Health News 8-17

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.

• Breast cancer support group:  Meets at 6 p.m. Aug. 20 in the Olson Women’s Diagnostic Center. Call 278-3980.

• 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.  

Skin cancer seminar

Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast and Dr. Nicholas Papajohn, dermatologist with Coastal Skin Surgery and Dermatology, will present a free seminar on Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention at 10 a.m. Aug. 21 in the Suite 3 Conference Room. Following the seminar, free skin cancer spot checks will be offered. To register for the free seminar, call 278-3600.

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.

Blood drive

Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast will host the Oneblood mobile unit from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 28 at the main entrance of the hospital. All donors will receive a free T-shirt and a meal ticket to the hospital’s café. Anyone who donates blood two times between June 1 and Sept. 30 will receive a free steak dinner courtesy of Outback Steakhouse.