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Health

Monongahela Valley Hospital is sponsoring a variety of informative programs this month. Many of the events will be held in the hospital’s Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center (ECC).


Wednesday, Feb. 7 and Friday, Feb. 17 — Nar-Anon Family Group

6 - 7 p.m. Nar-Anon Family Groups are a worldwide fellowship for the family and friends of those suffering from addiction. As a Twelve-Step program, the group offers help by sharing experiences, strength and hope. The Nar-Anon program is based on a set of spiritual principles and has no affiliation with any denomination. The only requirement for membership is a problem of addiction in a relative or friend. For more information, call 724-288-8403.

Friday,Feb. 3MVH BloodDrive

9 a.m.–2:30 p.m., ECC. Monongahela Valley Hospital,in conjunction with the AmericanRed Cross,is sponsoring a blood drive to benefit local patients.Free parking is available.Formoreinformation orto register,call724-258-1282 orvisit redcrosslife.org.

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 7, 8 and 9 — Managing Your Diabetes

8:30 – 11:30 a.m., ECC. This education program is designed to help you with diabetes self-management. You will learn, “What is diabetes?” Other topics include the importance of controlling your blood sugars, diabetes medications, lifestyle changes, meal planning and methods to reduce your risk of complications. The program is three consecutive days. Registration is required at least one week prior to the start date of class by calling 724-258-1483.

Wednesday, Feb. 8 — Prostate Cancer Support Group

6 – 8 p.m., ECC. All prostate cancer patients, families and caregivers are invited to attend this free support group. For more information, call 724-292-9404.

Tuesday, Feb. 14 — RSDS Support Group

11 a.m. - 1 p.m., ECC. The Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome (RSDS) Support Group is free and open to all persons with RSDS or related illnesses. For more information, call 724-929-9492.

Tuesday, Feb. 14 — Alzheimer’s Support Group

6 - 8 p.m., ECC. This free support group meets once a month. It is designed to help the family members, friends and caregivers of those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. Discussion topics include the challenges of coping with this disorder as well as techniques for managing stress and methods of encouraging social engagement. Reservations are requested by calling 724-258-1333.

Wednesday, Feb. 15 — Advanced Carbohydrate Counting

6 - 8 p.m., ECC. This program is a diabetes self-management class designed to educate you on how to count carbohydrate content in food to improve blood sugar control. Topics include how to track effects of carbohydrates and blood sugar, glycemic index and how to read food nutrition labels. Registration is required at least one week prior to the start of class by calling 724-258-1483.

Thursday,Feb. 16 OstomySupport Group

2 –3:30p.m., ECC. Thissupport group is free and open to all persons with ostomies and theirfamilies and friends.The groupmeets the third Thursday ofeach month.For more information, call

724-258-1773.

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 21, 22 and 23 — Managing Your Diabetes

5:30 p.m., ECC. This education program is designed to help you with diabetes self-management. You will learn, “What is diabetes?” Other topics include the importance of controlling your blood sugars, diabetes medications, lifestyle changes, meal planning and methods to reduce your risk of complications. The program is three consecutive days. Registration is required at least one week prior to the start date of class by calling 724-258-1483.

Wednesday, Feb. 22 — Innovations in Medicine: Acute Coronary Syndrome

6 p.m., ECC. Steve A. Bowser, MD, will discuss “Everything You Want to Know About Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)”. ACS is a syndrome due to decreased blood flow in the coronary arteries such that part of the heart muscle is unable to function properly or dies.

Thursday, Feb. 23 — Stroke Support Group

1 – 2:30 p.m., ECC.  The Stroke Support Group is designed for patients and caregivers to share, learn and grow with people who can personally relate to the daily challenges and struggles they face dealing with strokes and their after-effects. The group meets the last Thursday of each month. For more information, call 724-258-1455.

Tuesday, Feb. 28 — American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR/AED

4 p.m., ECC. Adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) classes are offered by Monongahela Valley Hospital. The fee for the class is $35 to cover the class and required materials. To register, call 724-258-1333.

Canonsburg Hospital, part of the Allegheny Health Network, will host a Grief & Loss Dinner, open to the public, on February 17 for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one.

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Donors of all blood types urged to give in the coming weeks. As freezing temperatures and harsh weather grip much of the nation, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to make an appointment to give blood or platelets to help meet the constant need for blood this winter.

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Elder Law Attorney Colin A. Morgan from Julian Gray Associates will be the guest speaker at the Neighborhood Memory Café’s January meeting. Morgan will discuss estate planning when faced with a dementia diagnosis. A discussion and time for questions will follow. Read more...

Monongahela Valley Hospital would like to welcome the return of Allan H. Tissenbaum, M.D., orthopedic surgeon, to The Orthopedic Group.

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