Health calendar

The Health Calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures. Send information to Health Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to (706) 722-7403 and send e-mail to newsroom@augustachronicle.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.

SPECIALS

ADULT CPR/AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATION/FIRST AID/BLOOD-BORNE PATHOGENS CLASS: One-day classes for certification; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays, today and Feb. 18, American Red Cross of Augusta, 1322 Ellis St.; $60; blood-borne pathogens added for an additional $5; (706) 724-8481, www.arcaug.org

EVIDENCE-BASED NURSING CONFERENCE: 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Saturday, Medical College of Georgia Allied Health Sciences Building, 987 St. Sebastian Way; Finding the New Road: The Application of EBP in the Clinical Arena; registration is $60 and includes lunch; register online at mcghealth.org; MCGHealth Human Resources, (706) 721-4458

ADULT CPR CLASS: One-day classes for certification; 6-9 p.m. Mondays, Monday and Feb. 8 and 22, American Red Cross of Augusta, 1322 Ellis St.; to give knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and provide basic care for breathing and cardiac emergencies; certification valid for one year; $35; (706) 724-8481, www.arcaug.org

ARTHRITIS: a medication review: 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, University Hospital cafeteria, Dining Rooms 1-3, 1350 Walton Way; an educational class for people with arthritis; dinner served; free; reservations required; (706) 828-2502

INFANT/CHILD CPR CLASS: One-day classes for certification; 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, American Red Cross of Augusta, 1322 Ellis St.; for those who care for children; teaches participants how to recognize and care for breathing and cardiac emergencies in infants and children ages 12 and younger; $35; (706) 724-8481, www.arcaug.org

HEART ATTACK AND STROKE SURVIVOR DINNER: 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, Belair Conference Center, 4083 Singh Lane; guest speaker Zonya Foco, nutritionist, author and TV host; for anyone who has survived a heart attack or stroke, and one guest; reservations required, space limited; (706) 828-2502

BABYPALOOZA: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, DoubleTree Hotel, 2651 Perim-eter Parkway; for expectant moms; with refreshments, games, vendors and health and safety resources; (706) 721-7606

FIRST AID CLASS: ONE-DAY CLASSES FOR CERTIFICATION; 6-9 P.M. WEDNESDAY, FEB. 17, AMERICAN RED CROSS OF AUGUSTA, 1322 ELLIS ST.; TO GIVE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS NECESSARY TO RECOGNIZE AND PROVIDE BASIC FIRST CARE FOR INJURIES AND SUDDEN ILLNESSES; CERTIFICATION VALID FOR THREE YEARS; $35; (706) 724-8481, WWW.ARCAUG.ORG

SMART HEART EXPO: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, North Augusta Community Center, 495 Brookside Ave.; free activities include blood sugar testing, blood pressure screening, heart-healthy cooking demonstration, heart counseling and educational breakout sessions; sponsored by The Augusta Chronicle; (706) 828-2502

MCG HEALTH CHILDBIRTH TOURS: 7:30-8:30 p.m. first Tuesdays; 10:30-11:30 a.m. first Saturdays; Medical College of Georgia Hospital, seventh floor west, Labor and Delivery, 1120 15th St.; free tours guide expectant parents through the labor and delivery units; advance registration required; Carla Allen, (706) 721-5502


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