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Diabetes programs resume June 7

Two CPR classes planned, starting on June 15

Published: Thursday, May 24, 2012 6:58 a.m. CDT

Morris Hospital and Healthcare Centers has announced its schedule of free diabetes education programs for June.

The Carb Counting Class will be offered on Thursday, June 7 at 10 a.m. at Walmart in Morris. This month’s focus is a grocery store tour with a dietitian and a diabetes educator who will explain how to look for healthy food choices in the grocery store.

The monthly Diabetes Support Group will meet on Wednesday, June 13, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Family Birthing Suites classroom at Morris Hospital. This interactive support group is intended to provide a relaxed environment where people with diabetes can learn from others who understand the unique challenges of living day-to-day life with diabetes.

The Diabetes Management Workshop will be offered Thursday, June 14 at 6 p.m. in the Family Birthing Suites classroom at Morris Hospital. This month’s focus is “Exercise, Diet and Stress” and how each relates to diabetes self-management.

Diabetes affects 25.8 million Americans. Whether a person is newly diagnosed or has been living with diabetes his or her entire life, managing diabetes is key to a healthy life.

Registration is not required for diabetes programs at Morris Hospital. Call the hospital’s diabetes educator at (815) 942-2932, ext. 7367 to learn more.
CPR classes

Morris Hospital and Healthcare Centers has announced its schedule of CPR classes for the month of June.

The American Heart Association’s Heartsaver AED (adult, infant, child) course will be offered Tuesday, June 19, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the hospital, 150 W. High Street in Morris. Heartsaver AED covers the basic techniques of adult, child and infant CPR, as well as use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) and first aid for choking. The class is appropriate for anyone interested in learning skills that could save the life of a loved one, friend, coworker or citizen in the community. The cost is $60 for the Heartsaver AED course. Participants may add first aid training for an additional $50.

CPR for the Healthcare Provider will be offered Friday, June 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Intended for licensed and certified healthcare professionals, this course teaches the skills of CPR for victims of all ages, use of an automated external defibrillator (AED), and relief of foreign-body airway obstruction. The cost is $70.

Register at morrishospital.org or call (815) 942-2932, ext. 7361 or 7362.

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Visit morrishospital.org or call (815) 942-2932, ext. 7361 or 7362 to register for CPR classes. Registration is not required for diabetes programs.

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