs, symptoms and risk factors for diabetes as well as ways to prevent the disease. Free. Registration required. Call 877-447-4636 or visit ghs.org/360healthed.

Happiest Baby on the Block
Saturday, Nov.11 or Dec. 3, 2-4 p.m. Learn five special soothing techniques that will help keep your baby calm and happy. $40/couple. At Greenville Memorial Hospital. Call 877-447-4636 or visit ghs.org/360healthed.

GHS Celebrates Veterans Day
Friday, Nov. 11, at 11:45 a.m. Greenville Hospital System Life Center pays tribute to veterans. Light refreshments served. Life Center initiation fee waived for veterans who join Nov. 7-12. Call 455-4001.

Know Your Numbers:
Understanding Cholesterol
Fridays, Nov. 11, 12:30 p.m., or Nov. 18, 8:30 a.m. or 9:30 a.m., Increase your knowledge of cholesterol and the latest recommendations. Greenville Hospital System Life Center. Free. Registration required. Call 455-5173.

Lungs 4 Life 5K
Saturday, Nov. 12, 9 a.m., Help raise funds for local lung cancer research by participating in the Lungs 4 Life 5K on at the Caine Halter YMCA. Register at lungs4life5k.com.

What’s All the Buzz about Diabetes?
Monday, Nov. 14, 10-11 a.m. Join Diabetes educator Ylva Byars of Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center discusses diabetes at the Caine Halter YMCA. 

Diabetes Support Group
Monday, Nov. 14, 6-7:30 p.m. Learn about diabetes and gain support from other diabetics. At Greenville Hospital System Life Center. Free. Registration required. Call 455-4025.

Free Your Back
Monday, Nov. 14, 1 – 3 p.m., or Thursday, Nov. 17, 5:45 – 7:45 p.m., Uncover old habits and learn new movement options to relieve back pain. Greenville Hospital System Life Center. Fee: $29 members, $36 non-members. Call 455-4001 to register.

A.M. Extreme
Tuesdays and Thursdays, Nov. 15 – Dec. 20, 5:30-7 a.m. Six-week boot camp-style class will help you burn calories, improve endurance and increase energy at the Greenville Hospital System Life Center. Fee: $104 members, $158 non-members. Call 455-4669.

Detect and Prevent Lung Cancer
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 12:15-1:15 p.m., Dr. Brian McKinley, a surgical oncologist with Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center, discusses lung cancer. At Greenville Memorial Hospital. Free. Registration required. Call 877-447-4636 or visit ghs.org/360healthed.
Metabolic Syndrome
Wednesday, Nov. 16, 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., or 12:30 p.m., Learn the risk factors that make up the metabolic syndrome and steps you can take to prevent or control diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Greenville Hospital System Life Center. Free. Registration required. Call 455-4010.
More Than Fat
Monday, Nov. 21, 8:30 a.m. or 9:30 a.m., or Nov. 28, 12:30 p.m. Discover heart-healthy benefits of specific foods and nutrients. Greenville Hospital System Life Center. Free. Register at 455-4010.
Exercise Prescription
Wednesday, Nov. 23, 8:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. Learn the components of a safe exercise program. Greenville Hospital System Life Center. Free. Register at 455-4037.
Turkey Day 8K
Thursday, Nov. 24, 9 a.m. At CU-ICAR and offers an 8K run, two-mile walk and 1/4-mile tot trot. Visit turkeyday8k.com.

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