Myrtle Beach area health events

January 6, 2013 

  • More information To have your local health events and information listed, please send an email to sneditors@thesunnews.com with the following information: Name of your group, time and date of meeting/event, location/address, topic/purpose, whether it is open to the public, whether it’s free or the amount it costs. These announcements are listed each Monday on a space-available basis.

GEORGETOWN

Many of these classes, events and meetings are sponsored by Georgetown Memorial Hospital, but some take place at different locations. Call the numbers listed for more information or visit www.georgetownhospitalsystem.org.

Chronic kidney disease education | Varying schedule, varying locations in Horry and Georgetown counties. Free. 866-647-9396 or www.ultracare-dialysis.com/TOPS.

Health screenings | 7:30 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, mall area, Georgetown Memorial Hospital; Thursdays, front lobby, Waccamaw Community Hospital. Finger-stick lipid profiles with blood sugar test: $20; diabetes screening-hemoglobin A1C: $15; blood sugar levels: $3. Free blood pressure screenings. 546-0623.

Move Well Fitness classes | held at Spine Institute, 12465 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island. 979-2273 to reserve your spot. Scheduled as follows:

•  3-2-1 ... cardio, strength and core, all in one, 8 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturdays.

•  Beach walk fitness, noon-1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, on the beach behind Litchfield Inn in Litchfield Beach.

•  Senior fitness class, 12:45 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Obstetrics tour | 6 p.m. Tuesday, Waccamaw Community Hospital. 520-8490 to register.

I Can Cope Education series | 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Waccamaw Community Hospital. Free. 652-1640 to register.

Lecture: Understanding High Blood Pressure, Heart Attack and Stroke | noon, Wednesday, Wachesaw Conference Center, 4367 Riverwood Drive, Murrells Inlet. Lunch provided. 520-7842 to reserve a seat.

Community Health BLS-CPR | 8 a.m. to noon Thursday, education building, Georgetown Memorial Hospital. $35. 520-8490 to register.

Obstetrics tour | 6 p.m. Thursday, Georgetown Memorial Hospital. 520-8490 to register.

Handle with Care-Baby Care class | 6-8 p.m. Jan. 14, Waccamaw Community Hospital. Free. 520-8490 to register.

Smoking Cessation series | 6-7 p.m. Jan. 14, 16, 21, 23, 29 and 30, Wachesaw Conference Center, 4367 Riverwood Drive, Suite 160, Murrells Inlet. 520-8490 to register.

Car Seat Safety class | 6-8 p.m. Jan. 15, Wachesaw Conference Center, 4367 Riverwood Drive, Suite 160, Murrells Inlet. Free. 520-8490 to register.

Lecture: Treatments for Shoulder Pain, Strength Loss | 12:30-1:30 p.m. Jan. 15, Wachesaw Conference Center, 4367 Riverwood Drive, Murrells Inlet. Lunch provided. 520-7842 to reserve a seat.

Breastfeeding class | 6-8 p.m. Jan. 17, Waccamaw Community Hospital. Free. 520-8490 to register.

Prepared Childbirth class | 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 19, first-floor classroom, Waccamaw Community Hospital. $50. 520-8490 to register.

“Create Your Weight” program for adults over the age of 18 | programs offered weekly from noon-1 p.m. $75. 520-8288 to register. Scheduled as follows:

• Tuesdays from Jan. 15-March 12, two east classroom, Waccamaw Community Hospital.

• Thursdays from Jan. 17-March 14, second-floor training room, Georgetown Memorial Hospital.

Support groups

•  Young stroke survivors between ages 20 and 65 | 11:30 a.m. third Wednesday each month, first-floor classroom, Waccamaw Hospital or 5:30 p.m. education center, Georgetown Memorial Hospital. 655-2835 or visit www.YoungStroke.org.

•  Alzheimer’s | noon Monday, Prince George Episcopal Church.

