Erlanger Offers Classes And Events For March 4-9

Monday, February 25, 2013

The Erlanger schedule of classes and events for March 4-9 includes childbirth education, weight management information and diabetes education.  Registration is required.  For more information on our classes and events, call Erlanger HealthLink at 778-LINK (5465), Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until midnight.  HealthLink Plus is a free membership program open to adults 18 and older.  

Monday, March 4
Bariatric Support Group
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Erlanger Chattanooga Lifestyle Center
Bariatric Support Group meetings are for individuals scheduled to have Bariatric surgery or who have already had weight loss surgery.  Call Erlanger’s HealthLink at 778-LINK (5465) for more information.


Childbirth Education
5:30-8:45  p.m.
Erlanger East (Gunbarrel Road)
This childbirth education class/series is designed for expectant parents and taught by experienced OB nurses.  These classes include stages of labor, relaxation and labor support techniques, hospital procedures, pain management options, after birth and home care for moms and in-hospital care for newborns.  There will also be time for questions and answers.  Registration fee is $125.  Call Erlanger’s HealthLink at 778-LINK (5465) to register. 


Tuesday, March 5
Breastfeeding
6:30-9 p.m.
Erlanger Baroness (Downtown)
This class is designed to help participants make an informed choice about breastfeeding.  Learn breastfeeding basics, what to expect the first few weeks and special tips for success.  Concerns about returning to work/school will also be discussed.  This course is coordinated by a board-certified lactation consultant.  Registration fee is $30.  Call Erlanger’s HealthLink at 778-LINK (5465) to register.



Wednesday, March 6
Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Seminar
6-8 p.m.
Erlanger Baroness (Plaza Surgery Waiting Room)
Area residents who are overweight and /or with health problems related to obesity are invited to learn more about the Bariatric andMetabolic Surgery Center at Erlanger.  It is a free seminar and registration is required.  Call Erlanger’s HealthLink at 778-LINK (5465) to register. 


Cholestech Lipid and Glucose Screening
8:00 – Noon
Erlanger North (Morrison Springs Road)
A lipid panel will show HDL, LDL, Total cholesterol, non-HDL, cholesterol ratio and triglycerides.  A 12-hour fast is required to produce an accurate result.   No eating or drinking coffee prior to the test, but please drink water the night before and morning of testing. Reservations are required, no walk-ins will be taken.  Lipid plus Glucose is $25. Call Erlanger’s HealthLink at 778-LINK (5465) for information.


Thursday, March 7
Diabetes Education Class
1:30-4:30 p.m.
Erlanger Chattanooga Lifestyle Center
This class will explore ways to manage diabetes.  Call 778-9400 for more information on physician referral and insurance reimbursement. 


Man to Man Support Group
Begins at 5:30 p.m.
Erlanger Baroness
This support group is for spouses, friends and patients who have prostate cancer.  For more information, call 855-2778


Saturday, March 9
Childbirth Education
9 a.m.-12  p.m.
Erlanger East (Gunbarrel Road)
This childbirth education class/series is designed for expectant parents and taught by experienced OB nurses.  These classes include stages of labor, relaxation and labor support techniques, hospital procedures, pain management options, after birth and home care for moms and in-hospital care for newborns.  There will also be time for questions and answers.  Registration fee is $75.   Call Erlanger’s HealthLink at 778-LINK (5465) to register. 


Power to End Stroke
9  a.m. – 1  p.m.
Great Tucker Baptist Church
Our region has one of the highest incidences of stroke per capita in the U.S.  On average, a stroke will occur every 45 seconds, and someone will die from a stroke every 3 minutes.  Dr. Thomas Devlin, local neurologist and medical director of the Erlanger SoutheastRegional Stroke Center, and other medical specialists will speak about the risk factors, signs and symptoms, and lifestyle changes you need to take to prevent becoming one of the statistics.  A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.  The event is free and registration is required.  Call Erlanger’s HealthLink at 778-LINK (5465) to register. 


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