Learn about irritable bowel syndrome
Dr. Gregory Pais, who is board certified in homeopathy by the Homeopathic Academy of Naturopathic Physicians, will lead a one-hour lecture on "Healing From Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Natural Approach for Success" at 7 p.m. today at Solley Chiropractic, 580 E. Third St.
The event is free, but registration is encouraged to ensure adequate seating. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 322-2225.
Evangelical holds CPR, first aid classes
LEWISBURG - Evangelical Community Hospital will offer the following CPR and first aid classes in February:
First Aid with Adult, Child and Infant CPR with AED - 8:30-12:30 p.m. Feb. 2 at Community Health Education Center, Route 15. Designed to teach workplace responders, school staff, professional responders, health care providers and the general public how to use an automated external defibrillator to perform CPR on adults, children and infants.
Health care Provider Renewal CPR Class -8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at Community Health Education Center.
Fees apply. To register, call Community Health Education at 768-3200 or register online at www.evanhospital.com.
Prepare for childbirth
LEWISBURG - Evangelical Community Hospital will hold the following childbirth classes:
Prepared Childbirth Weekend Express Class - Feb. 4, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Community Health Education Center;
Newborn Care - Mondays, Feb. 6 and 13, 7-9 p.m., Community Health Education Center;
Hello Baby (for siblings ages 2-10) - Feb. 8, 6:15-7:30 p.m., Apple Conference Room AB, behind the hospital's dining room;
Prenatal Breastfeeding - Feb. 20, 7-9 p.m., Community Health Education Center.
Prepared Childbirth Class - Thursdays, Feb. 23-March 22, 6:30 p.m., Community Health Education Center; and
Prepared Childbirth Refresher Class - Call to schedule.
Fees apply. For more information, or to register, call Community Health Education at 768-3200 or visit www.evanhospital.com.
Support group set for grieving parents
DANVILLE - Geisinger Hospice will offer a free monthly support group for parents who have lost a child.
Beginning Feb. 6, meetings will be held the first Monday of every month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Geisinger Community Health Services, Conference Room 2, 109 Woodbine Lane.
The grieving parents support group is designed to help parents cope with their grief. It doesn't matter how old your child was when he or she died, or how long ago it happened, you will find compassion and support here.
The support group is facilitated by Geisinger Hospice Chaplain Bob Barner and several mothers who have lost children. For more information, call 275-3367. Attendees must be at least 18 years old.
Alzheimer's meeting to be held
MUNCY - Muncy Valley Hospital's Skilled Nursing Unit will hold an open discussion at its next Alzheimer's support group meeting, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 7 in the cafeteria.
For more information, call Mark Britten, social services, at 546-4040.
'Follow Your Heart' event planned
PENNSDALE - Susquehanna Health's Heart and Vascular Institute's "Follow Your Heart" event will be held 2:30-6:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at the LifeCenter in the Lycoming Mall.
It free health screenings such as blood pressure, heart rate and oxygen level, breathing tests, EKG (appointment required), stroke screening (appointment required), total cholesterol and glucose, weight and body mass index. In addition, attendees can have an AIC test performed (blood sugar level over three months) for $20 (appointment required).
Educational programs include Strength Training for Everyone at 2:30 p.m., where all participants will receive free resistance bands; CPR Anytime at 3:30 and 5:30; and Walk Away the Pounds with Walk Fit (interactive demonstration class) at 4:30. Registration is required for all educational programs.
Call 877-883-4791 to register for screenings and programs that require an appointment.
Informational displays will cover how to balance caloric intake with physical activity and nutritional needs, the benefits of strength training for heart health, diabetes prevention and awareness, high blood pressure, lung health and COPD, nutrition and heart health and smoking cessation. Additionally, visitors can learn about and sign up for the Spirit of Women Program and Susquehanna Health's free walking club, Susquehanna Striders.
Rain date is Feb. 16. Learn more by visiting www.susquehannahealth.org/events.
'Viva Las Vegas' is theme of hospital ball
WELLSBORO - Enjoy the excitement of Las Vegas nightlife at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital Auxiliary's "Viva Las Vegas" ball on Feb. 18 at the Penn Wells Hotel.
Seating is limited and tickets, which cost $60, must be purchased by Feb. 13. Proceeds benefit the hospital.
Ticket holders will take advantage of fun-filled, Vegas-inspired games, activities and entertainment. The evening begins with an hors d'oeuvres social hour, followed by four-course fine dining at 7 p.m.
From 9 to midnight, attendees can dance the night away, courtesy of Epic Party DJ Entertainment.
For more information, call Faith Preston at 723-0191.
Free parenting class offered
WELLSBORO - Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital will hold a free Expectant Parents class from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 14. It is on "Labor Preparation and Comfort Techniques."
Attendees will learn about relaxation techniques, breathing exercises, and position changes. The class is designed to enhance comfort during pregnancy and labor and provide suggestions for the mother's support person.
Registration is not necessary. For more information, call 723-0375.
Pediatric ALS course planned
WELLSBORO - Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital will hold a Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) class from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 14 in the board room.
PALS provides pediatric caregivers, such as registered nurses, physicians and paramedics, with ways to identify, prevent and treat cardiopulmonary arrest in infants and children. Dr. Barry Clark will be the instructor.
Advance registration is required. For more information, call Brenda Shumway in staff development at 723-0192.