Myrtle Beach area health events

January 27, 2013 

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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, hallway by Same Day Surgery, 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.

Supermarket tour | 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Food Lion, U.S. 17 at South Causeway, Pawleys Island. 520-8288 to register.

Lecture: “Stem Cells: Miracles of Nature”| noon Wednesday, room two, Wachesaw Conference Center, 4367 Riverwood Drive, Murrells Inlet. Lunch will be served. 520-7842 to reserve a seat.

Friends and Family CPR | 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Wachesaw Conference Center, 4367 Riverwood Drive, Suite 160, Murrells Inlet. $10 per couple or $5 for individual. Pre-registration required, 520-8490.

“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 through March 12, two east classroom, Waccamaw Community Hospital.

• Thursdays through March 14, second-floor training room, Georgetown Memorial Hospital.

Prepared Childbirth class | 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, first-floor classroom, Waccamaw Community Hospital. $50. Pre-registration required, 520-8490.

Lecture: “Current Treatment Options for Arthritis of the Hip and Knee” | noon Feb. 5, Wachesaw Conference Center, Murrells Inlet. Free. Lunch will be provided. 520-7842 to reserve your seat.

Breastfeeding class | 6-8 p.m. Feb. 6, Waccamaw Community Hospital, Murrells Inlet. Free. Pre-registration required, 520-8490.

Heartsaver BLS-CPR | 6-0 p.m. Feb. 6, education center, Georgetown Memorial Hospital. $20. Pre-registration required, 520-8490.

Handle with Care-Baby Care class | 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Feb. 7, Waccamaw Community Hospital, Murrells Inlet. Free. Pre-registration required, 520-8490.

Community Health BLS – CPR | 8 a.m. to noon Feb. 7, Wachesaw Conference Center, Murrells Inlet. $35. Pre-registration required, 520-8490.

Obstetrics tour | 6 p.m. Feb. 11, Georgetown Memorial Hospital. Pre-registration required, 520-8490.

“Look Good Feel Better” for women in cancer treatment | 2-4 p.m. Feb. 11, Wachesaw Conference Center, Murrells Inlet. 1-800-227-2345, registration required.

Obstetrics tour | 6 p.m. Feb. 12, Waccamaw Community Hospital. Pre-registration required, 520-8490.

I Can Cope Education series | 5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 13, Waccamaw Community Hospital. Free. Pre-registration required, 652-1640.

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.

•  Bosom Buddies | 6-7 p.m. Monday, Wachesaw Conference Center, 4367 Riverwood Drive, Suite 160, Murrells Inlet. 237-8787

•  Alzheimer’s | noon Feb. 4, Prince George Episcopal Church.

•  Alzheimer’s | 10 a.m. Feb. 13 and 27, Belin Memorial United Methodist Church, U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet. 651-9711

•  Stroke | 3 p.m. Feb. 13 and 27, forth-floor dining room, Waccamaw Community Hospital. 652-1875

•  Parkinson’s | 7 p.m. Feb. 14, Timber Lake Baptist Church, S.C. 707. 650-8756

GRAND STRAND

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

• 3-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 1760 Muddy Creek Road, Hemingway. 558-3835

• 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Conway Christian School, 1200 Medlen Parkway, Conway. 365-2005

• 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, private dining room, Georgetown Memorial Hospital. 527-7173

• 12:30-6:30 p.m. Feb. 14, Center for Health & Fitness.

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

Ask the Pharmacist | 2-4 p.m. Fridays, HealthFinders. Bring your medication for review. One-on-one consults with a registered pharmacist. 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

Rape Crisis Center advocate training class | 5:30-9 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Visit www.victimtosurvivor.org to fill out an application.

Annual health fair | 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Coastal Grand mall. $25 blood profile/panel, hospital booths, free screenings and health information. 839-9933

Prepared Childbirth course | 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. $50. 692-4444

“Look Good Feel Better” for women in cancer treatment | 2-4 p.m. Feb. 4, Carolina Regional Cancer Center, 4712 Oleander Drive, Myrtle Beach. 1-800-227-2345, registration required.

Prepared Childbirth course | 7 p.m. Feb. 4, 11 and 18. Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. $50. 692-4444

Infant Care class | 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 9, HealthFinders. Free. 692-4444

Breastfeeding class | 1:30-3:30 p.m. Feb. 9, HealthFinders. Free. 692-4444

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.

•  La Leche League | 10:30 a.m. Feb. 7, HealthFinders. 692-4444

•  Mended Hearts | 11:30 Feb. 11, Cardiac Rehabilitation Center, Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. 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

Discussion panel: Ask the Orthopaedic Doctors | 6 p.m. Tuesday, 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.

Seminar: Weight Loss | 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Touch Med Spa, 702 Sixth Ave. S., Suite 5, North Myrtle Beach. 914-850-5830 or www.drnickpennings.tsfl.com.

Lecture: Healthy Heart | 5:30-6:30 p.m. Feb. 13, McLeod Seacoast. 390-8326

Support groups

•  Ostomy | 2 p.m. Sunday, McLeod Seacoast. 390-8326

•  Fibromyalgia | 11 a.m. Feb. 6, North Myrtle Beach Aquatic & Fitness Center. 390-8326

•  Multiple Sclerosis | 6 p.m. Feb. 12, Center for Health & Fitness. 390-8326

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