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October 16, 1998

Washington County Hospital to offer classes on diabetes

Washington County Hospital will offer a series of diabetes education classes for patients, families and friends beginning Thursday, Oct. 22.

Seven two-hour classes will be held on consecutive Thursdays through Dec. 10. There won't be a class Thursday, Nov. 26, Thanksgiving Day.

Topics include diagnosis and control, diet, medication, foot care, exercise, emotional issues and long-term care. Classes are taught by physicians, registered nurses, registered dietitians, physical therapists, pharmacists and social workers.

The classes will be offered at two times each Thursday. Participants may choose 10 a.m. to noon at Church of the Brethren on Washington and Mulberry streets, Room 302, or 4 to 6 p.m. at Robinwood Medical Center, Suite 102. The Oct. 29 class at Robinwood will be 6 to 8 p.m.

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Recognized by American Diabetes Association, the program is tailored to meet the needs of patients and may include individual assessment, group instruction, diet prescription and follow-up visits. The first class is free. Other fees are based on classes and any additional services provided. Preregistration is required. For information, call 301-714-4041.

Depression seminar offered Wednesday

Williamsport Retirement Village is offering the seminar "Depression and Anxiety" Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. at Williamsport Nursing Home.

Depression and anxiety affect a broad spectrum of the population. But too often, many people don't know when to get help and what type of help they need. Treatment approaches and strategies will be discussed.

Call 301-223-7971 to reserve a seat. Refreshments will be provided.

Nursing seminar to focus on geriatric clients

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A nursing seminar on the geriatric client will be held at Lighthouse Restaurant, U.S. 11 north, in Chambersburg, Friday, Oct. 30. Contact the practical nursing program at Franklin County Career and Technology Center at 1-717-263-5667 for information.

The sessions will cover the geriatric client and his or her response to illness by Dr. John Benner, KEPRO by Steven Kleinfelter, wound care by Charla Bishop, nutrition and enteral feedings by Dotti Katz and dementia and Alzheimer's by Dr. James Druckenbrod.

Registration deadline is Friday, Oct. 23.

Program on migraines to be offered at HCC

A free educational program on migraines is being offered Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. at Hagerstown Community College, Classroom Building Room C-11. The program is sponsored by Glaxo Wellcome Inc.

For information, call HCC at 301-790-2800, ext. 262.

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