Health
Friday, June 23, 2017
 
Nutrition classes 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 their bariatric weight loss surgery. The next class will be held on Wednesday, July 5.
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.

Health Equity Summit is June 29

Did you know that where you live, how much you earn, and your social connections may have an adverse impact on your personal health? In an effort to address and eliminate such disparities among people statewide, the Division of Public Health (DPH) will present its annual Health Equity Summit on Thursday, June 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Delaware State University's Martin Luther King Student Center in Dover.
The theme is 'Bridging Health Equity Across Communities.' The summit will bring together local experts from various backgrounds addressing the importance of health, healthy neighborhoods, a progressive plan for health, and the impact of opioid and heroin abuse on our communities. It includes breakout sessions on Healthy Neighborhoods, Opioid and Heroin Abuse, Plan 4 Health and more.
The summit is sponsored by the DPH Bureau of Health Equity.
There is no cost to attend. To register, visit www.surveymonkey.com/r/RNXJYNF or call Elizabeth Daniels or Karen McGloughlin at 302-744-4703. Registration closes Thursday, June 22. Email elizabeth.daniels@state.de.us or karen.mcgloughlin state.de.us for more information.

Breastfeeding Support Group

On Wednesday, July 5 at 10 am, Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will hold The Mom's Circle, a free breastfeeding support group, in the Nursing Conference Room. The Mom's 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.
For more information, contact Jacalyn Bradley, Nanticoke's lactation consultant, at 629-6611, ext. 2234. To learn more about women's health services provided by Nanticoke, visit www.nanticoke.org/womens-health.

Camp New Hope

Camp New Hope, a program of Delaware Hospice, will be held on June 27-30 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Through a variety of activities, campers have opportunities to interact with other children who have experienced loss.
The camp offers group projects, counseling, individual support, education, and free time to allow children to process emotions and ask questions. The camp also hosts a special memorial service, which celebrates and honors the life of each child's loved one.
For more information, visit www.delawarehospice.org.

Childbirth classes

Nanticoke Memorial Hospital offers childbirth classes on Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Ground Floor Conference Room. The class will meet each Thursday for five weeks - four weeks related to childbirth education and the fifth week will be a breastfeeding class. The next class will be held July 6, 13, 20, 27, and Aug. 3.
The maternity education classes will cover pregnancy in general, information to prepare the expectant mother for labor and delivery, and will include a tour of Nanticoke's Mother & Baby Care Center.

A refresher course is also available for those who have previously taken childbirth classes.
The cost of the childbirth course is $50, and the cost for the refresher course is $25. Mothers are encouraged to bring their partner or support person for all courses. Pre-registration is required for either class.
To register or for more information, contact Nanticoke's Maternal Child Health Clinical Educator at 629-6611, ext. 2540.

Multicultural Screening and Health Fair is July 8 in Seaford

The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) is pleased to announce the next ÁVIDA! ' Multicultural Screening and Health Fair will take place at the Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club in Seaford on Saturday, July 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
This trilingual program, in partnership with the Mexican Consulate of Philadelphia, is free and will offer health screenings, information about healthy living, community programs, prizes, giveaways and additional resources to the public.
ÁVIDA!' is a multicultural event focused on breast cancer screening, treatment, and survivorship. It began in 2011 as a bilingual (Spanish/English) educational event that has grown to include all backgrounds and ethnicities, and offers programs to women, men, and children. The Seaford forum will feature blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose, BMI and bone density screenings provided by Beebe Healthcare. Families are welcome. The program will also offer free lunch, free water ice donated by Rita's Water Ice, and children's activities.
'The Seaford ÁVIDA!' is vitally important to members of our community of all ages and backgrounds. These screenings can be lifesaving. And, we are proud to partner with the Mexican Consulate to provide passport, consular identification card and birth certificate services,' said Migdalia Garduno, bilingual outreach and screening coordinator.
For more information, contact Garduno at 302-778-1102, ext. 1016.

La Red Health Center to hold Women's Walk, Health Fair

La Red Health Center will conduct a Women's Walk and Health Fair on Saturday June 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Soroptimist Park in Seaford.
The health fair will feature a variety of free health screenings for diabetes, body mass index, blood pressure, and HIV/STD's. Informational tables will feature prevention materials on asthma, childhood lead poisoning, nutrition, mental health, diabetes, heart disease and cancer.
Both the women's walk and health fair are designed to create awareness of the affordable, high quality, cost-effective health care LRHC provides to the medically vulnerable and underserved residents of Sussex County, Delaware.
At the fair, LRHC staff will encourage people to take simple steps for a longer, healthier, and happier life, including exercising, eating a nutritious diet, getting regular medical checkups and preventive screenings, avoiding risky behaviors, such as smoking and paying attention to mental health.

CHF Support Group

Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will hold a Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) support group on Thursday, June 22 from noon to 2 p.m., in the Nursing Conference Room at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. This free support group is designed for individuals who have congestive heart failure as well as their families and caregivers.
This month's meeting will feature a presentation by Donna DeLuca, MS, RD, LDN, clinical dietitian at Nanticoke. Attendees are encouraged to bring their medications to receive a free pharmacy consultation. A light lunch will be provided.
For more information or to RSVP, call Tamara Donohoe at 629-6611, ext. 2428.