Health Briefs

08/10/2014 4:23 PM

08/10/2014 4:24 PM

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 visit www.ultracare-dialysis.com/TOPS.

Chronic Disease Self-Management workshop | 1:30-4 p.m. every Monday, Wachesaw Conference Center. Free. 520-8490 to register.

Better Choices, Better Health series | 1:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Sept. 16, education center, Georgetown Memorial 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.

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

Handle with Care – Baby Care class | 6-8 p.m. Aug. 18, Wachesaw Conference Center. Free. 520-8490 to register.

Dietitian supermarket tours | 5 p.m. Aug. 21, Food Lion, Pawleys Island. Free. 520-8288 to register.

Breastfeeding class | 6-8 p.m. Aug. 21, Wachesaw Conference Center. Free. 520-8490 to register.

Prepared Childbirth class | 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 23, education center, Georgetown Memorial Hospital campus. $50. 520-8490 to register.

Sibling Preparation class | 6-7:30 p.m. Aug. 25, first-floor classroom, Waccamaw Community Hospital. 520-8490 to register.

Smoking Cessation program | 6-7 p.m. Sept. 8, 10, 15, 17, 22 and 24, Wachesaw Conference Center. Free. 520-8490 or 520-8447.

SUPPORT GROUPS

• Mended Hearts | noon fourth Tuesday of each month, Health Point Center for Health & Fitness. 685-3378 or rmkeilen@mercyhospice.org.

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

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

• Parkinson’s | 7 p.m. second Thursday of each month, NHC Health Care, 9405 U.S. 17 Bypass, Garden City Beach. 357-2306.

• Anytime Fitness partnered with insurance companies | 24-hour virtual classes with live-instructor classes. To find out if your insurance will pay for your gym membership, visit the club on Willbrook Boulevard, Pawleys Island, or visit www.anytimefitness.com.

•  Cancer | 4:30-5:30 p.m. Monday, education center, Georgetown Memorial Hospital. 520-8062.
•  Alzheimer’s | 10 a.m. Wednesday and Aug. 27, Belin Memorial United Methodist Church, U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet. 651-9711.
•  Stroke | 3 p.m. Wednesday and Aug. 27, fourth-floor dining room, Waccamaw Community Hospital. 652-1875.
•  Parkinson’s | 7 p.m. Thursday, NHC Nursing Home, 9405 U.S. 17 Bypass, Garden City Beach. 357-2306.
•  Amputee | 3:45 p.m. Aug. 20, fourth-floor dining room, Waccamaw Community Hospital. 652-1415.
•  Bosom Buddies | 6-7 p.m. Aug. 25, Wachesaw Conference Center. 237-8787.

GRAND STRAND

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

• 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Miller-Motte Technical College, 2451 U.S. 501, Conway.
• 1-6 p.m. Wednesday, St. Mary Our Lady of Ransom Catholic Church, 317 Broad St., Georgetown.
• 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Wal-Mart, 550 U.S. 17 N., North Myrtle Beach.
• 1-6 p.m. Thursday, Surfside United Methodist Church, 800 13th Ave. N., Surfside Beach.
• 1-6 p.m. Friday, Myrtle Beach Physical Medicine and Rehab, 4736 U.S. 17 Bypass S., Myrtle Beach.
• 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Wal-Mart, 2709-A Church St., Conway.
• 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 19, Kingston Plantation, 9800 Queensway Blvd., Myrtle Beach.
• 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 20, Horry County Complex, Olin B. Blanton Building, 1201 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach.
• 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 21, Conway City Hall, 1001 Third Ave., Conway.
• 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 23, Bethany Bible Chapel, 1668 Four Mile Road, Conway.
• 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 24, Harley Davidson, 4710 S. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach.
• 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 25, South Strand Complex, 9630 Scipio Lane, Myrtle Beach.

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 | Free screenings include blood pressure, finger stick full lipid panel; total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides and blood sugar. 347-8068 or 234-5019.

• 7:30-9:30 a.m. lipid panel and 1- 4 p.m. thyroid screening, Tuesday, Miller-Motte Technical College, 2451 U.S. 501, Conway.
• 9-11 a.m. Thursday, Carolina Forest Senior Center, 121 Gateway Drive, Myrtle Beach.
• 9-11 a.m. Friday, Green Sea Senior Center, 5269 S.C. 9, Nichols.
• 9-11 a.m. Aug. 19, Conway Senior Center, 1519 Mill Pond Road, Conway.
• 8:30-10:30 a.m. Aug. 22, Burgess Senior Center, 10299 S.C. 707, Myrtle Beach.
• 9-11 a.m. Aug. 27, Loris Senior Center, 4214 Railroad Ave., Loris.
• 9-11 a.m. Aug. 28, Grand Strand Senior Center, 1268 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach.
• 9-11 a.m. Aug. 29, South Strand Senior Center, 1032 10th Ave. N., Surfside Beach.

Zoomer boot camp | August 4-29, 11 a.m. to noon Mondays and Fridays, CMC Wellness and Fitness Center. $80 for members and $120 for community. For ages 40 and older. 347-1515.

Swim lessons | Weekday sessions through Aug. 21, and Saturday sessions through Sept. 13, times and days vary. CMC Wellness and Fitness Center. 347-1515.

Child car seat safety inspections | noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Miller-Motte, U.S. 501, Conway. Child and safety seat must be present for this event.

Breastfeeding class | 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, private dining room #2, Conway Medical Center. Free. 347-8108.

