Health briefs

Breastfeeding class Fisher-Titus Medical Center is offering a breastfeeding class for expectant mothers. Participants will learn tips and techniques for more successful and effective breastfeeding along with the benefits it provides to both mother and baby. Class will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the hospital, 272 Benedict Ave., Norwalk. For more information and to register call Fisher-Titus Medical Center at (419) 660-2646.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 25, 2010

Breastfeeding class

Fisher-Titus Medical Center is offering a breastfeeding class for expectant mothers. Participants will learn tips and techniques for more successful and effective breastfeeding along with the benefits it provides to both mother and baby. Class will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the hospital, 272 Benedict Ave., Norwalk.

For more information and to register call Fisher-Titus Medical Center at (419) 660-2646.

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, June 4 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.

Ball drop

Fisher-Titus Foundation's popular "helicopter ball drop" returns and is scheduled for noon Wednesday at Eagle Creek Golf Course, Norwalk (weather permitting).

During the "drop," pre-numbered balls are released from a helicopter onto a green. The "owner" of the ball landing closest to the pin wins choice of a Norwalk Furniture Corp. chair, a Fisher-Price Power Wheel Jeep Wrangler or $500. Second closest to the pin picks from remaining prizes and third closest wins the unclaimed prize. Winners do not need to be present to win. All winners will be notified by phone.

All net proceeds benefit the Autism Spectrum Kids Program and Support Group, which provides kid-friendly camp activities for children with autism as well as a support system and educational opportunities for families and caregivers.

Balls are $5 each or 5 for $20. For more information call Michele Skinn, director of the Fisher-Titus Foundation at (419) 660-2528.

Support programs

All support groups are free and open to the general public.

The Alzheimer's Support Group will meet from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. June 28. For more information call the hospital at (419) 663-1975, ext. 6379.

The Autism Spectrum Kids will not meet this month. For more information call the hospital at (419) 663-1975, ext. 3040.

The breastfeeding support group will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Huron County health department or 7 p.m. June 19 at Fisher-Titus Medical Center. This new support group is offered in conjunction with the Women, Infant and Children (WIC) clinic. For more information call the WIC clinic office at (419) 668-6855.

The Caring and Sharing Cancer Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. June 26. For more information call the hospital at (419) 663-1975, ext. 6417.

The Diabetes Support Group will not meet this month, but for more information, call the hospital at (419) 660-2596.

The Healthy Hearts Support Group will not meet this month, but for more information call the hospital at (419) 660-2600.

The Insulin Pumps Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday. For more information call the hospital at (419) 660-2596.

The Juvenile Diabetes Support Group will not meet this month, but for more information call the hospital at (419) 660-2596.

The Men's Cancer Support Group no meeting this month, but for more information call the hospital at (419) 663-1975, ext. 6417.

The Multiple Sclerosis Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. June 12. For more information call the hospital at (419) 660-2509.

The Stroke Support Group will meet from 2 to 3:30 p.m. June 28. For more information call the hospital at (419) 660-2700.

Blood pressure screenings

Fisher-Titus Medical Center nurses will offer blood pressure screenings to the public in June at various locations throughout local communities.

Times and locations include:

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Wal-Mart, 340 Westwind Drive, Norwalk.

From 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Giant Eagle, 80 Whittlesey Ave., Norwalk.

From 10 a.m. to noon June 8 at Milan Public Library, 19 E. Church St., Milan.

From 4 to 7 p.m. June 20 at Gardner's SuperValu, 117 Whittlesey Ave., Norwalk.

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 21 at Schild's IGA, 171 Milan Ave., Norwalk.

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 28 at Apples, 205 Milan Ave., Norwalk.

From 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed noon to 1 p.m.) Monday to Friday at Fisher-Titus Specialty Services, 111 E. Main St., New London.

Helmets for Kids

Does your child need a new bicycle helmet? A team of volunteers will properly fit children with a bicycle helmet as the FTMC Helmets for Kids program visits area communities throughout the summer.

In June, helmet events will include:

From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Milan Town Square. Sponsored in conjunction with the Milan Police Department.

From 6 to 7:30 p.m. June 12, Willard Park, middle shelter near depot. Sponsored in conjunction with the Willard Police Department.

From 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. June 19, Executive Court Medical Associates, 2114 Ohio 113 East, Milan.

From 6 to 7:30 p.m. June 27, Berlin Heights Park, off Memorial Drive, Berlin Heights. Sponsored in conjunction with the Berlin Heights Police Department.

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.

Healthcare Provider CPR

Fisher-Titus Medical Center is offering Healthcare Provider CPR training from 4 to 10 p.m. June 7 at the hospital, 272 Benedict Ave., Norwalk.

Participants will be trained in adult and pediatric CPR, as well as adult and child choking response techniques.

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

Childbirth Education

Expectant parents can prepare for the birth and care of their newborns during this informative childbirth education class at Fisher-Titus Medical Center. The class covers topics such as: signs and stages of labor, breastfeeding vs. bottle feeding, car seat safety and basic newborn care.

Classes will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, June 7 to June 21. For more information and to register call Fisher-Titus Medical Center at (419) 660-2646.

CPR Re-certification offered

Fisher-Titus Medical Center will offer two Healthcare Provider CPR re-certification training classes from 1 to 3:30 p.m. June 8 or from 8 to 10:30 a.m. June 16 at the hospital, 272 Benedict Ave., Norwalk. The cost is $15.

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

Sibling Education Classes Children can learn about life with a new brother or sister at a Sibling Education program offered from 10 to 11:30 a.m. June 9 at Fisher-Titus Medical Center, 272 Benedict Ave., Norwalk.

In addition to teaching children about the impact a newborn has on family life, the class also teaches brothers and sisters basic newborn care.

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