Newborn Care

Thursday 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
CRMH Rehab Auditorium Roanoke, VA

This is as close as you'll come to a baby owner's manual.  A qualified teacher covers the basics of caring for a newborn by addressing such topics as bathing, getting the baby to sleep, understanding baby's cry, diapering, dressing, temperature taking, feeding a newborn, home and car safety, and more.  This class offers expectant parents the opportunity to practice taking care of baby's basic needs.  Plan to attend this one-evening class in your second or third trimester.

Registration is required by calling 540-266-6000 or 800-422-8482.


Infant CPR/Safety

Tuesday 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital | Rehab Auditorium

Learn about the basics of infant CPR in this educational class.  The class offers hands-on training and experience in infant CPR, but is not a certification class.  You will also learn how to keep your home safe for your child.  There are many hidden dangers in the home that can injure or kill a child.  This class will give you tips on what you can do to avoid these unnecessary incidents.

Registration is required.  Please call 540-266-6000 or 800-422-8482.


Breastfeeding 101

Tuesday 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital | 13th Floor | West Conference Room A

Breastfeeding is a learned behavior for both mom and baby.  During this class, a certified lactation consultant provides the information you need to decide if breastfeeding is the right choice for you and your new baby.  If you have already decided to breastfeed, this class will provide basic instructions on breastfeeding techniques and benefits.  Other breastfeeding topics will also be discussed.

Registration is required. Call 540-266-6000 or 800-422-8482.


Developmental Approaches to Wound Healing Treatment, Delivery, and Design

Monday 10:00 am
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute | R3012 | 2 Riverside Circle | Roanoke, Va.

Dr. Jay Potts conducts research on congenital cardiac defects that involve the atrioventricular canal, which is responsible for the production of the atrioventricular valves and the membranous portion of the interventricular septum.

Stroke Screening

Saturday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital | 1906 Bellview Ave SE | North Entrance

If you are 45 or older and have high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, a family history or any of these risk factors, or if you are a smoker, join us at this stroke screening event to make sure your health is in check.

Not all people are eligible, including individuals currently being treated for TIA, stroke, or carotid stenosis.  Limited space is available, and preference will be given to those who have not participated in our annual free stroke screening in within the past 18 months.

Girl Talk

Wednesday 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital Rehab Auditorium | 2017 S Jefferson | Roanoke

Many times, young girls are faced with situations or decisions that need a little adult insight. That's where Girl Talk can help.

This class is designed for mothers and their 9 - 12 year-old daughters.  Intended to strengthen communication concerning adolescence and puberty, this interactive workshop covers a wide range of topics to help girls make informed, responsible decisions concerning their body. Plan now to sign up, because a little bit of girl talk can go a long way.

Registration is required by calling Carilion Clinc at 266-6000 or 800-422-8482.

Cost is $5 per person.

Women's Health University-Putting Your Health First, At Any Age

Thursday 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Jefferson Center Fitzpatrick Hall | 541 Luck Ave. | Roanoke


Let's face it: As women, we lead busy lives.  Taking time out for our own health can sometimes feel like an impossible task.  Join us for a panel discussion about what health screenings and conditions may be relevant to your age now and into the future.  Let's make sure we are all taking steps to stay healthy.

Cost: $15 (includes lunch)

Registration is required by calling Carilion Clinic at 800-422-8482.

The Psychology of Weight Loss

Wednesday 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
South County Library | 6303 Merriman Rd | Roanoke

You've probably heard the saying "mind over matter."  And when it comes to losing weight, our brains definitely play a role.  You may even find yourself asking: Why is it so hard for me to lose weight?  Will a new diet trend work for me?  Are weight loss drugs really safe?  For answers to these questions and more, join us for an informative presentation on the psychology of weight loss.

Glenn Kent, Ph.D., is currently a researcher and assistant professor of health psychology at Jefferson College of Health Sciences.  With experience as a university wellness director, healthcare administrator, personal trainer, and fitness entrepreneur, Kent has made a lifelong commitment to the study of health.

Registration is required.  For registration and more information, call Carilion Clinic at 800-422-8482.


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