AARP Smart Driver course | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 19, Conway Medical Center. For ages 50 and older. 347-8108.

Seminar: Joint Replacement | noon Aug. 20, auditorium, Conway Medical Center. Lunch will be served. 347-8108.

Childbirth class | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 23, Conway Medical Center. 347-8108.

SUPPORT GROUPS

• Grief | 10:30 a.m. second Tuesday of the month, Watson Funeral Services and Crematory, 2300 U.S. 378, Conway. 397-2500.

• Al-Anon | 8 p.m. every Tuesday, 508 Beaty St., Conway. 248-5083.

• Conway Al-Anon | 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Shoreline Behavior, 2404 Wise Road and 6 p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m. Saturdays, 2118 Oak St., Serenity Hall. 465-7416 or db0385@ sccoast.net.

•  Breast Cancer | 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, auditorium, CMC Administrative Services Building. Dinner will be served. 234-7309.
•  A.W.A.K.E. Sleep Disorders | 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, private dining room #2, Conway Medical Center. 234-5166.
•  Weight Loss | 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, auditorium, Conway Medical Center . 234-6686.
•  Diabetes | 6 p.m. Monday, nursing education classroom, 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 visit www.grandstrandmed.com.

Walk-in screenings | 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m.-6:30 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. every Friday, HealthFinders. Bring your medication for review. One-on-one consults with a registered pharmacist. 692-4444.

Heart Health Profiles | 10 a.m.-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.

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

Advanced Wound Center | 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, South Strand Medical Center, 5050 U.S. 17 Bypass, Myrtle Beach. 839-6000.

AARP Smart Driver course | 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday, HealthFinders. $20 ($15 for AARP members). For ages 50 and older. 692-4444 to register.

Advanced Healthcare Directives workshop | 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, HealthFinders. 692-4444.

Ageless Grace® classes | 4:30-5 p.m. Aug. 20; 2-2:30 p.m. Aug. 21 and 2-2:30 p.m. Aug. 22. Free. the Grand Strand Senior Center, 1268 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach. 626-3991.

Seminar: Ageless Grace ® overview | 1-5 p.m. Aug. 20, the Grand Strand Senior Center, 1268 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach. $55 paid in advance online at the website www.agelessgrace.com/2014-08-20-myrtle-beach-sc, or $65 at the door, or $30 for certification participants. 626-3991.

Ageless Grace® certification training | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 21 and 22, the Grand Strand Senior Center, 1268 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach. $250, plus $75 for materials. 626-3991 or www.agelessgrace.com/2014-08-20-myrtle-beach-sc to register.

Seminar: Kidney Disease | 6-7 p.m. Aug. 25, HealthFinders. 692-4444.

Pre-Diabetes class | 4:30-5:30 p.m. Aug. 26, HealthFinders. $10. 692-4444.

Foot screenings | 6-7:30 p.m. Aug. 27, HealthFinders. Free. 692-4444.

Art Therapy | 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 27, HealthFinders. Adults only. 692-4444.

Heartsaver CPR AED class | 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Aug. 28, HealthFinders. $35 includes book and certification. 692-4444 to register.

DivorceCare for Adults | 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 2-Nov. 25, conference room, First Presbyterian Church, 3810 Robert Grissom Parkway, Myrtle Beach. 448-4496 to register.

SUPPORT GROUPS

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

• National Safe Haven Alliance | operates a 24-hour hotline that women in distress can use for anonymous assistance. 888-510-2229.

• Unplanned pregnancy? | Free pregnancy testing, free counseling and support. Coastline Women’s Center. 488-9971

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

• Nar-Anon family group | 7 p.m. every Sunday, Recovery Warehouse, 3116 Shetland Lane, Unit 34, Myrtle Beach. 233-9017.

• Mended Hearts | 11:30 a.m. second Monday of each month, meeting room behind cafeteria, Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. 685-3378 or rmkeilen@mercy hospice.org.

• Inflammatory Bowel Disease | 6:30 p.m. third Friday of each month. 997-1671 for location.

•  Myasthenia Gravis | 1-3 p.m. second Saturday of each month, AA Health and Wellness Club, 4620 Dick Pond Road, Myrtle Beach. Free. Open to patients and their caregivers. 504-8063
•  Grief | 3-4:30 p.m. first and third Tuesday of each month, meeting room C, First Presbyterian Church, 3810 Robert Grissom Parkway, Myrtle Beach. 448-4496 to make reservation.
•  Stroke | 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, HealthFinders. 692-4444.
•  ARC | 5:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 18, HealthFinders. 692-4444.
•  Grief | 1:30-2:30 p.m. Aug. 19, HealthFinders. 692-4444.
•  Thyroid Cancer | 6-7:30 p.m. Aug. 19, HealthFinders. 692-4444.
•  Young Stroke | 10:30 a.m. to noon Aug. 23, HealthFinders. 692-4444.
•  La Leche Breastfeeding | 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 25, HealthFinders. 692-4444.
•  Diabetes | 3-4 p.m. Aug. 26, 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.loris health.org.

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

Fitness classes | Center for Health and Fitness. Free for members; $5 for guest of members; $8 non-members. 716-7111. Classes scheduled as follows:

Zumba | 10 a.m. Monday

Just Step | 6 p.m. Monday and 5 p.m. Wednesday

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 of each month, parish hall, Our Lady Star of the Sea Church. 399-7029.

•  Diabetes | 10 a.m. Aug. 29, McLeod Seacoast Cafe. 390-8326.

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