Health calendar 12/2/08

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Today

* Chronic disease self-management: 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Health and Wellness Center conference room 2 at Saint Francis Medical Center. A six-week workshop for adults living with a chronic condition. Classes are interactive, where mutual support is meant to build confidence in participants' ability to manage their health while maintaining an active, fulfilling lifestyle. To register, call 331-5880.

n Breast-feeding class: 3 to 4:30 p.m. in meeting room 102 at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Class covers topics such as the benefits and techniques of breast feeding, family involvement and support. Call 332-1587 to register.

* Neck Pain: When is Surgery the Right Choice?: 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Harrison Room at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Learn the problems causing common neck pains, nonsurgical treatment options and the latest minimally invasive surgical solutions. Call 332-1587 to register.

Wednesday

* Our New Baby class: 6 to 7 p.m. at Wellness Connection in West Park Mall. This class, for children ages 3 and 4 and their parents, helps families adjust to having a new baby. Children learn about holding, feeding and diapering the baby using dolls for hands-on experience. Call 332-1587 to register.

Thursday

n Seeds of Hope: 6 to 8 p.m. in the Assisi Conference Room at Saint Francis Medical Center. This is a six-week grief support group for those who have lost a loved one within the last six months. Different topics will be discussed at each meeting. Contact chaplain Greg Heinsman at 331-3000, extension 6906 for more information. Sign up on the registration page at www.sfmc.net.

Saturday

n Breast-feeding support group: 10 to 11 a.m. at the Saint Francis Medical Center. Group helps the mother with breast-feeding. A certified lactation consultant will lead group members in sharing successful breast-feeding techniques and to encourage confidence in their skills. Call 877-231-2229 to register.

Dec. 9

* La Leche League meeting: 6:30 p.m. Saint Francis Medical Center Family BirthPlace. Informal meetings open to all women interested in breast feeding. Expecting mothers and nursing babies are welcome. Call Mary Liz at 573-398-9094 or Susan at 243-7769 for more information.

* Chronic disease self-management: 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Health and Wellness Center conference room 2 at Saint Francis Medical Center. A six-week workshop for adults living with a chronic condition. Classes are interactive, where mutual support is meant to build confidence in participants' ability to manage their health while maintaining an active, fulfilling lifestyle. To register, call 331-5880.

* Diabetes self-management support group: 1 to 2 p.m. at the Diabetes Center, 15 Doctors' Park. Session will focus on "Holiday Happenings." This meeting will provide tips on how to have an enjoyable holiday season while also managing diabetes.

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