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Health In January 2009

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Health In January 2009Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year celebrations sent thoughts of health and dieting right out the window for many of us at Smith Mountain Lake. As a result, one of the more common New Year Resolutions is to get back on the road to healthy eating and to improve our overall well-being.

Community programs are in place to aid us in any healthy resolves we may have made. The list below will have something to help anyone in need of a fresh start or who is making a continued effort to improve their health.

‘Look Good Feel Better’ – January 05, 2009, 8:00 am. This program is for women undergoing cancer treatment and is sponsored and located at Bedford Memorial Hospital. Patients in various stages of treatment receive make-over tips and personal attention from professionals trained to meet their needs. They also use and take home complimentary cosmetic kits in their appropriate skin tones (light, medium, dark, extra dark) with helpful instruction booklets. Professional advice is provided on wigs, scarves, and accessories. This program is from 10 a.m. to noon at Bedford Memorial Hospital in the glass room. The best entrance to use is in the circular loop in front of the hospital. To Register call 540-587-3308.

Community Health Fair – Friday, January 16, 2009, 7:00 am. Screenings and Education Cost: Free •Women’s Health Screenings • Skin Cancer Screenings • Cancer Risk Assessment • Diabetic Footcare Screenings • Sleep Assessment & Education • Hearing Screening & Education • Geriatric Depression Screening • Oakwood Manor Information • Geriatric Assessment Center • Adult Care Center • Alzheimer’s Disease • Ask the Experts • Other Screenings Available Cardiac Screening Cost: $18 Must be fasting for 12 hours. Test Includes: • Total Cholesterol • Triglycerides • HDL Cholesterol • Glucose • Ratio TC/HD • Blood Pressure • Body Mass Index Call Carilion Clinic to make an appointment at 540-266-6000. The fair is located at the Bedford YMCA gym.

‘Healthy Resolutions – Tuesday, January 20, 2009, At 10:30 am. This is a free program designed to keep you healthy and happy. Our special guest speakers will cover healthy eating for all ages and safe exercise. A balance screening will be available as well. Complimentary light snacks will be provided. Speakers: T. J. Mueller, registered dietitian, Carilion Clinic Eating Healthy for all Ages Brian Briggs, exercise physiologist, Carilion Clinic Getting Started: Safe and Appropriate Exercise Balance Screening provided by Bedford Memorial Hospital, Physical Therapy. Please pre-register for this event by calling Carilion Clinic at 540-266-6000 or 800-422-8482. For more information, please contact Tami Akin at 540-721-3883.

Free Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar Screening – Wednesday, January 21, 2009, At 9:00 am. provided by Bedford Memorial Hospital. The screening will take place at Moneta Post Office from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. No registration is required. Moneta Post Office 14211 Moneta Road Moneta Va 24121. For more info. call 540-819-5029.

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