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Health, go, do, learn: July 1

June 28, 2013

Tobacco free classes

“Tobacco Free for Life” two-week classes will be offered at the Washington County Health Department, 13114 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown Mondays and Thursdays, July 8, 11, 15 and 18; Aug. 5, 8, 12 and 15; and Sept. 9, 12, 16 and 19, from 11 a.m. to noon or 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Paula Ernst will lead the classes. 

For information or to register for classes, call 240-313-3360 or TDD/TTY 240-313-3391.

Great Bicycle Tour

BOONSBORO  — The Great Bicycle Tour of the C&O Canal will be over four days — Saturday, July 13, to Tuesday, July 16, and covers 186 miles of the C&O Canal. 

Riders must raise a minimum of $450 prior to the event. Meet at 7 a.m. July 13 at San Mar Children’s Home, 8504 Mapleville Road, Boonsboro.

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 Riders and their bikes are taken to Cumberland, Md., for the start of the ride on July 13. Riders travel at their own pace with overnight stays in Little Orleans, Md., Williamsport and Frederick, Md. 

For full details and to register, go to www.sanmar-tgbt.org.

For more information, call 301-733-9067.

Free dental sealant

Walnut Street Community Health Center is providing free dental sealants to Washington County children as part of a collaborative effort between the Center and the Washington County Health Department, with funding support of nearly $10,000 from the Office of Oral Health of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

The Walnut Street Dental Practice sees child dental patients at 24 N. Walnut St. in downtown Hagerstown.

The Walnut Street dental team and the Healthy Smiles in Motion mobile dental unit will travel to selected Washington County public schools and area locations to provide sealants to Washington County children.

For more information about dental sealants and pediatric dental care, call 301-393-3450. 

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 on Thursday, July 11, from noon to 4 p.m. in Education Room A at the hospital located at 1 Healthy Way. 

This course is designed for licensed health care providers who need to obtain or renew their CPR certification. 

A $50 fee is charged for the course. Class size is limited so advanced registration is required.  

For more information or to register, call Deb Unger at 304-258-6525 or Paul Cooper at 304-258-6577.

Lyme disease program

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — Local residents wanting to know more about Lyme disease can attend a free program offered by War Memorial Hospital.   

Christeena Brown, manager of War Memorial Hospital’s acute care/skilled unit, will present “Don’t Be a Target for Lyme Disease” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 11.

Brown will review some facts about Lyme disease and discuss the signs and symptoms of the disease.  She will also talk about proper tick removal and ways to prevent Lyme disease. 

The program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be available following the program.  For more information, call 304-258-6593 or 304-258-6578.

The program will be in Education Rooms A & B at the hospital, 1 Healthy Way off of Fairview Drive in Berkeley Springs. 

Childbirth classes

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — Childbirth education classes are being offered at War Memorial Hospital for local residents expecting a baby.   

The class, which will be taught by certified childbirth educators from Valley Health, will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Saturday, July 13, and is designed to help expectant parents get ready for the labor and delivery experience. Participants do not have to plan to deliver at Winchester Medical Center or a Valley Health facility to attend the class.

Class participants will learn to recognize the early signs of labor and know when to call the doctor. 

Options for pain relief during labor and delivery will be reviewed as well as what to expect after arriving at the hospital. 

Participants will also learn how to care for themselves after the baby is born.

A $75 fee is charged for the class. 

The class is free to West Virginia Medicaid recipients, and limited scholarship opportunities are available for Morgan County residents through Morgan County Starting Points.  

For more information or to register, call 540-536-8768. 

The class will be in Education Rooms A & B at War Memorial Hospital is at 1 Healthy Way off of Fairview Drive in Berkeley Springs.

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