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Palmetto Health August Calendar Events
07/26/2011
Aug. 4: Diabetes Seminar:
Attend an educational diabetes seminar from 6–7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 4, at 1501 Sumter St. in Classroom D & E. As part of the Palmetto Health Diabetes Education Program, the topic for this month’s seminar is “Face the Fats: Heart-Smart Shopping and Cooking.” People living with diabetes and their family members will learn about diabetes and life style changes that are helpful in managing this condition. For more information, call 803-296-2273.

Pre-Diabetes General Information Class:
Is your blood sugar higher than normal? Attend Palmetto Health’s free pre-diabetes class from 6–7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 4, at Palmetto Health Baptist, 1501 Sumter St., ground-floor auditorium. This one-hour general information class will provide an overview on nutrition, physical activity, ways to prevent diabetes and additional resources. Registration is required and space is limited. Call 803-296-2273 to register.

Aug. 9: Bariatric Surgery Seminar:
Learn more about weight loss surgery at one of Palmetto Health Weight Management Center’s free seminars. The Bariatric Surgery Seminar will take place from 6–7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 9, at Palmetto Health Baptist, 1501 Sumter St., ground-floor auditorium. Excess weight can limit your activities, erode your health and diminish your quality of life. The Weight Management Center at Palmetto Health offers real hope for lasting weight loss through bariatric surgery. For more information about the seminar, call 803-806-3553.

Infant CPR Class:
Learn how to save your baby’s life in an emergency by attending Palmetto Health’s infant CPR class 6:30–8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 9, at Palmetto Health Richland, 9 Medical Park Drive, Suite 130. The class will illustrate infant CPR techniques from certified instructors. Participants will get the chance to practice CPR and choking maneuvers on infant mannequins. The class requires a registration fee of $20. For more information or to register, call 803-296-2273.

Aug. 12: Snuggler’s Support Group:
Mothers and their babies are encouraged to join Snuggler’s, Palmetto Health’s free breastfeeding support group. The group will meet 10 a.m.–12 p.m., Friday, Aug. 12, at Palmetto Health Richland, 9 Medical Park Drive, Suite 130. Topics that will be covered include how to manage a milk supply, working and pumping, normal infant development, prevention of mastitis and other breast conditions. To register, call 803-296-2273.


Aug. 16: Infant CPR Class:
Learn how to save your baby’s life in an emergency by attending Palmetto Health’s infant CPR class 6:30–8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 16, at Palmetto Health Richland, 9 Medical Park Drive, Suite 130. The class will illustrate infant CPR techniques from certified instructors. Participants will get the chance to practice CPR and choking maneuvers on infant mannequins. The class requires a registration fee of $20. For more information or to register, call 803-296-2273.

Aug. 18: Pre-Diabetes Nutrition and Physical Activity Class:
Is your blood sugar higher than normal? Attend Palmetto Health’s free pre-diabetes nutrition and physical activity class from 6–7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 18, at Palmetto Health Baptist, 1501 Sumter St., ground-floor auditorium. The class will discuss the topic “Portion Distortion.” Registration is required and space is limited. Call 803-296-2273 to register.

Aug. 23: Bariatric Surgery Seminar:
Learn more about weight loss surgery at one of Palmetto Health Weight Management Center’s free seminars. The Bariatric Surgery Seminar will take place from 12–1 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 23, at Palmetto Health Baptist, 1501 Sumter St., ground-floor auditorium. Excess weight can limit your activities, erode your health and diminish your quality of life. The Weight Management Center at Palmetto Health offers real hope for lasting weight loss through bariatric surgery. For more information about the seminar, call 803-806-3553.

Wee Remember Support Group:
Palmetto Health invites parents who have experienced infant or pregnancy loss to join the support group Wee Remember. The group will meet from 6:30–8 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 23, in the Palmetto Health Baptist Pastoral Counseling Seminar Room. For more information, call Rosalie Blair at 803-296-5636.

Aug. 27: Pre-Diabetes General Information Class:
Participate in Palmetto Health’s free pre-diabetes class from 10–11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 27 at Palmetto Health Baptist, 1501 Sumter St., ground-floor auditorium. This one-hour general information class will provide an overview on nutrition, physical activity, ways to prevent diabetes and additional resources. Registration is required and space is limited. Call 803-296-2273 to register.

Free Diabetes Screenings:
Palmetto Health offers free diabetes screenings on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:45–7:20 p.m., at 1801 Sunset Drive; Thursdays, 11 a.m.–1 p.m., at Palmetto Health Baptist, 1501 Sumter St., Office of Community Services. To see if you qualify for the free screenings or to register, call 803-296-2273.

Free Cancer Screenings:
Palmetto Health offers free breast and cervical cancer screenings on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30–7 p.m., and the second Saturday of every month, 8 a.m.–12 p.m. at Palmetto Health Women’s Center, 1801 Sunset Drive. Prostate cancer screenings are held the fourth Thursday of every month, 5:30–7 p.m. Find out more and see if you qualify for the free screenings by calling 803-296-2273.

Healthy Palmetto Walking Program:
Join Palmetto Health’s free walking program to receive a pedometer and incentives for reaching goals. For more information or to register, visit HealthyPalmetto.org or call 803-296-2273.

Stuffed Animal Donations:
Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital is in need of stuffed animals for children who are in hospital. The stuffed animals will be given to pediatric patients at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital and later will be taken home by the child. Because of infection control guidelines and respiratory illnesses, stuffed animals must be new and store-bought. If you are interested in giving, call Allison Jones at 803-434-2151.

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