Health News 2-16

Staff Writer
The Destin Log

All area codes are 850 unless specified

Sacred Heart Hospital

The following classes will be held at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast. To register, call 278-3600 or toll-free (877) 416-1600 unless noted.

• Baby Basics: To help prepare future parents for the basic handling of their newborn, monthly class will be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 19 in the Family Birth Place education room. Cost is $10. Registration required.

• Breast cancer support group: Meets at 6 p.m. Feb. 21 in the Olson Women’s Diagnostic Center. Call 278-3980.

•Joint replacement: Education classes at 10 a.m. March 4 in the hospital’s Resource Center Suite 3 conference room. To attend, call Linda Ledford at 278-3646.

• Online childbirth class: Families will learn about the stages of labor, comfort techniques, common medical procedures, including epidurals and cesareans, and newborn and postpartum care. Engaging videos, personal birth stories, 3D animations, games, and activities make learning easy and fun. Rolling registration. Cost is $35.


Sacred Heart Medical Group Interventional Cardiologist Ajay Labroo, MD will present a free seminar on Women and Heart Disease at 10 a.m. Feb. 20 in the Suite 3 Conference Room at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast. To register, call 278-3600.

Blood drive

American Legion Post 296 will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 23 at 311 Main St. in Destin. All donors will receive a T-shirt and hamburgers and hot dogs. Make appointment online at and use Sponsor code: W4234.