Health News July 5

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: Bi-weekly education classes at 9 a.m. July 7 and 21 in the hospital’s Resource Center Suite 3 conference room. To attend, call Linda Ledford at 278-3646.

•Diabetes classes: Jenny Stuckey, registered nurse and certified diabetes educator, will host self-management classes at 1:30 p.m. July 8 and 9 for adults with diabetes who are looking for ways to manage their disease. Pre-registration required and a physician referral is needed to attend. Call 278-3683.

• Breast cancer support group:  Meets at 6 p.m. July 15 in the Olson Women’s Diagnostic Center. Call 278-3980.

• Blood drive: The Oneblood mobile unit will be at the hospital from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 23 at the main entrance of the hospital.

• 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.