Health Briefs March 21, 2012

By NEMS Daily Journal

Sisters Network goes
‘Wild for Health’
The Sisters Network Tupelo Chapter will host its 2012 Community Health Fair Saturday at the BancorpSouth Arena in Tupelo.
The “Wild for Health” event from 9 a.m. to noon will include education sessions on diabetes, hypertension at 10 a.m. and a free Zumba class at 10:30 a.m. with instructor Heather Walton.
Free health screenings include bone density, blood pressure, hearing and vision. Total cholesterol and blood glucose tests will be available for $8. A PSA test will be available for men for $20.
The Tupelo chapter is part of the national African-American breast cancer survivor’s group. For more information call (662) 842-3440 or (662) 401-0959.

Free Mother-Daughter
workshop will be Monday
North Mississippi Medical Center’s Spirit of Women program will host a free Mother-Daughter Workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday.
The workshop will prepare girls age 8-11 for the physical and emotional changes of puberty. The program will be held at St. James Catholic Church Catholic Life Center, 845 Lakeshire Drive.
Speakers will be Melissa Barnett, a certified nurse practitioner with Ob/Gyn Associates, P.A., and Malinda Ingram, a certified nurse practitioner with Heritage Obstetrics and Gynecology of North Mississippi.
This event will also feature refreshments and door prizes. To register for the workshop, call (662) 377-3867 or (800) 843-3375 by March 23.

Grief support series
starts April 5 in Tupelo
North Mississippi Medical Center Hospice is offering a Bridging the Grief Gap support group, an educational series Thursdays, April 5-May 10, for anyone experiencing grief after the loss of a loved one.
Sessions are scheduled from 6 to 7:30 p.m. six consecutive Thursdays at the NMMC Home Health Tupelo Branch Office, located at 424 E. President St. There is no cost to attend.
Topics include the general task of grief, living with loss, physical, emotional, spiritual and psychological aspects of grief and holidays and special occasions.
The series also allows participants to interact with others who are experiencing similar feelings of loss.
For more information, call Jamie Grissom at (662) 377-3612 or (800) 843-3375.

NMMC Hospice hosts
‘Last Mile’ seminar
Ministers and others who serve the dying are invited to attend the Last Mile of the Way seminar on March 29.
The seminar, sponsored by North Mississippi Medical Center Hospice program, will be held from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the NMMC Home Health and Hospice conference room, 422-A E. President St. A complimentary breakfast and lunch will be provided to participants.
The seminar will offer insight and suggestions for providing spiritual care to terminally ill patients and their families who are struggling with death and dying faith issues.
During the seminar, participants will discuss faith issues that the dying face, ways the dying express their fears and concerns, and common spiritual questions asked by the terminally ill and their families.
To register or for more information, contact Jerry Grammer at (662) 377-2144 or (800) 843-3375.