Health News 8-3

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.

•Diabetes classes: Jenny Stuckey, registered nurse and certified diabetes educator, will host self-management classes from 12-4:30 p.m. Aug. 7 and 8 in the Resource Center Suite 1 education building. Pre-registration required and a physician referral is needed to attend. Call 278-3683.

• 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.  

Grief support group

Covenant Hospice will offer a six-week grief support group from 1-2:30 p.m. Tuesdays beginning Aug. 20 at the Hospice office, 220 Eglin Parkway, N.E. The support group is free, but registration is required by Aug. 15 at 729-1800 or email                                                                           

Alzheimer’s support group

Alzheimer's Family Services will host a support group at 1 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Destiny Worship Center, 122 Poinciana Blvd. in Destin.  The support group is free and limited respite care is available.  Call 866-478-7790.