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Saint Mary’s Wellness and Class Offerings for February 2011

By ThisIsReno

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Community WellCheck – Feb. 9 and 26

Saint Mary’s monthly Community WellCheck offers a wide variety of affordable health screenings and immunizations to help identify potential health risks.  All screenings are held from 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Saint Mary’s Center for Health, at 645 N. Arlington, 3rd floor.  To schedule an appointment call 770-7100.

Breathe Easy Tobacco Cessation Program starts Feb. 9

If you are interested in quitting smoking, Saint Mary’s Breathe Easy Tobacco Cessation program is for you.  Beginning on Wednesday Feb. 9 and ending on March 9, a licensed tobacco specialist will provide participants with the tools they need to quit smoking.   Classes are held every Wednesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Saint Mary’s at Galena at 18653 Wedge Parkway.   For more information or to register, call 770-7100.

Diabetes Testing Screening – Feb. 11

Saint Mary’s now offers convenient monthly testing for diabetes.  Our $60 testing package includes blood pressure, hemoglobin A1c, lipid levels, Microalbumin, eGFR, serum creatinine, body mass index and foot care screening.  Additionally, the screening offers scheduling support for diabetic retinal eye exams and diabetes education with a nurse and/or a registered dietitian.  The next screening will be held on Friday, March 18 at 645 N Arlington Ave., Suite 660.  To make an appointment call 770-7100.

Four-Week Weight Loss Kick-Start Program starting Feb. 14

If you are looking to lose weight and get in shape, Saint Mary’s Center for Health and Fitness has a weight loss kick-start program for you.  This four-week program grants you full access to all fitness amenities and classes.  It also includes two half-hour individual training sessions per week with a personal trainer, one support group meeting per week with a group facilitator and one group meeting per week with a registered dietician.  Classes are held every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and additional training sessions are scheduled for each registrant.  Cost is $299 for members and $349 for non-members.   For more information, call 770-3800.

Vascular Screening – Feb. 16

Heart attack and stroke, caused by a build-up of fatty plaque in the walls of arteries, are leading causes of death and disability in northern Nevada.  Risk factors for vascular disease include diabetes, smoking, high blood pressure, abnormal cholesterol, family history and age.  Lower your risk for vascular disease by getting screened on Wednesday, Feb 16.  Call 770-7600 for location and to schedule your appointment.

Chronic Disease Management Class Series – Begins Feb. 28

If you are 55 or older and have arthritis, heart or lung problems, high blood pressure, cancer or other chronic conditions, our free six-week class is for you.  During the program, you will learn how to manage your chronic disease through exercise techniques, community resources, setting goals, and knowledge on how to optimize your relationship with your physician.  Classes will take place every Monday beginning on Feb. 28 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  For more information and to register, call 770-7100.

Share your heart story for a chance to win an iPad

To raise awareness about heart month, Saint Mary’s encourages you to participate in a Facebook contest.  Like Saint Mary’s page and answer the question, “What does heart month mean to you?”  Include photos that represent heart health and you will be entered to win an iPad.  Only one entry per person and deadline for submissions is Feb. 28.  Visit www.facebook.com/saintmarysreno now to enter.

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