DerryNews.com, Derry, New Hampshire

February 7, 2013

HEALTH BRIEFS


Derry News

---- — Blood donors are needed this month

The American Red Cross will hold several community blood drives this month. All eligible and new blood donors are encouraged to give blood.

Blood donors are needed every day to ensure an adequate blood supply for patients in need. All donors will receive a coupon for a buy one, get one free adult lift ticket to a participating mountain for downhill skiing, snowboarding, alpine or nordic skiing. Donor s also receive a coupon for a free appetizer or dessert from Chili’s Grill & Bar.

To make an appointment to donate blood, call 800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org.

Donate blood Tuesday, Feb. 12, from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Londonderry Lions Hall from 1 to 6 p.m.

There’s another opportunity to give Feb. 19 at Promises to Keep in Derry from 1 to 6 p.m.

The Londonderry Lions will host another drive Feb. 26 from 1 to 6 p.m.

Classes focus on staying heart healthy

NASHUA – The following classes are being held during the month of February at St. Joseph Hospital so people can learn how to keep their hearts healthy and support the quest to battle heart disease.

On Feb. 20, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., it’s “Heart Healthy Eating.” Eating well not only helps you feel good, but can decrease your risk for many diseases, including heart, high blood pressure and stroke.

Kick off the New Year and improve your eating habits while learning to maintain a healthy weight. Dietician Marilou Bucciano will take participants through portion control and helps demystify label reading. The event is free.

On Feb. 21, from 6 to 8 p.m., enjoy “Dinner with the Doctor: Get Heart Smart.”

In recognition of heart month, join Dr. Steven Beaudette from the New England Heart Institute, as he discusses early diagnosis of heart disease and the latest advancements in its treatment. A $10 fee includes dinner.

It’s “Women’s Health & Heart Disease” on Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Heart disease is the number one killer of women in the U.S. Learn the risk factors and how to reduce them with simple diet and lifestyle changes. The event is free

All of the above classes require preregistration. To learn more or to register, call Community Health Education at St. Joseph Hospital at 595-3168 or visit stjosephhospital.com/classes.