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Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:54 PM

Look Good Feel Better

The Look Good Feel Better program, sponsored by Fisher-Titus Medical Center and the American Cancer Society, teaches beauty techniques to women currently undergoing cancer treatment. This free class is scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at the hospital, 272 Benedict Ave., Norwalk.

Trained, volunteer cosmetologists teach woman how to cope with skin changes and hair loss using cosmetics and skin care products donated by the cosmetic industry. Women also learn ways to disguise hair loss with wigs, scarves and other accessories.

To register, or for more information, call the American Cancer Society-Lorain Area Office at (888) 227-6446.

Wellness for Women

Fisher-Titus Medical Center knows it is important that women take charge of their health. That is why FTMC's Wellness for Women Program will offer a September Forum Series. The forums will include:

Women and Stress, Psychologist Irene Kraegel, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Heart Disease in Women, Cardiologist Dr. Raj Karnik, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 20.

Menopause and Other Women's Health Issues, Nurse Practitioner Amanda Cook and Dr. Kimberly Gecsi, Obstetrics and Gynecology, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 25.

All forums will be held in the FTMC Learning Center at Norwalk High School, 350 Shady Lane Drive, Norwalk.

For more information and to register call (419) 660-2828.

Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Fisher-Titus Medical Center is offering an Advanced Cardiac Life Support renewal course for healthcare professionals from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 13 at the hospital, 272 Benedict Ave., Norwalk.

Participants must have a current CPR card.

To register or for more information, call FTMC at (419) 663-1975, ext. 6560.

CPR re-certification

Fisher-Titus Medical Center will offer Healthcare Provider CPR re-certification training classes from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 13 or from 1 o 3:30 p.m.Sept. 14 at the hospital, 272 Benedict Ave., Norwalk. The cost is $15.

To register or for more information, call FTMC at (419) 660-2646.

PrimeCare Advantage lunch

"Focus on Stroke" will be the program for the PrimeCare Advantage luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 19 at The Carriage House of Fisher-Titus Medical Center, Garden Level. Neurologist Dr. Michael J. Leslie will discuss the warning signs of stroke.

Cost of the lunch is $3 and guests are welcome. Reservations are required.

For more information and to register, call Fisher-Titus Medical Center at (419) 660-2546.

PrimeCare Advantage is a program for individuals 55 and older. Anyone interested in becoming a member can call the hospital at (419) 668-8101, extension 6336 and a membership application will be mailed.

Helmets for Kids

Does your child need a new bicycle helmet? Fisher-Titus Specialty Services, 111 E. Main St., New London, will properly fit children for helmets from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday (closed for lunch from noon to 1 p.m.). For more information, call (419) 929-1027.

Children must be present to ensure proper fit. A $2 donation per helmet is requested. The helmets used by FTMC comply with the safety standards of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and come in four sizes and a variety of colors.

CPR course in Willard

WILLARD Mercy Hospital of Willard's Education Department will be offering the American Heart Association's (AHA) Healthcare Provider CPR course from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 20. The course will be held in the conference room at Mercy Hospital of Willard.

Upon completion of a written test and required demonstration of skills, classroom participants will receive a card from the AHA that is valid for two years. The fee for the course is $40. Register by contacting Mercy Hospital of Willard's Education Department at (419) 964-5350.

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