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Lane RMC March 27 Events

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Lane Regional Medical Center to Distribute Free Colorectal Cancer Screening Kits

 

Lane Regional Medical Center will distribute free colorectal cancer screening kits on Tuesday, March 27, 2012, from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. at the Lane Medical Plaza located next to the hospital at 6550 Main Street in Zachary

The screening kits are for use in the privacy of your own home and are simple to use.   

Individuals 50 years of age and over and those who have a personal or family history of lower intestinal disorders, colorectal cancers, or other cancers should perform this test at least once a year.  The test is not a substitute for a regular physical examination by your physician, but may indicate the need for one.

For more information call (225) 654-LANE (5263).

 

Free Blood Glucose Screening at Lane Regional Medical Center

Lane Regional Medical Center will take part in the American Diabetes Association Alert Day by offering a FREE blood glucose screening on Tuesday, March 27.  The free screening will be held at the Lane Medical Plaza located next to the hospital at 6550 Main Street, from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.

What is the ADA Alert Day?

The American Diabetes Association Alert Day is an annual, one-day call-to-action held on the fourth Tuesday of March.  The goal is to raise the awareness that diabetes is serious and that you can have diabetes and not even know it.

What is diabetes?

Diabetes means that your blood glucose (sugar) is too high.  Too much glucose in the blood is not good for your health.

Could you have diabetes?

You could have it for years and never know it.  During this time, your eyes, nerves, and kidneys may be harmed by too much sugar in your blood.

Who is at risk for diabetes?

Your risk for diabetes increases as you get older, gain too much weight, or if you do not stay active. 

Other risk factors include:

 – high blood pressure

 – a family history of diabetes

 – diabetes during pregnancy

 – having a baby weighing more than 9 pounds at birth

 

Registration for the glucose screening is not required. 

Fasting is recommended, but not required.

For more information, call 658-4583 or 654-LANE (5263).

 

 

 

Free Baby Newborn Care Class at Lane Regional Medical Center

Lane Regional Medical Center will offer a FREE newborn care class on Tuesday, March 27, at 6:30 pm in the Staff Development Classroom. 

“Baby Care Basics” covers all you need to know to care for your infant in the first weeks of life.  We recommend you attend this class during your second or third trimester.  

Partners are encouraged to attend.  Child care is NOT provided.

Registration is required.  Please call 225-654-LANE (654-5263) to register.

 

 

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