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Adventist HealthCare Wellness Calendar, Sept. 23 to Oct. 6, 2013

Adventist HealthCare Wellness Calendar, Sept. 23 to Oct. 6, 2013

Live Online Chat Join Dr. Hassan Bokhari, Adventist Behavioral Health’s psychiatrist and substance abuse treatment expert, for an online chat about teens and substance abuse from 12:00-1:00pm on Wednesday, September 25. Dr. Bokhari can answer your questions about the most commonly abused drugs among teens, symptoms of addiction, how to know if your child needs help and where to get help.

Free Balance Assessment Clinic Concerned about your balance or falling? Join us for a free Information and Balance Assessment Clinic on Wednesday, September 25 or Thursday, September 26 from 11:00 to 1:00 pm.

Burtonsville Day Washington Adventist Hospital will be offering free health information and screenings at this year’s Burtonsville Day on Sat. Sept. 28 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Marilyn J. Praisner Community Center located at 14906 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville. We hope to see you there!

Annual Walk from Obesity The Walk from Obesity is a nationwide fundraising event designed to bring together all who are affected by obesity and to draw National attention to the need for awareness, treatment and advocacy initiatives. Join us on Saturday, September 28th from 7:30 to 10:00 am.

Discovering Motherhood – Adjusting to Your New Role If you are feeling overwhelmed by your new role, having difficulty making it through your day, or simply would like to connect with other new moms and their babies, please join us for a FREE ongoing weekly support group for moms at Great Beginnings Children’s Store in Gaithersburg on Mondays, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.

Monthly Blood Pressure Testing Get your blood pressure checked for free at Washington Adventist Hospital! Dates and times throughout the week.

Adventist HealthCare Walking Club Adventist HealthCare and Westfield Montgomery Mall have teamed up to promote healthy and active lifestyles in our community via our Adventist HealthCare Walking Club. Join us for a walk on Tuesdays in the Westfield Montgomery Mall food court from 8:00 am to 9:30 am.

Pre Diabetes Class Learn about food and nutrition, exercise, stress, and other important information for preventing diabetes. This program is a two-part class where you’ll develop a greater understanding of how lifestyle factors affect disease progression and the changes you can make to prevent diabetes. Class are offered Thursday mornings.

Baby Care Basics Learn how to care for your newborn during those challenging first weeks. Topics include bathing, diapering, cord care, circumcision care, taking a temperature and when to call the doctor. This is a great companion class for our Childbirth Express Class! The next classes are Monday, September 23 & 28 from 7:00 to 9:30 pm.

Weight Loss Surgery Seminar We offer preoperative informational seminars for people interested in weight loss surgery. You have an option to attend a seminar or participate in an online Webinar, whichever is more convenient for you and are encouraged to bring friends and or family for support. In addition, we offer preoperative Friends and Family support group meetings. The next meeting is Wednesday, September 25 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

Beginning T’ai Chi Ch’uan T’ai Chi Ch’ian is a set of naturally flowing movements performed slowly in a sequence with a spirit of calmness, balance and awareness. It teaches ways of relaxation and is excellent for stress reduction and developing strength and flexibility. Classes start September 28.

Thyroid Cancer Support Group Regardless of format, in a support group, you’ll find people with problems similar to yours. Members of support group typically share their personal experiences and offer one another emotional support and moral support. This group is available to all persons who share a thyroid cancer experience – current patients, survivors, care givers, family and friends and meets next on October 1 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.

Maternity Orientation & Tour at Washington Adventist Hospital If you are expecting a baby or planning for the future, come to a short presentation on our maternity services, and tour our labor and delivery suite and the mother/baby unit. Make sure to register ahead of time for our next class on Sunday, October 6 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm.

Big Brother & Big Sister Class Siblings (ages 3 to 9 years) will see a video, hear a story and talk about a new baby arriving in their family. Children will choose a gift to take home for the baby. Parents should plan to attend with their children! The next class is Wednesday, October 2 from 5:30 to 6:45 pm.

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Adventist HealthCare, based in Gaithersburg, Md., is a faith-based, not-for-profit organization of dedicated professionals who work together each day to provide excellent wellness, disease management and health-care services to the community.

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