On Wednesday, July 12, you’re invited to join Registered Dietitian Shelly Thompson at 5:30 p.m. for a walk at the Cambridge City Park’s large pavilion. During the walk, Shelly will answer various questions attendees have about diet, exercise and other ways you can improve your health.
Join Southeastern Med and other local organizations for the 2017 Children’s Health Fair: The Magical World of Health & Safety!
Scheduled for Thursday, June 15th from 6:30-8pm at the big pavilion at Cambridge City Park, this exciting health fair offers an evening full of food, entertainment, freebies and – most importantly – health and safety education.
Southeastern Med invites cancer survivors, caregivers, family members, friends, healthcare providers and all members of the surrounding communities to celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day at a picnic event Sunday, June 4, 2017 from 1-3pm at the Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center in Cambridge.
Southeastern Med Auxiliary Wing 12 members are preparing for the 47th Annual Daffodil Luncheon to be held on April 25 at the Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center with doors opening at 11:30 am. Tickets for the event are available for $25. You may purchase your ticket from Wing 12 member, Connie McVey at 432-7148 or Rita Nolan, Auxiliary and Volunteer Coordinator at Southeastern Med at 439-8151. Those attending have the opportunity to win door prizes as well as purchase Chinese auction, 50/50 raffle tickets, and quilt tickets. A delicious luncheon and style show featuring formal and casual wear for this spring and summer will delight every lady. Pictured above with this year's quilt are Wing 12 members (l to r): Angela DeVore, Tina Todd & Amanda Cox. Quilt tickets will be available from any Wing 12 member, the Southeastern Med Gift Shop, and Nothing But Chocolate in downtown Cambridge. For more information, please call Rita at 439-8151.
On Thursday, March 26th, 2015, Southeastern Med will be offering a CT lung cancer screening from 5:30-8:30pm. CT screenings are quick, painless, and provide better detection of lung cancer than a chest x-ray. Individual results will be interpreted by a board certified radiologist and will be given at the time of the screening. Dr. Eyad Mahayri, MD, FCCP, pulmonologist and Chief of Staff at Southeastern Med; and Dr. Scott Harron, radiologist with Radiology Associates of Zanesville, will also be donating their time to meet with every patient to discuss and explain the results of their individual CT scan.
In order to participate in the screening you must be a current smoker or one who has quit smoking within the past 15 years (age 55-74 years), have a history of smoking at least a pack a day for 30 years, or have no history of lung cancer and must be symptom free.
The screening costs $95 and appointments may be made by calling (740)439-8930.
Every year, many people finish up the holiday season with a New Year's resolution to lose weight. To help individuals meet their healthy weight loss and exercise goals, Southeastern Med will offer a Group Lifestyle Balance™ (GLB) program beginning in January.
GLB is a diabetes prevention and education program created to provide a fun and supportive way to learn how to eat healthy and increase physical activity for a lifetime. Each GLB class offered by Southeastern Med is led by a health care professional who completed the GLB training workshop provided by the University of Pittsburgh Diabetes Prevention Support Center. The goals for each GLB participant are to achieve and maintain a weight loss of 7 percent, and to safely and gradually increase to 150 minutes per week of moderately intense physical activity similar to a brisk walk.
"Most weight loss plans are fads that offer short-term solutions to a long-term problem, "said Julie Marsh, RD, Registered Dietitian at Southeastern Med and a GLB Program Leader. "Many people find these plans impossible to stay on for a lengthy period of time. Group Lifestyle Balance offers a positive change in lifestyle, where permanent weight loss and maintenance is a result of enjoyable exercise and diet. By balancing food intake and exercise, you can achieve your ideal weight."
"Many health issues are a result of obesity, including diabetes," said Cindy Fisher, BSN, RN, Certified Diabetes Educator at Southeastern Med and a GLB Program Leader. "The research behind this program has proven that exercise and weight loss can decrease the odds of getting diabetes."
The new session of GLB will be held weekly on Tuesdays at 4 p.m. starting Jan. 13 at the Guernsey County Library Crossroads Branch. Throughout the year, participants will receive a binder with class materials, a Calorie King and Carbohydrate Counter book, a pedometer, an exerband, as well as pre, mid-point and post blood work. The blood work includes a lipid panel which evaluates triglycerides and cholesterol components and a HgbA1c, a test that reflects the average blood sugar level for the past three months.
The group schedule includes 22 sessions during a 12 month period of time. The initial 12 sessions are held weekly with the remaining sessions gradually fading from weekly, to bi-weekly, to finally monthly.
To be eligible for the program, participants must have one the following conditions:
- High blood pressure;
- Pre-diabetes or history of gestational diabetes;
- High cholesterol or triglycerides; or
- Overweight with a body mass index (BMI) above or equal to 25.
The fee for the class is $40. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify. GLB is an education and support program, and all physical activity goals will be completed outside of class. For more information about the class, please call 740-435-2946.
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