Blood Pressure Clinic
A KishHealth System health professional monitors your blood pressure weekly. Each participant receives blood pressure information and a tracking card. Free. No appointment necessary. Every Monday, 9 – 11 am, at KishHealth System Physician Group, 12700 US Highway 34, Plano, or 10:30 am – 12:30 pm, at Kishwaukee Hospital, DeKalb. For more information, or other times and locations, visit www.kishprograms.org.
Blood Pressure Clinic
A KishHealth System health professional monitors your blood pressure weekly. Each participant receives blood pressure information and a tracking card. Free. No appointment necessary. Every Wednesday, 9-11 am, at Valley West Hospital, Sandwich. For more information, or other times and locations, visit www.kishprograms.org.
CPR Healthcare Provider Renewal
This course is intended to renew CPR skills for participants who provide healthcare to patients in a wide variety of situations, including in- and out-of-hospital settings. These healthcare providers may include (but are not limited to) nurses, paramedics, EMTs, respiratory therapists, CNAs, and other allied health personnel. Participants must submit a copy of current CPR card, and a course completion card will be issued upon successful completion of the course. CPR Healthcare Provider Renewal is Monday, March 24, 5:30 – 8:30 pm, at KishHealth System Emergency Medical Services, 2727 Sycamore Road, DeKalb. $40/person. Registration required. Call 815.748.5951 to register.
What’s New with Diabetes?
The KishHealth System Diabetes Education team discusses what’s new in the diabetes world. Join them to learn about meters, pumps, sensors, and anything else that may be helpful. Samples will be on display. What’s New with Diabetes is Monday, March 24, 6 – 7 pm, at the Valley West Medical Office Building, Sandwich. Free. Registration required. Call 815.786.3684, or visit www.kishprograms.org.
Life Care Planning: Getting and Paying for Good Care When You Need It
Linda M. Strohschein, JD, of Strohschein Law Group, LLC, explains “Life Care Planning” strategies, which combine asset protection and care coordination. These techniques can minimize financial and emotional stress by ensuring assets are secured and available when that rainy day comes. Learn how health and ability to function, housing, cost of care, public benefits, healthcare reform updates, and available resources can fit together to optimize quality of life. Life Care Planning: Getting and Paying for Good Care When You Need It is Tuesday, March 25, 1 – 2:30 pm, at the KishHealth System Cancer Center at Kishwaukee Hospital, DeKalb. Free. Registration required. Call 815.748.2958 to register.
Join Becky Sisler, Cancer Center clinical dietitian, each month for the Dietitian’s Dish where she provides food demonstrations and nourishing strategies to incorporate into your lifestyle for healthy eating. Dietitian’s Dish is Wednesday, March 26, 10:30 – 11:15 am, at the KishHealth System Cancer Center at Kishwaukee Hospital, DeKalb. Free. No registration required. Call 815.748.2958 for more information.
Prepared Childbirth – KH
Join us for this series to learn breathing, relaxation and comfort techniques; medications; and the signs, stages and variations of labor, and cesarean births. Labor companions learn about giving support during the birthing process. Prepared Childbirth begins Wednesday, March 26, 6:30 – 8 pm, in the Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center, DeKalb. $50/couple. Registration required. Call 815.748.8962, or visit www.kishprograms.org.
Know Your Numbers Personal Appointments
Knowing and understanding your numbers is vital to good health. Heart disease and other health issues can be predicted using this information. As a service to our community, we are offering the following screenings and education free of charge in the convenience of one appointment: blood test for cholesterol and blood sugar levels, blood pressure, waist measurement, body mass index (BMI), and education. Must be 20 years or older. You can attend Know Your Numbers one time per year. Appointments are available at Kishwaukee Hospital, DeKalb, the second and fourth Thursdays each month, 7 – 10:30 am, by calling 815.748.8962, or at Valley West Hospital, Sandwich, the second Tuesday and fourth Thursday each month, 7:30 – 10:30 am, by calling 815.786.3962.
Implanted Devices: Pacemakers and Defibrillators with Dr. Nguyen
Cardiologist Paul Nguyen, MD, leads this unique discussion about the differences between pacemakers and defibrillators. Do you know which device you have and how it works? Also learn about cardiac rehab and what that entails after implantation. Device samples will be available. Implanted Devices: Pacemakers and Defibrillators with Dr. Nguyen is Thursday, March 27, 6:30 – 8 pm, in the Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center, DeKalb. Free. Registration required. Call 815.748.8962, or visit www.kishprograms.org.
Moms Breastfeeding Group
Mothers and babies are welcome to join us to discuss the joys and challenges of breastfeeding. Drop in with your baby to meet other breastfeeding moms and receive support and encouragement. Older siblings are always welcome. We ask that you please bring some quiet activities they can enjoy seated next to you during a meeting. Topics are guided by a KishHealth System lactation specialist. Moms Breastfeeding Group meets the second and fourth Thursday of every month, 10 – 11 am, in the Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center, DeKalb. If you have any questions, please call the Breastfeeding Center at 815.748.8350.
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