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Gentle Tai Chi

Date(s): Mon and Fri

Since the first widespread promotion of tai chi health benefits in the early 20th century, it has developed a worldwide following among people for its benefit for health and health maintenance. Studies of tai chi support its effectiveness as an alternative exercise and as a form of meditative pain reduction that focuses on positive energy flows. it is reported that focusing the mind solely on the movements of the form helps to bring about a state of mental calm and clarity. Besides general health benefits and stress management attributed to tai chi training, this form of exercise has been found to nurture core-strength and balance.  Also: Chi Times  - practice your "forms" with our instructor.  This 20 minute focused session on Wednesday at 12:15 p.m.


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Infant CPR education

Date(s): Weds

Take 30 minutes out of your busy day to learn infant CPR.  Saving Baby's Life ...When Every Second Counts is an instructional DVD designed to educate parents and infant caregivers on how to perform infant CPR and what to do for a choking infant.  This class does not provide a certification but will provide the knowledge needed to perform infant CPR through observing an instructional video.  This learning tool was developed by Geraldine Hickey, RN, found of Baby Zone and Beyond.  The DVD uses the newly revised 2010 American Heart Association guidelines for infant CPR.  Sign up Now!  Session times are Wednesdays at 12 noon and 4 p.m. in the Minges Wellness Center.  Call 252-522-7014 with questions.


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Your Blood Pressure: Reaching the Target 2016 classes

Date(s): Jan 11, Feb 9, Mar 7, Apr 12, May 24, Jun 13, Jul 13, Aug 29, Sept 14, Oct 12, Nov 9, Dec 7

A one hour basic hypertension educational class for anyone who has higher than normal blood pressure and needs to understand the condition better in order to have good blood pressure control.  Class size is limited and credit for attendance requires the participant to be present for the full session. Registration must be done by contacting Gail Carraway at 252-522-7014. Dates and Times - Jan 11 at 2 p.m., Feb 9 @ 10 a.m., March 7 @ 10 a.m., Apr 12 @ 10 a.m., May 24 @ 2 p.m., June 13 @ 2 p.m., July 13 @ 2 p.m., Aug 29 @ 10 a.m., Sept 14 @ 1 p.m., Oct 12 @ 1 p.m., Nov 9th @ 1 p.m. and Dec 7 @ 1 p.m.

 

 


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Do You Have Low T?

Date(s): March 17

Dr. Lee Cox, Lenoir Urology, will discuss what testosterone is and why it declines over time.  He will inform attendees about common symptoms of lowering testosterone levels includinging fatigue, weakness, loss of sex drive.  Find out what tests can be done to measure it and treatments.


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Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Heart Disease

Date(s): February 12

Dr. Rob Gallaher, Lenoir Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine, will present this informative talk about Obstructive Sleep Apnea.  Sometimes snoring can get a little annoying, especially for someone listening to it.  But when a snorer repeatedly stops breathing for brief moments, it can lead to cardiovascular problems and be potentially life-threatening.  Dr. Gallaher will make the link between sleep apnea and heart problems and help attendees find solutions. This program requires no registration, is free to the public, and sponsored by the McCain Heart Center.


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Heart Healthy Heart at Every Size

Date(s): February 18

Lisa Alphin, RN, BS, ES and program director of Cardiac Rehabilitation will present on this interesting topic.  Lisa will emphasize an approach to being healthier through supporting individuals and families for positive health behaviors that include healthy minds, exercise and eating healthy.  A weight-neutral approach steers away from weight-focused barometers of success that can lead to frustration, perceptions of failure and negative overall results.  Improving health includes embracing different body shapes and sizes and focusing on personal practices to improve overall well-being. Free to public and sponsored by the McCain Heart Center.


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Metabolic Syndrome - How does it affect the heart?

Date(s): February 19

Dr. Kirollos from Kinston Cardiology Associates will speak on, large waistlines, high triglycerides, low HDL, blood pressure, and blood sugar and how these issues can relate to the metabolic conditions in your body and especially your heart.  Learn how to prevent or delay dangerous metabolic syndrome and heart problems by learning important characteristics and stategies of self-care. Fee to the public and sponsored by the McCain Heart Center.


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Advances in Cholesterol Management

Date(s): February 25

Dr. Vikram Gahlot from Kinston Cardiology Associates wil speak about cholesterol management.  Learn more about the new American Heart Association cholesterol treatment guidelines and the goal to help people live longer, healthier lives. There have been advances in medications and you may want to learn more about how cardiologists evaluate and better treat high cholesterol levels these days.  Make sure you are not stuck in the old mindset of treatment.  Free to the public and sponsored by the McCain Heart Center. 


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New Support Group - Life After Stroke

Date(s): Nov 5, Feb 15, May 16, Aug 15, & Nov 21

Stroke survivors and caregivers, please bring your own experiences to a discussion with other survivors on life after stroke, transitioning from hospital to home, and re-entering the community.  It's free.  If you have had a stroke, or are a caregiver or a loved one who is struggling with stroke issues, and would like to come for encouragement, join us.  This new quarterly support group will be led by Lenoir Memorial Hospital Stroke Coordinator Dawn Becker, RN, who may be reached for more information at 252-522-7575. The dates for the upcoming meetings are:  November 5, 2015, and in 2016 they are February 15, May 16, August 15, and November 21.  


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HealthyLife Weigh 2016 series

Date(s): A 4 day series held monthly except December

This weight management program focuses on weight loss goals supported by healthier nutrition practices and increased physical activity.  It is ideal for the individual needing to lose 10-40 pounds, and at a stage of readiness where lifestyle changes can be made. Nutrition education is delivered in a 4 week program led by a registered dietitian in the Minges Wellness Center at Lenoir Memorial.  The program is a modified form of the national program, HealthyLife Weigh, and focuses on the necessary formula for permanent weight loss: balancing calorie intake from food and calorie output through physical activity.  We will assist you in making permanent lifestyle changes to help you get to and stay at a healthy body weight.  This is not a diet but a new way of incorporating positive eating and activity habits. Each series consists of 4 classes that cover portion control, nutrition, grocery shopping, and emotional eating.  Participants will receive 2 months membership in the Minges Wellness Center with an individual exercise plan developed with an exercise specialist. Required registration may be completed by calling 252-522-7014.  Cost is $150.  Dates and times: Jan 6,13,20, 27 @ 8:30 a.m., Feb, 8,15,22, & 29 @4:00 p.m., March 10,17,24 &31 @ 12:00 p.m., Apr 6,13,20 & 27 @ 4:00 p.m., May 3,10,17,24 @ 8:00 a.m., Jun 1,8,15 &22 @ 12:00 p.m., July 7,14,21 & 28 @ 4:00 p.m., Aug 10,17,24, & 31@ 8:30 p.m.,Sept 6,13,20 & 27 @ 12:00 p.m., Oct 5,12,19,26 @ 4:00 p.m. and Nov 8,15,22 & 29 @ 8:00 a.m.


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