Health

October 23, 2012

Erlanger offers childbirth education, cholesterol screenings and support groups

Events for Oct. 29–Nov. 3

CHATTANOOGA — The Erlanger schedule of classes and events for Oct. 29-Nov. 3 includes childbirth education, cholesterol screenings and support groups.  Registration is required.  For more information on our classes and events, call Erlanger HealthLink at (423) 778-LINK (5465), Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. HealthLink Plus is a free membership program open to adults 18 and older.

 

Monday, October 29

Bariatric Support Group

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Erlanger Chattanooga Lifestyle Center

Bariatric Support Group meetings are for individuals scheduled to have Bariatric surgery or who have already had weight loss surgery.  Call Erlanger’s HealthLink at (423) 778-LINK (5465) for more information.

 

Childbirth Education

6:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Erlanger East (Gunbarrel Road)

This childbirth education class/series is designed for expectant parents and taught by experienced OB nurses.  These classes include stages of labor, relaxation and labor support techniques, hospital procedures, pain management options, after birth and home care for moms and in-hospital care for newborns.  There will also be time for questions and answers.  Registration fee is $75.  Call Erlanger’s HealthLink at (423) 778-LINK (5465) to register.

 

Wednesday, October 31

Cholestech Lipid and Glucose Screening

8:00 - Noon

Erlanger East (Gunbarrel Road)

Lipid & Glucose Screening with results WHILE YOU WAIT!  A lipid panel will show HDL, LDL, Total cholesterol, non-HDL, cholesterol ratio and triglycerides.  A 12-hour fast is required to produce an accurate result.   No eating or drinking coffee prior to the test, but please drink water the night before and morning of testing. Reservations ARE required, no walk-ins will be taken.  Lipid plus Glucose is $25. Call Erlanger’s HealthLink at (423) 778-LINK (5465) for information.

 

Thursday, November 1

Life After Loss Support Group

Begins at 1:00 p.m.

Erlanger Baroness (Oncology Conference Room)

This support group is for those who have lost a loved one due to cancer.  For more information, call (423) 778-3253.

 

Man to Man Support Group

Begins at 5:30 p.m.

Erlanger Baroness (POB Dining Room)

This support group is for spouses, friends and patients who have prostate cancer.  For more information, call (423) 778-3253.

 

Diabetes Education Class

1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Erlanger Chattanooga Lifestyle Center

This class will explore ways to manage diabetes.  Call 778-9400 for more information on physician referral and insurance reimbursement.

 

Saturday, November 3

Childbirth Education

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Erlanger at Hutcheson (Women’s Center)

This childbirth education class/series is designed for expectant parents and taught by experienced OB nurses.  These classes include stages of labor, relaxation and labor support techniques, hospital procedures, pain management options, after birth and home care for moms and in-hospital care for newborns.  There will also be time for questions and answers.  Registration is free to mother’s delivering at Hutcheson or $75 if delivering at another location.  Call Erlanger’s HealthLink at (423) 778-LINK (5465) to register.

 

 

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