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Prime Time Sister CIrcles

Prime Time Sister CIrcles

A 12 week program for African American women in midlife (40-70) focusing on developing habits of health, obtaining information, tools and skills for self-care.

The 12 week program provides an individual plan for living daily lives of prevention.
focusing on stress management, fitness, nutrition with experts in those fields. The 12 weeks increases knowledge, changes attitudes and paradigms, and changes behavior. It also decreases Blood Pressure, improves weight (BMI) and decreases blood sugar. Contact for locations of programs.

The Gaston & Porter Health Improvement Center, Inc.
8612 Timber Hill Lane
Potomac, MD 20854
(301) 983-9586
Resource Area: local
Updated: 09/11/2012  [ 102 ] 

Good Samaritan Hospital - Stress Managment

Good Samaritan Hospital - Stress Managment

This free, ongoing class teaches participants to pay attention to their level of stress.

This free, ongoing class teaches participants to pay attention to their level of stress. You will learn why stress, when left unchecked, can lead to disease and what you can do to interrupt the body's response to stress. Meditation principles are taught as well as other practices that can be used every day. The group meets on the fourth Monday of each month from 6:30-8pm. Call 443-444-4100 to register. Our facility is handicapped accessible, and parking is free.

Good Samaritan Hospital
Good Health Center
Baltimore, MD 21239
(443) 444-4100
Resource Area:
Updated: 10/02/2010  [ 110 ] 

Spanish Catholic Center Diabetes Type 2 Education Class

Spanish Catholic Center Diabetes Type 2 Education Class

Clinic

Hours Monday 8:30am-8pm, Tuesday 8:30am-5pm, Wednesday 8:30am - 5pm, Thursday 8:30am-5pm, Friday 8:30am-5pm

General Medical Services:We welcome people of all ages who are low-income and uninsured, or covered by Alliance DC, and provide low-cost, patient-centered primary care services and specialty services on-site, including minor surgery, Gynecology, Cardiology, Pulmonology, Nephrology, Dermatology, Orthopedics, Acupuncture and referrals to other specialty services including Physical Therapy.

Additional Programs to Enhance Health Care:Chronic Care Initiative: Continuum of care for patients with diabetes, hypertension or cardiovascular disease, from early diagnosis. Regular follow-up with a medical provider and support provided by individualized or group education sessions available. Medical supplies also available in some cases.

Diabetes Focus Groups: Individualized or group education sessions to reinforce and provide support in lifestyle changes that are essential for adequate management and prevention of complications related to diabetes

Pasos Saludables (Healthy Steps): Group education sessions to reinforce and provide support in lifestyle changes that are essential for adequate management and prevention of complications related to diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease (Esp. Nutrition, Physical Activity, Stress, Tobacco Use).

Medication Assistance Program: Assistance in obtaining free/low cost medications for all patients through a variety of programs.

Celebremos la Vida!: Cancer Prevention program, including on-site screening mammogram, pap smear, required follow-up and health education about breast and cervical cancer.

Project Wish: District of Columbia Department Of Health (DCDOH) Cancer Prevention program, including screening or diagnostic mammogram, pap smear, required follow-up.

Colorectal Cancer Education: Health education program and take-home testing for Colorectal Cancer.

Counseling: Psychological support for patients to address stress, coping skills, PTSD and depression.

Diabetic Eye Exam: Diabetic patients receive retinal eye exams for a small fee through Columbia Lighthouse for the blind.

Spanish Catholic Center
1618 Monroe Street, NW
Washington , DC 20010
(202) 939-2400
Resource Area: local
Updated: 11/15/2013  [ 190 ] 

National Kidney Foundation Kidney Early Evaluation Program

National Kidney Foundation Kidney Early Evaluation Program

KEEP! Kidney disease prevention screenings across the country.

The National Kidney Foundation's Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEP) offers free screening for those at risk - anyone 18 years and older with high blood pressure, diabetes or a family history of kidney disease. It is designed to raise awareness about kidney disease among high risk individuals and provide free testing and educational information, so that kidney disease and its complications can be prevented or delayed. KEEP provides three simple tests that determine kidney function.  Participants receive a comprehensive health risk appraisal, blood pressure measurement, blood and urine testing and the opportunity to discuss their health and review results with onsite clinicians.

Click here to see if there is a FREE screening currently scheduled near you.

National Kidney Foundation- National Capitol Area
5335 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20015
(202) 244-7900
Resource Area: local
Updated: 11/15/2013  [ 250 ] 

Good Samaritan Hospital Diabetes Support Group

Good Samaritan Hospital Diabetes Support Group

Adult Support Group for Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes

This free support group meets on the third Monday of each month, from 2:30-4pm. Guest speakers present information on topics of interest to help people with diabetes live healthier lives. Meetings are held in the Good Health Center Conference Room A. Registration is not necessary. Our facility is handicapped accessible and parking is free.

Medstar Diabetes Institute at Medstar Good Samaritan Hospital
5601 Loch Raven Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21239
(443) 444-4550
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Updated: 01/18/2012  [ 281 ] 

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