Each month we offer free educational classes to the community. This is our way of fulfilling our mission to not only treat your health conditions, but provide information that may help you manage those same conditions. We are committed to you and your family, and improving the overall health of our patients and the community. We will inform the community about the important health awareness topics each month.
FREE Community Education January 2016
Health Awareness Topics December 2015
Health Awareness Topics November 2015
Free Community Education November 2015
Health Awareness Topics October 2015
Free Community Education for October 2015
Don't Let the Flu Get You Down 2015 by Dr. Winston Price
The dreaded Flu season is upon us and once again it is time to take the necessary steps to protect yourself, your family and your community by getting your Flu vaccine now. The current universal recommendation by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is for everyone over the age of 6 months to be vaccinated according to the proper ACIP guidelines. Thanks to the excellent collaboration by our public health departments the Flu vaccine is available at your health care provider, local pharmacy, county health departments and many school based clinics.
Although nearly half of the US population received the vaccine last year unfortunately many vulnerable populations did not and they placed themselves and their families at risk. The Flu can be a very serious illness and annually millions of people succumb to influenza related complications while thousands to tens of thousands die as a result of the Flu. On average more than 250, 000 hospitalizations are the result of getting the Flu every year. Young children, persons over 65, pregnant women and people with underlying chronic illnesses are more likely to suffer serious complications of the Flu. Last year, alone, more than 140 children died as a result of the Flu. The more common chronic illnesses that need protection from the Flu are asthma, COPD, heart disease, diabetes, immune deficiencies and persons suffering from debilitating illnesses. Persons living in nursing homes, hospices, group homes and those in crowded shelters are also at risk.
Last week in September represented the official Influenza & Pneumococcal kickoff campaign press conference held in Washington, DC. At the event the Director of CDC, Dr. Thomas Frieden received his Flu shot and emphasized the need for all health workers to follow suit. He was encouraged by the continuing success in that “95% of pharmacists and 89% of doctors/nurses were vaccinated last year”. But he was also quick to point out that last year had “the highest hospitalization rate among seniors” because we still have not achieved the coverage rates that are ideal for that risk group. A known driver toward patients getting vaccinated is knowing that their health providers have been vaccinated and is encouraging the shot.
Several of the public health experts were optimistic about the formulation of this year’s Influenza vaccine and feel that the coverage for the strains of virus that have been seen thus far is a good match. This year also has ample supplies of vaccine ready to ship and newer formulations to meet consumer needs. The Flu vaccine can be completed as a shot or for many individuals as a nasal spray. One other recent addition is a product that contains no egg by-products and therefore is ideal for individuals who previously avoided taking the Flu shot because of severe egg allergy.
The CDC, The American College of Medicine, the American Academy of Pediatrics, The American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology and the American Academy of Family Physicians all highly recommend getting the Flu vaccine as the most effective way to prevent the Flu. They further stress that if you get the Flu and your healthcare provider recommends an antiviral medication it’s important to take the medicine as prescribed. Strict handwashing and not coughing into your hand are ways to prevent spreading infected material from person to person.
For more information about the Flu please visit www.Flu.gov or http://www.thecobbinstitute.org/Resources/immunization-toolkit
Free Men's Health Seminar September 23, 2015
Dr. Walker will be presenting a speical seminar about Men's Health including colon and prostrate cancer. Plesae join us!!
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
at 6:00pm in the
Downstairs Classroom at Memorial Hospital and Manor
Health Awareness Topics September 2015
Free Community Education September 2015
Online Pharmacy Providers
Please use caution when purchasing medications online. Not all internet pharmacies are legitimate or authorized pharmacy providers. Please look for the VIPPS logo to ensure you are using an authorized phamacy.
Health Awareness August 2015
FREE Community Education August 2015
FREE COMMUNITY DIABETIC EDUCATION SEMINAR JULY 2015
Join us for a free educational seminar about everything you need to know about Diabetes.
Guest Speaker: Dr. Omar Al Haddad
Date: Thursday, July 23, 2015
Location: Downstairs Classroom at MHM
For more information, please contact Deborah Brown at 229-243-6100 ext. 450 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Health Awareness Topics July 2015
FREE Community Education July 2015
Summer Skin Care for Children
By our very own Dr. Winston Price from Memorial Pediatrics
Health Awareness Topics June 2015
New Support Group for Nursing Mothers First Meeting June 2015
We have a new support group for new mothers called the Bainbridge Breastfeeding Buddies. Their first meeting will be June 2nd at 6:00pm in the Kirbo Women’s Center Conference Room at Memorial Hospital and Manor. This will be an informative meeting about common questions and techniques to help new moms learn how to breastfeed. You can visit their Facebook page for more information. They are hoping to meet once a month as long as there is interest from the Community.
First Meeting: June 2nd at 6:00pm
Free Community Education June 2015
Health Awareness Topics May 2015
Free Community Education May 2015
Special Community Educational Event April 2015
Topic: Children's Health for the 21st Century
Speaker: Dr. Winston Price from Memorial Pediatrics
Date: Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 6:00pm
Health Awareness Topics April 2015
Free Community Education April 2015
Health Awareness Topics March 2015
Heart Healthy Seminar Huge Success February 2015
Our heart healthy seminar held on February 26, 2015 was a huge success!! We had a great turn-out for the class, and the information was both informative and educational. Dr. Miller did a wonderful job with his presentation!! Guests received informational packets loaded with information about heart health, and a heart healthy snack.
Thank you to Deborah Brown, Mikey Alday, and Zach Powell for their involvement with this event. And a very special thank you to Dr. Gordon Miller for taking the time to be our guest speaker!!
We are planning our next community educational event for some time in April 2015.
Free Community Educational Classes March 2015
Health Awareness Topics February 2015
Free Community Education Classes February 2015
Special Community Educational Event for Heart Health Awareness in February 2015
Dr. Gordon Miller will be the guest speaker on February 26, 2015 at 6pm in the Downstairs Classroom.
For a printable version of the flyer, click here.
For more information about heart health, visit: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/
And go RED for women during February to recognize and support heart health awareness for women. https://www.goredforwomen.org/
Health Awareness Topics January 2015
Free Community Education January 2015
Health Awareness Topics December 2014
Childbirth Educational Classes for 2015
The dates for the childbirth educational classes have been released. If you are or know someone that is pregnant, please pass along the information.
For more information about the classes, please contact Deborah Brown at 229-243-6100 ext. 450 or via email at email@example.com.
Jan 12-Feb 2
April 13-May 4
Sept 28-Oct 19
Is it the Flu or Ebola? See handout.
November 2014 Health Awareness Topics
Information for Parents and Kids about Flu Season
November 2014 Community Education Classes
October 2014 Health Awareness Topics
October 2014 Community Education
Diabetes Education October 2nd
Joint Journey October 16th
Childbirth Classes continue through October 20th
For more information, please contact Deborah Brown at 229-243-6100 ext. 450 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.