Myrtle Beach area health events

February 10, 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.

“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.

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

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

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

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

Handle with Care class | 9-11 a.m. Saturday, education center, Georgetown Memorial Hospital campus. Free. Pre-registration required, 520-8490.

Breastfeeding class | noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, education center, Georgetown Memorial Hospital campus. Free. Pre-registration required, 520-8490.

Sibling Preparation class | 3-4:30 p.m. Saturday, education center, Georgetown Memorial Hospital campus. Free. Pre-registration required, 520-8490.

Car Seat Safety class | 6-8 p.m. Feb. 19, Wachesaw Conference Center, 4367 Riverwood Drive, Suite 160, Murrells Inlet. Free. Pre-registration required, 520-8490.

Lecture: Get Answers to your Cardiology Questions | noon Feb. 20, Wachesaw Conference Center, 4367 Riverwood Drive, Suite 160, Murrells Inlet. Free. Lunch provided. 520-7842 to reserve your seat.

Supermarket tour | 1 p.m. Feb. 20, Garden City Kroger, 2939 U.S. 17 S. 520-8288 to register.

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.

•  Autism | 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Georgetown Library, 405 Cleland St. 436-5900 or 359-5455

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

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

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

•  Amputee | 1 p.m. Feb. 20, fourth-floor dining room, Waccamaw Community Hospital. 652-1839

•  Bosom Buddies | 6-7 p.m. Feb. 25, Wachesaw Conference Center, 4367 Riverwood Drive, Suite 160, Murrells Inlet. 237-8787

GRAND STRAND

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

• 7 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Horry County Solid Waste Authority, 1886 S.C. 90, Conway. 347-1651

• 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Century 21 Thomas, 625 Sea Mountain Highway, North Myrtle Beach. 249-2100 ext. 3054.

• 12:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Center for Health & Fitness. 390-8326 or 390-8327

• 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Conway Medical Center, 300 Singleton Ridge Road. 347-8035

• 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Shepherd of the Sea Lutheran Church, 2637 U.S. 17 S., Garden City Beach. 357-3131

• 3-8 p.m. Feb. 18, Evergreen Free Will Baptist Church, 4070 U.S. 501 W., Conway. 234-4769

• 1-6 p.m. Feb. 19, McLeod Medical Center, 301 E. Jackson St., Dillon. 487-1397

• 7 a.m. to noon Feb. 20, Horry Telephone Cooperative, 3480 U.S. 701 N., Conway. 369-8714

• 1-6 p.m. Feb. 20, St. Mary Our Lady of Ransom Catholic Church, 317 Broad St., Georgetown. 546-7416

• 1-6 p.m. Feb. 20, Santee Electric Cooperative, 424 Sumter Highway, Kingstree. 355-6187

• 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 21, Horry County Complex, 1201 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach. 915-5293

• 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 22, North Myrtle Beach Aquatics and Fitness Center, 1100 Second Ave. S., North Myrtle Beach. 281-3743

• 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 22, Coastal Carolinas Association of Realtors, 951 Shine Ave., Myrtle Beach. 839-8082

• 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 23, Garden City Baptist Church, 501 Pine Ave., Murrells Inlet. 651-3663

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

Mobile Health services | 7:30-9:30 a.m. Free screenings for blood pressure, finger stick full lipid panel to include total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides and blood sugar. 347-8068 or 234-5109. Scheduled as follows:

• Monday, Cool Springs Farm Center, 3291 S.C. 319, Aynor.

• Tuesday, EME Apartments, 1911 Ninth Ave., Conway.

• Wednesday, Juniper Bay Baptist Church, 5265 Juniper Bay Road, Conway.

•  Feb. 19, Van Ocean Fish Market, 302 Kingston St., Conway.

•  Feb. 20, Hardee Manufacturing, 4895 Red Bluff Road, Loris

Female Self-Defense class | 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays through March 5, Conway Wellness and Fitness Center, 2369 Cypress Circle, Conway. Members $60; Community $80. 347-1515

Aquatic boot camp | 6-6:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through March 6, Conway Wellness and Fitness Center. Members $40; Community $80. 347-1515

Education program for girls aged 13-19: Take Control | 5-7 p.m. Wednesdays starting Feb. 20, Coastal Carolina OBGYN, 620 Singleton Ridge Road, Conway. 349-0100, jwashington@coastalcarolinaobgyn.com to register, deadline is Feb. 15.

Seminar: Joint Replacement | noon, Feb. 20 and March 12, Conway Medical Center. 347-8108

AARP Safe Driving class | 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 23, Conway Medical Center. 347-8108

Childbirth class | 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 23 and March 23, Conway Medical Center. 347-8108

Weight Loss workshop | 11:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 27, Conway Wellness and Fitness Center. Members $15; Community $20. 347-1515

Breastfeeding class | 7-9 p.m. March 5, private dining room two, Conway Medical Center. Free. 347-8108

Seminar: Weight Loss Surgery | 6-7 p.m. March 12. 234-6686

Support groups

•  Parents Anonymous | 5-7 p.m. every Tuesday, Conway Medical Center. 448-5804

•  Weight Loss | 6:30 p.m. Feb. 19 and March 19. Conway Medical Center. 234-6686

•  Diabetes | 6 p.m. Feb. 25 and March 26, Conway Medical Center. 347-8013

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 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 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

AARP Driver Safety course | 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, HealthFinders. $14 ($12 for AARP members). Registration required, 692-4444.

Seminar: Women’s Heart Health | 3-4 p.m. Tuesday, HealthFinders. Free. Light refreshments served. Pre-registration requested, 692-4444.

Safe Sitter Babysitting class for 11-13 year olds | 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 18, HealthFinders. $35 includes book bag and materials. Registration required, 692-4444.

Cholesterol screenings | finger stick total cholesterol screening, $7; lipid profile, requires a 12-hour fast, $20. 692-4444. Scheduled as follows:

• 9-10 a.m. Wednesday, main lobby, Grand Strand Regional Medical Center.

• 8:30-9:30 a.m. Feb. 20, YMCA, 62nd Avenue North

Self-Defense class | 6-8 p.m. Feb. 21, HealthFinders. Free. Registration required, 692-4444.

Sibling Preparation class for ages 3-10 | 10-11:30 a.m. Feb. 23. Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. Free.692-4444

Infant/Child CPR and First Aid | 1-4 p.m. Feb. 23, Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. $15. 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.

•  Mended Hearts | 11:30 Monday, Cardiac Rehabilitation Center, Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. 692-4444

•  Epilepsy | 3:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday, HealthFinders. 692-4444

•  ARC group | 5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 18, HealthFinders. 692-4444

•  Grief | 1:30-2:30 p.m. Feb. 19, HealthFinders. 692-4444

•  Thyroid Cancer | 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 19, HealthFinders. 692-4444

•  Stroke | 2 p.m. Feb. 19, Grand Strand Senior Health - Carolina Forest. 692-4444

•  Fibromyalgia | 10:30-11:30 a.m. Feb. 21, HealthFinders. 692-4444

•  Grand Strand Breathers | 2 p.m. Feb. 21, 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

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

Nutrition series: Are You at Risk for Osteoporosis? | 10-11 a.m. Feb. 19, North Myrtle Beach Aquatic & Fitness Center. 390-8326

Lecture: Managing Risk Factors for Heart Disease | 7:30-8:30 a.m. Feb. 20, Center for Health & Fitness. 390-8326

AARP Driver Safety course | 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 25, Center for Health & Fitness. 390-8326

Support groups

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

•  Diabetes | 10-11 a.m. Feb. 22, McLeod Seacoast. 390-8326

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