Hospital Releases Community Health Calendar

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UNION COUNTY – Overlook Community Hospital has announced a series of community health events in May. Unless noted otherwise, call 1-800-247-9580 to register for any of these programs. All programs are free unless otherwise indicated.

Blood Pressure Screenings

WHAT: Make sure you are at or below 120/80 – the national guideline for blood pressure. Receive counseling and educational materials from Overlook Hospital Community Health clinicians. Registration is required.

WHEN & WHERE: Wednesday, May 4, 10:00am to Noon

Westfield YMCA, 220 Clark Street, Westfield, NJ

Wednesday, May 11, 10:00am to Noon

Jewish Community Center of Central NJ, 1391 Martine Avenue, Scotch Plains, NJ

Wednesday, May 18, 10:00am to Noon

Berkeley Heights YMCA, 550 Springfield Avenue, Berkeley Heights, NJ

Skin Cancer Screening

WHAT: Overlook Hospital dermatologists will provide free skin cancer screenings.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 24, 6:00 to 9:00pm

WHERE: Overlook Family Practice Suite, Medical Arts Center (MAC) I, 33 Overlook Road, Summit, NJ

Diabetes Screenings

WHAT: Learn your blood sugar and risk factors for Type 2 diabetes with a non-fasting finger stick that gives immediate results. Registration is required.

WHEN & WHERE: Tuesday, May 3, 10:00am to Noon

New Providence Municipal Building, 360 Elkwood Avenue, New Providence, NJ

Thursday, May 19, 10:00am to 1:00pm

Whole Foods Market, 2245 Springfield Avenue, Vauxhall, NJ

Diabetes and Stroke

WHAT: Learn about your risk for diabetes and stroke through a non-fasting finger stick and blood pressure/pulse check. Individual counseling on results and educational handouts will be provided by Overlook Hospital Community Health clinicians.

WHEN: Friday, May 20, 10:00am to Noon

WHERE: Mountainside Public Library, Constitution Plaza, Mountainside, NJ

Body Mass Index/Body Fat Analysis

WHAT: Learn how your body fat percentage and body mass index impact your heart health. Receive individual counseling and educational materials from Overlook Hospital Community Health clinicians. Registration is required.

WHEN & WHERE: Wednesday, May 4, 10:00am to Noon

Westfield YMCA, 220 Clark Street, Westfield, NJ

Wednesday, May 11, 10:00am to Noon

Jewish Community Center of Central NJ, 1391 Martine Avenue, Scotch Plains, NJ

Wednesday, May 18, 10:00am to Noon

Berkeley Heights YMCA, 550 Springfield Avenue, Berkeley Heights, NJ

Cholesterol Screenings

WHAT: Have your total cholesterol, HDL and TC/HDL ratio measured using a simple finger stick. Education and counseling are offered based on results by Overlook Hospital Community Health clinicians. Fasting is not necessary. Registration is required.

WHEN & WHERE: Thursday, May 5, 10:00am to Noon

Westfield Board of Health, 425 East Broad Street, Westfield, NJ

Thursday, May 12, 10:00am to Noon

North Plainfield Library, 6 Rockview Avenue, North Plainfield, NJ

FEE: $10

Careers in Health Care

WHAT: Students in middle school through college and adults interested in changing careers can learn about various fields in health care. For more information and to register, please call 908-522-2835.

WHEN: 4:00 to 6:00pm

Monday, May 2 – Emergency Medicine

Wednesday, May 4 – Allied Health Medicine

Tuesday, May 10 – Surgical Services

Thursday, May 12 – Nursing Specialties

WHERE: Conference Room 4, Overlook Hospital, 99 Beauvoir Avenue, Summit, NJ

Bone Density Screenings

WHAT: Find out if you are at risk for developing osteoporosis with a noninvasive ultrasound that provides immediate results. Counseling and educational materials are also provided by Overlook Hospital Community Health clinicians. Registration is required.

WHEN & WHERE: For Men and Women:

Monday May 2, 10:00am to Noon

Scotch Plains YMCA, Martine Avenue, Scotch Plains, NJ

Tuesday, May 17, 10:00am to Noon

Summit YMCA, 67 Maple Street, Summit, NJ

For Women Only:

Wednesday, May 11, 10:00am to Noon

Jewish Community Center, Martine Avenue, Scotch Plains, NJ

FEE: $10

Respiratory Screenings

WHAT: Learn your breathing capacity. This screening is only for those people who have not been previously diagnosed with a respiratory condition. Registration is required.

WHEN & WHERE: Thursday, May 5, 10:00am to Noon

5 Points YMCA, 201 Tucker Avenue, Union, NJ

Friday, May 13, 10:00am to Noon

Home Depot, Springfield Avenue, Vauxhall, NJ

Tuesday, May 17, 10:00am to Noon

Chatham Family Practice, 492 Main Street, Chatham, NJ

Hypnosis for Weight Loss

WHAT: Learn how to permanently lose weight using hypnotic suggestions and proven behavior modification techniques. Registration is required.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 17, 7:00 to 9:00pm

WHERE: Overlook Hospital, 99 Beauvoir Avenue, Summit, NJ

FEE: $70

Hearing Screenings

WHAT: Have your hearing tested for potential problems; registration is required.

WHEN: Monday, May 23, 10:00am to Noon

WHERE: The Connection, 79 Maple, Summit, NJ

Heartsaver Automated External Defibrilator (AED)

WHAT: This three-hour course, offered by the Atlantic Training Center, teaches CPR/AED and relief of obstructed airway for adults and children. Registration is required. For more information and to register, please call 908-522-2365.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 3, 7:00 to 10:00pm

WHERE: Wallace Auditorium, Overlook Hospital, 99 Beauvoir Avenue, Summit, NJ

FEE: $50

Heartsaver

WHAT: This three-hour course, offered by the Atlantic Training Center, teaches CPR and relief of obstructed airway for adults, children and infants. Registration is required. For more information and to register, please call 908-522-2365.

WHEN: Thursday, May 5, 7:00 to 10:00pm

WHERE: Wallace Auditorium, Overlook Hospital, 99 Beauvoir Avenue, Summit, NJ

FEE: $45

Basic Life Support for the Health Care Provider (Renewal)

WHAT: This three-hour course, offered by the Atlantic Training Center, renews the skills taught in the full Basic Life Support for the Health Care Provider course. It is recommended that these skills be renewed every two years. Registration is required. For more information and to register, please call 908-522-2365.

WHEN: Monday, May 16, 7:00 to 10:00pm

WHERE: Wallace Auditorium, Overlook Hospital, 99 Beauvoir Avenue, Summit, NJ

FEE: $60

Basic Life Support for the Health Care Provider (Full Course)

WHAT: This two-night, six-hour course, offered by the Atlantic Training Center, is designed to meet the needs of health care professionals and covers adult, infant, child CPR, obstructed airway, barrier devices and the use of the Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Registration is required. For more information and to register, please call 908-522-2365.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 17 and Wednesday, May 18, 7:00 to 10:00pm

WHERE: Wallace Auditorium, Overlook Hospital, 99 Beauvoir Avenue, Summit, NJ

FEE: $85

The Pediatric Vaccination Controversy

WHAT: Learn important information about vaccines for children. For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 17, 7:00 to 8:30pm

WHERE: Conference Room Four, Overlook Hospital, 99 Beauvoir Avenue, Summit, NJ

PRESENTER: Hemant Kairam, MD, Overlook Hospital pediatrician


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