|Health and Wellness|
Emory talks blood pressure medications
Emory Healthcare, 1525 Clifton Road, Atlanta, will host a free workshop to discuss blood pressure medications on Monday, Dec. 16, 12 p.m.
The workshop will focus on hypertension, also known as high blood pressure and the medications associated with the condition. Emory health professionals will discuss blood pressure control, monitoring techniques, proper use of medications, stress management, diet and exercise. People on medication and those with borderline high blood pressure readings are especially encouraged to attend.
Participants meet in the hospital’s fifth floor conference room. For more information or to register, call 404-778-7777 or 1-800-75-EMORY.
Red Cross to host community blood drives
The Red Cross is hosting community blood drives in Gwinnett and Rockdale counties this month.
Rockdale Medical Center, 1412 Milstead Avenue, Conyers, will welcome the Red Cross with a community blood drive on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the hospital’s East Tower Classrooms.
While you donate, you can watch movies or vintage television shows and have a chance to win door prizes. Donors are also provided cookies, crackers and other snacks.
The Centerville Community Center, 3025 Bethany Church Road, Snellville will welcome the Red Cross on Friday, Dec. 20, 3 – 7 p.m. Refreshments will be provided..
The Red Cross supplies blood and blood products to patients in the community. You are invited to share the “gift of life” and be a volunteer blood donor at the community blood drives.
Walk-ins are welcome, however, making an appointment is encouraged. For more information or to register for an appointment, visit www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE.
Gwinnett Medical offers CPR posters for the New Year
Gwinnett Medical Centers, 1000 Medical Center Boulevard, Lawrenceville and 3620 Howell Ferry Road, Duluth, are offering free CPR/First Aid posters.
Hospital staff say they will be happy to mail you the poster, which gives general tips for basic first aid, CPR and choking. To receive a poster, call 678-312-5000.
Cancer survivors to create “Soul Collage” cards
Cancer survivors are invited to attend a “Soul Collage” workshop on Thursday, Dec. 19, 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., at the Piedmont Healthcare’s Cancer Wellness Center, 1800 Howell Mill Road, Suite 700, Atlanta.
Attendees are encouraged to bring images that will be used to create a set of cards that illustrate community, companions and the transpersonal experience through condition and recovery.
Lunch is provided. Registration is required. To register, call 404-425-7944.
DeKalb Medical offers workshop on surgical weight loss
DeKalb Medical Center, 2701 North Decatur Road, Decatur, will host a surgical weight loss workshop on Thursday, Dec. 19, 4 – 6:30 p.m.
Are you considering surgical weight loss? This may be the perfect workshop for you after Thanksgiving feasts, as you prepare for New Year’s resolutions. Attendees can hear the latest procedures and get an understanding of the steps required for health insurance approval. For more information or to register, call 404-501-1000.