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Help to Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center is offering classes to help you care for your health.

New Year's Resolutions. Photo by Susan Larson.
New Year's Resolutions. Photo by Susan Larson.

By Susan J. Coleman, Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center

Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center is ready to help with New Year's resolutions for healthy living. 

Freedom From Smoking

Did you know that within 20 minutes of quitting smoking your blood pressure drops? Quit smoking for good and live your life to the fullest! 

If you are a smoker or know a smoker, The American Lung Association’s Freedom from Smoking is a great program to help you make a healthy life change in the New Year.   The eight week program begins on Monday, Jan. 13 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm is designed to give you the desired freedom to live the life you desire.  For more information or to reserve your seat, call Kristin Thompson at 540-848-4510 or email kristin.thompson1@hcaheathcare.com.

Lose Big, Win Big- Weight Loss Challenge

Are you searching for a weight loss challenge that stretches you to make a lifestyle change that will last?  Lose Big Win Big is just for you! 

Once again, Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center is offering this great weight loss opportunity to individuals, with an added new twist of business to business competition.

Come to Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center on Tuesday, Jan. 14 from 3 – 8 p.m. for your private weigh-in.  At the end of 15 weeks, we will have another weigh-in to determine the winners.  Weight loss will be calculated on percentage of weight loss, not actual pounds.

You can enter as an individual, department or entire company. Companies must have a minimum of 10 participants to qualify.   There is a $5 entry fee.   For more information call Kristin Thompson at 540-848-4510 or pre-register at www.tinyurl.com/SpotsyLoseBig.

Radiation Treatment Options for Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer remains the most common form of cancer affecting men.  Deciding on the treatment of this disease can be difficult and should be considered carefully.  Michael S. Porrazzo, M.D., serves as director of radiation oncology at Spotsylvania Regional Cancer Center and will be addressing the radiation treatment options for prostate cancer.  You will also have an opportunity to ask-the-doc questions that are important to your understanding of the radiation treatments available today.

This free educational seminar is on Wednesday, Jan. 22 from 5:30 6:30 p.m. in Classrooms A & B at Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center.  Refreshments will be served. Space is limited.  Call 888-685-1610 or register online at www.spotsrmc.com.

Stay Heart Healthy / Heart Disease in Women

According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women and is more deadly than all forms of cancer.  February is Women’s Heart Health Month.  Dr. Brian Josephs will be discussing this most important topic and share facts about heart disease and dispel some myths.  He will share symptoms to look out for and provide news updates about heart disease and how it affects women.

This free seminar will be held on Wednesday, Feb, 19, from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. at Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center in Classrooms A &  B.   Light refreshments will be provided.  To reserve your seat, call 888-685-1610 or visit www.spotsrmc.com.  

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