Health
Thursday, June 30, 2016
 
Breastfeeding support group On Wednesday, July 6 at 10 a.m., Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will hold The Mom's Circle, a free breastfeeding support group, in the Nursing Conference Room. The Mom's Circle is a safe place for moms to come for support, advice and friendship. This group meets the first Wednesday of each month and registration is not required. Activities include interaction with other nursing moms & babies to promote confidence, mom-to-mom conversations, opportunities to share parenting advice & information and assistance with breastfeeding issues or concerns provided by an internationally board-certified lactation consultant. Each meeting will feature a new topic geared toward the group. For more information, contact Jacalyn Bradley, Nanticoke's lactation consultant, at 629-6611, ext. 2234.

5K Run & Family Fun Walk Join us for the Delaware Hospice 5K Run and Family Fun Walk on Wednesday, July 6, to support Delaware Hospice. Registration is at 5:30 p.m. and the race/walk begins at 6:30. The course is around the Delaware Hospice Center and through the neighboring area. All pre-registered participants will receive a t-shirt and Post Event BBQ sponsored by Hass Butcher Shop complete with beer tasting from Mispillion River Brewing and root beer floats. The course is USATF certified and Nova timing uses MYLAPS chip timing bibs. Entrants receive a gender-specific tech shirt, giveaways, and awards to overall male and female, top three in 10 year age categories (nine and under to 80 and over), and top male and female walkers. Pre-register until July 4 for $20 per person. Day of registration is $25 per person. Registration is available online at www.races2run.com.

Bariatric Support Group Nanticoke Weight Loss & General Surgery hosts bariatric support groups the first Tuesday of each month from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and the fourth Monday of each month from 6-7 p.m. 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. This month's meetings will be held on Tuesday, July 5 and Monday, July 25. Support group 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, call Nanticoke Weight Loss & General Surgery at 536-5395.

Childbirth classes offered Nanticoke Memorial Hospital offers childbirth classes on Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Ground Floor Conference Room. The class will meet each Thursday for five weeks - four weeks related to childbirth education and the fifth week will be a breastfeeding class. The next session is July 7, 14, 21, 28 and Aug. 4. Maternity education classes will cover pregnancy in general, information to prepare the expectant mother for labor and delivery, and will include a tour of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital's Mother Baby Care Unit. A refresher course is also available for those who have previously taken childbirth classes. Cost of the childbirth course is $50, and the cost for the refresher course is $25. Mothers are encouraged to bring their partner or support person for all courses. Advance registration is required for either class. To register, or for more information, call 629-6611, ext. 2540.

Weight loss seminars offered 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. 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. This month's seminars will be held on Saturday, July 2, Wednesday, July 13, and Saturday, July 16. The weight loss 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 weight loss surgery, call Nanticoke Weight Loss & General Surgery at 536-5395.