•  Autism | 6 p.m. Tuesday, conference room, Georgetown County Library, 405 Cleland Street. Free. Call 436-5900 or 359-5455.

•  Alzheimer’s | 10 a.m. Wednesday and Jan. 23, Belin Memorial United Methodist Church, U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet. 651-9711

•  Stroke | 3 p.m. Wednesday and Jan. 23, fourth-floor dining room, Waccamaw Community Hospital. 652-1875

•  Parkinson’s | 7 p.m. Thursday, Timber Lake Baptist Church, S.C. 707. 650-8756

•  Cancer | 4:30-5:30 p.m. Jan. 14, education center, Georgetown Memorial Hospital. 520-8062

•  Amputee | 1 p.m. Jan. 16, fourth-floor dining room, Waccamaw Community Hospital. 652-1839

GRAND STRAND

Blood drives sponsored by American Red Cross are scheduled as follows. Call 839-4483 or 800-RED-CROSS.

• 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, McLeod Seacoast Medical Center, 4000 S.C. 9 E., Little River. 390-8326

• 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Horry County, 1301 Second Ave., Conway. 915-5000

• 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Wyndham Seawatch Plantation, 151 Seawatch Drive, Myrtle Beach. 692-0189

• 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Wal-Mart, 2709-A Church St., Conway. 839-4486

• 1-6 p.m. Jan. 14, Little River United Methodist Church, 1629 U.S. 17. 399-6028

• 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 15, Belin United Methodist Church, 4183 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet. 267-0752

• 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 16, Horry Georgetown Technical College 2050 U.S. 501 E., Conway. 477-2062

• 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 16, The Sun News, 914 Frontage Road E., Myrtle Beach. 626-0250

• 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 18, South Strand Complex, 9630 Scipio Lane, Myrtle Beach. 455-5543

• 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 19, South Strand Assembly of God, 3507 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet. 651-0152

• 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 20, St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 572 Cypress Ave., Garden City Beach. 651-3737 ext. 22.

CONWAY

Many of these classes, events and meetings are sponsored by Conway Medical Center, but some take place at the Conway Medical Wellness and Fitness Center. Call the numbers listed for more information or log on to www.conwaymedicalcenter.com.

Obstetrics tour | 2 p.m. every Sunday, The Birthplace, Conway Medical Center, 300 Singleton Ridge Road, Conway. 347-8108

Parents Anonymous | 5-7 p.m. every Wednesday, Conway Medical Center. 347-8108

MYRTLE BEACH

Many of these classes, events and meetings are sponsored by Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, but some take place at the YMCA on 62nd Avenue North in Myrtle Beach or at HealthFinders in Coastal Grand mall. Call the numbers listed for more information or log on to www.grandstrandmed.com.

Walk-in screenings | 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, HealthFinders. $7 for cholesterol screening; $20 for lipid panel; $20 for A1C testing; blood pressure and weight screenings free. A 12-hour fast required for lipid profile. 692-4444

BLS CPR/AED classes | First Aid; Babysitter and Family Care Giving classes and certifications offered weekly by appointment. All instructors are AHA/ARC certified. K-Loc Healthy Kids, Inc., 1435 Cannon Road, Myrtle Beach. Classes available in Georgetown and North Myrtle Beach. Registration required. 467-0068.

Addiction counseling | Narconon. Call for free assessments or referrals, 877-413-3073 or www.drugsno.com.

Nar-Anon family group | 7 p.m. Sundays, Recovery Warehouse, 3116 Shetland Lane, unit 34, Myrtle Beach. 233-9017

Prepared Childbirth course | 7 p.m. Monday Jan.14, and 21, Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. $50. 692-4444 to register.

Infant Care class | 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, HealthFinders. Free. 692-4444 to register.

Breastfeeding class | 1:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday, HealthFinders. Free. 692-4444 to register.

Sibling Preparation class for children ages 3-10 | 10-11:30 a.m. Jan. 19, Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. Free. 692-4444 to register.

