June 5, 2023

Programs Aid Health Management

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Posted for Medstar St. Mary’s Hospital

MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital offers a number of health management events and programs that can help individuals. The August schedule is here:

Better Breathers Club
If you have a pulmonary disease, such as COPD, learn how to better cope with the disease Thursday, Aug. 20, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Health Connections office in the Outpatient Pavilion at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital, Leonardtown, Maryland. Participants will discuss several pulmonary-related topics, such as breathing techniques, home health care and exercise. This program is in partnership with the American Lung Association. Learn more by calling 301-475-6019.

Look Good, Feel Better
Offered the second Wednesday of every month in Cancer Care & Infusion Services in the Outpatient Pavilion at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital, Leonardtown, Maryland, this free program for female cancer patients helps them improve their appearance and self-image by learning hands-on beauty techniques to overcome side effects of chemotherapy and radiation. The program is made possible through a cooperative effort of the hospital, the National Cosmetology Association and the American Cancer Society. Call 240-434-7247 to register.

Support Groups Offered
MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital offers a variety of support groups each month. For more information on how to register for one of the groups below, call the Health Connections office at 301-475-6019.
* Alzheimer’s Care Givers Support Meeting
* Ostomy Support Group
* Bariatric Surgery Support Group
* Good Grief Support Group
* Stroke Survivors Support Group
* Cancer Support Group
American Red Cross Classes Available
In addition to numerous free programs, MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital also offers the following American Heart Association Classes:
* Heart Saver First Aid
* Heart Saver CPR/AED
* Heart Saver Bloodborne Pathogens
* Heart Saver Pediatric First Aid
* Heart Saver Family and Friends CPR

For information on class dates and costs, call MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital’s Organizational Learning and Research Department at 301-475-6020 or 240-434-7769, or enroll online here.

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