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Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 - Mason County Journal - Page A-15 HEALTH BRIEFS Learn to be first responder at hospital class A class on first aid, CPR and auto- mated external defibrillators is offered by Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 11 in the hospital's Learning Center, next to the Shelten McDonald's on Olympic Highway North. Students will learn the basics of being first responders in a medical emergency. A course completion card is awarded at the end of the session. The cost is $35 in exact cash or check, and includes a book and course materi- als. The deadline to register is Sept. 1 by calling the Learning Center at 427-3609. Comfortable clothing is recommend- ed. A Spanish-speaking interpreter is available upon request. There is a fee for the class, but dia- betes education is a covered service by most insurance plans. To register, call Sue Barwick at 426-1611, ext. 28941, or from Allyn, 275-8614, ext. 28941. Seminar focuses on preventing A free seminar on stroke prevention is presented from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 17 in the Pershing meeting room at Ma- son General Hospital & Family of Clin- ics, 901 Mountain View Drive, Shelton. The featured speaker is Fawn Ross, a stroke/telestroke coordinator at Prov- idence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia. To register, call Sabrina Nelson at 432- 7725 or email snelson@masongeneral. corn. Hospital offers Support meeting two-day diabetes discusses medication Navigating the diabetes medication management class maze is the topic of a meeting hosted by the Mason General Hospital & Fam- A two-day course on diabetes manage- ily of Clinic's Shelton Diabetes Support ment is offered by Mason General Hospital Group from 1 to 2 p.m. Sept. 18 in the & Family of Clinics from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pershing and Ellinor meeting rooms at Sept. 16 and 17 in the Pershing and Elli- Mason General Hospital, 901 Mountain nor meeting rooms at Mason General Hos- View Drive, Shelton. pital, 901 Mountain View Drive, Shelton. The guest speaker is Keith Fongemie, The class, conducted by Mason the pharmacy clinical coordinator for General Hospital employees, includes Mason General. He encourages family information about medications, proper members and loved ones to attend so they meal planning, exercise, prevention have the knowledge to help support in and treatment of complications, stress helping their loved one manage diabetes. management, living well, and engaging For more information, call Sue Bar- support people and a health care team. wick out 427-7332, or from Allyn, 275- Relatives and friends are also invited at 8614 and ask for the Diabetes Wellness attend the class. Center. ! !-3 LUNCH SPECIAL Vietnamese Pho: Chicken & Beef $9.95, Shrimp $10.95, Seafood Mix: $11.95 Miso Soup with every meal Free Women's Health event at Mason General October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics invites women to the free Women's Health Event from 8 a.m. to noon Oct 6. 18 at the main -- south -- entrance to the hospital at 901 Moun- tain View Drive, Shelton. Mason General employees offer healthful guidelines on good nutrition, heart health, diabetes awareness and more, and information on the HPV vaccine that prevents most cases of cervical cancer. The event also in- cludes free blood pressure screening and diabetes testing, healthful re- freshments and mini massages offered from volunteers from Kaleidoscope Massage in Shelton. The first 50 women between the ages of 40 and 65 who are uninsured or underinsured for mammograms will receive a free digital mammogram screening. The free screenings are funded by the Karen Hilburn Breast and Cervical Cancer Fund; the Wash- ington Breast, Cervical and Colon Health Program; and Susan G. Komen for the Cure of Puget Sound. For more information, call Karry at 432-7706; for information in Spanish, call Rosa at 888-0229. Donation to trust women battle cancer The Karen Hilburn Breast & Cervi- cal Cancer Fund, a chapter of Mason General Hospital Foundation, for the fourth consecutive year received a check for $25,000 from the charitable trust of Margery Jones, a former Shelton resi- dent and cancer survivor. Jones left her estate to be donated to charitable nonprofit organizations. During the past four years, the Hilburn Fund has received a total of $95,000 from the estate. "We are grateful for their continued support of our fund," Hilburn, the fund's founder, said in a news release. '~l~his do- nation helps Mason County women who are underinsured or uninsured with their diagnoses and treatment of breast and cervical cancer." Compiled by reporter Gordon Weeks 360.42:r.2625 506 W Railroad in Shelton Mon-Sat 11,9 Closed Sunday