Health
Thursday, December 15, 2016
 
Weight loss seminars

Nanticoke Weight Loss & General Surgery will host a weight loss seminars on Saturday, Dec. 17, in the Medical Staff Conference Room at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital.
These free seminars are designed to provide education to individuals considering weight loss surgery to help them make informed decisions on whether surgery is an appropriate option.
The seminars will consist of educational presentations by Dr. Tarek Waked to inform individuals about the many benefits of weight loss surgery. Patients and their spouses, family members or friends are welcome to attend. Registration is not required.
For more information, visit www.nanticokeweightloss.org or call 536-5395.

Bariatric Support Group

Nanticoke Weight Loss & General Surgery will host a bariatric support group on Monday, Dec. 26 from 6-7 p.m., in the Medical Staff Conference Room at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital.
This free support group is designed to provide education and support to patients before and after their bariatric weight loss surgery and is open to the public.
Meetings consist of guest speakers and presentations to provide information about nutrition, supplements, exercise and behavior modifications. Patients and their spouses, family members or friends are welcome to attend. Registration is not required.
For more information, visit www.nanticokeweightloss.org or call 536-5395.

Nanticoke Memorial Hospital to hold stroke support group

Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will host a stroke support group on Tuesday, Dec. 20 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Seaford Library & Cultural Center. This support group is designed for individuals who have survived a stroke as well as their families, friends, and caregivers.
The two-hour support group meetings consists of guest speakers and breakaway sessions in which caregivers and stroke survivors meet in groups to discuss concerns, providing support and networking. Refreshments will be provided. Modeled from the American Stroke Association, this support group provides education, community resources, and emotional support to those who have been affected by this life-altering event.
Pre-registration is not required for this FREE support group. For additional information, please call 302-629-6224.

State ranks second in survey

Delaware ranks second in the country in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) 2015 national survey of Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care (mPINC).
Delaware received its highest score in the history of the mPINC survey, a 90, tying with New Hampshire. Rhode Island received the nation's high score of 96. Delaware's score is up from 86 in 2013 and 63 in 2007. All eligible Delaware hospitals participated in the survey, which measures infant feeding care practices, policies, and staffing expectations in place at hospitals that provide maternity services.
For more information about the survey, and to request Spanish translations, visit the CDC's Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity at www.cdc.gov/mpinc.

Help aging loved ones stay safe

While visiting aging relatives over the holidays, Easter Seals Delaware & Maryland's Eastern Shore encourages you to keep an eye out for potential fall hazards in your loved ones home.
According to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) which tracked falls and fall injuries for adults age 65 and over, nationally just over 10 percent of older Americans reported an injury from a fall in the past year.
Assistive technology, found in Easter Seals Resource and Technology Demonstration Center, can help prevent falls and injuries sustained from falls. Grab bars, wireless fall monitors, motion activated lights and offset hinges to widen doorways for walkers/wheelchairs, can reduce the risk of falling.
Among other resources, Easter Seals case manager can help families find the right technology to fit their needs. Visitors can stop by the Resource Center and see the various types of assistive technology, such as an automatic door-opener or powered toilet seat lift; as well as bath and kitchen areas modified for safety and accessibility.
Easter Seals also offers financing options to help with some of the more expensive pieces of technology and modifications made to the home.
For more information, contact Joyce Medkeff at 302-221-2076 or resources@esdel.org or click on 'Our Programs' at www.de.easterseals.com.