Hernando County health notes

Health Whys Lecture Series, presented by Brooksville Regional Hospital:

• Supermarket Savvy, 3 p.m. Wednesday, Brooksville Regional Hospital, 17240 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. The speaker is JoNell Noe, director of nutrition services at the hospital.

• An Overactive Bladder/Prostate Health, 5:30 p.m. March 9, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, Spring Hill. The speaker is Dr. Omar Hamoui, urologist.

All lectures are free. Seating is limited; reservations required. (352) 799-5019.

Brooksville

Caregiver's Day Out: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 4, Spring Oaks, 7251 Grove Road. Includes free respite care and free prizes. There will be a speaker. A caregiver appreciation luncheon begins at noon. Reservations for the luncheon are required by Monday. Ruth Savage, (352) 592-1150, or Jill Morgan-Elkington, (727) 271-4790.

Grief Share Sessions: 1:30 p.m. Thursdays, Brooksville Wesleyan Church, 8168 Jasmine Drive. Designed for those who recently lost a loved one. (352) 799-3066.

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group: 7 p.m. today, Grace World Outreach Church, 20366 Cortez Blvd. (352) 799-5713.

Spring Hill

Diabetes Self-Management Education Program: Hernando County Health Department offers this diabetes program throughout the year at the office at 7465 Forest Oaks Blvd. It includes three three-hour classes that address topics specific to the concerns of diabetes patients, including meal planning, medication and complications. Facilitators include certified diabetes educator Sandra Dixon and registered nurse Jan Musick. Registration is required. Call for dates and times of the next program. (352) 540-6928.

Fibromyalgia Support Group: 2 to 3:30 p.m. March 4, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. The group shares information on alternative approaches, medicines and personal experiences. Irene, (352) 666-2803, or Joan, (352) 686-0238.

HPH Hospice Community Grief Support Group: 3 to 4 p.m. Thursdays, HPH Hospice, 12260 Cortez Blvd. This ongoing bereavement support group is for adults trying to cope with the recent death of a loved one. There is no cost and no reservation is needed. Toll-free 1-800-486-8784.

"Man to Man" Prostate Cancer Support Group: 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Florida Cancer Institute-New Hope, 7154 Medical Center Drive, off Cortez Boulevard (across from High Point). Mary Ann Flowers, a registered dietician, will speak. Cosponsored by the American Cancer Society. Mary Capo, (352) 596-1926.

Natural Solutions to Digestive Problems: 6 to 7 p.m. March 8, West Hernando/Staffordene T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave. The free workshop is for those who suffer from acid reflux, hiatal hernia, irritable bowel, ulcers, Crohn's disease and other digestive problems. The speaker is Mary Bristow, doctor of Oriental medicine. Hosted by the Foundation for Wellness Professionals. Seating is limited. RSVP to (352) 597-0082.

"New Directions for Blood Cancer Therapies" Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's patient education program: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. The speaker is Dr. Vikas Malhotra of Florida Cancer Institute-New Hope. He will discuss new therapies and clinical trials for blood cancers. A question and answer session will follow. A complimentary dinner will be served. Free. Preregistration is required. Lourdes Arvelo, (813) 963-6461.

Overeaters Anonymous: Bridge to Serenity group, 1 p.m. Tuesdays, West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave. This is a 12-step program for those suffering from compulsive overeating. There are no dues, fees or weigh-ins for this support group. Belinda, (352) 293-3455.

Spring Hill Stroke Support Group: 11 a.m. Thursdays, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive. Family and friends welcome. Coffee and cake follows the meeting. A. Schaffer, (352) 688-2594, or the church, (352) 683-9016.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly: TOPS 604, weigh-in from 8:30-9:15 a.m. and meeting at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd.; Doris, (352) 666-9525, or Nancy, (352) 592-1088.

Understanding Neuropathy: 2 p.m. March 9, Wellington at Seven Hills, 400 Wexford Blvd. The speaker is Dr. Robert J. Martinez of Martinez Chiropractic and Wellness Center. Topics include the seven signs of neuropathy, who gets it, how it affects you, how it affects balance, and available treatment options. RSVP to Susan, (352) 686-1686.

Varicose Vein Seminar: Noon Friday, Access Healthcare, 14690 Spring Hill Drive. Speakers include Drs. N. Scott Howell and T. Chaudhry, who will discuss symptoms and state-of-the-art treatments. Free. Shelly Lowery, (352) 799-0046, ext. 5333.

Weight Loss Seminar: 6 p.m. today, Access Healthcare, 14690 Spring Hill Drive. Four physicians will be on hand to offer their expertise on how to improve your health, well-being and lifestyle. Those attending will also learn about the negative parameters of metabolic syndrome. Free. Shelly Lowery, (352) 799-0046, ext. 5333.

Women's Breast Cancer Support Group: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Florida Cancer Institute-New Hope, 7154 Medical Center Drive, off Cortez Boulevard (across from High Point). The speaker is Nancy Snodgrass, RN, a behavioral health coordinator for Horizon Homecare. She will discuss coping skills after a cancer diagnosis. Light refreshments served. Tambra Randazzo, (352) 592-8128.

Weeki Wachee

Take Off Pounds Sensibly: TOPS 461, 9 to 11 a.m. Thursdays, Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. Dorothy Kuta, (352) 596-6697, or Pat Gall, (352) 688-6755. TOPS is a weight loss support group that promotes successful weight management with a philosophy that combines healthy eating, regular exercise, wellness education and support.

Information for the Health and Support column should be submitted to Phyllis Day, Hernando Times, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613. Information can be e-mailed to pday@sptimes.com or faxed to (352) 754-6133. The deadline for this news is two weeks before your event or reservation deadline. Information cannot be published if the time, date, place, ticket price (if applicable) or contact person and phone number are missing. For information about the Health and Support column, call (352) 754-6101 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

Hernando County health notes 02/24/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 6:18pm]

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