Upcoming Myrtle Beach area health events

July 7, 2013 

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    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 | Finger-stick lipid profiles with blood sugar test: $20; diabetes screening-hemoglobin A1C: $15; blood sugar levels: $3. Free blood pressure screenings. 520-8579.

• 7:30 a.m.-noon Tuesdays, mall area, Georgetown Memorial Hospital

• 7:30 a.m.-noon Thursdays, hallway by Same Day Surgery, Waccamaw Community Hospital.

• 8:30-11:30 a.m. second Friday every other month, Waccamaw Community Care, 4310 Dick Pond Road, Myrtle Beach.

Handle with Care- Baby Care class | 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Waccamaw Community Hospital. Class is free. 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.

Community Health BLS - CPR | 8 a.m. to noon, Thursday, education center, Georgetown Memorial Hospital campus. $50. Pre-registration required, 520-8490.

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

Seminar: Obesity Surgery | 5 p.m. Thursday, Wachesaw Conference Center, 4367 Riverwood Drive, Suite 160, Murrells Inlet. 545-8850 to register.

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

Lecture: Treatment Options for Arthritis of the Hip and Knee | noon July 16, Willbrook West, 160 Willbrook Blvd., Pawleys Island. Lunch provided. 520-7842 to reserve a seat.

Care Seat Safety class | 6-8 p.m. July 16, Wachesaw Conference Center, 4367 Riverwood Drive, Suite 160, Murrells Inlet. Free. Pre-registration required, 520-8490.

Breastfeeding class | 6-8 p.m. July 18, Waccamaw Community Hospital. Free. Pre-registration required, 520-8490.

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

•  Mended Hearts | noon fourth Tuesday of each month, Health Point Center for Health and Fitness, 12965 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island. Lunch provided. 685-3378 or rkeilen@mercyhospice.org.

•  Grief | 4-5 p.m. each Monday in June, Murrells Inlet Presbyterian Church, 4499 U.S. 17 Bypass. Sponsored by Caris Healthcare. 349-4400.

•  Survivors of Suicide-SOS | 6-8 p.m. first Wednesday of every month, meeting room, Inlet Square mall. 357-6848.

•  Alzheimer’s | 10 a.m. Wednesday and July 24, Belin Memorial United Methodist Church, U.S. 17 S., Murrells Inlet. 651-9711.

•  Stroke | 3 p.m. Wednesday and July 24, fourth-floor dining room, Waccamaw Community Hospital. 652-1415.

•  Obesity Surgery | 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Wachesaw Conference Center, 4367 Riverwood Drive, Suite 160, Murrells Inlet. 545-8850 to register.

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

•  Amputee | 3:45 p.m. July 17, fourth-floor dining room, Waccamaw Community Hospital. 652-1415.

GRAND STRAND

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

• 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Lowe’s, 214 U.S. 17 N., North Myrtle Beach. 692-4444.

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

• 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Horry Georgetown Technical College, 2050 U.S. 501 E., Myrtle Beach. 349-5201.

• 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, City of Myrtle Beach Public Works Building, 32010 Tenth Ave. ext.

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

• 1-6 p.m. July 15, Little River United Methodist Church, 1629 U.S. 17.

• 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 16, Santee Cooper, 305A Gardener Lacy Road, Myrtle Beach. 347-3399 ext. 0.

• 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., July 17, HealthFinders, 2000 Coastal Grand Circle, Myrtle Beach.

• noon-6 p.m. July 18, Center for Health and Fitness. Registration requested, walk-ins welcome. 390-8326.

• 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 24, McLeod Seacoast Parking lot. Registration requested, walk-ins welcome. 390-8326.

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 visit 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 include blood pressure, finger- stick full lipid panel, Triglycerides and blood sugar. 347-8068 or 234-5019. Scheduled as follows:

• Tuesday,Lance’s Exxon, 10088 S.C. 707 Myrtle Beach

• Wednesday, Rick’s Bait and Tackle, 1609 Fourth Ave., Conway

• Thursday, Sun House Petroleum 21, 2008 S.C. 9 Business E., Loris

•  July 16, Vanessa’s of Conway, 5671 Highway 19 Conway

• July 17, Vaught’s Grocery, 5028 Nichols Highway, Galivants Ferry

• July 18, Sun House Petroleum, 2760 S.C. 905, Conway

• July 19, 701 Mini Mart, 3201 U.S. 701 S., Loris

• July 22, Sugar Bears, 5282 S.C. 9, Green Sea

Seminar: Weight Loss | 6 p.m. Tuesday, Conway Medical Center. 234-6686.

Seminar: Joint Replacement | noon July 17, Conway Medical Center auditorium. 347-8108.

Childbirth class | 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 27, Conway Medical Center. 347-8108.

Safe Sitter class for ages 11 to 13 | 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 30, CMC Wellness and Fitness Center. 234-5019.

Zumba | 7-8 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday, James R. Frazier Community Center, 1370 Bucksport Road, Bucksport. Visit www.parksandrec.horrycounty.org to register. Call 397-1172 for more information.

Swim lessons | times, dates, and classes vary. CMC Wellness and Fitness Center. Members $40; community $50. 347-1515.

