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Each year, the lives of thousands of people across the country are saved because someone made the choice to become an organ donor. In April, Allegheny Health Network is honored to celebrate National Donate Life Month and pay tribute to all of those who have bestowed the precious gift of life to another through organ donation. Visit AHNdonate.org to learn more and register to be an organ donor.



Format: 04/20/2014
Format: 04/20/2014


March Classes Offered at Destination Wellness

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

Natrona Heights, Pa., - The following classes are available to the public at Destination Wellness located at the Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills:

March 2010

Highmark® Personal Nutrition Coaching
This program empowers the individual to sustain healthy lifestyle changes by assisting with setting goals, better food selection and meal planning. This one-on-one counseling session is facilitated by a registered dietitian and is designed to address the nutritional changes needed to manage heart disease, diabetes, weight management and other health related issues. Sessions are by appointment only. There is no fee for Highmark members to participate in this program; a nominal fee for non-Highmark members. Call 724-274-5202 today for appointment/details.

Highmark® Clear the Air: Smoking Cessation
Your health is worth one more try. This one-session, two-hour program is the step you take BEFORE deciding to quit tobacco. This program helps you to identify your reasons for quitting and gives you the tools you need to quit for good. There is no fee for Highmark members to participate in this program; a nominal fee for non-Highmark members. Call for your one-on-one session with a trained smoking cessation instructor at 724-274-5202.

Monday, March 2, 2010
Eat Well for Life SM II begins
10 a.m.
Join our Registered Dietician for this four-week Highmark® lifestyle improvement program designed to build upon the foundation of healthy choices and better nutrition that were established in Eat Well for Life SM I. The program is designed to help you take charge of your nutritional health and includes a combination of educational lectures, goal setting and physical activities. This program will be held on four-consecutive Tuesdays: March 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2010. Call to register at 724-274-5202. There is no fee for Highmark® members to participate in this program; $65 for non-Highmark members.

Friday, March 5, 2010
Heartsaver AED/CPR
5 – 9 p.m.
This course includes adult, child and infant CPR and automated external defibrillator (AED) usage. Relief of choking in the adult, child and infant victim also included. A course completion card valid for two years will be given after skills and written testing. Fee: $35 (student manual included). Call to register at 724-274-5202. Space is limited.
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Blood Drive
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Donate blood and save a life. With every four blood donations, you will receive a $25 gift certificate to a local business.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010
BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR
5 - 10 p.m.
If you are a healthcare provider this is the class for you! It includes adult, child and infant CPR. Two-rescuer scenarios with bag valve mask, foreign body airway obstruction and automated external defibrillation (AED). Certification card - valid for two years, will be provided to participants after completion of skills and written testing. Fee: $50 (required student manual included). Call to register at 724-274-5202. Space is limited.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Highmark Senior Products® Informational Seminar
11 a.m. & 3 p.m.
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield offers a variety of health plans for individuals with Medicare. Their Medicare Solutions expert can help you find the right plan to fit your needs. Call to reserve your space at 724-274-5202.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Blood Drive
4 - 8 p.m.

Saturday, March 13, 2010
(PVD)-Peripheral Vascular Disease Screening
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The expert staff at Alle-Kiski Medical Center can provide you with a simple and painless screening to determine if you are at risk for PVD and advise you on risk factors and appropriate follow up with your primary care physician or recommend one of AKMC’s cardiologists or vascular physicians for additional treatment. Call today to register at 724-274-5202. As a service to the community, Alle-Kiski Medical Center is offering this valuable lifesaving screening for only $25. A screenings is scheduled between
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 13, 2010 at Citizen’s Ambulatory Care Center,
New Kensington, Pa.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Glaucoma & Macular Degeneration (Lecture)
5:30 p.m.
Join Walter Krasinsky, MD from Valley Vision, Inc., on Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. to learn more about these eye conditions that can lead to vision loss. Participants will learn the causes, and treatment options available for glaucoma and macular degeneration.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Birthing with an Epidural
6:30-9 p.m.
Class will discuss what an epidural is, how to prepare for labor and delivery, process of delivery and routine nursery procedures. Class will help the expectant parent be better prepared for childbirth. To register, contact West Penn Hospital at 412-578-7271.

Tuesdays: March 23 & 30, 2010
Joslin Diabetes Center’s Self Management Education two-day evening series
5 - 8 p.m.
This comprehensive program is designed for individuals with diabetes who are interested in learning how to manage their diabetes, prevent complications, eat healthfully and control blood sugar levels. There are two classes in this series that occur once for two consecutive weeks. *Participants must attend both classes. Check with your insurance carrier to determine your coverage for diabetes educational services. Call for registration, fees and details at 724-367-2400.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Common Shoulder Injuries (Lecture)
6 p.m.
Join Raymond Drabicki, MD from Greater Pittsburgh Orthopaedic Associates for a lecture, on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at 6 p.m. presenting the most common types of shoulder injuries, with a focus on the rotator cuff. Participants will learn about prevention, as well as the symptoms of these injuries. Dr. Drabicki will also be covering the care and treatment necessary for repair.

Saturday, March 27, 2010
BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR RENEWAL
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
If you have a current course completion card for a healthcare provider CPR class in the last two years, you can take the renewal course. You must present your current card the day of class. This class covers the information in the healthcare provider class in an abbreviated format. Upon course completion, participants receive a card valid for two years. Fee: $30/student (includes required student manual). Call to register at
724-274-5202. Space is limited.

Saturday, March 27, 2010
Heartsaver First Aid with AED/CPR
2 - 7 p.m.
The first aid course includes basic first aid, adult, child, and infant CPR and automated external defibrillator (AED) usage. A certification card given after completion of skills and written testing and is valid for two years. Fee: $45 (required student manual included). Call to register at 724-274-5202. Space is limited.


Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Alzheimer’s Support Group
7 p.m.

Save the date: Saturday, April 10, 2010
5th Annual AKMC Health Fair
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Join us on the journey to better health! Over 70 health and wellness tables from AKMC departments and local businesses showcasing information and performing screenings stationed throughout the Pittsburgh Mills Mall. Call for more information at 724-274-5202 or check us out on the web at www.akmc-dw.com.





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