Health News 8-24

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.

•Joint replacement: Education classes at 1 p.m. Sept. 3, 16 and 30 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.  

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.

Alzheimer’s support group

Alzheimer's Family Services will hold a support group at 1 p.m. Sept. 26 at Destiny Worship Center, 122 Poinciana Blvd. in Miramar Beach.  The support group is free and limited respite care is available.  To make arrangements for respite during the meeting, call in advance at 866-478-7790.