SUPPORT GROUPS

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

•  Diabetes | 6 p.m. July 22, Conway Medical Center. 347-8013.

•  Weight loss | 6:30 p.m. July 9, Conway Medical Center. 234-6686.

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.

Heart Health Profiles | 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, HealthFinders. 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.narcononworks.com.

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

Hatha Yoga class | 10-11 a.m. Fridays, HealthFinders. $8 per class. 692-4444.

Prime of Life Yoga | 11 a.m.-noon Tuesdays, HealthFinders. $8 per class. 692-4444.

Community Cholesterol screening | 8:30-9:30 a.m. July 17, YMCA, 62nd Avenue N. ext. and U.S. 17 Bypass, 5000 Claire Chapin Epps Drive, Myrtle Beach. and 9-10 a.m. July 10, Grand Strand Regional Medical Center main lobby. Finger stick cholesterol screening , $7; lipid profile, requires a 12-hour fast, $20. 692-4444.

Prepared Childbirth course | 7 p.m. Monday and July 15, 22, Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. $50. 692-4444 to register.

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

Safe Sitter course for 11 - 13 year olds | 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and July 24, Aug. 8, YMCA. $35. 692-4444 to register.

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

Lecture: Hepatitis C | 6-7 p.m. July 16, HealthFinders. 692-4444 to register.

Infant Care class | 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 20, Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. Free. 692-4444.

Breastfeeding class | 1:30-3:30 p.m. July 20, Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. Free. 692-4444

Lecture: Pre-Diabetes | 4:30-5:30 p.m. July 23, HealthFinders. 410. 692-4444 to register.

Lecture: Pedicure Precautions | 6-7 p.m. July 24, HealthFinders. 692-4444 to register.

Seminar: Arthritis | 6 p.m. July 24, HealthFinders. 692-4444 to register.

“Look Good Feel Better” for women in cancer treatment | 2-4 p.m. Aug. 5, Coastal Cancer Center, 8121 Rourk St., Myrtle Beach. 800-227-2345, registration required.

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.-1 p.m. Tuesdays, Conway. 448-3180 or www.victimtosurvivor.org.

•  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 www.YoungStroke.org.

•  Mended Hearts | 11:30 a.m. second Monday of each month, Cardiac Rehabilitation Center, Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, 809 82nd Parkway, Myrtle Beach. Lunch provided. 685-3378 or rkeilen@mercyhospice.org

•  Bereavement | 5-6:30 p.m. Mondays starting July 8 through Aug. 12, Mercy Care offices, 8216 Devon Court, Myrtle Beach. 848-6486 to reserve your space.

•  Lymphedema | 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, HealthFinders. 692-4444.

•  ARC | 5:30-7:30 p.m. July 15, HealthFinders. 692-4444.

•  Grief | 1:30-2:30 p.m. July 16, HealthFinders. 692-4444.

•  Stroke | 2 p.m.July 16, Grand Strand Senior Health - Carolina Forest. 692-4444.

•  Celiac | 6:30 p.m. July 16, Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. 692-4444.

•  Thyroid Cancer | 6-7:30 p.m. July 16, HealthFinders. 692-4444.

•  Grand Strand Breathers | 2 p.m. July 18, Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, Cardiac Rehabilitation Center.

•  Cardiac Defibrillator | 6:30-7:30 p.m. July 18, HealthFinders. 692-4444.

•  Diabetes | 3-4 p.m. July 23, HealthFinders. 692-4444.

•  La Leche League | 10:30-11:30 a.m. July 25, 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 www.lorishealth.org.

Injury screenings | 8-11 a.m. every Friday, North Myrtle Beach Aquatic and Fitness Center and 9 a.m.-noon every Friday, Center for Health and Fitness. 360-213-3620 or 281-3737 to schedule an appointment.

Zumba | 10 a.m. Monday and 6 p.m. Thursday, Center for Health and Fitness. Free for members; $5 for guest of members; $8 non-members. 716-7111.

Heartsaver CPR/AED course | 1 p.m. Thursday, North Myrtle Beach Aquatic & Fitness Center. $35.

Childbirth class | 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, McLeod Loris. Lunch provided. $25. 716-7290 to register.

Speech Developmental Delay screenings | 6:30 p.m. July 15, North Myrtle Beach Aquatic & Fitness Center. 390-8326.

Safe Sitter for ages 11-13 | 8:30 a.m. July 25, North Myrtle Beach Aquatic and Fitness Center and Aug. 6, Center for Health and Fitness. $35. Registration required, 390-8326.

Family Foot screenings | 2 p.m. July 31, North Myrtle Beach Aquatic & Fitness Center. 390-8326.

SUPPORT GROUPS

•  Al-Anon | 6:30-7:30 p.m. every Tuesday, A.A. Building, U.S. 17 S., Grissettown, N.C., across from Ocean Ridge, near Calabash and Shallotte. Email el-j-em@hotmail.com or just show up at the next meeting.

•  Parkinson’s | 2 p.m. third Wednesday each month, parish hall, Our Lady Star of the Sea Church. 399-7029.

•  Diabetes | 10 a.m. July 26, McLeod Seacoast. 399-8326.

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