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Health briefs 3-19-18

Events

n Registered Nurses Invited to MVH Career Fair/Open house, 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 22 at the Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center at Monongahela Valley Hospital.

n Better Breathers Club, 2-3 p.m. March 20 at the Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center at Monongahela Valley Hospital. Information and registration: 724-258-1226.

n Colorectal Screening, 1 p.m. March 21 at the Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center at Monongahela Valley Hospital. Information and registration: 724-258-1333.

n Kick Butts Day information table, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 21 in the lobby of the Fayette County Health Center. Free cessation classes are offered.

n Multiphasic Blood Analysis, 7-10 a.m. March 24 at the Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center at Monongahela Valley Hospital. Information and registration: 724-258-1282.

n Smoke Free for Life program, 1-3 p.m. April 2, 9, 16 and 23 in Monongahela Valley HealthPlex suite 270. The program will also be held in the same location: 5:30-7:30 p.m. June 5, 12, 19 and 26; 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 6, 13, 20 and 27; 5:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 6, 13, 20 and 27. Information: 724-258-1226.

n Hernia Screening and Seminar, 10 a.m. to noon, April 28 in Conference rooms 1 and 2 on the fourth floor of Excela Square at Frick in Mount Pleasant. Information: 1-877-771-1234.

n Exercise classes, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Center in the Woods, 130 Woodland Court, Brownsville. Classes include chair dancing at 9:30 a.m. followed by healthy steps at 11 a.m. Information: 724-938-3554

Support groups

n Suicide Bereavement Support Group, 1-2:30 p.m., March 26 at the Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center at Monongahela Valley Hospital. Information and registration: 724-678-3601.

n Grief Support Group, 2-3:30 p.m. through March 20 at Weatherwood Manor in Greensburg. It is a six-week group. A second six-week group meets 2-3:30 p.m. from March 19 through April 30 at Latrobe United Methodist Church.

n Stroke Support Group, 6-8 p.m. March 20 in Community Room 2 in the main lobby of Uniontown Hospital. Information: 724-430-5341.

n Stroke Support Group, 6-7 p.m. March 27 in Conference Room A on the first floor of Excela Westmoreland Hospital. Information: 1-877-771-1234.

n Osteoporosis Support Group, 5:30 p.m. April 12 at the Health Center on New Salem Road in Uniontown. Registration: 724-626-8780.

n Caregiver Support Group, 6:30-8:30 p.m., the fourth Wednesday of the month at Lafayette Manor. Classes meet in the new Physical Therapy Department. Light refreshments are provided.

n Stepping Stones Bereavement Support Program, beginning at 7 p.m. March 5 and running for 10 weeks at the Fayette County Health Center on New Salem Road. Anyone who is grieving the loss of a loved one is welcome. Information and registrations: 724-438-9373 or 724-439-1683.

n Cancer Grief Group, 2:30-4 p.m. every Thursday at Our Clubhouse on Route 30 East in Greensburg.

n Grief support group, 6-8 p.m., first Tuesday of every month, at the St. John the Evangelist Church on West Crawford Avenue in Connellsville. The group is a collaborative effort for those facing grief due to the loss of a loved one from addiction. Information: 724-628-6840.

n Al-Anon Family Groups, 8 p.m., Wednesdays, Trinity Church basement, Fayette and Morgantown streets, Uniontown, and 7:30 p.m., Fridays, Christian Church, Pittsburgh Street, Connellsville. These meetings are for anyone who has been affected by or is having problems from someone else’s drinking. Information: al-anon.alateen.org or pa-al-anon.org.

n Survivors of Incest Anonymous group, 6:30-8 p.m., the first and third Mondays of the month, excluding holidays. This 12-step recovery program is meant for men and women aged 18 or older who were sexually abused by a trusted person as a child. The group meets at the Mount Macrina Retreat Center. A similar group, Healing Friends, is from 6:30-7:30 p.m., East Liberty Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh, on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. Information: peopleofcourage@gmail.com siawso.org, or healingfriends8@gmail.com.

n Missing Piece of My Heart Support Group, the last Thursday of each month, 6-8 p.m., at the Crime Victim’s Center conference room in the Oliver Square Plaza. The group is for families who have lost a child to a violent crime. Information: 724-438-1470.

n Silver Generation Support Program, 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesdays, East End United Community Center, Uniontown. The program is for ages 55 and older. Information: 724-437-1660.

Courses

n Childbirth and Labor Preparation Courses, March 20 7-9 p.m. in Community Room 1 of the main lobby at Uniontown Hospital. Information and registration: 724-430-4646.

n Managing Your Diabetes, 6-9 p.m. March 20-22 at the Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center at Monongahela Valley Hospital. Information and registration: 724-258-1483.

n Living With Diabetes, Looking Forward, 1-3 p.m. March 19 at Excela Frick Hospital.

n Childbirth and Beyond, 6:30 to 9 p.m. March 21 at the Memorial Conference Center on the ground floor of Westmoreland Hospital.

n Insulin Pump course, 9 a.m. to noon March 22 in Conference Room 1 on the first floor of Excela Latrobe Hospital.

n Breastfeeding Success, 9-11:30 a.m. March 24 on the First Floor Conference Rooms at Westmoreland Hospital.

n Living Well Series: Orthopedics “Back Pain and Disc Degeneration,” 6 p.m. March 26 at the Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center at Monongahela Valley Hospital, featuring Eric Jabors, M.D. and his discussion of advanced treatments.

n Is Weight Loss Surgery Right For You? 6 p.m. March 26 at the Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center at Monongahela Valley Hospital. Information and registration: 724-258-1333.

n Yoga class, 5:15 p.m., Mondays, Conference Room D at the Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, and Thursdays, Auditorium A/B/ in the Excela Health Latrobe Hospital.

n Chair Fit mixed cardiovascular training, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Mondays, Conference Room D in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital.

n Interval Training class, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Mondays, at the Memorial Conference Center at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital.

n Body Sculpting and Core Conditioning, 4:30 p.m., Wednesdays, in the Memorial Conference Center in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital. Information: 724-830-8568.

Article source: https://www.heraldstandard.com/healthy_living/health-briefs/article_24f1a466-6656-5251-856f-9cf46e9bc2ff.html