Health
Thursday, March 23, 2017
 
Blood Drive March 29 Donate blood on Wednesday, March 29, during the Seaford High School NJROTC Blood Drive.Appointments are available from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.E-mail Senior Chief Anthony Rowe at anthony.rowe@seaford.k12.de.us to set up an appointment time.

Breastfeeding support group On Wednesday, April 5 at 10 a.m., Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will hold The Moms Circle, a free breastfeeding support group, in the Nursing Conference Room. The Moms Circle is a safe place for moms to come for support, advice and friendship from both experienced nursing moms and new moms. This group meets the first Wednesday of each month. Registration is not required. Activities include:
  • Interaction with other nursing moms & babies to promote confidence
  • Mom-to-mom conversations
  • Opportunities to share parenting advice and information
  • Assistance with breastfeeding issues or concerns
New topics each meeting geared toward the group, such as the first two weeks, night feedings, and returning to work. For more information, contact Jacalyn Bradley, Nanticokes lactation consultant, at 629-6611, ext. 2234.

Kim Miller 5K is April 1 The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) is pleased to announce that the Kim Miller 5K will kick off in Georgetown at 16 Mile Brewery on Saturday, April 1. The event, hosted in memory of Kim Miller, is organized by Lisa Locklear and presented by 16 Mile Brewery. In 2016, the 5K generated $3,200 to support the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalitions local programs and services.

The Kim Miller 5K is held in memory of Kim Miller who was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer in May 2010 at the age of 27. She lost her battle in October 2011. 16 Mile Brewery is the host of the 5K and after-party featuring live music, craft beer, and a food truck. Race registration opens Saturday, April 1 at 8 a.m. and the 5K will kick off at 9 a.m. Drinks and awards will begin at 11 a.m. Registration is available at www.seashorestriders.com for $25 before March 30, and $30 the day of the event.

Nutrition classes offered Nanticoke Weight Loss & General Surgery hosts nutrition classes on the first Wednesday of each month from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Nanticoke Training Center located at 121 S. Front St., Seaford. This class is designed to provide education to patients before and after their bariatric weight loss surgery. The next class will be held on Wednesday, April 5. Nanticokes nutrition classes are interactive and full of user-friendly information geared toward preparing patients for success during their weight loss journey. Topics include information on starting a healthful diet, understanding appropriate portions, incorporating exercise into daily schedules, and nutrition-related concerns. Bariatric patients are required to attend at least one nutrition class prior to their scheduled surgery. Patients and their spouses, family members or friends are welcome to attend. Attendees are asked to arrive 15 minutes early to get weighed in. For more information or to reserve your spot in the next class, call Nanticoke Weight Loss & General Surgery at 536-5395. For more information about weight loss services provided by Nanticoke Weight Loss & General Surgery, visit www.nanticokeweightloss.org.