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May 04, 2009

CPR course



BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Morgan County War Memorial Hospital will offer the American Heart Association's CPR for Healthcare Providers Course from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, at War Memorial Hospital.

The course is designed for licensed health-care providers who need to obtain or renew their CPR certification. A fee is charged for the course. Class size is limited to six people. Advanced registration is required. For information or to register, call Paul Cooper at 304-258-6577 or Deb Unger at 304-258-6525.

Weight-management seminars



MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - There will be free introductory seminars on the Transitions Lifestyle Weight Management Program at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 8, or Tuesday, May 12, at Gold's Gym in Martinsburg.

The seminars explain the system, including low glycemic index eating, exercise, stress reduction and nutritional supplementation. Participants will learn how and why this lifestyle system works.

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The seminars are open to anyone in the community. Call Lisa at 301-524-8350 or stop by Gold's in Martinsburg and talk to Rob at 304-264-4653 for reservations.

Health fair



HANCOCK -- Tri-State Community Health Center will hold a health fair from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, May 8, in the parking lot around Tri-State Community Health Center, 130 W. High St., and next door at Town Hall. The rain date is Friday, June 5. The event is free and open to the public. The theme is "Going Green - A New Start to Healthy Living." The teen clinic will be open for tours and drawings for two iPod will be awarded.

Activities include music, games, face painting, magic shows, story time, petting zoo, tricycle rodeo in addition to area health vendors and organizations. There will be health screenings, healthy snacks, prizes, giveaways and drawings. Alex's Lemonade Stand will be open to raise awareness to childhood cancer.

For information, call 301-678-7256.

WVUH-East hosts community health expo



MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - West Virginia University Hospitals-East, City Hospital and Jefferson Memorial Hospital, will host a Family Health Expo on Saturday, May 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Martinsburg Mall.

The Family Health Expo will feature free screenings and various activities for the entire family. Some of the free screenings will include glucose, blood pressure, skin cancer, vision and diabetic foot screening.

A variety of health related information will be available and interactive activities such as volleyball, basketball, gymnastics, moon bounce and an obstacle course will be offered throughout the day. Exercise and cooking demonstrations will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the gazebo area.

Health fair set



Robinwood Medical Center hosts its annual health fair from 9 a.m. and noon Saturday, May 16. The event will feature a variety of health screenings and fun educational activities for all ages.

The event will be in the atrium at Robinwood Medical Center, 11110 Robinwood Drive, along with several nearby conference spaces.

For more information, call 301-790-8627.

Heart attack risk screening



BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - War Memorial Hospital and Winchester Medical Center will offer the heart attack risk screening from 8 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 20, in the conference room at War Memorial Hospital.

People will have their risk of heart disease assessed by participating in a simple health screening that will provide participants with information on their total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, total cholesterol/HDL ratio, triglycerides, blood sugar, blood pressure, and body weight/body mass index. The screening process, which is conducted by appointment only, will take approximately 15 to 20 minutes. Participants must fast for 12 hours before their appointment time.

The screening costs $15. The fee is waived for anyone who has had open-heart surgery at Winchester Medical Center.

For information or to schedule an appointment, call Paul Cooper at 304-258-6577.

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