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Kish Hospital offers upcoming Community Wellness programs

Published: Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012 5:30 a.m. CST

Kishwaukee Community Hospital will offer the following Community Wellness programs.

Diabetes: Self-Management

Learn the latest in diabetes care with an emphasis on the positives. Take the initiative now to control your diabetes and not allow it to control you. The class will meet from 9 to 11 a.m. Nov. 1 and 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 8 and 15 in Kish Hospital’s Diabetes Education Center. Registration is required and closes three days before the program date. A minimum number of participants is required. For more information about price and to register, call 815-748-8378 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

HeartWise Cardiac Health Evaluation

The Kish Hospital HeartWise Cardiac Health Evaluation program uses a combination of screening and non-invasive tests to evaluate risk factors for heart disease including: a state-of-the-art CT heart scan to reveal extent of calcified plaque, an indication of blockage in the coronary arteries; a blood draw for cholesterol and blood sugar levels; blood pressure, BMI and waist measurement; computerized health risk assessment; and a personal consultation with a registered nurse to identify and understand your cardiac risk factors. Suggested for those 40 years or older with at least one risk factor for heart disease. The cost is $99 person. May not be covered by insurance. Appointments are required. For more information, call 815-748-2975.

Holidays with Diabetes

The holidays present a challenge for those with diabetes. Join a Kish Hospital diabetes educator for medication strategies and learn how to enjoy the holidays without the stress of elevated blood sugars. This free class will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 5 in Kish Hospital’s Roberts Conference Center. Registration is required and closes three days before the program date. A minimum number of participants is required. Class size is limited. Call 815-748-8962 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

Look Good ... Feel Better

This program is presented in partnership with the American Cancer Society, Personal Care Products Council Foundation, Professional Beauty Association, and National Cosmetology Association. This free program teaches beauty techniques to women or girls who are actively undergoing cancer treatment to help combat the appearance-related side effects of radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Come learn tips for skin care, makeup, hair care and wigs. All participants receive a free kit of cosmetics.  (Valued up to $200.) This free class will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 5 at The Cancer Center at Kishwaukee Community Hospital. Registration is required and closes three days before the program date. A minimum number of participants is required. Class size is limited. Call 815-748-2958 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

Preventing Falls

A fall can be very traumatic and lead to serious injury. While there are many factors that contribute to falls, aging does not have to be one of them. Join the staff at Unlimited Performance Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine as we explore the common causes of falling and how to reduce your risk. This program also is open to caregivers, family members and friends. This free class will be held from noon to 1 p.m. or 6 to 7 p.m. Nov. 5 at Unlimited Performance. Registration is required and closes three days before the program date. A minimum number of participants is required. Class size is limited. Call 815-748-8900 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs for information and to register.

Hope at the Holidays

A special session intended for individuals and families who are experiencing the holidays for the first time since the death of their loved one. This free program will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 8 at DeKalb County Hospice. Registration is required and closes three days before the program date. A minimum number of participants is required. Class size is limited. Call DeKalb County Hospice at 815-756-3000 for more information and to register.

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