Health
Thursday, January 19, 2017
 
Breastfeeding support group Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will hold The Moms Circle, a free breastfeeding support group, in the Nursing Conference Room at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 1. The Moms Circle is a safe place for moms to come for support, advice and friendship from both experienced nursing moms and new moms. Each meeting features a new topic. This group meets the first Wednesday of each month. Registration is not required. In addition to interacting with other moms, assistance will be available from internationally board-certified Lactation Consultant, Jacalyn Bradley. For more information, contact Bradley at 629-6611, ext. 2234.

Diabetes prevention class Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will host a two-session Diabetes Prevention Class on Monday, Jan. 30 and Monday, Feb. 27 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Meeting Room 1. This course is designed for individuals age 18 and over who have been diagnosed with prediabetes. This course provides individuals with basic tools to help them make appropriate lifestyle changes and reduce their risk for developing diabetes. Cost is $20 per person and a physician referral is required for registration. For more information or to register, contact Nanticokes Diabetes Education Department at 629-6611, ext. 2446.

Nutrition classes offered Nanticoke Weight Loss & General Surgery hosts nutrition classes on the first Wednesday of each month from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Nanticoke Training Center located at 121 S. Front St., Seaford. This class is designed to provide education to patients before and after their bariatric weight loss surgery. The next class will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 4. Nanticokes nutrition classes are geared toward preparing patients for success during their weight loss journey. Topics include information on starting a healthful diet, understanding appropriate portions, incorporating exercise into daily schedules, and nutrition-related concerns. Bariatric patients are required to attend at least one nutrition class prior to their scheduled surgery.

Patients and their spouses, family members or friends are welcome to attend. Attendees are asked to arrive 15 minutes early to get weighed in. For more information or to reserve your spot, call Nanticoke Weight Loss & General Surgery at 302-536-5395.

Weight Loss Seminars Nanticoke Weight Loss & General Surgery hosts weight loss seminars the first and third Saturdays of each month from 10:30-11:30 a.m. and the second Wednesday of each month from 5:30-6:30 p.m., in the Medical Staff Conference Room at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. The next seminars will be held on Saturday, Feb. 4, Wednesday, Feb. 8, and Saturday, Feb. 18. These free seminars are designed to provide education to individuals considering weight loss surgery to help them make informed decisions on whether surgery is an appropriate option. The seminars will consist of educational presentations by Dr. Tarek Waked to inform individuals about the many benefits of weight loss surgery. Patients and their spouses, family members or friends are welcome to attend. Registration is not required. For more information about this seminar or other services provided by Nanticoke Weight Loss & General Surgery, visit www.nanticokeweightloss.org or 302-536-5395.

Bariatric Support Group Nanticoke Weight Loss & General Surgery will host a bariatric support group on Monday, Jan. 23 in the Medical Staff Conference Room at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. This free support group is designed to provide education and support to patients before and after their bariatric weight loss surgery and is open to the public. Meetings consist of guest speakers and presentations to provide information about nutrition, supplements, exercise and behavior modifications. Patients and their spouses, family members or friends are welcome to attend. Registration is not required. For more information visit www.nanticokeweightloss.org or call 302-536-5395.