Infant/Child CPR | 1-4 p.m. Jan. 19, HealthFinders. $15. 692-4444 to register.

Support groups

•  Rape Crisis Center | Individual counseling, support group, 24-hour hotline for victims of sexual assault. 448-3180 or 448-7273

•  Non-offending parents of child victims of sexual assault | 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Conway. Visit www.victimtosurvivor.org or 448-3180.

•  Young stroke survivors between ages 20 to 65 | 11:30 a.m. fourth Friday each month, meeting room, Rotelli’s restaurant, U.S. 501, Conway. 655-2835 or visit www.YoungStroke.org.

•  Automatic Defibrillator | 2 p.m. Tuesday, Cardiac Rehabilitation Center, Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. 692-4444

•  Prostate | 6 p.m. Wednesday, , HealthFinders. 692-4444

•  Mended Hearts | 11:30 a.m. Jan. 14, Cardiac Rehabilitation Center, Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. 692-4444

•  Grief | 1:30 p.m. Jan. 15, HealthFinders. 692-4444

•  Celiac | 2 p.m. Jan. 15, Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. 692-4444

•  Stroke | 2 p.m. Jan. 15, Grand Strand Senior Health-Carolina Forest. 692-4444

•  Thyroid Cancer | 6 p.m. Jan. 15, HealthFinders. 692-4444

•  Fibromyalgia | 10:30 a.m. Jan. 17, HealthFinders. 692-4444

•  Grand Strand Breathers | 2 p.m. Jan. 17, Cardiac Rehabilitation Center, Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. 692-4444

•  ARC | 5:30 p.m. Jan. 21, HealthFinders. 692-4444

•  Diabetes | 3 p.m. Jan. 22, HealthFinders. 692-4444

LORIS/NORTH MYRTLE BEACH

McLeod Health/Loris/Seacoast sponsors the following events, classes and meetings. The hospital system offers a physician referral line, 716-7527 or online at www.lorishealth.org.

Injury screenings | 8-11 a.m. every Monday, North Myrtle Beach Aquatic and Fitness Center. 360-213-3620 or 281-3737 to schedule an appointment.

Zumba | 6 p.m. Monday and Thursday, Center for Health & Fitness. $5 members and $8 non-members. 716-7111

Lecture: Tobacco Cessation | 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, McLeod Seacoast. 390-8326

AARP Safe Driver’s course | 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, North Myrtle Beach Aquatic & Fitness Center. $12 for members; $14 for nonmembers. 390-8326

Nutrition Series: Are You Gambling With Your Health? | 10-11 a.m. Jan. 15, North Myrtle Beach Aquatic & Fitness Center. 390-8326 to register.

Lecture: Dementia-The Scoop on Shingles | 7:30-8:30 a.m. Jan. 16, Center for Health & Fitness. 390-8326 to register.

Health and Wellness fair | 8-11 a.m. Jan. 19, North Myrtle Beach High School cafeteria. Free. 390-8326

Weight Loss program | 5:30-7:30 p.m., for women ages 18 to 64 with a BMI of +27, $65. Mandatory Private consultation required by Jan. 18. To register, 910-253-2583 or rmchugh@brunsco.net. Scheduled as follows:

• Tuesdays, Jan. 22-April 9, South Brunswick Island Center

• Thursdays, Jan. 24-April 11, Bolivia Government Complex

Discussion panel: Ask the Orthopaedic Doctors | 6 p.m. Jan. 29, Pink Palace Complex, Sea Trail Plantation, 295 Rice Mill Circle, Sunset Beach, N.C. Free. Event is open to all Brunswick area residents. 910-721-1473 to register.

Support groups

•  Multiple Sclerosis | 6 p.m. Tuesday, Center for Health & Fitness. 390-8326

•  Fibromyalgia and Arthritis | 11 a.m. Wednesday, North Myrtle Beach Aquatic & Fitness Center. 390-8326

•  Diabetes | 10-11 a.m. Jan. 25, McLeod Seacoast. 390-8326

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