Health News 4-6

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. •Stroke support group: A free stroke support group will meet at 3 p.m. April 8 in the Suite 3 conference room for stroke survivors, caregivers and family members. • Breastfeeding 101: Class will be held at 6 p.m. April 9 in the education room on the second floor of the Family Birth Place. The cost is $10. Registration required. • Baby Basics: To help prepare future parents for the basic handling of their newborn at 6 p.m. April 16 in the Family Birth Place education room. Cost is $10. Registration required. • Super Siblings: Class to help children prepare for the upcoming arrival of their new baby brother or sister at 4 p.m. April 24 in the Family Birth Place. Registration required. • 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.

Camp for adult cancer patients Camp Bluebird, a retreat experience for people coping with cancer, is scheduled for April 17-19 at Sacred Heart’s Miracle Camp on Beulah Road in Escambia County. The Miracle Camp complex is nestled in a 40-acre nature preserve. The camp includes a dormitory, dining hall, activities building, paved nature trails, a pond and an outdoor chapel. Adults who have been diagnosed with cancer are encouraged to register now to participate, even if they are not seeing a Sacred Heart physician. To obtain more information or a registration form for Camp Bluebird, view the website, or contact Pat Brown at 416-7176.

Evening with the Cardiac Experts Join Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast for ''An Evening with the Cardiac Experts” from 5-7 p.m. April 18 at Café Thirty-A in Seagrove Beach. The free event will feature a brief presentation on the expanded heart and vascular services now available at Sacred Heart and Q&A with a panel of cardiac experts. Complimentary heart-healthy hors d’oeuvres and libations will be served. RSVP at or 278-3030 by April 15.