November Health Focus: Diabetes.

November Health Focus: Diabetes. Diabetes is a serious disease that can lead to blindness, heart disease, stroke, kidney failure and loss of limb. Mercy McCune-Brooks Hospital is offering a FREE glucose screen on two dates in November. The free glucose screen (finger stick glucose screen) is available from 8-10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6 and Tuesday, Nov. 27. A Dietician will be available to consult with participants who have abnormal glucose test results. The screen is available in our outpatient laboratory inside the main entrance. Water only for 8-12 hours prior to testing.

Free Friends & Family Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Class – Nov. 8, 6 - 9 p.m. in the hospital conference room. This class is geared toward babysitters, parents, caregivers or those who have family members with medical problems so that they will be aware of what actions to take in case of an emergency. This class includes infant CPR, but does not provide certification.
Reservation required - call 359-1350 or 359-1351.

Nov. 6, 13, 27 - Grief Support Group will meet from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the hospital’s Felix E. Wright Family Chapel. Discussion will be led by Galen Snodgrass, hospital chaplain. For more
information call 359-AMEN (2636).

Nov. 10 - Spradling Family Birthing Center Prenatal Class, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the hospital training room. Topics include nutrition in pregnancy, stages of labor, breathing and relaxation exercises and post partum care. Participants need to bring a sack lunch or cash to purchase lunch in the cafeteria. A tour of the birthing center is provided. For information and to register, call 359-2600.

Nov. 14 - Diabetes Support Group, 4 - 5 p.m., Just in time for Thanksgiving, special guests Squanto and William Bradford (Great Americans re-enactors) will tell their stories about overcoming adversity with thankfulness, courage and faith. Mike Fine, MMBH chef, will give tips and recipes for the holidays. The meeting will be held at the Carthage Public Library meeting room.
Call 359-2652 for more information.

Flashpoints for Women, Nov. 15, 5:45 p.m. in the hospital Employee Life Center. Speaker:
Keith Grebe, M.D., Topic: “Longevity”. Call 359-1350 or 359-1351 for more information or to reserve your seat.