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Health go, do, learn: Week of April 8

April 05, 2013

Towson to offer preadvising for nursing students

Towson at the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown nursing preadvising sessions will  be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, at University System of Maryland at Hagerstown, 32 W. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown. Individual appointments will also be scheduled. Walk-ins are welcome.

For more information, contact Toni Tracey at 240-527-2757 or ttracey@towson.edu.



Walk-a-thon at Grace Academy

Child Evangalism Fellowship Walk-A-Thon for Good News Clubs will be at 10 a.m Saturday, April 13, at Grace Academy, 13321 Cearfoss Pike, west of Hagerstown. The person who raises the most money in donations will receive a new iPad Mini. A minimum of $500 must be raised to qualify. The event is for ages 7 and older. To register as a participant and obtain a donation sheet, email northwestmaryland cef@myactv.net or call 240-217-1163.

For more information, contact Mark Barnett at 240-818-9457 or marcolbar@aol.com.



Free information about health care planning

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — In celebration of National Health Care Decisions Day, War Memorial Hospital's Ethics Committee is sponsoring a free informational session for local residents to learn about advance health care planning. The free session is from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at the hospital, 1 Healthy Way in Berkeley Springs. Members of the hospital's Ethics Committee will be available to explain forms and answer questions.  A notary will also be available to notarize the documents at no cost. No appointment is needed. Light refreshments will be available. For more information, call 304-258-6588.



Donate Life information available

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — April is National Donate Life Month. LifeNet Health, a federally designated organ procurement organization, is partnering with WVU Hospitals-East to encourage individuals to consider registering as an organ, eye and tissue donor. One organ, eye and tissue donor can save the lives of up to nine organ recipients, enhance the lives of more than fifty tissue recipients, and bring sight to two cornea recipients. Both City Hospital in Martinsburg and Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson will fly  Donate Life flags from Monday, April 15, to  Friday April 19. Information on LifeNet Health's Heroes campaign and National Donate Life Month will be on display in the hospital lobbies during this time. For more information, go to www.donatelifewv.org



Cancer services are topic of seminar

MARTINSBURG, W.Va.  — West Virginia University Hospitals-East and the WVU Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center Eastern Division will sponsor a community mini-medical school program on cancer care in the Eastern Panhandle. Tuesday, April 16 in the WVU Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center at City Hospital. 

The guest speaker is Dr. Eric Bonnem, medical director of the WVUH-East Regional Cancer Program, and an assistant professor for the WVU School of Medicine. Bonnem will present an overview of the cancer program and services offered through WVUH-East. He will also speak about the new Cancer and Infusion Center, a department of City Hospital. 

Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. program is from 7 to 8 p.m. Tours of the center will be offered. Reservations are recommended. 

For more information or to register, call 304-264-1287, ext. 31760.



Heart attack risk program

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — War Memorial Hospital's Center for Rehab & Wellness and Valley Health Heart & Vascular Services will offer the Heart Attack Risk Program from 7 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, at the Center for Rehab & Wellness, 261 Berkmore Place in Berkeley Springs.  

Test results from a finger stick blood draw 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.  A nurse will review results with participants, and participants will receive educational handouts.

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. A $20 fee applies to the screening. The fee is waived for anyone who has had coronary bypass surgery at Winchester Medical Center.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 304-258-8377.



CPR for health care providers

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — War Memorial Hospital will offer the American Heart Association's CPR for Health care Providers Course from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in education room A at the hospital, 1 Healthy Way in Berkeley Springs. This course is designed for licensed healthcare providers who need to obtain or renew their CPR certification.  A $50 fee is charged for the course.  Class size is limited so advance registration is required.  For more information or to register, call 304-258-6525.



Program for stress reduction

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va — War Memorial Hospital and Valley Health Wellness & Fitness Services will offer a free program "Mindfulness 101" at noon Tuesday, April 30, in education room A at War Memorial Hospital, 1 Healthy Way. Kelly Walker will give an introduction to mindfulness practices to reduce daily stress.  The class is open to the public, but registration is required by Thursday, April 25. 

For more information or to register, call 800-662-7831.



Audubon 'Race for the Birds' is April 20

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — The Potomac Valley Audubon Society's 12th annual "This Race is for the Birds!" is Saturday, April 20, at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's National Conservation Training Center. There will be two races, and a  self-timed 2-mile community jog/walk for families and individuals, and a free 1-mile "Fun Run" for children younger than 10. The cost for the other portions of the event range from $15 to $25. The timed races begin at 9 a.m. The jog/walk begins afterwards and the fun run will be at 10:45 a.m.

To register, and for more information, go to www.raceforthebirds.org.

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