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Health-Education Classes and Screenings during March


March 05, 2014
Palomar Health will host a variety of FREE and low-cost health-education classes and screenings led by physicians and other health professionals during the month of March. Following is a complete schedule with registration information.

Blood Pressure Screening – Friday, March 7, 12 – 2 p.m. at the Palomar Health Downtown Campus Lobby, 555 East Valley Pkwy in Escondido and on Tuesday, March 25 from 12 – 4 p.m. at Palomar Medical Center Lobby, 2185 Citracado Parkway in Escondido.

High blood pressure has no symptoms. That's why it's called the "silent killer" and is a leading risk factor for heart disease. Less than 120/80 is best, while 140/90 or more indicates high blood pressure. Do you know your numbers? Take advantage of free blood pressure screening opportunities offered regularly by Palomar Health. Free, walk-ins welcome, no registration required

Preparation for Childbirth: In a Weekend – Saturday, March 8 from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 9 from 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at Palomar Health Downtown Campus, Birth Center Classroom, Fourth Floor, 555 East Valley Pkwy, Escondido.

Prepare for a safe and satisfying birth experience with this intimate and informative weekend class. A tour of the birth center is included. Early registration is recommended. To register, call 800.628.2880 or visit w www.palomarhealth.org/classes. $70 / mom or couple (includes childbirth manual) – registration required

Surviving Shingles – Tuesday, March 11, 6 – 7:30 p.m. at Palomar Health Downtown Campus, Graybill Auditorium, First Floor, 555 East Valley Pkwy, Escondido.

Shingles is a skin rash that appears on one side of the face or body. Join Family Medicine Physician Cheng Lin (Oliver) Lee, M.D., as he discusses causes, symptoms and treatment for this painful condition. To register, call 800.628.2880 or visit www.palomarhealth.org/classes. Free, registration required.

Successful Breastfeeding (Prenatal) Monday, March 17, 6:30 – 9 p.m. at the Palomar Health Downtown Campus, Birth Center Classroom, Fourth Floor, 555 East Valley Pkwy, Escondido.

Breastfeeding is "nature's way" to feed a baby, but it doesn't always come naturally. Enhance your opportunity for a positive breastfeeding experience with this informative class led by a certified lactation consultant. To register, call 800.628.2880 or visit www.palomarhealth.org/classes. $25 / mom or couple – registration required.

Dine with the Docs: Focus on Brain Health, Wednesday, March 26, 5 – 8:30 p.m. at Vintana, Crystal Ridge Room, Penthouse Level 1205 Auto Park Way, Escondido.

Join Palomar Health board-certified physicians and host Carol LeBeau for a unique learning experience designed to help you get to know your brain. From headaches and stroke, to memory loss and sleep disorder, we have the information you need to care for your cranium. Enjoy a health dinner, browse exhibits, a physician speaker panel and take advantage of free health screenings. To register, call 800.628.2880 or visit www.palomarhealth.org/classes. $40 / person – registration required.

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