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Health

Monongahela Valley Hospital sponsors a variety of informative programs every month. Many of the events are held in the hospital’s Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center (ECC).

 

Tuesday, February 4 — Managing Your Diabetes Morning Class (1 of 3)

9 – 11 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 Tuesdays. Registration is required at least one week prior to the start date of class by calling 724-258-1483.

Wednesday, February 5 — Is Weight Loss Surgery Right For You?

6 p.m.,ECC. Bariatric surgery is an option for people who want to lose 100 pounds or more. This free information session is designed to give those individuals struggling with weight loss the facts to choose their best option. To learn if you are a candidate for this surgery, join Hiram Gonzalez, M.D., as he discusses this topic in detail. To register, call 724-258-1333 or visit https://www.monvalleyhospital.com/registration.asp.  

Wednesday, February 5 — Managing Your Diabetes Night Class (1 of 3)

6 – 8 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 Wednesdays. Registration is required at least one week prior to the start date of class by calling 724-258-1483.

Monday, February 10 and 24 — Suicide Bereavement Support Group

1 – 2:30 p.m., ECC. This support group is a four-month program that meets the second and fourth Mondays of each month. This program is led by a licensed psychologist and is free and open to all those touched by suicide. Registration is required. To register, call 724-678-3601.

Tuesday, February 11 — Managing Your Diabetes Morning Class (2 of 3)

9 – 11 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 Tuesdays. Registration is required at least one week prior to the start date of class by calling 724-258-1483.

Tuesday, February 11 — Alzheimer’s Support Group

2 - 4 p.m. or 6 - 8 p.m., ECC. This free support group meets once a month. It is designed to help the families, 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.

Tuesday, February 11 — Innovations in Medicine: Spinal Cord Simulation

6 p.m., ECC. Eric Nabors, M.D., a spinal surgeon with The Orthopedic Group, will host a free talk about spinal cord stimulation. Spinal cord stimulation is a medical treatment that involves the use of electrical signals from a small device, similar to a pacemaker, to block pain nerves of the spine to greatly reduce the sensation of pain. Dr. Nabors will explain the purpose of spinal cord stimulation and thoroughly describe the procedure to implant the stimulation device. The session will include light refreshments and free parking. To register, call 724-258-1333.

Wednesday, February 12 — Managing Your Diabetes Night Class (2 of 3)

6 – 8 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 Wednesdays. Registration is required at least one week prior to the start date of class by calling 724-258-1483.

Wednesday, February 12 — Prostate Cancer Support Group

6 – 7 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.

Thursday, February 13 — 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.

Friday, February 14 — MVH Blood Drive

9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., ECC. Monongahela Valley Hospital, in conjunction with the American Red Cross, is sponsoring a blood drive to benefit local patients. Free parking is available. For more information or to register, call 724-258-1282 or visit redcrosslife.org.

Tuesday, February 18 — Managing Your Diabetes Morning Class (3 of 3)

9 – 11 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 Tuesdays. Registration is required at least one week prior to the start date of class by calling 724-258-1483.

Wednesday, February 19 — Managing Your Diabetes Night Class (3 of 3)

6 – 8 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 Wednesdays. Registration is required at least one week prior to the start date of class by calling 724-258-1483.

Thursday, February 20 — Ostomy Support Group

2 – 3 p.m., ECC. This support group is free and open to all persons with ostomies and their families and friends. The group meets the third Thursday of each month. For more information, call 724-258-1773. 

Thursday, February 20 — Diabetes Support Group

2 – 3 p.m., ECC. This support program is free for people with diabetes, their families and caregivers. Advance registration is required by calling 724-258-1483.

Tuesday, February 25 — American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR/AED

8 a.m. – noon, ECC. Adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR/AED) classes are offered by Monongahela Valley Hospital. The fee for the class is $50 to cover the class and required materials. To register, call 724-258-1333 or visit https://www.monvalleyhospital.com/registration.asp.

Tuesday, February 25 — American Heart Association Family and Friends CPR/AED

4 – 6 p.m., Simulation Center. This course is designed for the layperson that has little or no medical training, and is taught by a certified instructor. This course is for people who do not need a certification card for a job. Content includes an orientation to CPR for adult, child, infants, choking and use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Cost of this course is $35 to cover the cost of the book, which includes a class participation card. To register, call 724-258-1333 or visit https://www.monvalleyhospital.com/registration.asp.

 

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