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Celebrate American Heart Month with Southeastern Med Saturday, February 25th from 7am to noon at our Listen to Your Heart event!
You’ll learn how to keep your heart beating healthy and strong. Plus, those between the ages of 35-64 will receive FREE lab testing including:
Registration begins February 6th, so call us today at 740-435-2900 to save your spot!
We’re in this together – Southeastern Med wants to help you enjoy all of life’s precious moments. Take control of your heart health this February!
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.
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:
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.
While the holidays are a time of celebration and happy memories, for parents who have lost a child, the stress of the holidays takes on an entirely different meaning.
To help these families cope during this season, Southeastern Med's Parents' Grief Support Group will host its annual Tree of Angels program on Sunday, Dec. 7 at 5 p.m. in Southeastern Med's cafeteria. Parents and family members who have lost a child of any age are invited to attend.
The evening will begin with the families gathering to socialize for a covered-dish dinner. Meat and potatoes will be provided. A candlelight service and tree decoration will follow the dinner. Parents and family members are encouraged to share a poem, story, picture or song that holds a special memory with their child.
Attendees are asked to bring a side dish or dessert to share and their own ornament for the tree. Parents may also bring a toy to donate to the Guernsey County Secret Santa program in memory of their child.
Those who plan to attend are asked to RSVP by Dec. 1 by calling Wendi Miller, RN, at 740-439-8868.