MedCentral News

December 27, 2013

Get motivated to make breakfast a morning resolution at free cooking demo

MedCentral chefs and registered dietitians are going to demonstrate why breakfast is the most important meal of the day and why you should make it part of your morning routine January 9 at a free cooking demonstration.

The latest in MedCentral’s Healthy Chef Cooking Series: “Breakfast for Champions…and the Rest of Us,” will be held from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the MedCentral Health & Fitness Center, 1750 W. Fourth St., Mansfield.

The demonstration will explain the importance of breakfast while putting a unique spin on traditional breakfast foods that will make you want to eat it every day. Participants will explore creative and unique ways to make breakfast healthy by using a variety of ingredients and methods.

The program is free and open to the public, but registration is requested. Sign up by Jan. 8 by calling (419) 526-8900.

MedCentral offers free blood pressure screenings

MedCentral Health System is offering three sessions of blood pressure screenings and one session of blood sugar screenings in January. All are free and open to the public.

Blood pressure screenings will be held:

Wednesday, Jan. 8, 9-11 a.m. and 5-7 p.m. at the MedCentral Health & Fitness Center, 1750 W. Fourth St., Ontario.

Wednesday, Jan. 15, 9 a.m.-noon at Mansfield Hospital lobby, 335 Glessner Ave.

Blood pressure and blood sugar screenings will be offered Friday, Jan. 10, 9-11 Shelby Hospital Surgery Center, 199 W. Main St. An eight-hour fast is recommended for blood sugar screenings.

MedCentral and Third Street lead discussion on communication

MedCentral Health System and Third Street Family Health Services have teamed up to provide a free educational class on “How to Talk to Your Health Care Team” on Tuesday, Jan. 7, at 2 p.m.

The diabetic education classes have moved to a new location to the Area Agency on Aging, Hawkins Corner, Suite 100, Ontario, and take place on the second Tuesday of the month.

The joint classes began in 2006 and topics include monitoring blood sugar, sick day management, diabetic foot care, all about insulin and skin care safety.

The classes are free and open to the public. For more information call Sally Oswalt, quality improvement and health information technology manager, at Third Street Family Health Services, at (419) 522-6191 or MedCentral Patient Education at (419) 520-2550.